The Yoga Tradition

Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935387589
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 514
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Feuerstein is a renowned yoga scholar and a tireless communicator, sharing his knowledge in more than two dozen books on the subject as well as translations of key yoga scriptures. Most Westerners have a limited understanding of what the term yoga, which means "union," implies. Feuerstein describes yoga as a "spectacularly multifaceted phenomena," and performs a truly yogic feat by combining commentary with translated Sanskrit teachings, history with theory, the spiritual with the practical, and the classical with the contemporary. He illuminates every facet and phase of yoga from its roots in shamanism to its connections to the complex and dynamic spirituality of India, especially yoga's relationship with Hinduism and Buddhism. Feuerstein explicates the different yogic schools and profiles key yoga teachers. Yoga is a vast and vital universe maintained over the centuries by the discipline and persistence of its practitioners, who strive to join the physical with the spiritual, the "individual self with the supreme Self." No more adept or comprehensive study of yoga aimed at a Western audience is to be found.

The Yoga Tradition

Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935387391
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 544
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A unique reference work from the foremost writer on Yoga today, THE YOGA TRADITION surveys the 5,000-year history of Hindy, Buddhistm, Jaina, and Sikh Yoga, featuring full and partial translations of numerous key scriptures and over 200 illustrations. It is considered the CLASSIC text on Yoga practice and history.

The Yoga Tradition

Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9788120819238
Category: Yoga
Page: 682
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YOGA; Gloss.; Biblio.; Index

The Philosophy of Classical Yoga


Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816033
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 140
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A widely respected yoga scholar offers the first comprehensive study of the philosophical concepts of classical yoga, based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.

Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth

A Brief History and Philosophy
Author: Stephen Phillips
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231144857
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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For serious yoga practitioners curious to know the ancient origins of the art, Phillips lays out the philosophy of action, knowledge, and devotion, as well as the processes of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis, that formed the basis of yoga in ancient and classical India.

Tantra

Path of Ecstasy
Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825457
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

Yoga Body

The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
Author: Mark Singleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395344
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 262
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The practice of yoga has become hugely popular in the West. Most people assume (and many claim) that 'postural' yoga - characterized by the familiar, demanding, physical poses - is an ancient Indian tradition. But in fact, as Mark Singleton shows, this type of yoga is quite a recent development, with its beginnings traceable to the middle of the 19th-century. Singleton here presents the first in-depth study of the origins of postural yoga, challenging many current notions about its nature and origins.

The Psychology of Yoga

Integrating Eastern and Western Approaches for Understanding the Mind
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829215
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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"Psychoanalysis itself and the lines of thought to which it gives rise," said C. G. Jung, "are only a beginner’s attempt compared to what is an immemorial art in the East"—by which he was referring to the millennia-old study of the mind found in Yoga. That tradition was hardly known in the West when the discipline of psychology arose in the nineteenth century, but with the passing of time the common ground between Yoga and psychology has become ever more apparent. Georg Feuerstein here uses a modern psychological perspective to explore the ways Hindu, Buddhist, and Jaina yogas have traditionally regarded the mind and how it works—and shows how that understanding can enhance modern psychology in both theory and practice.

The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga


Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570625558
Category: Philosophy
Page: 357
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Here is an authentic portrayal of a rich and complex spiritual tradition of India. The over two thousand entries cover Yoga's history, its many approaches, schools, teachers, scriptures, as well as its technical terminology. The book is arranged and written in a manner that will inform rather than overwhelm the lay reader, while at the same time offering valuable references for the professional researcher and the historian of religion. The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga offers the following features: • Each entry has cross-references providing pertinent conceptual links • Entries are in English alphabetical order, unlike comparable reference works that follow Sanskrit alphabetical order, which is difficult for the lay reader to follow • Orientational entries provide an overview of central aspects of the Yoga tradition, such as history, psychology, and major branches • Many entries cite or even quote original sources, shedding light on how a given term is used by traditional Yoga authorities

The Path of Yoga

An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822924
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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This overview of the essentials of Yoga is meant to both broaden and deepen the understanding of beginning students. It covers all the basic elements of this ancient discipline and philosophy of India—including Yoga poses, diet, breath control, meditation, mantras, Kundalini energy, and more. It also includes newly translated excerpts from the scriptures and pays special attention to branches of Yoga, such as Tantra, that are of great interest to Western students but are frequently misunderstood.

Yoga and the Hindu Tradition


Author: N.A
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120805439
Category: Yoga
Page: 253
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Yoga as Philosophy and Religion


Author: Surendranath Dasgupta
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614853X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Practical guide promotes Rājayoga and compares its essential features with other yoga systems. First part deals with yoga metaphysics. Second part expounds yoga ethics and practice.

Yoga

The Technology of Ecstasy
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Yoga
Page: 344
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Roots of Yoga


Author: James Mallinson,Mark Singleton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141978244
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 592
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'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata, and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions across systems, models of the esoteric and physical bodies, and its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of knowledge. Translated and edited with an introduction by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

A Handbook for Yogasana Teachers

The Incorporation of Neuroscience, Physiology, and Anatomy Into the Practice
Author: Mel Robin
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1587367084
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 1106
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An excellent resource for teachers and students of yogasana, medical professionals, and bodywork practitioners, A Handbook for Yogasana Teachers presents novel aspects of physiology and neuroscience as they apply to the practice of yoga. If you have ever wondered why we do yogasana as we do, you will likely find the answers within these pages.

From the Vedas to Vinyasa

An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga
Author: Amy Vaughn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692683392
Category:
Page: 308
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Love yoga? Want to learn everything you can about it? In this accessible and engaging book, Amy Vaughn applies her decades of education and research to telling the story of yoga. From shamanism to Shakti, from the Vedas to vinyasa, you'll learn about the history and philosophy of yoga while enjoying Amy's straightforward and lighthearted style. This book is perfect for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the yoga tradition.

The Subtle Body

The Story of Yoga in America
Author: Stefanie Syman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429933070
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry. Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize. It was present in Emerson's New England, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was fashionable among the leisure class. And yet when Americans first learned about yoga, what they learned was that it was a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul. A century later, you can find yoga in gyms, malls, and even hospitals, and the arrival of a yoga studio in a neighborhood is a signal of cosmopolitanism. How did it happen? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers, who risked charges of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in America, and through generations of yoga students, who were deemed unbalanced or even insane for their efforts. The Subtle Body tells the stories of these people, including Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi. From New England, the book moves to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and back to New York City post-9/11. In vivid chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it offers a fresh view of American society, showing how a seemingly arcane and foreign practice is as deeply rooted here as baseball or ballet. This epic account of yoga's rise is absorbing and often inspiring—a major contribution to our understanding of our society.

Teachings of Yoga


Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 236
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An anthology of writings--many of them newly translated--includes teachings from the ancient Hindu Upanishads, songs of praise to Krishna, and the sayings of Gandhi

The Search of the Cradle of Civilization

New Light on Ancient India
Author: Georg Feuerstein,Subhash Kak,David Frawley
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120820371
Category: India
Page: 341
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The book shows that the ancient Indians were no primitives but possessed a high spiritual culture, which not only influenced the evolution of the Western world in decisive ways but which still has much to teach us today. India`s archaic spirituality is codified in the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the magnificent Rig-Veda, which is shown to be much older than has been widely assumed by scholars. The present book also unravels the astonishing mathematical and astronomical code hidden in the Vedic hymns. Anyone interested in ancient cultural history, India, archaeo-astronomy, or spirituality will find this well-researched and cross-cultural work spellbinding and enriching.