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Esoteric poems rather than a genuine guide to inner stillness - I returned it for a refund
on 21 August 2014
This book is 'pretty', but totally lacking in substance.
In fact, it is the only book I have ever returned for a refund.
Instead of calming, I found it frustrating and irritating, because I was looking for the inspiration and guidance it promised, but I couldn't find it.
The description promises to guide us through the process of learning how to breathe properly and then how to incorporate this with simple yoga positions. But it doesn't deliver.
The book is laid out as a series of short 'poems' - super-short half-sentences and micro-paragraphs, with often fewer than 30 words per page, plus an occasional line drawing.
If you were a complete beginner, you would really struggle to create any kind of pranayama / breathing awareness practice from this book. Its passages are more esoteric than instructional.
The description says that "The book's main aim is to show that that if you learn how to reconnect with the breath you can experience enormous benefits such as renewed energy and a greater calmness." It may well be. But it forgets the 'how to learn' bit, whislt marketing itself to beginners.
It is much more suited to experienced yogis and meditators, who could use its short abstract passages as inspiration for meditation and awareness - if they want to.
It's not a bad book, if you're looking for. It's simply that it doesn't deliver the promise in the description and for me it felt contrived and lacking in substance. Sorry...