The Wisdom of Yoga

The Wisdom of Yoga
Author: Stephen Cope
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0553801112
ISBN 13: 9780553801118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Yoga Book Review:

The author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self offers spiritual seekers from all traditions a practical introduction to the wisdom and teachings of the Yogasutra, as he brings together insights from yoga philosophy with modern psychology to offer lessons in ethical living, enhanced creativity, and the discovery of one's higher purpose. 20,000 first printing.

The Wisdom of Yoga

The Wisdom of Yoga
Author: Stephen Cope
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 1984800434
ISBN 13: 9781984800435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Yoga Book Review:

For modern spiritual seekers and yoga students alike, here is an irreverent yet profound guide to the most sophisticated teachings of the yoga wisdom tradition–now brought to contemporary life by a celebrated author, psychotherapist, and leading American yoga instructor. While many Westerners still think of yoga as an invigorating series of postures and breathing exercises, these physical practices are only part of a vast and ancient spiritual science. For more than three millennia, yoga sages systematically explored the essential questions of our human existence: What are the root causes of suffering, and how can we achieve freedom and happiness? What would it be like to function at the maximum potential of our minds, bodies, and spirits? What is an optimal human life? Nowhere have their discoveries been more brilliantly distilled than in a short–but famously difficult–treatise called the Yogasutra. This revered text lays out the entire path of inner development in remarkable detail–ranging from practices that build character and mental power to the highest reaches of spiritual realization. Now Stephen Cope unlocks the teachings of the Yogasutra by showing them at work in the lives of a group of friends and fellow yoga students who are confronting the full modern catastrophe of careers, relationships, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Interweaving their daily dilemmas with insights from modern psychology, neuroscience, religion, and philosophy, he shows the astonishing relevance and practicality of this timeless psychology of awakening. Leavened with wit and passion, The Wisdom of Yoga is a superb companion and guide for anyone seeking enhanced creativity, better relationships, and a more ethical and graceful way of living in the world.

Effort and Surrender

Effort and Surrender
Author: Eric Dinyer
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 1449450040
ISBN 13: 9781449450045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effort and Surrender Book Review:

Yoga how-to books abound, a direct reflection of the rapidly expanding popularity of this ancient practice. Effort and Surrender does not show how to "do" yoga. Instead, it tells - through illustrations and quotations - how to "feel" what yoga is and what it means to experience mind and body movements as a life enhancer and as a way of life. This beautiful celebration of yoga's artistry and insight makes a one-of-a-kind gift book. Talented editor and photographer Eric Dinyer, a dedicated yoga practitioner himself, used his own experience and deep understanding to convey yoga's challenges and far-reaching possibilities. Eric's sepia-rich photographs of 37 classic asanas intertwined with vibrant and sweeping ink lines give the postures an energy of their own. Equally moving are the collection of historical and modern yoga quotes, such as this: "Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are." - Erich Schiffmann. Effort and Surrender is a very rich experience indeed.

The Wisdom of Pata jali s Yoga Sutras

The Wisdom of Pata  jali s Yoga Sutras
Author: Ravi Ravindra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781596750258
ISBN 13: 1596750251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Pata jali s Yoga Sutras Book Review:

"A new translation of: The yoga sutras of Patanjali, the ancient Indian text which sets forth the practical and philosophical foundations of yoga, presented here with extensive commentary and spiritual exercises to assist in the practice and understanding of one's own spiritual search"--Provided by publisher.

Living the Sutras

Living the Sutras
Author: Kelly DiNardo,Amy Pearce-Hayden
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 0834841592
ISBN 13: 9780834841598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Sutras Book Review:

Bring the wisdom of ancient Yoga philosophy into your life in a fresh, accessible, and relevant way. In its highest form, yoga is a practice for your body and your mind. Living the Sutras brings the wisdom of classical yoga philosophy into your life in an accessible and relevant way. The Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of yoga philosophy and practice, written by the guru Patanjali over two thousand years ago, are made up of 196 aphorisms that offer potent teachings on how to deal with loss and pain, and guidance on how to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden offer an entrée to this yoga training for the mind and spirit by introducing a sutra or group of sutras on a related theme, providing a brief commentary, and writing prompts to allow you to reflect on and apply the meaning of the sutras to your life. The book is at once an introduction to the classical philosophy, a quick guide for students and teachers, and an active self-study that helps you to engage with yoga wisdom in a deeply personal way.

