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Asana: The Secret Life of the Body

Sun, Moon, and Fire: Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

Though asana is perhaps the most widely known of the hatha yoga practices today, its benefits go much deeper than increased strength and flexibility or the ability to perform advanced poses. On a subtle level, asana affects the flow of prana (life force) through the body. Sandra Anderson describes how we can shift our focus from the physical body to the inner realm, and use asana as a means to reorient our minds.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 9 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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