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The Only Way Out Is In - Anthony "Prem" Carlisi

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The Only Way Out Is In: A modern day Yogi's commentary on the synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra
Author: Anthony "Prem" Carlisi
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Dream Weavers International (October 2007)
ISBN 978-0-9798698-0-8

This book is a spiritual memoir on the life and explorations of Anthony "Prem" Carlisi, as well as a source of practical, applicable information about the practices of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra. The synergy of these three sciences is what Prem believes to be the key to living a healthy, rooted and ecstatic life.

The book is written in a down to earth way so that anyone can pick it up and enjoy it. He writes with an openness about the ups and downs of his experiences along the yogic path. Prem shares his wisdom in a light, funny and simple manner, making these esoteric topics approachable for yogis and householders. It is a candid inner look, spoken from the heart of a devoted, 30-year yoga practitioner.


"In his very candid style of writing, Prem shares much of his personal life enquiry and, in the process, lifts the lid on Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra. The Only Way Out Is In is a personal account with a fresh new perspective demystifying the science and philosophy of life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to be spiritually uplifted."
- John Scott, B.A., author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga

"A fascinating story showing how Ayurveda, Yoga and Tantra blended together can change our lives and bring a deeper energy into all that we do. Prem takes the reader on a many-sided journey of self-discovery through his own personal quest for inner transformation."
- David Frawley, author of Yoga & Ayurveda; Yoga & the Sacred Fire

"Anthony 'Prem' Carlisi demonstrates very clearly and, in a down-to-earth way, how using these three systems may improve your health, lifestyle and overall sense of well-being. A wonderful book for anyone interested in Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra."
- Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love & Survival

"Anthony 'Prem' Carlisi . . . writes with ease on how to be 'in the world but not of it.' How to live a fully engaged life, based on the integration of spiritual and material principles, is the question for the seekers of our times. This is the very issue this book addresses as it sheds light on the ancient teachings, and the powerful potential they can have for us now."
- Penny Slinger, co-author of Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy

"Prem and I were roommates as yoga neophytes and have been close friends for 30 years. Even so, I am hearing some of his stories for the first time. He takes us on a veritable rollercoaster ride of his life, warts and all, in which he shares his journey generously, candidly, humorously, and, at times, profoundly. Happily, he has learned a lot on the way, things we can all benefit from, and he shares his insights in a manner that is always firmly grounded in his own unique experience."
- Tim Miller, Senior Teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga Tradition

"In the 30 years Iíve known Prem he has been a shining example of the benefits of leading a yogic life. I'm so happy he has decided to share his experiences of Ashtanga Yoga and his knowledge of ayurveda and tantra to the world."
- Nancy Gilgoff, Senior Ashtanga Yoga Teacher '73

"Prem has poured his heart into the pages of his book. Dive in and enjoy the ride of his life!"
- David Swenson, author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

"A light, easy and enjoyable read. . . . Read this book if you're looking for a fun, real world take on the ups an downs of living the yogic lifestyle."
- Olaf Kalfas, Advanced Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner

"'The Only Way Out Is In' by Antonio 'Prem' Carlisi is a welcome addition to our Ashtanga World familia. His weaving of Ashtanga Yoga with Ayurveda and Tantra is bravo!"
- Lino Miele (European Ashtanga maestro)

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