Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with a time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga.

The practice of hatha yoga, as we commonly know it, is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. In fact, yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.

A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening, from a boy with an unusual affinity for the natural world to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, where time stood still and he emerged radically changed. Today, as the founder of Isha, an organization devoted to humanitarian causes, he lights the path for millions. The term guru, he notes, means “dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. . . . As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life.” The wisdom distilled in this accessible, profound, and engaging book offers readers time-tested tools that are fresh, alive, and radiantly new. Inner Engineering presents a revolutionary way of thinking about our agency and our humanity and the opportunity to achieve nothing less than a life of joy.

Praise for Sadhguru and Inner Engineering

“Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, Inner Engineering is a loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.”—Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element, Finding Your Element, and Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative

“I am inspired by Sadhguru’s capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge. His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self-transformation.”—Mark Hyman, M.D., director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author

“Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teachings. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.”—Deepak Chopra

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; 1 edition (September 20, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812997794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812997798
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

A book to be studied, not read, to engineer your life

461 people found this helpful.
 on July 28, 2016
By Mystic Manifesting
Yesterday I cut two oranges to juice for my morning smoothie. As I was juicing one of them, I heard myself say, “This orange is BAD. It’s so dry.”

Well conceived, fluidly written and easy to read, with a few elements which stretch belief

103 people found this helpful.
 on October 3, 2016
By Sandeep

The Bible of Happiness

85 people found this helpful.
 on January 21, 2017
By Kush Sareen
Although I’ve ready many books throughout my life this is the first book I’m writing a review for. Thought provoking and inspirational, this book resonates with me like no other. I’ve read many books by authors such as Eckharte Tolle, Osho, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharishi, etc however none of them put it as simply as Sadhguru does in this book. Every time I’m going through a tough phase or I’m feeling down I pick up this book and start reading it. Every passage, every sentence, every word has been crafted carefully – just reading the book is a great joy! Sadhguru is an unbelievable man, his perception of life and what it means to be human is incredible. He is a buddha of modern times and truly a dispeller of darkness (The word guru means dispeller of darkness). I’ve taken most of his meditation and yoga courses and I can assure you they are truly transformative. If only they taught this to every child in school, we would be living in a totally different world.


5 people found this helpful.
 on January 26, 2017
By Padma Venkatrangan
This is one life changing concept. The book makes us sees things that were plainly in front of us, too subtle and transparent for us to notice. This breaks the wall created by simple mind blocks and how enslaved we are to artificial cultures, in the name of freedom, that we forget the basics of our own well-being.

Great Book!

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 18, 2017
By Northern Bradster
After watching about 60 hours of Sadhguru I bought two, one for me and one for my father. Both of us liked the book. However if your like me entirely new and exploring buddhism I would recommend this as your 2nd or 3rd book. I would say this is a medium experience range book so I couldn’t quite follow or understand fully what he was trying to communicate but as I read more entry level books now I have a clearer picture of what he was conveying. I recommend this book even doing it backwards and starting with something a bit advanced as a introduction with this book it certainly had value up to 65% in, from there it became a bit harder to follow for me due to lack of experience and understanding.

Buy it now!

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 4, 2017
By chertx
This is a book you will want to keep with you (I have it on Kindle so that is possible). I will read and reread because the advice is PERFECT and I will need reminders as I go along in my journey. So so much good stuff in here and he is very humorous so it makes it a joy to read. Yes, you must buy it. I missed having a hard copy, I do love to hold a book in my hand, I’m getting used to having things on kindle gradually and we always have our phones, so that means we always have access to our books too.

Great introduction to yoga and finding yourself

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 27, 2017
By Amazon Customer
This book came into my life just as I was studying to become a yoga instructor. Do not read it if your intention is to learn about yoga. But read it anyway! It parallels many of the basic philosophies we study in the school but more importantly it’s an excellent introduction to the REAL yoga, finding the union between mind and body, especially focusing on the mind. There is so much great spirituality addressed in the book that is relevant for everyone, everywhere. This author is funny and writes for a western audience so it’s easy and fun to read. Highly recommended.

Awareness, peace and Joy in the everyday

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 24, 2018
By Alan F.
My husband and I share this account and this was my purchase. I have taken the Inner Engineering class online and found it opened up more awareness, peace and joy internally no matter what was happening externally. This book is the written form and a great “reminder” to keep experiencing this in my life.

There are many useful information, especially if you are new to yoga

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 16, 2017
By Vadym
This book has a life changing potential. There are many useful information, especially if you are new to yoga. Even if you have practiced yoga before, you can find tons of useful information.

Best book to guide into the mystic journey

 on November 14, 2017
By Mystic Seeker
Disclaimer: I am not associated with Isha Foundation in any way. No endorsement or anything. This is my personal honest review.