The Psychology of Yoga: Integrating Eastern and Western Approaches for Understanding the Mind

The Psychology of Yoga: Integrating Eastern and Western Approaches for Understanding the Mind

by Georg Feuerstein
     
 

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“Psychoanalysis itself and the lines of thought to which it gives rise,” said C. G. Jung, “are only a beginner’s attempt compared to what is an immemorial art in the East”—by which he was referring to the millennia-old study of the mind found in Yoga. That tradition was hardly known in the West when the discipline of psychology…  See more details below

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“Psychoanalysis itself and the lines of thought to which it gives rise,” said C. G. Jung, “are only a beginner’s attempt compared to what is an immemorial art in the East”—by which he was referring to the millennia-old study of the mind found in Yoga. That tradition was hardly known in the West when the discipline of psychology arose in the nineteenth century, but with the passing of time the common ground between Yoga and psychology has become ever more apparent. Georg Feuerstein here uses a modern psychological perspective to explore the ways Hindu, Buddhist, and Jaina yogas have traditionally regarded the mind and how it works—and shows how that understanding can enhance modern psychology in both theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834829213
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
576,838
File size:
1 MB

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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 traditionalyogastudies.com.

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