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Deeper Dimension of Yoga Theory and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1570629358

ISBN-13: 9781570629358

Edition: 2003

Authors: Georg Feuerstein

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The vast and ancient tradition of Yoga is a profound path of self-transformation with goals far beyond mere flexibility. It offers a range of teachings and practices that can lead us to inner freedom. This work offers a collection of writings that present the spiritual tradition of Yoga.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
What is Yoga?
Mapping Yoga
Yoga: What For?
Yoga: For Whom?
Guidelines for Selecting a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Or Class
Ten Fundamental Principles of Yoga
Is Yoga a Religion?
Yoga as Art and Science
The Yoga of Science
Traditional Definitions of Yoga
Yoga in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Forty Types of Hindu Yoga
The Tree of Hindu Yoga
Styles of Hatha-Yoga
Crossing the Boundary Between Hinduism and Buddhism Via Tantra-Yoga
Vajrayana Buddhist Yoga
Introducing the Great Literary Heritage of Hindu Yoga
Yoga Symbolism
Approaching Spiritual Practice
The Twelve Steps of Spiritual Recovery
Happiness, Well-Being, and Reality
The Quest for Happiness
Spiritual Discipline
Life Is an Earthquake
Samsara Means Running Around in Circles
Spiritual Friendship
The Guru: Dispeller of Darkness
The Guru Function: Broadcasting Reality
Understanding the Guru
Holy Madness
Grace Has a Place in Yoga
Tapas, Or Voluntary Self-Change
The Art of Purification
Obstacles on the Path According to Patanjali
In Praise of Study
Silence Is Golden: The Practice of Mauna
Die While You Live and Last-Hour Yoga
Living in the Dark Age (Kali-Yuga)
Yoga and Terrorism
Yoga Begins and Ends With Virtuous Action
Is Nonharming (Ahimsa) an Old-Fashioned Value?
Nonharming According to Jaina Yoga
Yoga and Vegetarianism
The Practice of Eco-Yoga
Overcoming Greed
Authenticity, Integrity, Unity
The Power of Truth
Compassion
Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers
Asanas for the Body and the Mind
Shava-Asana, Or Corpse Posture
The Breath of Life
Cultivating Wisdom
Buddhi-Yoga
Jnana-Yoga: The Path of Wisdom
"That Art Thou" - The Essence of Nondualist Yoga
Discernment and Self-Transcendence
Karma-Yoga: The Way of Self-Transcending Action
Bhakti-Yoga: "Worship Me With Love"
Degrees of Love
The Kriya-Yoga of Patanjali
Faith and Surrender: A New Look at the Eightfold Path
Mantra-Yoga: Sounding Out the Depth Within
The Gayatri-Mantra
The Sacred Syllable Om
Mudras: Gestures of Wholeness
Taraka-Yoga: Seeing the Light
Yantra-Yoga: Divine Geometry
What Is Tantra?
Sex, Asceticism, and Mythology
Pathways to Relaxation and Meditation
What Is Meditation?
Prayer in Yoga
The Ecstatic State
The Serpent Power and Spiritual Life
Who Or What Is the Self in Self-Realization?
Emptiness
Liberation
Notes
Glossary: Key Sanskrit Terms of Hindu Yoga
Index
About the Author