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Yoga FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga-from Asanas to Yamas

Yoga FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga-from Asanas to Yamas


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Concise and readable answers to the most commonly asked questions about yoga, and illuminating little-known facts and esoteric aspects of the philosophy and practice—by renowned yogi Richard Rosen.

Here are answers to all the questions that come up in your yoga practice and study! Renowned yoga teacher Richard Rosen has asked—and been asked—nearly every yoga-related question that there is, and his wonderfully practical, helpful answers will give you a thorough explanation of the tradition’s key concepts, and the nuts and bolts of yoga philosophy and practice, including:

   • Yoga’s main texts, including the Upanishads, Bhagavad GitaYoga Sutra, among others

   • Yamas and niyamas

   • The subtle body—what it means and what it looks like in practice

   • The evolution of asanas

   • Pranayama

   • Mudras and bandhas

   • And much more

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611801736
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 366,232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

RICHARD ROSEN is a graduate of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and has been teaching yoga since 1987. He is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal and the president of the board of directors of the Yoga Dana Foundation (, which supports Northern California teachers bringing yoga to underserved communities in the Bay Area. His teaching schedule is at

Table of Contents

Foreword Rodney Tee xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Abbreviations xxi

1 Union: What Is Yoga? 1

2 Perfected: What Is Sanskrit? 39

3 Sacred Knowledge: What Is the Veda? 63

4 Threads: What Is the Yoga Sutra? 85

5 Force: What Is Hatha Yoga? 117

Notes 225

Resources 233

Index 240

About the Author 248

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