Roots of Yoga

Covering yoga's varying definitions, its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, as well as models of the esoteric and physical bodies, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of ...

Roots of Yoga

'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

The Spiritual Roots of Yoga

An introduction to the origins and underlying philosophy of yoga offers insight into the yogic tradition embodied in the figure of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, in a primer that also provides an accessible ...

The Spiritual Roots of Yoga

An introduction to the origins and underlying philosophy of yoga offers insight into the yogic tradition embodied in the figure of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, in a primer that also provides an accessible comparison between yoga philosophies and other spiritual systems of thought. Original.

Embrace Yoga s Roots

This book is more than a textbook on yoga's history but a practical guide offering reflective questions for the personal exploration of challenging topics leading to personal and social transformation.

Embrace Yoga s Roots

Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice explores the yogic traditions of the past, bringing them alive today, and preserving them for the future by examining what separates us, reflecting on our part, taking action for equity, and moving toward liberation together. The teaching format of this book offers tools, resources, and a framework for deep personal inquiry as readers explore: Separation: How colonization, cultural appropriation, and oppression results in trauma for yogis and separation from yoga traditions. Reflection: Understanding the causes of separation and our individual roles either supporting separation (knowingly or not) versus creating unity and equity in yoga. Reconnection: Exploring specific and concrete skills and solutions for living and practicing yoga as unity. Liberation: Integrate a more honorable and ethical practice in your life supporting personal growth by following the ancient teachings.

A Brief History of Yoga

In this refreshing tale of the history of yoga, the author unveils the true heart of the tradition. A Brief History of Yoga is essential reading for all those who care about the past and future evolution of yoga.

A Brief History of Yoga

Yoga is growing in popularity all over the world today, yet misconceptions about its original purpose and ancient roots abound. In this refreshing tale of the history of yoga, the author unveils the true heart of the tradition. A Brief History of Yoga is essential reading for all those who care about the past and future evolution of yoga.

The Silenced Mind

Whether the meditator's needs are worldly or spiritual, this book on Yoga meditation supports both the beginner and those practicing at higher levels.

The Silenced Mind

Whether the meditator's needs are worldly or spiritual, this book on Yoga meditation supports both the beginner and those practicing at higher levels. In aiming to help people truly understand meditation, it begins with establishing universal basics. First, the ability to meditate is a natural trait of our species. Second, all meditation is about stilling mind activity. Third, a stilled mind brings the meditator to experience consciousness beyond everyday experience. The author reassures the meditator that there is no "right way." It is important to match chosen practices to the personal life experience. The book's discussion of the historical roots focuses on the ancient Samkhya philosophy, first composed more than 4000 years ago, which is the source of the meditation in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras from 2000 years ago. Since the highest three of the Yoga Sutras eight limbs are at the heart of practices described here, their discussion leads to important understanding leading to good practice.In preparation for presenting meditative practices, the book introduces the nature of alternate consciousness experiences. It discusses the relationships to prayer, mantras, chants, and other religious or quasi-religious practices. It follows that with the needed guidance for meditative sessions, discussing issues of attitude, time, place, props, and body. The chapter presenting methods of practice assigns each practice to one of the three meditative Yoga Sutras limbs. 'Concentration' (Limb 6) practices are perfect for the beginner and developing meditators. 'Meditation' (Limb 7) practices bring the experienced meditator to new levels of consciousness experience. 'Absorption' (Limb 8) practices yield increasingly strong spiritual experiences.

The Origins of Yoga and Tantra

The Roots ofTantra. ... Tantric Yoga: A Study of the Vedic Precursors, Historical Evolution, Literatures, Cultures, Doctrines, and Practices of the 11th ...

The Origins of Yoga and Tantra

Yoga, tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today, but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of the history of Indic religions up to around 1200 CE, with particular focus on the development of yogic and tantric traditions. It assesses how much we really know about this period, and asks what sense we can make of the evolution of yogic and tantric practices, which were to become such central and important features of the Indic religious scene. Its originality lies in seeking to understand these traditions in terms of the total social and religious context of South Asian society during this period, including the religious practices of the general population with their close engagement with family, gender, economic life and other pragmatic concerns.

