The Mirror Of Yoga

📒The Mirror Of Yoga ✍ Richard Freeman

✏Book Title : The Mirror of Yoga
✏Author : Richard Freeman
✏Publisher : Shambhala Publications
✏Release Date : 2010-09-14
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 0834824876
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mirror of Yoga Book Summary : The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and Samkhya philosophies, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the eight limbs of astanga yoga, the process and purpose of hatha yoga, and much more. He also explores the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and the yogic imperative of offering service to others. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply the wealth of information to daily life. The Mirror of Yoga will be a welcome resource to all yogis who wish to better practice the profound philosophy underlying their practice.

📒365 Yoga ✍ Julie Rappaport

✏Book Title : 365 Yoga
✏Author : Julie Rappaport
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2004-08-19
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781101143643
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏365 Yoga Book Summary : An elegant and enlightening companion book for yoga practitioners. This beautifully designed book invites readers to dis-cover the rich tradition of yoga through single pieces of wisdom-one for each day of the year. Filled with thought-provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest yogic texts and yoga teachers throughout history, as well as invaluable instruction on specific poses, it is an essential resource and companion for anyone who practices yoga. A celebration of the powerful ancient practice that is yoga, this book guides readers-day by day-through centuries of yogic philosophy. 365 Yoga infuses yoga practice with a deeper understanding of the intricate connection of mind, body, and spirit.

📒Living Yoga Wisdom ✍ Eckard Wolz-Gottwald

✏Book Title : Living Yoga Wisdom
✏Author : Eckard Wolz-Gottwald
✏Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
✏Release Date : 2015-05-29
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781782796381
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Living Yoga Wisdom Book Summary : Through yoga philosophy towards more awareness for body, mind, soul. Living Yoga Wisdom is a practice book for beginners as well as for advanced yoginis and yogis, who would like to deepen and advance their practice through yoga philosophy. Each of the 18 chapters is coupled with exercises, which not only make yoga philosophy more comprehensible, but also applicable and experiential in everyday living. The book demonstrates that yoga philosophy means a lot more than only theory. The philosophical exercises help to create awareness of the meaning of yoga practice in its original sense. It becomes possible to experience yoga as a pathway of training the consciousness of body, mind and soul, and also as guidance for everyday living.

📒A Beginner S Book Of Yoga ✍ Adams L. Beck

✏Book Title : A Beginner s Book of Yoga
✏Author : Adams L. Beck
✏Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
✏Release Date : 2005-04-01
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 0766192121
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Beginner s Book of Yoga Book Summary : 1927. This book is not a complete or definitive treatise on Yoga, but it is hoped that it accomplishes two things: a selection of Mrs. Beck's best writings in the field of Yoga and a defense against the crazy cult idea which has entered many uninstructed minds. Contents: The Mirror of the Passing Show from The Way of Power; The Man Who Saw from The Openers of the Gate; The Heart of a Coward from The House of Fulfillment; Concentration and Its Powers from The Story of Oriental Philosophy; Concentration and Its Attainment from The Story of Oriental Philosophy; Matter and Spirit from The Garden of Vision; A Dream from The Way of Power; and Self-Realization from The Way of Power.

📒A Yoga Of Indian Classical Dance ✍ Roxanne Kamayani Gupta

✏Book Title : A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance
✏Author : Roxanne Kamayani Gupta
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2000-03-01
✏Pages : 216
✏ISBN : 9781594775277
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance Book Summary : The yoga and classical dance traditions of India have been inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and movements of Indian classical dance can only be achieved through yogic concentration. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance enhance the practice of yoga. These two traditions, so complementary and essential to one another, are united and explicated for the first time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance. Twenty-five years ago Roxanne Kamayani Gupta embarked on a journey of dance and yoga, yearning to unlock their mysteries and discover their common origins. As a twenty-year-old student from America she was miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian culture, became a Hindu, and began an odyssey so unusual and unique that the reader will be enchanted by its telling. Choosing the path of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta accomplished what no Western woman had done before: being accepted and trained by Indian masters and then performing in the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the arts festivals of Europe and America--while at the same time achieving a doctorate in the anthropology of religion and being initiated into a number of yogic traditions. Having mastered the classical form of Kuchipudi dance and studied with teachers of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings together these two great streams of consciousness and practice. In this tantric approach to yoga and dance, expressed through the body and through a yoga of emotions, we see the traditions embodied in a manner that embraces the totality of the human experience. The result is the dance of the yogini, the sacred feminine initiatress who dances with one foot in nature and the other in the realm of the gods. With extensive photographs of innovative yoga routines, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her experience into techniques for yogic study certain to assist students of all levels to achieve a dynamic, beautiful, and graceful practice.

