Theory And Practice of Yoga

Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson

Theory And Practice of Yoga

This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.

Yoga and Indian Philosophy

Yoga and Indian Philosophy

While Indian Philosophy has been in our time the object of mainly academic interest Yoga has become in recent decades and object of wide spread popular interest particularly in the west. But from at least the time of the Upanisads till Aurobindo Yoga has been an important source of inspiration to philosophy in Indian and philosophy in turn has often provided in turn has often provided an initial impetus and motivation for the practice of yoga and has produced various interpretations of Yogic experiences. It is therefore most appropriate that Yoga and Indian philosophy be given equal attention both in the context of academic research and in the framework of popularising Yoga.

The Key Muscles of Yoga

The Key Muscles of Yoga

This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

Zen-yoga

A Creative Psychotherapy to Self-integration

Zen-yoga

This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.

Ashtanga Yoga

Practice and Philosophy

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through: • the history and lineage of yoga • the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement) • a detailed breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count • a lively and authentic rendering of the complete Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's ancient sacred text • a glossary of yoga terminology In the asana section, Maehle describes each posture with clear, meticulous instructions, photographs, anatomical illustrations, and practical tips. Information on the mythological background and yogic context of specific postures brings further insight to the practice. In the philosophy section, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra using the major ancient commentaries as well as his own insights. This volume makes the entire path of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to modern practitioners. Both practical guide and spiritual treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is an excellent introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and an invaluable resource for any yoga teacher or practitioner.

Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

Teaching Yoga

Describes each of the 11 major styles of contemporary yoga; explores traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology; and provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditations, in a book with 170 photos and illustrations. Original.

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali

Containing his yoga aphorisms with Vyasa's commentary in Sanskrit and a translation with annotations including many suggestions for the practice of yoga

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are universally acknowledged as the fundamental text on yoga and meditation in the Indian classical tradition. This English translation of Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali is widely regarded as the most authoritative and authentic that has been available in recent times. It is a serious and clear presentation of Patanjali's sutras and Vyasa's Bhasya, providing these basic texts both in the original Sanskrit and in readable and accurate English. These classical works are augmented by the commentary of Swami Hariharananda Aranya, a scholar and yogi of great repute, who, in his lifetime, was the foremost exponent in India of the Samkhya Yoga system of which the Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali are the principal work.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, which is derived from the tantras, is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously. In yoga nidra, sleep is not regarded as relaxation. People feel that they are relaxing when they collapse in an easy chair with a cup of coffee, a drink or a cigarette, and read a newspaper or switch on the television. But this will never suffice as a scientific definition of relaxation. These are only sensory diversions. True relaxation is actually an experience far beyond all this. For absolute relaxation you must remain aware. This is yoga nidra, the state of dynamic sleep. Yoga nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The term yoga nidra is derived from two Sanskrit words, yoga meaning union or one-pointed awareness, and nidra which means sleep. During the practice of yoga nidra, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness.

Yoga for Wimps

Poses for the Flexibly Impaired

Yoga for Wimps

Presents photographs and descriptions of a variety of simplified yoga poses designed especially for people who cannot manage traditional beginning moves; including warm-ups, practice sessions, and exercises for specific problem areas.

The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

On the Hatḥa Yoga tradition based on age old practice in Mysore Palace, with illustrations of asanas from the Yoga section of Śrītattvanidhi by K{u0072}sṇạrāja Vadẹyara, III, Maharaja of Mysore, fl. 1799-1868; includes English translation of the text.