What does it take to live in well-being? To be in an abiding state of health, peace, love? In his first-ever self-help book, Sadhguru offers his characteristically pragmatic wisdom for a life of joy and fulfillment. Don’t route your joy through heaven, he says. Access happiness for yourself—right here, right now. Starting with three basic dimensions of the self—Body, Mind and Energy—Sadhguru introduces us to simple techniques to realign and transform them into a life of sparkling aliveness. From the ideal approach to food and sleep to the profound secrets of the human spine, from the role of sex and desire to the deepest meaning of love and morality, from the significance of physical postures and psychological attitudes to the notion of authentic spiritual illumination—this book guides us on all this and more. The book, peppered with personal anecdotes and Sadhguru’s inimitable wit, has many practical tips and do-it-yourself exercises.
Sadhguru and a self-help book? It seems like an odd – even outrageous – proposition. Those familiar with his style know that Sadhguru doesn’t give answers as much as provoke questions. He once described himself as ‘a rough and tumble’ guru. And one can see why. There’s nothing chicken-soupy about Sadhguru. His approach is straight- talking, energetic, unsentimental. Far from avuncular. ‘If you are thirsty and you ask me for water, I will put salt in your mouth because if you become thirsty enough you will find the source of water,’ he often says.
How then did this book happen?
Surprisingly, because Sadhguru agreed. ‘I don’t like saying no,’ he said simply when the idea was first mooted. He only laid down one precondition: don’t dumb it down.
Jagadish "Jaggi" Vasudev, (born 3 September 1957), venerated as Sadhguru, is an Indian yoga guru and author.
Named one of India's 50 most influential people, Sadhguru's work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.