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The Yoga Tradition : Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
     

The Yoga Tradition : Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice

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by Georg Feuerstein
 

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A unique reference work from the foremost writer on Yoga today, THE YOGA TRADITION surveys the 5,000-year history of Hindy, Buddhistm, Jaina, and Sikh Yoga, featuring full and partial translations of numerous key scriptures and over 200 illustrations. It is considered the CLASSIC text on Yoga practice and history.

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A unique reference work from the foremost writer on Yoga today, THE YOGA TRADITION surveys the 5,000-year history of Hindy, Buddhistm, Jaina, and Sikh Yoga, featuring full and partial translations of numerous key scriptures and over 200 illustrations. It is considered the CLASSIC text on Yoga practice and history.

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The author is founder-director of the Yoga Research Center in Northern California and the author of 30 books on yoga. The present volume is a revised and greatly enlarged edition of the author's 1989 work, . Its objective is to give the lay reader a comprehensive introduction to Indian spirituality, to the evolution and complexity of yoga, and to the relationship of yoga to other aspects of India's culture. Chapters are arranged in sections on yoga foundations, pre-classical yoga, classical yoga, post- classical yoga, and power and transcendence in tantrism. This is a detailed historical and philosophical treatise for the serious student; don't look here for simple treatment of complex ideas, discussion of yoga postures, or a brief guide to spiritual growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Edward Brennan
...[A] volume to which every serious student of Yoga -- indeed, everyone personally interested in this topic -- might seek access....Feuerstein's book can be recommended to just about every person who has embarked upon, or is seriously interested in, authentic spiritual practice.
Parabola

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890772185
Publisher:
Hohm Press
Publication date:
11/26/2001
Pages:
510
Sales rank:
314,172
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Yoga Tradition : Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
aesopMH More than 1 year ago
I couldn't disagree with the previous reviewer more. This book is a treasure of knowledge. It is only "hard to understand" if you don't dedicate time and patience to it. The same time and patience that yoga practice demands. That said, this isn't a general introductory book to Yoga philosophy, history and practice (could there be such a thing?). There is a lot of information within this tome and is a reference book that a person will return to again and again over the span of years rather than devour over a weekend. I couldn't recommend it more to the serious yogi or yogini.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is very smart and knows what he's talking about when it comes to yoga, but this book is very hard to read! Nothing is put in laymans terms so it may be hard to follow for some people. Myself being one of them! I couldn't get through the introduction let alone an entire chapter of this book. I would suggest reading a couple pages before buying this book to see if you can understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I read this book for my english project. I thought The Yoga Tradition Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice by Georg Feuerstein; Foreward by Subhsh Kak, was an overload of great useful information on yoga's background. There are millions of facts I had learned throughout reading this book. I came to discover there are three sections of yoga, the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Post-Classical. Within these three groups the book explains the different practices within each section. Though this book was a helpful resource in learning the real history of Yoga it had been difficult to read due to the amount of detail each chapter contained. I believe any other yoga history book would have provided me with the same material as this book,. The chapters go into depth about each small aspect and it feels as if it is never going to end. If you are up for a challenge and are interested in learning the full history on how yoga came to be, I highly suggest this book. You will be surprised by how much there is to know about yoga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I thought The Yoga Tradition Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice by Georg Feuerstein; Foreward by Subhsh Kak, was an overload of great useful information on Yogas background. There are millions of facts I had learned throughout reading this book. I came to discover there are three section of yoga, the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Post-Classical. Within these three groups the book explains the different practices within each section. Though this book was a helpful resource in learning the real history of Yoga it had been difficult to read due to the amount of detail each chapter contained. The chapters go into depth about each small aspect and it feels as if it is never going to end. If you are interested in learning the full history on how Yoga came to be, I highly suggest this book. You will be surprised by how much there is to know about yoga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago