Path of the Yoga Sutras A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga

ISBN-10: 1604074299

ISBN-13: 9781604074291

Edition: 2011

Authors: Nicolai Bachman

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It doesn't take long for those new to yoga to experience how much impact this practice can have in every area of their lives. To help us explore and embody the full potential of yoga, Bachman offers this guide for applying the wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras to our modern lives.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Key Principles
Atha Readiness and Commitment
Citta Heart-Mind Field of Consciousness
Purusa Pure Inner Light of Awareness
Drsya Ever-Changing Mother Nature
Viveka Keen Discernment
Abhyasa Diligent, Focused Practice
Vairagya Nonattachment to Sensory Objects
Yoga as Nirodha Silencing the Heart-Mind
Isvara The Source of Knowledge
Karma and Samskara Action and Its Imprint
Parinama Transformation
Understanding Suffering
Duhkha Suffering as Opportunity
Sarhyoga False Identification of the Seer with the Seen
Vrtti-s Activity in the Heart-Mind
Pramana Correct Evaluation
Viparyaya Misperception
Vikalpa Imagination
Nidra Sleep
Smrti Memory
Antaraya-s Obstacles That Distract
Klesa Mental-Emotional Afflictions
Avidya Lack of Awareness
Asmita Distorted Sense of Self
Raga Clinging to Past Pleasure
Dvesa Clinging to Past Suffering
Abhinivesa Fear of Death
Outer Behavior
Astanga The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yama-s Ethical Practices
Ahimsa Nonviolence and Compassion
Satya Truthfulness and Sincerity
Asteya Not Taking from Others
Brahmacarya Conservation of VitalEnergy
Aparigraha Nonhoarding
Pratipaksa-Bhavana Cultivating the Opposite
Personal Practices
Niyama-s Personal Self Care
Sauca Cleanliness
Santosa Contentment and Gratitude
Kriya-Yoga Practice in Action
Tapas Practice Causing Positive Change
Svadhyaya Study by and of Oneself
Isvara-Pranidhana Humility and Faith
Asana Refinement of the Body
Pranayama Regulation of Breath
Inner Development
Pratyahara Tuning Out Sensory Input
Citta-Prasadana Purification of the Heart-Mind
Dharana Choosing a Focus
Dhyana Continuous Focus
Samadhi Complete Attention
Samyama Focusing Inward
Pratiprasava Returning to the Source
Kaivalya Permanent Oneness
Permissions and Credits
For Further Study
Further Resources
About the Author
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