“Yoga Shakti”, Awaken Your Own Power, is a book that seeks to inspire people to the philosophy of yoga. It encourages people to connect to their inner selves, live their authentic selves and express their light, based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It offers a unique perspective; that the path of yoga, helps us to connect to our inner selves, so that we truly know ourselves and live from that space. And in the process, we live more authentically, in tune with our inner nature, our svadharma.
Everything that we practice in class, from turning our attention to; our bodies in asana (posture) practice, our breath in pranayama (breathing practices), the subtle workings of the mind and its patterns, only serves the larger context of deepening and enhancing our moment-to-moment awareness and thus facilitating a deeper engagement with ourselves. This awareness eventually permeates our lives outside class as well and translates into conscious skilful living.
Need for the book
The target readership for my book are men and women in their 30’s and 40’s who are seeking a more conscious and authentic way of living. I believe the book has a huge potential to fill a void in the readers’ lives today as according to worldwide statistics, anxiety and depression are on the rise. According to a recent 2017 WHO report, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. Today more than ever, people lead disconnected lives; disconnected from who they really are, what moves them, what brings them joy, what inspires them, what is it they fear? And this disconnection manifests in restlessness and agitation in every area of their lives; from jobs to relationships with others to a relationship with themselves. As a result, they move from relationship to relationship, from job to job with the same angst following them. So it is more vital than ever that people are guided to make the inner connection in the quest to live authentic and fulfilling lives.