The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom
Author: Kelsie Besaw
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 1628738707
ISBN 13: 9781628738704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom Book Review:

In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the word yoga means “spiritual discipline.” Modern yoga is thought of mainly in the context of its postures, but the actual meaning of yoga goes much deeper than that. Though its exact history is unknown, the first recorded instance appears in ancient Shamanism, a religion that involved healing its community members, among other functions. Throughout history, yoga has developed and adapted depending on its practicing members. While its original focus was applying and understanding the world, its focus was later changed to the self, with self-enlightenment being the ultimate goal. Later, the poses and meditation became critical elements in practicing yoga, a development introduced by Buddhist teachings. Yoga has many interpretations, and it has many teachers. From ancient yogis such as Buddha to more modern experts such as B. K. S. Iyengar, there is much wisdom to be gleaned from these pages, and there is much that can be discarded. As many say in the yoga world, if something does not work for you, then it is not true for you. There have been countless yogis and yoga experts throughout history, delving into the deepest meanings of yoga as well as scratching its most shallow surface. As readers will discover from this inspirational collection of yoga wisdom, there is no one way to do yoga, see yoga, or feel yoga.

Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause

Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause
Author: Suza Francina
Publsiher: HCI
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2003-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780757300653
ISBN 13: 0757300650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause Book Review:

Hormone Treatment Is Called Harmful-Washington Post, 7/10/02 Estrogen Use Linked to Higher Cancer Risk-Boston Globe, 7/17/02 31.2 million women facing menopause in America are concerned by these headlines. Most women today will live over one-third of their lives post-menopausal, but what about the age-old solution of hormone replacement therapy? In 2002 the U.S. government halted a major study of hormone therapy because it increased the risk of invasive breast cancer. Now, millions of women are left wondering whether they should approach menopause without hormones, suffering from hot flashes and low sex drive or take hormones and live in fear of being another statistic. Suza Francina has a simpler solution: Yoga. In this practical book, Francina, a leading yogi and author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, shows how yoga can be a powerful tool to help women turn menopause into a positive and empowering experience, both physically and spiritually. Included are easy-to-follow, indexed photos of yoga poses that alleviate key menopausal problems including: hormonal changes; hot flashes; irregular bleeding; fibroids; stress and anxiety, mood swings, depression and fatigue; bone loss; heart disease and cancer. Francina delivers a timely and truly heartening message to women: you don't have to get weaker or depressed when facing menopause, it can truly be an empowering, restorative time.

Sacred Jewels of Yoga

Sacred Jewels of Yoga
Author: Dave DeLuca
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 160868041X
ISBN 13: 9781608680412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Jewels of Yoga Book Review:

Millions of Americans today practice the asanas, or postures, of yoga, but many are unaware of the profound spiritual teachings at the heart of yoga’s ancient source scriptures. In this remarkable anthology, acclaimed Vedanta teacher Dave DeLuca presents 166 sacred passages from some of India’s most revered yoga scriptures — the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhakti Sutras, the Astavakra Samhita, and the Srimad Bhagavatam — along with teachings by two of the most beloved yoga masters of the modern era, Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. This combination of ancient wisdom and modern commentary makes Sacred Jewels of Yoga an invaluable introduction to the scriptural treasures of ancient India and a priceless resource for inspiration, illumination, and guidance.

Yoga Wisdom

Yoga Wisdom
Author: Stephanie Spence
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1510737103
ISBN 13: 9781510737105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Wisdom Book Review:

Essential and uplifting advice that will help you get from where you are to who you hope to become. Often referred to as The Traveling Yogini, beloved yoga teacher Stephanie Spence explores what it means to become our truest selves. Weaving her experience as a writer, mother, and PTSD survivor, Spence affirms that not only is the soul’s messy and unpredictable journey inevitable, it is essential to our quest to live a life we thrive in. Yoga heals—not just the body, but the heart and soul. Whether you’ve only dabbled with the idea of trying yoga, or have practiced for a long time, yoga is about you. Physically, it increases endurance, strength, and flexibility. Mentally, it reduces stress and helps you find stillness in a chaotic world. Spiritually, it helps you evolve to your highest potential and live in a space of gratitude and peace no matter what’s happening around you. Here, Spence has gathered the wisdom of eighty-five acclaimed yogis to enable readers to live their life to the fullest. Real and raw wisdom from global leaders in the yoga community—from classic yoga superstars to today’s rock-your-daily-asana hipsters—will motivate you to live a life beyond your wildest dreams. Filled with universal insights, intimate, comforting stories, and spiritually practical tips, Yoga Wisdom is here to help keep you on the road to truth, authenticity, and balance in all aspects of your life.