Yoga Journal

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Yoga Journal

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.

Yogic Secrets of the Vedas

Yogic Secrets of the Vedas


Oh Mind Relax Please

Oh  Mind Relax Please


Embrace Yoga s Roots

Yoga is a low-cost, helpful tool that can have a positive impact on children. This book introduces children to yoga through easy yoga poses.

Embrace Yoga s Roots

Children deal with many distractions, temptations, overstimulation and peer pressure. Schools are challenged to do more with less and be creative in how they reach even the most isolated child. Yoga is a low-cost, helpful tool that can have a positive impact on children. This book introduces children to yoga through easy yoga poses. It contains: - new yoga pose each page, 56 poses in total - beautiful Illustrations, it will come with colorful and high qualified pictures This yoga book is an ideal book if you want your kids to take up doing yoga. Practice the poses and create a healthy body and mind.

Jivamukti Yoga

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Jivamukti Yoga

The long-awaited, complete guide to the popular, vigorous American method of yoga that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and scriptures “In this day and age of health and fitness trends, it is assuring to know that Sharon and David encourage their students to draw inspiration from the classical texts of Yoga and timeless scriptural sources. ”—Sri Swami Satchidananda Creators of the extremely popular Jivamukti Yoga method and cofounders of the New York City studios where it is taught, Sharon Gannon and David Life present their unique style of yoga for the first time in book form. As they explain their intensely physical and spiritual system of flowing postures, they provide inspiring expert instruction to guide you in your practice. Unlike many books about yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not only on the physical postures but also on how they evolved—the origins of the practices in yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions—the psychotherapeutic benefits that accrue with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the mind and body. Jivamukti Yoga, which means “soul liberation,” guides your body and soul into spiritual freedom, physical strength, peace of mind, better health, and Self-realization–the ultimate goal of any practice. Gannon and Life help you understand each of the practices that comprise the yoga path to enlightenment: AHIMSA–The Way of Compassion: choosing nonviolence, respecting all life, practicing vegetarianism, living free of prejudice ASANA–The Way of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, breathing, transforming energy, understanding the bandhas KARMA–The Way of Action: creating good karma, giving thanks NADAM–The Way of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga MEDITATION–The Way of the Witness: how to sit still and move inward BHAKTI–The Way of Devotion to God: living with love, grace, and peace Whatever yoga you practice, Jivamukti Yoga will help you to strengthen and deepen that practice and lead you onto a path of spiritual clarity and self-discovery. “If there is only one book you read about the practice of Yoga, this should be the one. . . . This book is for anyone who wishes to find transformation through Yoga. I’m grateful for their work and teaching.”—Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute

The Spirit of Yoga

This book will also inspire those who have already made yoga a part of their lives and would like to know more. Author Kathy Phillips explains the differences between Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.

The Spirit of Yoga

As author Kathy Phillips demonstrates in this large, beautifully illustrated book, yoga is a gentle but powerful means of achieving strength, flexibility, serenity, and a healthy balance between body and mind. Hundreds of color photos & illustrations.

Tracing the Path of Yoga

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Tracing the Path of Yoga

A comprehensive and theory-rich investigation of the history and philosophy of yoga, from its Indian origins to the contemporary context. Clear, accessible, and meticulously annotated, Tracing the Path of Yoga offers a comprehensive survey of the history and philosophy of yoga that will be invaluable to both specialists and to nonspecialists seeking a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject. Stuart Ray Sarbacker argues that yoga can be understood first and foremost as a discipline of mind and body that is represented in its narrative and philosophical literature as resulting in both numinous and cessative accomplishments that correspond, respectively, to the attainment of this-worldly power and otherworldly liberation. Sarbacker demonstrates how the yogic quest for perfection as such is situated within the concrete realities of human life, intersecting with issues of politics, economics, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as reflecting larger Indic religious and philosophical ideals. Stuart Ray Sarbacker is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University. He is the author of Samādhi: The Numinous and Cessative in Indo-Tibetan Yoga, also published by SUNY Press, and (with Kevin Kimple) The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy.

