How to find bliss using the ancient yogic theory of the five Koshas. Buy The Book Here!
While yoga has become a mainstay of Western fitness and spiritual programs, few practitioners know about the yogic theory of the five koshas. That’s about to change. In TRANSFORMATIVE YOGA: FIVE KEYS TO UNLOCKING INNER BLISS (with a foreword by Alanis Morissette, New Harbinger Publications, October 2009, paperback) Wade Morissette offers a complete series of postures, meditations, and breathing exercises based on the five koshas theory, which, when practiced regularly, provide a route to deep awareness, clarity, and bliss. Morissette also shares his compelling personal story of how he came to yoga. As the twin brother of superstar Alanis Morissette, Wade struggled to find his own identity and life path. Yoga and his eventual understanding of the five koshas showed him the way. Morissette is available for interview.
Here’s just some of what he offers:THE 5 KOSHAS: KEYS TO UNLOCKING BLISS. “Despite several yoga-inspired trips to India and enlightenment lessons from various yoga masters, I first stumbled upon the kosha theory in a more everyday way: at the local library,” says Morissette. While browsing the Upanishads—a large, ancient Indian text—he found a description of the kosha theory. Kosha means sheath in English. According to the kosha theory, every person possesses five koshas or layers of energy. As you purify each layer, beginning with the physical and working inward you to move deeper into the essence of the soul and come closer to achieving inner peace, joy, and bliss. You also bridge the gap between physical and spiritual yoga to achieve a new level of mastery. It also unifies the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga.
BEING ALANIS MORRISETTE’S TWIN: WADE’S STORY. Morissette first came to yoga when he was a university student struggling to find his identity in the shadow of his famous twin sister. He’ll share how yoga illuminated his life path and became his passion.
A DEMONSTRATION OF THE POSES. Morissette will provide an engaging and fun demonstration of the postures and exercises that he shares in Transformative Yoga.
“Wade takes us on a transformational journey into the self, from the external physical to the subtle energetic, emotional, mental and blissful bodies that make up who we are.” —Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga
“I have known Wade as a passionate person, who takes his commitments seriously and gives it his best shot. This book is no exception. You can see Wade’s energy occupy every word of the book, and readers will feel deeply connected to his spirit. Wade provides inspiring teachings through his work and having known him personally transform into what he is today, has proved that he is teaching here, out of his experience, rather than mere intellectual knowledge. I am sure this work will serve as a great inspiration for others in their own personal journey of transformation.”—Kausthub Desikachar, Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation
“In this book Wade Morissette offers a unique and practical approach to the koshas. He explores yoga not only as a physical practice, but as an experience of subtle energy and awareness.” —Yogi Vishvketu Ph.D. (Yoga), founder of World Conscious Yoga Family and Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh (India)
“As its reputation has spread, yoga has become identified in the popular mind with the practice of postures. Wade’s book rightly returns the entire discipline of yoga to the spotlight, opening new vistas for yoga students who are searching for something in their practices beyond mere physical training. Readers who employ the kosha map to explore themselves will gain a perspective that will benefit them at every stage in their lives. Transformative Yoga offers those who follow its blueprint access to true fulfillment and joy in their lives.” —Robert E. Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India.