A readable, accessible version of the ancient classic primer on the practice of yoga--interpreted by a contemporary Tantric yoga master.
ALAN FINGER was born and raised in South Africa and was a student of Parmahansa Yogananda, Krishnamacharya, and B. K. S. Iyengar, among others. He is nationally known for the depth of his training and for his gentle, friendly teaching style. Finger's wisdom and appeal are reflected in the success of Yoga Works, the studio he founded in Los Angeles; Yoga Zone studios and videos; his four Be Yoga studios in New York; and his work with many prominent celebrities including Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Diana Ross, and Kim Cattrall. He travels and teaches all over the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and South Africa. He lives in New York City. WENDY NEWTON is a senior teacher at ISHTA Yoga and a lead trainer in the ISHTA teacher training program. She has studied with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger since 2002. Newton's private practice combines Polarity and ISHTA Marma energy work, yoga-based counseling, and ISHTA yoga asana, pranyama, and kriya techniques. Her group yoga classes combine subtle body awareness, physical alignment, and breath-based movement to help inspire students to move with grace, no matter what their "condition," and to gain perspective in their lives.
"Yogiraj Alan Finger reveals the secrets of a unique spiritual practice that unfolds human potential to its ultimate goal of freedom from karma, and into the full awakening of self realization, spontaneous creativity, and living in flow ."--Deepak Chopra
"In Tantra of the Yoga Sutras, Alan Finger reminds us that yoga is both process and practice. He redefines samadhi as our most vital daily cultivation, and invites us to experience liberation as the intelligence that infuses every moment of our living when we remember to practice. This is a must-read for teachers and devoted practitioners who wish to gain a satellite perspective on the practice that mercifully renews itself for us every day."--Elena Brower, author of Art of Attention