Simple Yoga

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Simple Yoga

An easy-to-absorb, practical guide to getting started, and finding the style of yoga that’s right for you. From co-director of the Berkeley Yoga Center and Yoga Journal contributor Cybele Tomlinson, Simple Yoga explains what yoga is, how it evolved in ancient India, and how it can benefit the typically harried Western lifestyle. It gives practical information on: the various yoga styles available in the West, with suggestions on choosing a style and finding an appropriate teacher a basic routine to try on your own a modified routine for the office Also featuring a special chapter on women and yoga, Simple Yoga is designed for those who want to give yoga a try—and want a clear, concise guide that can help them begin practicing today.

The Miracle of Plant Medicine and The Practice of Yoga

... In the yoga community the subject of cannabis or hash is not discussed with regards to its strong roots in yoga tradition.

The Miracle of Plant Medicine and The Practice of Yoga

The contents of this book reveal some of the hidden truths regarding the use of psychedelic and psychoactive plant medicine as a form of expanding consciousness through the practice of yoga and meditation. It is this bond of plant medicine and the practice of yoga, that Colette Marie, chooses to explore and therefore share her findings, complied from a variety of worthy sources to support her claims and query regarding the ancient practice of yoga and it's connection to various plant medicine rituals, still experienced today. Colette Marie shares her own life experience, as a highly regarded teacher of yoga, combined with the experience of engaging with plant medicine, psychedelic and psychoactive in nature, to elevate, expand and explore her own consciousness.

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

THE ORIGIN OF YOGA The Supreme Being in the form of Lord Shiva is credited with the authorship of yoga (in the Mahabharata, Shiva is called Yogeshvara, ...

Ashtanga Yoga   The Intermediate Series

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

Calcutta Yoga

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Calcutta Yoga

'An often surprising and always sure-footed survey of the magic of yoga and Calcutta's role in bringing it to the world' JOHN ZUBRZYCKI 'Interweaving historical facts with Armstrong's own experiences ... the result is a book which is neither an autobiography nor a purely scientific work - quite a unique mixture ... it moves me' CLAUDIA GUGGENBÜHL 'I wish I was doing what he is doing [in Calcutta Yoga]' BISHWANATH GHOSH The epic story of how Buddha Bose, Bishnu Ghosh and Yogananda took yoga from Calcutta to the rest of the world. In Calcutta Yoga, Jerome Armstrong deftly weaves the multi-generational story of the first family of yoga and how they modernized the ancient practice. The saga covers four generations, the making of a city, personal friendships, and shines light on the remarkable people who transformed yoga and made it a truly global phenomenon. Along the way, we also meet the people who founded the schools of yoga that are so well known today. Enriching the cast of characters are the internationally renowned B. K. S. Iyengar, Mr Universe Monotosh Roy, even as the book uncovers the truth about Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram Yoga. We follow them and others from the streets of Calcutta to the United States, London, Tokyo and beyond, where they perform astounding feats and help revise Western perceptions of yoga. Cleverly researched and enjoyably anecdotal, Calcutta Yoga gives a holistic picture of the evolution of yoga, and pays homage to yogic heroes previously lost from history, while highlighting the pivotal early role the city of Calcutta played in redefining the practice. A culmination of rigorous fieldwork and numerous interviews, this book is as much about yoga as it is about history, relationships and human nature.

Be Healthy With Yin Yoga

In Be Healthy with Yin Yoga, best-selling author Stefanie Arend puts together many Yin yoga sequences to activate the self-healing powers of body and mind.

Be Healthy With Yin Yoga

Yin yoga not only strengthens your body—makes it more vital and powerful in a yin way—it can also help with a lot of typical ailments, may they be allergies, teeth grinding, menstrual pain, headaches, infertility, skin problems, or back pain. In Be Healthy with Yin Yoga, best-selling author Stefanie Arend puts together many Yin yoga sequences to activate the self-healing powers of body and mind. She offers a holistic approach that includes Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, fascia therapy exercises, and self-reflective questions to encourage deeper explorations of the roots of readers’ ailments. Suited for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and replete with high-quality pictures that make the poses and sequences easy to follow and understand, Be Healthy with Yin Yoga is a wonderful support for anyone who wants to take their health back into their own hands.