Erich Schiffmann (born 1953, Los Angeles, California) is an accomplished American Yoga Master widely known for his award-winning video, Yoga Mind & Body, featuring actressAli MacGraw. He is the author of a best-selling book, Moving into Stillness. He has been teaching yoga for more than twenty years.
At age 18 Schiffmann sent a handwritten letter to Krishnamurti and was accepted to study with him in England.[ He deepened his practice of yoga withDesikachar and Iyengar in India, and with Dona Holleman and Vanda Scaravelli in Europe.
Yoga Society president Leighanne Buchanan called Schiffmann one of the “innovators” in Yoga Journal’s fall 2000 issue. He has produced numerous yoga instructional videos and conducts yoga workshops and teacher training throughout the United States and internationally. He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
He is married to fellow yoga master Leslie Bogart, daughter of film actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. (from Wikipedia).
Here’s a quick 6 minute video where Erich Schiffman gives his views on why meditation is so important. The off-screen person asking the questions is Dr. Harlan Kilstein, founder of Meditation Techniques.co and author of the Meditation For Beginners program available on this website.
Erich Schiffman – Meditation Techniques – Yoga Meditation
What do you think of Erich Schiffman’s computer metaphor, and the concept of mediation as ” going online ” and “downloading” … ?
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