The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice

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by Georg Feuerstein
     
 

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Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that

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Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health.

Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline.

Topics include:

   •  The different branches and styles of Yoga
   •  The ethical teachings of Yoga
   •  Yoga and vegetarianism
   •  Meditation and mantras
   •  Choosing a teacher
   •  Tantric Yoga
   •  The experience of ecstasy

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Editorial Reviews

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"George Feuerstein ably demonstrates the depth and profundity of Yoga as a spiritual discipline."—Spirituality & Health

"His writing is lucid and accessible, without sacrificing any of the scholarly substance earned through three decades of intensive study, practice, research, and writing."—Yoga Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570629358
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/08/2003
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.06(d)

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From the Publisher
"George Feuerstein ably demonstrates the depth and profundity of Yoga as a spiritual discipline."—Spirituality & Health

"His writing is lucid and accessible, without sacrificing any of the scholarly substance earned through three decades of intensive study, practice, research, and writing."—Yoga Journal

Meet the Author

Georg Feuerstein, PhD, (1947–2012) is internationally respected for his work on Yoga and is the author of over fifty books. He designed and taught several distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy for Traditional Yoga Studies. For more information, go to www.traditionalyogastudies.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
  I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my project. This book is a very long book about everything imaginable that has to do with yoga. I like to think of it as the Yoga Bible. It discussed many topics about what Yoga is to what it has to do with terrorism, you can find anything and everything on Yoga in this book. It was sometimes hard to read because there was no storyline, it just mainly jumped around from topic to topic with facts and references of different ideas. The author did an amazing job with including specific details about Yoga. He didn't just write about what yoga is, he included the history of it, what it takes to practice it, and the spiritual aspect of it. I also enjoyed reading this book because the way Georg Feuerstein wrote made it seem like he was talking directly to me. In other words, he made it clear as to what he was trying to say and made it possible for me to understand. He also included similes throughout the book to help the reader understand it more. I feel that I have learned so much more about Yoga than I ever did and ever would if I hadn't read this book. I highly recommend this book to someone who wants to learn about the hardcore facts and history about yoga but I do not recommend this book who wants to read a story about yoga, because you will not read a story.