Inner Yoga takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring through yoga the rich layers of consciousness in a warm, intimate, empowering journey inward. Using asanas, breathing, and meditation, this book will deepen your practice by teaching you the inner meaning of the asanas you practice, the slow, controlled breathing necessary for effective meditation, the power of sound to focus the mind, how to improve your concentration, and how to connect every aspect of your practice to the absolute.
More than 60 photographs of Finnish yogi Jani Jaatinen demonstrating postures and breathing. This book gives both beginners and experienced practitioners a deeply spiritual orientation to their practice. Teachers can use this book to gently guide students toward the innermost core of the yoga tradition.
Janne Kontala was introduced to the ashtanga-vinyasa yoga tradition in 1992 under teachers Petri Räisänen and Derek Ireland. He did an additional five-year yoga training in ashrams in India and Finland, developing an interest in yoga philosophy and using sound in yoga (mantra meditation). Janne currently teaches in Helsinki and Stockholm, educating both practitioners and teachers in the physical, meditational, and philosophical aspects of yoga. He lives in Sweden with his wife and children.