The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice

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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.

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570629358
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2003
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 451,553
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 What is Yoga? 3
2 Mapping Yoga 10
3 Yoga: What For? 13
4 Yoga: For Whom? 14
5 Guidelines for Selecting a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Or Class 16
6 Ten Fundamental Principles of Yoga 21
7 Is Yoga a Religion? 25
8 Yoga as Art and Science 28
9 The Yoga of Science 30
10 Traditional Definitions of Yoga 31
11 Yoga in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism 32
12 Forty Types of Hindu Yoga 36
13 The Tree of Hindu Yoga 39
14 Styles of Hatha-Yoga 53
15 Crossing the Boundary Between Hinduism and Buddhism Via Tantra-Yoga 57
16 Vajrayana Buddhist Yoga 60
17 Introducing the Great Literary Heritage of Hindu Yoga 64
18 Yoga Symbolism 77
19 Approaching Spiritual Practice 85
20 The Twelve Steps of Spiritual Recovery 89
21 Happiness, Well-Being, and Reality 95
22 The Quest for Happiness 101
23 Spiritual Discipline 104
24 Life Is an Earthquake 107
25 Samsara Means Running Around in Circles 110
26 Spiritual Friendship 113
27 The Guru: Dispeller of Darkness 116
28 The Guru Function: Broadcasting Reality 118
29 Understanding the Guru 127
30 Holy Madness 132
31 Grace Has a Place in Yoga 141
32 Tapas, Or Voluntary Self-Change 143
33 The Art of Purification 146
34 Obstacles on the Path According to Patanjali 155
35 In Praise of Study 164
36 Silence Is Golden: The Practice of Mauna 166
37 Die While You Live and Last-Hour Yoga 170
38 Living in the Dark Age (Kali-Yuga) 177
39 Yoga and Terrorism 185
40 Yoga Begins and Ends With Virtuous Action 197
41 Is Nonharming (Ahimsa) an Old-Fashioned Value? 200
42 Nonharming According to Jaina Yoga 204
43 Yoga and Vegetarianism 207
44 The Practice of Eco-Yoga 210
45 Overcoming Greed 215
46 Authenticity, Integrity, Unity 218
47 The Power of Truth 220
48 Compassion 223
49 Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers 226
50 Asanas for the Body and the Mind 231
51 Shava-Asana, Or Corpse Posture 235
52 The Breath of Life 238
53 Cultivating Wisdom 240
54 Buddhi-Yoga 243
55 Jnana-Yoga: The Path of Wisdom 248
56 "That Art Thou" - The Essence of Nondualist Yoga 257
57 Discernment and Self-Transcendence 262
58 Karma-Yoga: The Way of Self-Transcending Action 265
59 Bhakti-Yoga: "Worship Me With Love" 270
60 Degrees of Love 276
61 The Kriya-Yoga of Patanjali 279
62 Faith and Surrender: A New Look at the Eightfold Path 285
63 Mantra-Yoga: Sounding Out the Depth Within 297
64 The Gayatri-Mantra 300
65 The Sacred Syllable Om 304
66 Mudras: Gestures of Wholeness 315
67 Taraka-Yoga: Seeing the Light 317
68 Yantra-Yoga: Divine Geometry 323
69 What Is Tantra? 329
70 Sex, Asceticism, and Mythology 332
71 Pathways to Relaxation and Meditation 341
72 What Is Meditation? 346
73 Prayer in Yoga 355
74 The Ecstatic State 357
75 The Serpent Power and Spiritual Life 362
76 Who Or What Is the Self in Self-Realization? 365
77 Emptiness 368
78 Liberation 372
Notes 377
Glossary: Key Sanskrit Terms of Hindu Yoga 387
Index 399
About the Author 416
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

      I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for

      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. 

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