Demystifying Patanjali

Demystifying Patanjali
Author: Swami Kriyananda,Paramhansa Yogananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781565895201
ISBN 13: 1565895207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demystifying Patanjali Book Review:

"What happens as we grow spiritually? Is there a step-by-step process that everyone goes through-all spiritual seekers, including those of any or no religious persuasion-as they gradually work their way upward, until they achieve the highest state of Self-realization? About 2200 years ago, a great spiritual master of India named Patanjali described this process, and presented humanity with a clear-cut, step-by-step outline of how all truth seekers and saints achieve divine union. He called this universal inner experience and process "yoga" or "union." His collection of profound aphorisms-a true world scripture-has been dubbed Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Unfortunately, since that time many scholarly translators with little or no spiritual realization have written commentaries on Patanjali's writings that have succeeded only in burying his pithy insights in convoluted phrases like "becomes assimilated with transformations" and "the object alone shines without deliberation." How can any reader understand Patanjali's original meaning when he or she has to wade through such bewildering terminology?Thankfully, a great modern yoga master-Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi-has cut through the scholarly debris and resurrected Patanjali's original teachings and revelations. Now, in Demystifying Patanjali, Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, shares his guru's crystal clear and easy-to-grasp explanations of Patanjali's aphorisms.As Kriyananda writes in his introduction, "My Guru personally shared with me some of his most important insights into these sutras. During the three and a half years I lived with him, he also went with me at great length into the basic teachings of yoga. "I was able, moreover, to ask my Guru personally about many of the subjects covered by Patanjali. His explanations have lingered with me, and have been a priceless help in the [writing of this book]."--

Yoga Wisdom at Work

Yoga Wisdom at Work
Author: Maren S. Showkeir,James D. Showkeir
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-05-06
ISBN 10: 1609947991
ISBN 13: 9781609947996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Wisdom at Work Book Review:

Yoga’s Ancient Wisdom Can Transform Your Work Life Everyone knows that yoga helps reduce stress and increase the body’s flexibility and strength. But the physical aspects barely scratch the surface of yoga’s transformative powers. The poses are only one part of a larger philosophy offering profound insights for confronting the complexities of daily life. Yoga can help you remain centered, compassionate, positive, and sane every hour of the day—especially those between nine and five. This unprecedented guide shows how practicing the full range of yogic concepts—the traditional “Eight Limbs of Yoga”—leads to a productive, creative, and energizing work environment and features examples from professions like law enforcement, teaching, banking, filmmaking, medicine, and many more. But beyond that, this book is an invitation to use all of yoga’s teachings to cultivate the spark of the divine that dwells within each of us. “Filled with personal insights and stories that carry yoga into the world of daily decision making.... It is wonderful to see the foundations of practice brought to life in such a confident, sincere, and thoughtful way.” —Pandit Rajmani Tuganait, Chairman and spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute “Maren and Jamie show that yoga is not just about poses—the practice is about creating the stillness of mind that will allow you do the work you were meant to do. Seriously, read this book!” —Russell Simmons, cofounder of Def Jam “The [Showkeirs] bring the deepest teachings of yoga alive by showing exactly how to bring our yoga—and our best selves—into the world.” —Judith Lasater, PhD, author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

The Healing Path of Yoga

The Healing Path of Yoga
Author: Nischala Joy Devi
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-06-09
ISBN 10: 0307565785
ISBN 13: 9780307565785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Healing Path of Yoga Book Review:

Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to poor health and a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases. This book will make yoga a fundamental part of your quest for wellness and well-being, whether you are a novice or a current pactitioner. Nischala Joy Devi, a pioneer in the field of alternative healing and a renowned yoga expert, has spent years helping people realize the healthful and stress-controlling benefits of yoga. In 1982 she developed yoga-based retreats for Dr. Michael Lerner's now famous Commonweal Cancer Help Program. That same year Dr. Dean Ornish asked her to create a program of yoga practices for patients suffering from heart disease. Yoga's contribution to the success of both programs has been astounding. Devi shares her years of experience working with the healthful benefits of yoga, teaching visualizations, breathwork, and meditation, as well as providing the classic steps and illustrated instructions for yoga's physical poses. The Healing Path of Yoga uses timeless Indian-based yoga techniques and philosophy, along with Devi's lifestyle-altering regimen, to create one extraordinary program with the power to rejuvenate and heal. The Healing Path of Yoga presents the key to:preventing disease and stress in healthy people aiding in recovery from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses physical conditioning and weight loss deep, healing relaxation techniques heightened overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga Gems

Yoga Gems
Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 0307493490
ISBN 13: 9780307493491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Gems Book Review:

