For the first time in history, vast numbers of us are living past youth and adulthood and continuing on into old age.
Yet old age is something that most of us regard with dread, depression, or even the surgeon's knife. In this powerful book Swami Ambikananda shows us how ageing can - and should - be a deeply fulfilling experience.
In an age obsessed with the pursuit of eternal youth, it is easy to lose sight of our true selves and to allow the mind to become a slave to the body. Drawing on the wisdom of the ancients and her expertise in yoga, breathwork and meditation, Swami Ambikananda shows us how to open up to the power of the mind and retain our youthful vitality.
She explains the five different waves of ageing that we must go through in order to get the most out of this spiritual adventure:
- Making the Unconscious Conscious
- Staying in Touch
- Recreating Yourself
- Turning to Face the Other Way
This book has a practical, informative and spiritual approach that teaches us not to deny what is happening in our bodies, but to use it to arrive at a more complete view of ourselves and our relationship with the world.
Illustrated with line drawings throughout, this is a book to savour and treasure.