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Why do some people thrive while others just get by?

What’s their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness?

Vital force. The edge for more life.

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About the Book

What if 2% of your day could optimize the other 98% of your day?


Rajshree Patel is a former federal prosecutor who discovered the ancient wisdom of India by accident. She opened over 600 meditation centers and has inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to greater happiness and more success.
  • In just 5 minutes, change how you think, feel, and act.
  • Find out how a 2-minute breathing technique can eradicate stress from your brain and your body.
  • Do this one thing before bed to change the quality of your sleep.
  • Discover the little-known secret to success and happiness…hint, more energy.
  • Learn why you don’t have to empty your mind to meditate.
  • Discover why traditional mindfulness meditation may not be your best path to inner peace.

The Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind.

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Advance Praise

“The book you’re holding in your hands right now contains an incredible distillation of what you might learn through years of studying many different Eastern traditions. But the single most precious thing you will get out of reading it is the knowledge that unconscious mental resistance and struggle makes everything you do harder than it needs to be.”

Dave Asprey

Founder and CEO of Bulletproof

“Human beings have labored immensely to explore the outer world; the continents, the oceans, the cosmos. Our creative enterprise and inquisitiveness has focused on the external-and we have failed to map the most mysterious terrain of all, the internal. . . . This book by Rajshree provides easy-to-use tools that actually optimize the internal landscape-our mental and emotional faculties. It provides the missing link to thriving both inside and out. It’s the simple way to switch off your busy mind and turn on your power.”

Jason Silva

Filmmaker, Futurist, and Former host of the Emmy-Nominated Brain Games

“Rajshree Patel is the ‘real deal’. If you are looking to change your life using meditation, don’t settle for gimmicks and hype. Pick up this book and discover how ancient, time-tested tools of breath and meditation can bring vitality and clarity to your life.”

Michael Edelstein

Former President of NBC Universal International Studios and Executive Producer of Desperate Housewives

The Power of Vital Force is a practical guidebook for anyone who would like to supercharge their life. The honest guidance is not only actionable, but refreshing and personable. I only wish I’d had a book like this when I started my career.”

Rathi Murthy

SVP and Chief Technology Officer of Gap, Inc.

“I had my team learn the tools to harness life energy and we found that with less effort we could achieve more. . . . High energy equals high impact. It naturally translates to greater self-empowerment, accountability, and generosity. One of the core statements at Panda is to ‘Make Happy Happen.’ The Power of Vital Force provides practical wisdom and techniques that naturally make happy happen.”

Andrew Cherng

Founder and CEO of Panda Express

The Power of Vital Force is exceptional! . . . . A true masterpiece that blends the ‘art and science’ of consciousness and what it takes to energize the human soul, to learn how to truly thrive in a way you could have never imagined.”

Peter Cooper

Founder of Cooper Investors

“In this age of rampant burnout and stress, Patel shares a refreshing perspective on how we can use time-tested practices to seriously boost our energy, vitality, and well-being. Rich, practical, and life-changing wisdom!”

Emma Seppälä

Ph.D., author of The Happiness Track

“Neuroscience is finally catching up to what the wisdom of the East has been telling us for thousands of years. Vital force is the key to wellness. This book can up your game in every aspect of life.”

Naveen Jain

Сo-founder and CEO of Viome and author of Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance

“Finally, a book that gives the how-to’s, not just what-to’s. This book is filled with tools, practical insights, rooted in timeless wisdom that can enhance the physical and mental faculties with ease . . .and Rajshree with her deep wisdom and experience is the perfect exponent of these ancient truths.”

Chandrika Tandon

Business leader, humanitarian, and Grammy-nominated artist

“A powerful guide full of actionable tools and practical timeless wisdom. If you are ready to think less and live more, read this book.”

Bernardo Bonjean

Founder and CEO of Avante and entrepreneur

“The Power of Vital Force compiles all of Rajshree’s wisdom and grace into easily applicable lessons. . . . Honestly, reading this book is the next best thing to working directly with Rajshree.”

Jeremy Larner

Founder and president of JKL Worldwide and angel investor


About the Author

Hi, I’m Raj.

It’s hard to imagine I once worked as a prosecutor with the US attorney’s office in the Los Angeles District Attorneys office. I didn’t know it then, but I was running on empty. I barely had enough power to get through the things I had to do, let alone the things I wanted to do. I was going through the motions of life but somehow lacking the joy and the enthusiasm I once knew.

Back in 1989, a chance meeting with spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shanker changed all that. Who could have guessed a few moments a day could change how I think, feel, act, and up-level my happiness quotient? Since that chance meeting, I have traveled the globe teaching that ancient wisdom of India to hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life.

I’ve had the privilege of working with Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, parents and students to help them manage their mind and emotions and to live a more resilient and fulfilled personal as well as professional life. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct programs for organizations such as Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Lyft, NBC Universal, LinkedIn, Gap, The World Bank, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Harvard University, MIT and many more.

Witnessing the transformation in hundreds and thousands of lives, I was inspired to write The Power of Vital Force. The book not only demystifies the ancient wisdom of India but also makes the tools and techniques practical and accessible for daily, modern life. I continue to up-level the lives of thousands of individuals, couples, groups, and organizations as I transform my own life through the beautiful wisdom of Vedanta.


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Hours of coaching


Programs conducted


Meditation centers started