Bhakti Flow Yoga
Rusty Wells, the wildly popular San Francisco–based yoga teacher, brings all his warmth and enthusiasm to this guide to Bhakti Flow Yoga, a synthesis of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) and Vinyasa Flow. It is a style of yoga that emphasizes a seamless connection between the breath and the movements of the body.
Wells provides a wealth of information about yoga in general, and Bhakti Flow specifically, including a historical overview of yoga; a detailed discussion of the energetic practices in yoga; diet and lifestyle choices that will best support your practice; guidelines for students and teachers; and much more. Wells includes photos and detailed descriptions of each yoga pose, along with the physical and spiritual considerations for the poses, and two sample sequences. The Beginner’s Sequence is gentle, complete, and accessible for all body types, and the Surya Flow 1 Sequence is a strong one-hour vinyasa practice that can easily be a launching pad for more creativity.
"Rusty Wells's teachings have an unpredictable force to awaken new devotion and a deeper connection to Self." —Baron Baptiste, author of Being of Power and Journey into Power
"Rusty Wells has become one of the significant modern voices of yoga because his profound personal practice has led him into a contemporary, passionate translation of many of the sacred threads of wisdom." —Rodney Yee, author of Moving Toward Balance
"A friendly, comprehensive manual on all things yoga, from history and purpose to philosophy and practice. Presented through the lens of Bhakti Yoga, it reveals a spiritual practice that reaches deep into the heart to cultivate love, compassion, and service. A welcome addition to any yoga library." —Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga
"You can tell an enlightened teacher by how much joy flows through their being. Without a doubt, Rusty Wells is a joy-filled, compassionate being whose devotion for life, yoga, and his students is awe-inspiring and contagious. Bhakti Flow Yoga is his generous heartfelt gift to all of us who crave more joy and kindness in our own lives and in the world that we all share." —Sharon Gannon, author of Jivamukti Yoga