Yoga: The Greater Tradition

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Yoga: the Greater Tradition introduces the reader to the greater universe of Yoga and to the principles that animate this rich tradition. Yoga, according to its Indian origins, is not just a physical practice but an ancient and comprehensive sacred science of right living and higher awareness. This holistic practice encompasses physical health and well-being, psychological and emotional harmony, and general balance in life. More importantly, Yoga is a spiritual quest to know the inner truth of the universe - the...
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Overview


Yoga: the Greater Tradition introduces the reader to the greater universe of Yoga and to the principles that animate this rich tradition. Yoga, according to its Indian origins, is not just a physical practice but an ancient and comprehensive sacred science of right living and higher awareness. This holistic practice encompasses physical health and well-being, psychological and emotional harmony, and general balance in life. More importantly, Yoga is a spiritual quest to know the inner truth of the universe - the Divine, God, the Absolute or whatever other name one may use to refer to this highest value. Providing an overview of this traditional way of life, Yoga: The Greater Tradition is a primer for all thoughtful readers interested in embarking on this spiritual quest.
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"Frawley is an Indian in an American body. The ease with which he enters into a spiritual of the Indian tradition and renders its deeper concepts in terms of modern thought shows an unusual familiarity with this ancient wisdom."
- M.P. Pandit, Secretary of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

"Dr. David Frawley is one of the most important scholars of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today. I have great respect and admiration for his knowledge and the way he has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas."
- Deepak Chopra

"Yoga is a truly vast tradition. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) has succeeded in distilling its essentials into a compact, readable book, which will give the reader an excellent basis from which to explore this tradition further."
- Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., Author of The Yoga Tradition

School Library Journal

Frawley (Yoga and Ayurveda; Vedantic Meditation), director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, offers a very brief, plainly written, and straightforward guide to the principles of yoga. As he reminds us, yoga goes far beyond the controlled body postures the word brings up for most Western readers. It is the outward expression of the principles of nonviolence, truthfulness, and self-control that exemplify the most thoughtful applied Hindu practice today. For most collections.


—Graham Christian Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601090164
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 820,022
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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