📒Yoga For Life ✍ Colleen Saidman Yee

✏Book Title : Yoga for Life
✏Author : Colleen Saidman Yee
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2015-06-02
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781476776804
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Yoga for Life Book Summary : From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice. From learning to cope with a frightening seizure disorder to navigating marriages and divorces to becoming a mother, finding the right life partner, and grieving a beloved parent, Saidman Yee has been through it all—and has found that yoga holds the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Approachable, sympathetic, funny, and candid, Saidman Yee shares personal anecdotes along with her compassionate insights and practical instructions for applying yoga to everyday issues and anxieties. Specific yoga sequences accompany each chapter and address everything from hormonal mood swings to detoxing, depression, stress, and increased confidence and energy. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate her signature flow of poses so you can follow them effortlessly. Yoga for Life offers techniques to bring awareness to every part of your physical and spiritual being, allowing you to feel truly alive and to embody the peace of the present moment.

✏Book Title : Polishing the Mirror
✏Author : Ram Dass
✏Publisher : Sounds True
✏Release Date : 2013-08-01
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 9781622031672
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Polishing the Mirror Book Summary : Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga—opening our hearts to unconditional love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga—how selfless service can profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.

📒The Art Of Vinyasa ✍ Richard Freeman

✏Book Title : The Art of Vinyasa
✏Author : Richard Freeman
✏Publisher : Shambhala Publications
✏Release Date : 2016-12-20
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9780834840409
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Art of Vinyasa Book Summary : The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat, but as a meditative form. They reveal that doing the practice—and particularly the vinyasa, or the breath-synchonized movements—in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind. It also develops an adaptable, flexible practice that can last a lifetime. Freeman and Taylor give an in-depth explanation of form, alignment, and anatomy, and how they work together in the practice. They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical technique. Unlike other books on Ashtanga, The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga. Instead, it interlinks the eight limbs—yama and niyama (ethical practices); asana (postures); pranayama (breathing); pratyahara (nongrasping of the senses); dharana (concentration); dhyana (meditation); and samadhi (harmony, insight)—and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practice.

✏Book Title : Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines
✏Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2000-09-28
✏Pages : 434
✏ISBN : 0199727899
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines Book Summary : Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines--a companion to the popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is also published by Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz edition--is a collection of seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935. In these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science. Evans-Wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen-plus years of study in the Orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied Mah=ay=ana Yoga. These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's other three Oxford titles on Tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines features a new foreword by Donald S. Lopez, author of the recent Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

✏Book Title : The Mirror of Self supremacy Or Sv tantrya darpa a
✏Author : B. N. Pandit
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1993-01-01
✏Pages : 141
✏ISBN : UOM:39015032703004
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mirror of Self supremacy Or Sv tantrya darpa a Book Summary : Description: Svatantrya-Darpana in Sanskrit couplets is a fresh look on Kashmir Saivism, meant for beginners. It is based strictly on the words by ancient masters of the subject. Along with the English translation entitles The Mirror of Self Supremacy and notes, it brings to clear light many profound principles and doctrines of the subject regarding topics like-metaphysics, antology, cosmogony, cosmology, causation etc. and discusses the practical doctrines of yoga of its Trika system. Besides, it presents the historical development of the subject and its comparison with other prominent schools of Indian thought and discusses the practical utility of the subject in the present age.