A spiral-bound, illustrated guide to yoga demonstrates sequences of simple yoga poses using photos of everyday practitioners rather than intimidating models and offers advice on how to incorporate a yoga practice into a daily lifestyle. Original.
The volume traces the intellectual history of Patanjala Yoga philosophy from the early centuries of the Common Era through the twentieth century. It also provides a systematic discussions of the philosophy of classical Yoga. Particular attention is given to the meaning of concentration (Samadhi), engrossment (samapatti) and the extra-ordinary cognitive capacities (vibhutis, siddhis) and the role that these notions play in the Yoga philosophy, which are relevant for issues currently under discussion in contemporary western philosophy of mind. The volume compares and contrasts classical yoga philosophy with classical Samkhya and with Indian Buddhist thought. Although the primary focus of the v...
Briefing of Asanas and Pranyama following loosing exercises and breathing techniques. More than 1,00,000 copies sold. Swami Vivekananda proclaimed "each soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling Nature – external and internal. Do it either by work or worship, psychic control or philosophy; by one or more, or all of these and be free.' The systematic methodology of unfoldment of this inner potential Divinity, by moving towards Self-perfection is referred to as Yoga by Sri Aurobindo. Yoga is thus a process by which the Animal-man ascends through the stages Man-man, Super-man and the Divine-man.
A complete illustrated guide to yoga by leading teachers from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta School , in eBook format Achieve a strong, flexible body, mental alertness and inner serenity through the practice of yoga with the Sivanada Yoga Vedenta School. You'll learn classic yoga poses for all levels following clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions and pick up invaluable tips on what not-to-do. Find well-rounded yoga programmes of 20, 40 and 60 minutes aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced students so you can practice at home. Plus, find out the essential roles of meditation and breathing exercises and learn strategies to develop powers of concentration. With in-depth advice on a healthier diet, including more than 40 delicious recipes.
This book covers all aspects of yoga practice including postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, lifestyle and fundamental philosophy. Provides two illustrated posture sequences and has 420 photographs.
Based on original Sanskrit sources, this book gives an authentic account of the methods of yoga in its different forms, including the challenging "left-hand" paths, as well as practices best suited to Western students.
This groundbreaking work is for serious seekers and scholars about spontaneous yoga--the yoga of liberation. Instead of discussing the physical exercises or meditations usually understood to be yoga in the West, this book focuses on a proven process by which one can achieve liberation from the limitations of time and space and cultivate unlimited divine powers, and an immortal, physically perfect divine body that is retained forever. Illustrations.
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.