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Energy medicine yoga : amplify the healing power of your yoga practice
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Walker, Lauren, author.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, [2014]
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xx, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"Harness your energy to heal your body; strengthen and balance your immune system; boost your vitality and stamina; includes a supercharged 20-minute practice"--Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781622033546

9781622032464
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What is it that makes yoga practitioners feel so good after a session-more so than after other kinds of exercise or stretching? "Yoga was created to directly stimulate and move us at the energetic level," teaches Lauren Walker. Yet it can take an hour or more to gain the subtle benefits of yoga practice, and many of us don't have the luxury of being able to devote that much time to a regular daily routine. That's why Walker created Energy Medicine Yoga-a breakthrough book that combines yoga with the most effective practices of energy medicine to vastly increase the benefits of your practice. Lauren Walker has adapted the renowned energy medicine techniques pioneered by her own teacher, Donna Eden, so they integrate seamlessly into the movements and postures of yoga practice. "These tools are simple, easy to learn, and fit right in with what any yoga practitioner is already doing," Walker explains. "They'll allow you to work smarter, not harder-so you can have a healthy body full of energy, zest, and joy for what life has to offer."


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​2015 Nautilus Award Winner

What is it that makes yoga practitioners feel so good after a session--more so than after other kinds of exercise or stretching? "Yoga was created to directly stimulate and move us at the energetic level," teaches Lauren Walker. Yet many of us don't have the time to spare for the kind of extensive regular practice we'd need to gain the full benefits yoga was meant to offer. That's why Walker created Energy Medicine Yoga --a breakthrough book that combines yoga with the most effective techniques of energy medicine to vastly increase the healing power of your practice.

Created for yoga practitioners of any background or experience--even complete newcomers--this clear, easy-to-use guidebook features:

Energy medicine essentials--key concepts about your subtle anatomy and its profound influence on your physical, emotional, and spiritual health An eight-week learning plan for working with your body's energy systems--with practices focused on your meridians, chakras, vibrational field, and more Power poses--the most valuable "if you do nothing else, do these" techniques for each of your body's energy systems The 20-minute template--putting it all together to create your own custom-made, supercharged daily practice

Lauren Walker has adapted the renowned energy medicine methods pioneered by her own teacher, Donna Eden, so they integrate seamlessly into yoga movements and postures. "Energy medicine yoga teaches you to take the things you're doing now, layer them together with complementary techniques, and exponentially increase the benefits of your practice," Walker explains. "You'll learn to work smarter, not harder--so you can have a healthy body full of energy, zest, and joy for what life has to offer."


Author Notes

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker is the author of The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017) and Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014). She's been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997, and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally, and has been featured in Yoga Journal , Mantra Yoga + Health , Yoga Digest , and the New York Times . She was recently named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America by Sonima. For more information, visit EMYoga.net.


Donna Eden

Donna Eden is the author of Energy Medicine (Putnam Publishing Group, 1998). She has treated over 10,000 individual clients and has taught hundreds of classes, speaking to standing-room-only audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Able from childhood to perceive the body's subtle energies, she works with those energies to heal others and to teach others how to work with them.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Walker combines two of her passions-yoga and energy medicine-in this detailed, generously illustrated, but sometimes inaccessible guide to balancing the body's natural energy for better health and well-being. While most readers will be familiar with yoga, energy medicine is less widely understood. According to Walker, this field, which includes such techniques as acupuncture, tai chi, and Reiki, is based on the idea that the body is a "living system of energy" that must be balanced and maintained. Combining energy medicine and yoga, says Walker, is meant "to harness our own life force and both transform ourselves to our highest good and accept ourselves in our innate perfection." Part I offers an eight-week introduction to concepts like radiant circuits, vayus, bandhas, meridians, electrics, and chakras. Walker stresses the importance of each, which may frustrate people looking to address specific ailments. It's not clear, for instance, what distinguishes the triple-warmer spleen hug from the head-to-knee pose with spleen strengthening, or the hang with gait clearing from the forward bend with meridian trace. Part II includes further options for customizing the reader's individual yoga regimen with energy work. Though people with extensive experience in yoga or energy medicine should be intrigued, general readers may be daunted even by Walker's introductory program. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

This book introduces a newcomer to the yoga world: energy medicine yoga (EMY). Drawing primarily upon the work of her teacher Donna Eden, Walker created a new style of yoga based on traditional Chinese medicine and tantra yoga (contrary to common Western perception, tantra is the practice of weaving spirituality into everyday life). EMY works with the energy systems of the body-meridians, radiant circuits, chakras, and others-and is quite a departure from traditional yoga. Walker suggests that by utilizing EMY, yogis can "work smarter, not harder." In fact, her suggested practice is just 20 minutes in length. Part 1 presents an eight-week program in which the author introduces the energy systems and gives techniques for manipulating them. Part 2 provides additional routines and advice for expanding and customizing a personal EMY practice. Although photographs show the author performing the actions, it's still somewhat difficult to understand what to do, and although no prior knowledge is needed to begin working with this introductory program, even seasoned practitioners may struggle with the esoteric concepts. VERDICT Yoga in the West often overemphasizes the physical aspects of the practice and this book offers an introduction to a more spiritual mode.-Julia A. Watson, Marywood Univ. Lib., Scranton, PA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Walker combines two of her passions-yoga and energy medicine-in this detailed, generously illustrated, but sometimes inaccessible guide to balancing the body's natural energy for better health and well-being. While most readers will be familiar with yoga, energy medicine is less widely understood. According to Walker, this field, which includes such techniques as acupuncture, tai chi, and Reiki, is based on the idea that the body is a "living system of energy" that must be balanced and maintained. Combining energy medicine and yoga, says Walker, is meant "to harness our own life force and both transform ourselves to our highest good and accept ourselves in our innate perfection." Part I offers an eight-week introduction to concepts like radiant circuits, vayus, bandhas, meridians, electrics, and chakras. Walker stresses the importance of each, which may frustrate people looking to address specific ailments. It's not clear, for instance, what distinguishes the triple-warmer spleen hug from the head-to-knee pose with spleen strengthening, or the hang with gait clearing from the forward bend with meridian trace. Part II includes further options for customizing the reader's individual yoga regimen with energy work. Though people with extensive experience in yoga or energy medicine should be intrigued, general readers may be daunted even by Walker's introductory program. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

This book introduces a newcomer to the yoga world: energy medicine yoga (EMY). Drawing primarily upon the work of her teacher Donna Eden, Walker created a new style of yoga based on traditional Chinese medicine and tantra yoga (contrary to common Western perception, tantra is the practice of weaving spirituality into everyday life). EMY works with the energy systems of the body-meridians, radiant circuits, chakras, and others-and is quite a departure from traditional yoga. Walker suggests that by utilizing EMY, yogis can "work smarter, not harder." In fact, her suggested practice is just 20 minutes in length. Part 1 presents an eight-week program in which the author introduces the energy systems and gives techniques for manipulating them. Part 2 provides additional routines and advice for expanding and customizing a personal EMY practice. Although photographs show the author performing the actions, it's still somewhat difficult to understand what to do, and although no prior knowledge is needed to begin working with this introductory program, even seasoned practitioners may struggle with the esoteric concepts. VERDICT Yoga in the West often overemphasizes the physical aspects of the practice and this book offers an introduction to a more spiritual mode.-Julia A. Watson, Marywood Univ. Lib., Scranton, PA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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