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Inner Traditions - Spring Summer 2012

Inner Traditions - Spring Summer 2012

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March 2012
New Eiin f 
The Fasting Path
The TransformationalPower of Fasting
The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and EmotionalRejuvenation
StEphEN harrod BuhNEr
Fsing cices  ecnnec wi e sce, egin  sense f y ife’sse, n e ysicy n eminy
• Details what t expect during yur fast physically, emtinally, and spiritually• Prvides step-by-step guidelines n preparing fr the fast, hw lng yu shuld
fs, w y cn n cn’  ing e fs, n w  en y fs
• Explains hw fasting can help r heal many chrnic cnditins, such as type IIdiabetes, hypertensin, cardivascular disease, arthritis, psriasis, and insmnia
For millennia humans have fasted for spiritual, emotional, and physical reasons—as a wayto heal their bodies, reconnect to the sacred, regain a sense of life’s purpose, and allowtheir souls to detoxify. We are evolutionarily designed to fast, and the body knows how todo it very well. Fasting allows the body and all its systems to rest, purify, and heal. Duringa fast, the body enters the same cleansing and healing cycle it normally enters duringsleep. As a fast progresses, the body consumes everything that is not essential to bodilyfunctioning—including bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumors, waste products in the blood,buildup around the joints, and stored fat—and the mind and heart release their toxicbuildup as well. As Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals, in order to be truly transformed, youmust first empty yourself.Offering step-by-step guidelines to fully prepare yourself for a deep fast, Buhner exploreswhat to expect during and after spiritual, emotional, and physical fasting and detoxifica-tion. He details the necessary dietary and mental preparations leading up to your fast,what you can and can’t do during a fast, and how to end your fast. He also explains howto plan the length of your fast and how to choose between a water fast, a juice fast, or amono-diet fast. Revealing how fasting can help or heal many chronic conditions, such astype II diabetes, childhood seizures, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, psoria-sis, insomnia, and fibromyalgia, Buhner shows fasting as a way to truly inhabit the body,to experience its sacredness, and to activate its deep capabilities for self-healing.Stephen Harrod Buhner lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, thesacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. His other books include
Ensouling Language, The Secret Teachings of Plants,
Sacred Plant Medicine.
He lives in SilverCity, New Mexico.
March 2012
heing as pess
ISBN 978-1-59477-466-9$16.95 (CAN $18.95) PaperISBN 978-1-59477-694-6
$16.95 (CAN $19.99) EbkReplaces previus editin:ISBN 978-1-58333-170-5 (Avery)224 pages, 5
x 8
Rights: WrldHealth/Wellness
Also by Stephen Harrod Buhner Of Related Interest
The Secret Teachings of Plants
Stephen Harrod BuhnerBear & CompanyISBN 978-1-59143-035-3$18.95 (CAN $23.95) pb
27,000 copies sold
Revised Second Edition
The Acid–Alkaline Diet forOptimum Health
Christopher Vasey, N.D.Healing Arts PressISBN 978-1-59477-154-5$12.95 (CAN $16.50) pb
140,000 copies soldThe Tao of Detox
Daniel ReidHealing Arts PressISBN 978-1-59477-142-2$19.95 (CAN $23.95) pb
8,000 copies sold
 AuthorStephen Buhner
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March 2012
 Breathing through theWhole Body
The Buddha’s Instructions on Integrating Mind, Body,and Breath
Explres the Buddha’s wn wrds n breathing meditatin fr healing,
weness, n  eee nesning f is ecings
• Explains the cmplete series f steps in the Buddha’s
Satipatthana Sutta
refining awareness f the breath, frm psture and center f gravity t extendingbreath awareness beynd the nstrils, lungs, and abdmen t the entire bdy• Shws that stillness in meditatin refers nly t the mind, nt t the bdy• Reveals breath t be a direct agent f healing fr chrnic tensins and an
gie min
Explaining how stillness in meditation refers not to a rigid and frozen body but to aquality of mind, Will Johnson examines the Buddha’s own words at the core of the
Satipatthana Sutta
: “As you breathe in, breathe in through the whole body; as you breatheout, breathe out through the whole body”—an instruction often overlooked in the major-ity of Buddhist schools. Exploring the Buddha’s complete series of steps for deepeningawareness of the breath, he shows how to invite natural, responsive movement back intothe posture of meditation by extending breath awareness beyond the nostrils, lungs, andabdomen to the entire body—a practice that unifies the breath, body, and mind into asingle shared phenomenon.Showing how the flow of breath is directly affected by chronic tensions in the bodyand in the mind, Johnson explains that when breath starts flowing through more andmore of the body, it becomes a direct agent of healing, massaging and melting any areasof tension it touches and moves through, whether physical or emotional. By breathingthrough the whole body in accordance with the Buddha’s instructions on breath, thebody becomes much more comfortable, the mind starts resolving its addiction to think-ing, and meditative practice deepens much more rapidly, allowing the teachings of theBuddha to be directly glimpsed and revealed.Will Johnson is the founder and director of the Institute for Embodiment Training,which combines Western somatic psychotherapy with Eastern meditation practices.He is the author of several books, including
The Posture of Meditation
and the award-winning
The Spiritual Practices of Rumi.
He lives in British Columbia.
March 2012
Inner TraditinsISBN 978-1-59477-434-8
$12.95 (CAN $14.50) PaperISBN 978-1-59477-710-3
$12.95 (CAN $15.99) Ebk96 pages, 5
x 8
Rights: WrldSpirituality/Wellness
Also by Will Johnson Of Related Interest
Rumi’s Four Essential Practices
Will JohnsonInner TraditionsISBN 978-1-59477-310-5$14.95 (CAN $17.95) pb
New Edition of
Tantra of Sound 
Chakra Frequencies
Destiny BooksJonathan Goldman and Andi GoldmanISBN 978-1-59477-404-1$18.95 (CAN $22.50) pb
May 2011 releaseMahamantra Yoga
Richard WhitehurstDestiny BooksISBN 978-1-59477-371-6$14.95 (CAN $17.50) pb
May 2011 release
Praise for Will Johnson’s
Yoga of the Mahamudra
“A timely reminder that if the processtoward enlightenment does not include thebody, we are shortchanging ourselves.”
Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., author of 
The Essence of Yoga

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