A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras
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Book Review by Danielle Fowler
Book and Kindle Versions:
The Secret Power of Yoga book takes the reader to the heart and spirit of Yoga by offering a commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras that emanates from an intuitive, feminine heart centered approach.
Unlocking the secrets of this sacred text, The Secret Power of Yoga views consciousness as residing not only in the mind, but re-establishes the ancient wisdom that recognizes the essential role of the heart.
Where most of the standard translations advise people on what “not to do,” this book offers insight into what “to do”. The Sanskrit term ahimsa usually translated in the negative as “non-harming,” is interpreted here in the positive as “reverence for all life.”
Also unique to this accessible version of the Yoga Sutras is that each sutra includes practices and meditations designed to help the reader integrate each sacred jewel. The Secret Power of Yoga, explores and honors the unique significance women have in empowering their own, as well as others, spiritual realization.
Audio Book/CD Versions:
7 hours – 6 Audio CDs
A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras. In The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi guides the listener to the heart and spirit of Yoga by offering a commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras that emanates from an intuitive, feminine, heart-centered approach. Unlocking the secrets of this sacred text, The Secret Power of Yoga views consciousness as residing not only in the mind, but re-establishes the ancient wisdom that recognizes the essential role of the heart.
Woven throughout this 6 CD, abridged audiobook are 7 hours of commentary, stories and guided experiences focusing on Asthaanga Yoga, the Eight-Faceted Path. Featuring new stories exclusive to this audiobook edition, Nischala’s clear, warm-hearted perspective breathes new life into the Yoga Sutras, and helps the listener to integrate the sacred jewels of these ancient teachings.
In Nischala’s own words: “It is with great joy I offer The Secret Power of Yoga in Audio Book form. The Yoga Sutras are a ancient guide of great spiritual wisdom which weaves together a beautiful tapestry of essential wisdom and insights that unify the mysteries of knowing our Divine Nature. This leads us to the ultimate union with the Divine.”
Samples from the 6-CD set
Story Wise Woman's Stone
Yoga Sutras 1-2, 1-3
Guided Experience: Joy
Praise for The Secret Power of Yoga
“Weaving together her deep knowledge of the Yoga Sutras with her
many years of teaching and studying, Nischala Devi has created a very
readable and insightful book. Her words ring with the authenticity of a
committed practitioner, and the exercises she offers the reader can be
truly life-changing. But I must admit, I loved her funny and inspiring
stories the best! “Truly life-changing. A book to be read [listen to] again and again.”
—Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., yoga teacher since 1971 and
author of six books, including A Year of Living Your Yoga
“This book has the feel of divinely guided inspiration. A loving call to
every woman who walks the sacred journey. Nischala Joy Devi breaths
new life, enthusiasm, creativity, and insights into the endless secret
powers of yoga.”
—Lilias Folan, PBS host and author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age
“You hold within your hands a treasure box filled with priceless gems,
collected by a most wise, gentle, and generous woman. This book
promises to guide us, joyfully, to divine realization.”
—Sharon Gannon, co-creator of the Jivamukti Yoga method
“Devi boldly reinterprets the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali from a personal
acknowledgment of feminine intuition. Many women will find it refreshingly
accessible and uniquely relevant to their spiritual quest on
the Yogic path. Nischala brings a delightful emphasis on the celebratory
Divine, inviting readers to allow this liberating text and the visualizations
she’s added, to illumine our own sacred journey to the heart.”
—Sarah Powers, international Yoga and mindfulness teacher
“A wise woman’s guide to a life of peace and harmony. Full of heart and
with a beautiful earthy wisdom, Nischala Joy Devi has crafted a whole
new and feminine dimension to these ancient writings, bringing the
age-old teachings of yoga right into our everyday actions and reactions.”
“This book is revolutionary! With great skill, Nischala Devi guides us
on a journey through the Yoga Sutras; not through a dry, intellectual
dissection of words, but by bringing us out of our heads and into our
hearts, where the intuitive insights of these teachings reside. An
inspiring guide that will nourish your practice and your life.”
—Janice Gates, author of Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga