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Yoga Philosophy and Practice By Shyam Mehta
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I enjoyed this book very much. It is informative, historical, philosophical, and not without controversy. Here is my review. Shyam Mehta’s newest addition to over fifty books to his credit. '... More > Yoga Philosophy and Practice' continues his outspoken, controversial, philosophical approach to traditional Yoga practices and Hindu philosophies. Reading his newest book is like a review of so many books I have read before but with his unique understanding and insights building upon what one already knows. This book could serve as an introduction to religion while at the same time challenging the expert or devotee. His recent criticism of Patanjali reminds us all to take a critical fresh look at traditional teachings. Professor William Parkinson, University of Utah.< Less
The Tiny Hatha Yoga Philosophy By Shannon Frances
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Small enough for the printed version to be conveniently carried in a yoga-mat bag, this book provides a concise philosophical introduction to the fantastically, enormously, mind bogglingly diverse... More > set of practices we refer to as yoga — focusing on many kinds of hatha yoga practiced today and their origins. Intended for beginning students, advanced students who do not have time to read a lot of yoga books and yoga teachers who want accessible answers to their student’s questions, it is organized around questions frequently asked by beginners. At the end of each topic, additional questions spark further interest and self-reflection.< Less
The Tiny Hatha Yoga Philosophy By Shannon Frances
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Small enough to be conveniently carried in a yoga-mat bag, this book provides a concise philosophical introduction to the fantastically, enormously, mind bogglingly diverse set of practices we refer... More > to as yoga — focusing on many kinds of hatha yoga practiced today and their origins. Intended for beginning students, advanced students who do not have time to read a lot of yoga books and yoga teachers who want accessible answers to their student’s questions, it is organized around questions frequently asked by beginners. At the end of each topic, additional questions spark further interest and self-reflection.< Less
Yoga: One of the Six Schools of Hindu Philosophy By College Guide World
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In the context of Hindu philosophy Raja Yoga is known simply as yoga. Yoga is one of the six orthodox (astika) schools of Hindu philosophy and forms an integral part of the spiritual practices of... More > many Hindu traditions. The term is also used as the title of an entirely unrelated practice by the Brahma Kumaris and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris.< Less
Relax With Yoga By Arthur Liebers
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This is an excellent guide to modern western Raja Yoga, illustrated by photos of yogic postures (asanas). This book is a surprisingly comprehensive one to the metaphysical background of yogic... More > practice, along with a host of related practical matters. The exercises introduced here are all fairly easy and well-described. When this was written, Yoga teachers were far and few between in the US, so this was by necessity a self-help guide. The Origin of Yoga, Control of the Brain and Nervous System, The Eight Principles of Raja Yoga, Obtaining Relaxation Through Yoga, Corrective Poses of Yoga, Specific Asanas For Weight Reduction, Specific Postures For Relaxation, The Bandhas—Mystic Breathing Exercises, Sankya Yoga—Yoga of the Mind, Yoga Principles of Diet, Sexual Principles and Practices in Yoga, How to Achieve Painless Childbirth Through Yoga< Less
Karma Yoga By Swami Vivekananda
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The word Karma is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, to do; all action is Karma. This word also means the effects of actions. In Karma Yoga, the word Karma has the meaning of work. The goal, or work, of... More > mankind is knowledge. This knowledge is inherent in mankind, no knowledge comes from outside, it is all inside. All knowledge the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe within your own mind. Discovering, and understanding, this wealth of inner knowledge is the goal of Karma Yoga.< Less
The Yoga of Birth By Katie Manitsas
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Wisdom drawn from yoga philosophy for pregnancy, labour and beyond
Yoga in America By Deborah Bernstein
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This is the story of Yoga in America, as told by 46 ardent teachers and devotees from every part of the Yoga spectrum. 46 unique and compelling essays on what Yoga is in America representing the... More > major yoga traditions, Bikram, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar and some that are much less widely known. The 46 writers assembled in this book show both the great diversity of Yoga and its unifying principles. So dive in to any page and you will find a story or musing that offers you wisdom, profound inspiration, and perhaps even a touch of enlightenment. Here is a sample of some of the fascinating and fun chapter titles: "Hot Yoga in America-Roots and Offshoots" "Skip the Middle Man and Go Directly to Bliss!" "How Yoga Saved My Life" "Firm Buttocks or Self-Realization?" "How Patanjali Comes Alive in My Classes and My Life"Proceeds from Yoga in America support Families of Fallen Firefighters and Wounded Warriors.< Less
An Introduction to Yoga By Annie Besant
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The whole evolution is one in its essence. The succession is the same, the sequences identical. Whether you are thinking of the unfolding of consciousness in the universe, or in the human race, or in... More > the individual, you can study the laws of the whole, and in Yoga you learn to apply those same laws to your own consciousness rationally and definitely. All the laws are one, however different in their stage of manifestation. If you look at Yoga in this light, then this Yoga, which seemed so alien and so far off, will begin to wear a familiar face, and come to you in a garb not wholly strange. As you study the unfolding of consciousness, and the corresponding evolution of form, it will not seem so strange that from man you should pass on to superman, transcending the barrier of humanity, and finding yourself in the region where divinity becomes more manifest.< Less
Yoga with a Friend By Kimberlee Jensen Stedl, Todd Stedl
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Develop trust, communication, strength, and compassion when you practice yoga with a partner. Practice this unique form of yoga where you and your partner work together to accomplish creative and... More > challenging poses. Your partner can be your friend, roommate, spouse, life partner, sibling, parent, child, or anyone else whose company you enjoy. In Yoga with a Friend you will learn breathing techniques to facilitate tranquility together, and partner poses that develop trust and mutual support. You will develop strong non-verbal communication skills as you work together to achieve balance. You will amaze yourselves as you accomplish the poses. Along with poses and breathing techniques, you will learn some great visualizations and meditation techniques. You will also be introduced to yoga philosophy and understand how to apply yoga lifestyle guidelines to your various relationships. In Yoga with a Friend we hope to share this fun, challenging, and deeply rewarding practice with you.< Less