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For more than twenty-five years, until her death at the age of 91, Vanda Scaravelli was transforming bodies and lives with her innovative approach to yoga through the proper alignment of the spine. She listened to the body and worked with instead of against it. She used gravity, grounding, and breath to achieve dramatic improvements in health and well-being.Scaravelli remiFor more than twenty-five years, until her death at the age of 91, Vanda Scaravelli was transforming bodies and lives with her innovative approach to yoga through the proper alignment of the spine. She listened to the body and worked with instead of against it. She used gravity, grounding, and breath to achieve dramatic improvements in health and well-being.Scaravelli reminds readers that: “if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way.” Awakening the Spine offers a gentle way to achieve and maintain overall health and a naturally supple spine – at any age.Lovingly revised by Vanda’s daughter Paola Scaravelli Cohen, based on the extensive notes Vanda left behind, Awakening the Spine is published for the first time as the author intended. With a new foreword by B.K.S. Iyengar, this is the definitive edition of one of yoga’s all-time classics.With photographs of Vanda Scaravelli by Rob Howard...

Title : Awakening the Spine: Yoga for Health, Vitality and Energy
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ISBN : 9781905177264
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 186 Pages
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Awakening the Spine: Yoga for Health, Vitality and Energy Reviews

  • Mag
    2019-02-11 23:08

    Beautifully illustrated, but not so well written (or is it the translation that's ailing?), it was interesting, but not life changing. Interesting since Scaravelli, just like me, discovered yoga later in her life- in her late forties. Taught by Iyengar and Desikachar, she went on to establish her own yoga school based on her ideas regarding breath, gravity and the spine. She voices her theories in the book. She became quite well known and regarded before dying 50 years later in her nineties.

  • Michelle
    2019-01-26 21:17

    "Movement is the song of the body."

  • emilie
    2019-01-22 21:16

    Her yogic technique is far better than her writing skills. I enjoyed the last section where she demonstrates different postures.

  • Laura
    2019-02-04 15:28

    Lovely collection of photos and meditations on incorporating yoga philosophy into daily life. One catch: The language often feels awkward. I don't know why the editor didn't step in more. I suspect the weird syntax has to do with translating Italian (whether that was done by the author herself or someone else). Sometimes, reading something written by Yoda, I was feeling, yes.

  • Greta
    2019-01-23 18:07

    This book gives the usual yoga instruction a new twist. Inspirational and uplifting, it encourages the gentle movement of the body to align not only one's spine but also oneself in the greater scheme of things. Lovely photos and role model in the supple bendiness of the 83-year-old author herself.

  • Chua Shuyi
    2019-02-09 15:01

    A beautiful book. Wisdom captured in small readings and sections. Love the choice of accompanying images.

  • Rob Martin
    2019-01-24 15:27

    Not your average yoga book.

  • Sydney
    2019-02-18 16:00

    Worth reading for the images alone.

  • Laura
    2019-02-15 19:08

    This book is so much more than what it sounds like from the title. It is full of wisdom, inspiration and beautiful photographs.

  • Ryan Dixon
    2019-01-22 16:20

    A key book for me, to back me up with Yoga practice and Yoga teaching.

  • Marianne Meyers
    2019-02-14 18:26

    Beautiful, beautiful book. So knowledgeable, so simple, so clear, so loving. Seeing the photos of Vanda in asana are inspiring at her advanced age.

  • Francesca
    2019-01-20 22:01

    I did not find this book very "awakening" even if my knowledge of yoga is pretty basic... And kinda still is. I guess I was looking for and needing something different, but that's me.

  • Hertzan Chimera
    2019-01-28 21:27

    Very inspiring and positive.Some insane poses, though -- maybe something for after-nine-years of Yoga.:)

  • John Hawkins
    2019-02-17 19:05

    Beautiful images, sweet soul.

  • Trobagis
    2019-02-02 17:27

    Best yoga book out there!

  • Francine
    2019-02-10 16:16

    Awesome!

  • Jose Gomez
    2019-02-17 20:14

    iyuyu

  • sendann
    2019-01-28 15:59

    Much highlighting in here, a delight and a lesson for movers of any persuasion.

  • Leanne Ford
    2019-02-11 21:11

    just lovely. and useful too!

  • yamiyoghurt
    2019-02-10 20:16

    Loved the philosophy

  • Rhonda
    2019-01-28 19:24

    Sits on my coffee table and is a beautiful read!