Vanda Scaravelli – Awakening the Spine

vanda-scaravelliThis is one of the most beautiful books, gently exploring qualities and experiences of the body that can unfold through the practice of yoga.

Vanda Scaravelli studied in her early years with B.K.S. Iyengar and T.V.K Desicachar. She went on to develop a profoundly restorative approach to listening and unwinding the body.

“Working alone, I discovered a new world in this field, a world without rigid goals and without competition, a world where the body can start to function naturally and happily again, allowing expansion to take place in space.

Gravity seemed to hold the key to this new world, and so opened up a new way of doing the asanas. It is not so much the performance of the exercises that matters, but how we approach them mentally and physically.

What I gradually discovered is that we have three friends: gravity, breath and the wave. By wave, I mean that undulating, supple extension along the spine. These three companions, fused into one, should remain with us constantly.

For anyone interested in exploring health & vitality, this book is a masterpiece of wisdom and inspiration.

Awakening the Spine – by Vanda Scaravelli

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