From Publishers Weekly
Yoga reveals its astonishing, acrobatic side in this glossy art book of asanas. Gannon and Life, who developed Jivamukti ("living liberated" in Sanskrit), a challenging form of Hatha yoga, defy gravity and the strength of mere mortals-or so it seems-in the advanced positions shown here. Artfully shot over a 10-year period by British photographer Brading, also a disciple, the crisp duotone images express both the practitioners' physical skill and their spiritual concentration. Gannon and Life are masters: Jivamukti is recognized internationally; they've taught thousands of students in their centers around New York (including Madonna and Sting); even Ravi Shankar is a fan. Their starkly chiseled bodies are further proof Jivamukti is transforming: there's not an ounce of body fat anywhere. Added to this elegant volume are excerpts from Sanskrit texts and bon mots of spiritual encouragement. While this may not be a book for the average American coffee table, for yoga practitioners worldwide, it's bound to be genuinely appreciated. 150 duotone photographs.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"150 plus handsome photographs, demonstrating some of the most challenging asanas you'd ever want to see."