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The Power of Vital Force: Ancient Secrets to Transform How You Think, Feel, and Act

The Power of Vital Force: Ancient Secrets to Transform How You Think, Feel, and Act

by Rajshree Patel


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Now in paperback, a modern guidebook to the ancient wisdom from the Indian spiritual tradition of Vedanta to fuel your purpose and performance.

"By contemplating and applying the precious knowledge in these pages, you will learn to make everything in your life easier than you think possible." — from the foreword by Dave Asprey

Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What's their secret?

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. When we're fully fueled with this essential energy, it transforms our mind-set and moves us toward greater happiness, success, and self-awareness.

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 this practical guide, now available in paperback, she 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. You'll learn:

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 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 life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401956349
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 04/27/2021
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 699,413
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rajshree Patel is an international self-awareness coach, teacher, and speaker. She has taught hundreds of thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work, and other ancient tools for accessing the innate source of energy, creativity, and fulfillment within.
Born in Uganda and raised between rural India and New York City, Patel was working as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office when a chance meeting with the renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar changed her life. She left the practice of criminal law to explore the power of universal laws. Over the last three decades she has established more than 600 meditation centers and trained thousands of instructors with the Art of Living.
Through her unique blend of intuition, humor, and ancient techniques, Patel has guided individuals from all walks of life in understanding how the mind works, how to let go of stress, and how to be more resilient and fulfilled in their personal and professional lives. She has given talks and led programs at organizations including IBM, LinkedIn, Gap, The World Bank, Harvard University, IIT, the United Nations, UNESCO, and more.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction: My Story and Your Journey xv

Part I Turn on Your Power

Chapter 1 Energy Is Life 3

Chapter 2 Beyond Belief 21

Chapter 3 Ancient Biohacking 41

Part II Brain Drain

Chapter 4 A Machine Called Mind 53

Chapter 5 The Past Is Present 75

Chapter 6 The Mindfulness Trap 97

Part III Reboot and Recharge

Chapter 7 The Secret of Life 117

Chapter 8 Meditation for Busy People 137

Chapter 9 Living Your Inner Superpowers 153

Part IV Upgrade Your Operating System

Chapter 10 Mastering Your Mind-Set 181

Chapter 11 From Fighting to Flowing 187

Chapter 12 Cutting Craving 207

Part V The Big Mind

Chapter 13 Undivided Mind 221

Chapter 14 It's All Connected 237

Last Word 255

More for You to Explore 259

Endnotes 261

Index 263

Acknowledgments 273

About the Author 275

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