The Shot- Yogic Thoughts & Mechanics of Pistol Shooting by Hari Prakash is a journey of a commander in Paramilitary forces, developing a strong cross path between the sports of Pistol Shooting & Yogic Spiritual Philosophy. The book catered a strong readership among Voice Verso & also became a bestseller on Amazon Kindle in less than 15 days since it’s launch. Here are 10 reasons why?
Author’s own personal background & qualification
The Author of the book – ‘The Shot’ is a commander in Paramilitary forces in India & he is involved with the sports of Pistol Shooting from two decades. He has taught many national & international level pistol shooter including Common Wealth Games participant. He is conferred with Vishwamitra Award (Award is given by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India to coaches & teachers serving sports), owing to his services. He has religiously devoured himself into Yoga and has trained for ‘Ashtanga Paddatti'(considered to be the topmost grade in Yogic Spiritual Learning).
Innovative Approach towards Shooting
Pistol Shooting is one of the most popular sports of our era. There are thousands of books on this topic that has already been published. What separates ‘The Shot’ from the rest is the amalgamation of yogic philosophy & the art of pistol shooting. It describes a strong marriage between your ‘oneness’ and how you become the head focus to hit your target every time you see it. It glances over the idea of life while discovering the journey of the sport.
Tonal Quality & Credibility
The overall book is quite fast paced and have a strong authoritative tone. It brings readers over the edge of their seats while reading it. It feels like a textbook or a handbook for readers who wants to pursue the career in pistol shooting sports. The experience and sheer amount of dedication, this book was written in provides an authoritarian language to the book. There are a lot of “you shoulds” instead of “you cans” in the book.
Simple Language and less wordiness
The author has put forth his two decades of experience in this book, yet it sounds so simple and realistic. It binds the readers in a way that, they try to gain more focused life post reading it. It talks deep into the core of readers as to how you should. muster your full potential. Dr. Deepa Vanjani, a notable Ph.D., professor in English has edited the book in such a way that it encompasses every idea of a yogi & a shooter.
The author Mr. Hari Prakash himself has claimed that this book if read voraciously will indeed ignite a spark among youths & make them focus their targets in life. It defines the art of Pistol Shooting to its core. Right from, taking the stance, understanding the target, knowing about the grip etc. It also showcases, how yoga influences the mind to do unthinkable.
Extensively Researched & Well Academically Agreeable
The Shot paints the picture so clearly that, it provides well-articulated insights about pistol shooting. Author Hari Prakash has shared tons of research data that willfully compels readers to get hooked. For eg – the angle at which a shooter needs to take the stance, the angle at which the shooter should hold the pistol, the points distribution of the target etc. Lastly, it has an extensive Question & Answer at the end of the book, to express all the doubts a newbie shooter might have. It gives a sense of purpose to the readers to become professionally trained shooters.