'In this age of rampant burnout and stress, Patel shares a refreshing perspective on how we can use time-tested practices to seriously boost our energy, vitality and wellbeing. Rich, practical and life-changing wisdom!' - Emma Seppl, PhD, author of The Happiness Track
Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What's their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness?
Some call it the zest, the gusto, or the extra edge in life. The ancient Indian spiritual tradition Vedanta calls it prana, or life force. We can call it vital force. By any name, it's the fundamental fuel that activates and optimizes all physical, emotional, and cognitive functions, including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory.
In modern life, we have forgotten the golden key - the higher our energy, the better our performance in everything we do. Energy naturally impacts mind-set and moves us toward greater happiness, success, and self-awareness. This book gives you back your power with simple tools to take hold of the limitless energy of life itself - more swiftly and easily than you ever thought possible.
Rajshree Patel is a former federal prosecutor who discovered Vedanta by accident and went on to become an internationally renowned teacher of its deep wisdom and dynamic practice. In these pages, she reveals:
- what vital force is, how it influences every single aspect of your life, how to enhance it-and how your mind, the biggest energy hog, can drain it;
- tools to dial down the chatter of your racing mind and resolve your personal energy crisis;
- why traditional mindfulness meditation may not be your best path to inner peace;
- easy biohacking techniques, from breath work to meditation to movement, that reduce stress and maximize joy; and
- ancient secrets to fuel your purpose and performance in every aspect of your life.
The Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind.
Rajshree Patel, a senior teacher with the Art of Living Foundation, is one of the most influential teachers in the field of personal and spiritual development. A highly sought-after trainer and inspirational speaker, she has travelled to 35 different nations to give the previously little-known Sudarshan Kriya and the Art of Living programmes to hundreds of thousands of people, and has lectured at the World Bank, Harvard University, the Pentagon, the United Nations, UNESCO and India's renowned IIT. Rjshree continues to travel the world, teaching diversity management, conflict resolution, relationships, child rearing, social responsibility, and of course yoga, meditation and breathing. www.rajshreepatel.com
The book you're holding in your hands right now contains an incredible distillation of what you might learn through years of studying many different Eastern traditions. But the single most precious thing you will get out of reading it is the knowledge that unconscious mental resistance and struggle makes everything you do harder than it needs to be.
from the foreword by Dave Asprey, founder and CEO of Bulletproof
In this age of rampant burnout and stress, Patel shares a refreshing perspective on how we can use time-tested practices to seriously boost our energy, vitality, and well-being. Rich, practical, and life-changing wisdom!
Emma Seppl, PhD, author of 'The Happiness Track'
Human beings have laboured immensely to explore the outer world; the continents, the oceans, the cosmos. Our creative enterprise and inquisitiveness has focused on the external - and we have failed to map the most mysterious terrain of all, the internal... This book by Rajshree provides easy-to-use tools that actually optimize the internal landscape - our mental and emotional faculties. It provides the missing link to thriving both inside and out. It's the simple way to switch off your busy mind and turn on your power.
Jason Silva, filmmaker, futurist and former host of the Emmy-nominated 'Brain Games'
I had my team learn the tools to harness life energy and we found that with less effort we could achieve more... High energy equals high impact. It naturally translates to greater self-empowerment, accountability, and generosity. One of the core statements at Panda is to 'Make Happy Happen.' The Power of Vital Force provides practical wisdom and techniques that naturally make happy happen.
Andrew Cherng, founder and CEO of Panda Express
A powerful guide full of actionable tools and practical timeless wisdom. If you are ready to think less and live more, read this book.
Bernardo Bonjean, founder and CEO of Avante and entrepreneur
If you are looking to change your life using meditation, don't settle for gimmicks and hype. Pick up this book and discover how ancient, time-tested tools of breath and meditation can bring vitality and clarity to your life.
Michael Edelstein, former president of NBC Universal International Studios and executive producer of 'Desperate Housewives'
Neuroscience is finally catching up to what the wisdom of the East has been telling us for thousands of years. Vital force is the key to wellness. This book can up your game in every aspect of life.
Naveen Jain, co-founder and CEO of Viome and author of 'Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance'
The Power of Vital Force is exceptional! ... A true masterpiece that blends the 'art and science' of consciousness and what it takes to energize the human soul, to learn how to truly thrive in a way you could have never imagined.
Peter Cooper, founder of Cooper Investors
Finally, a book that gives the how-to's, not just what-to's. This book is filled with tools, practical insights, rooted in timeless wisdom that can enhance the physical and mental faculties with ease ... and Rajshree with her deep wisdom and experience is the perfect exponent of these ancient truths.
Chandrika Tandon, business leader, humanitarian and Grammy-nominated artist
A practical guidebook for anyone who would like to supercharge their life. The honest guidance is not only actionable, but refreshing and personable. I only wish I'd had a book like this when I started my career.
Rathi Murthy, SVP and Chief Technology Officer of Gap, Inc.