The Power of Emotion: Using Your Emotional Energy to Transform Your Life

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By Michael Sky

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Michael Sky

Michael Sky
Michael Sky is a firewalking instructor, breathwork teacher, and certified Energy Breath and Polarity therapist. He has been leading human potential seminars for 15 years, including more than 200 firewalks. He is the author of Dancing with the Fire, Sexual Peace, and Breathing: Expanding Y More...



An original model of the nature and workings of emotions.

• Shows how to both unleash and harness the power of emotions to promote physical health, mental clarity, creativity, and more satisfying relationships.

• Offers easy-to-follow breathing exercises that allow readers to tap into their reservoirs of vital energy to accomplish their goals.

• By the author of Breathing: Expanding Your Power and Energy (25,000 sold).

Emotions are the link between body, mind, spirit, and all our relationships, yet as Westerners we have been trained from our earliest years to repress our emotions. In our society, those who appear the least passionate are seen as strong, confident, and mature. In our desire to attain this goal, we often suppress our deepest emotions, eventually causing a blockage of energy that leaves us numb and unable to access our authentic feelings. 

Michael Sky explains that emotions are the vital energy source inside each of us that we can harness and direct in a positive way to promote better physical health, mental clarity, creativity, and more satisfying relationships. He details four simple but potent tools to aid in the productive channeling of powerful emotional energy: active acceptance; dynamic relaxation; conscious, connected breathing; and creative choice. Taken together these tools create a lifestyle that frees suppressed emotional energies and allows for empowered responses. With meditative breathing practices at the end of each chapter and inspirational passages from the teachings of Adi Da, readers will learn to positively experience and develop their emotions while enhancing their creativity and productivity to accomplish their goals. 

"Michael Sky writes with articulate skill, wisdom, and compassion on a subject critical to both our physical and spiritual needs. I intend to read this book again, and often."
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology of Transcendence

"An insightful spiritual philosophy. Michael Sky teaches us not to suppress our emotions but to learn how to use them to live life in as expansive a way as possible."
Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., author of Matter into Feeling: A New Alchemy of Science and Spirit

"Michael Sky has written another masterpiece--elegant, inspiring, and as universal as the way we breathe. He adds depth to the whys and hows of taking full and healthy responsibility for the way we see and experience life."
Michael Grant White, breathwork coach, Optimal Breathing School 

"Michael Sky's work is always illuminating and practical, and his latest book is particularly so. I recommend that you put his useful wisdom to work in the center of your life."
Gay Hendricks, author of Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment

"This is an important book, with powerful implications for our society and our world."
MG, Napra ReView, Sept/Oct 2002