Here is an inspirational and accessible introduction to the deep inner wisdom of yoga gathered from sources both ancient and modern by one of America’s most respected yoga scholars. YOGA GEMS For the millions of Americans who now practice yoga regularly, here is the perfect introduction to the rich philosophical and spiritual tradition behind the exercises. George Feuerstein has drawn short, memorable quotations from the key texts of this five-thousand-year-old legacy, with an emphasis on the wisdom of modern yoga masters.The quotations have been selected and arranged to address the needs of yoga practitioners in the twenty-first century. Among the many themes touched on in this treasure of a book: the process of inner growth; the value of silence; how to meditate; how to infuse everyday life with joy; universal kinship; overcoming suffering; dealing with grief, loss, anger, and jealousy; remembering and cultivating one’s true inner self; developing self-discipline; and bringing out the good in all you say and do. For both new and experienced yoga students alike, Yoga Gems is the perfect travel companion on the road to inner peace.

Yoga for the Soul The Wisdom of Yoga for Everyday Life

Yoga for the Soul  The Wisdom of Yoga for Everyday Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781412039024
ISBN 13: 1412039029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for the Soul The Wisdom of Yoga for Everyday Life Book Review:

Happiness is not something you find, it is a skill you learn. Open your heart to a simple wisdom that has enlightened people for centuries, Be Happy Now.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Author: Stephen Cope
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 198480006X
ISBN 13: 9781984800060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Review:

More than 100,000 copies sold! Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"--a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology--who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist--offers this marvelously lively and personal account of an ancient tradition that promises "the soul awake in this lifetime." Drawing on the vivid stories of practitioners at the largest yoga center in America, where he has lived and taught for more than ten years, Stephen Cope describes the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga--a practical science of development that urges us not to transcend or dissolve the self, but rather to encounter it more deeply. In this irreverent modern-day Pilgrim's Progress, Cope introduces us to an unforgettable cast of contemporary seekers--on the road to enlightenment carrying all the baggage of the human condition: confusion, loss, disappointment, addiction, and the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. As he describes the subtle shifts of energy and consciousness that happen at each stage of the path, we discover that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave life in the world for some transcendent spiritual plane. Life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat

Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat
Author: Rachel Scott
Publsiher: Cider Mill Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1604336757
ISBN 13: 9781604336757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat Book Review:

Embrace mindfulness and alleviate anxiety by integrating the philosophy of yoga into your daily life with this fun and approachable illustrated book for anyone who needs to restore some balance—even if you can’t touch your toes! Center yourself—and your life—on and off the mat with Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat. Everyone can benefit from a little more balance in their lives, and yoga’s blend of mindfulness practices and restorative poses creates the perfect antidote to our increasingly high-stress lives. This inspiring collection of quotes, aphorisms, poses, and even breathing exercises will help everyone—yogi or newbie—benefit from the physical, mental, and emotional perks of regular yoga practice, without breaking a sweat. Filled with the wit and wisdom of esteemed yogi Rachel Scott, this approachable book will help clear your mind, while brightening your day.

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines Or Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path According to the Late L ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines  Or  Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path  According to the Late L  ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering
Author: Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780195133141
ISBN 13: 0195133145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines Or Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path According to the Late L ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering Book Review:

Focusing on the principal mediations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers, this companion volume to "Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, each accompanied by introductory notes and commentary. Includes photos and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts. 9 halftones.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses
Author: David Frawley
Publsiher: Lotus Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 0910261393
ISBN 13: 9780910261395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses Book Review:

This book provides an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism, discussing all the major concepts and correcting many existing misconceptions.

Self Awakening Yoga

Self Awakening Yoga
Author: Don Stapleton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-07-22
ISBN 10: 1594776164
ISBN 13: 9781594776168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Awakening Yoga Book Review:

Takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness • Provides simple techniques that enhance the free flow of prana to promote physical and emotional healing, self-discovery, and spiritual evolution • Includes over 100 exercises and meditations for a self-structured practice • Teaches how to release the body’s inefficient, painful patterns and to access unknown potentials through kinesthetic inquiries When artist and professor Don Stapleton discovered yoga, it marked the beginning of a journey into the awakening powers of prana--the energy of yogic purification--and the natural spiritual and healing properties of his own body. After 30 years of extensive yoga training, an accident left him with a severe injury to the spine. Faced with the challenge of physical recovery, Stapleton drew upon his knowledge of yoga to create a series of exercises that allowed him to recover freedom of movement, release emotional blockages, and unleash his spiritual and physical potential. Self-Awakening Yoga is the synthesis of Stapleton’s practice. More than 100 exercises--from focusing on the breath to accessing primal sound--show how to unlock the wisdom and power of prana to engage the body’s healing powers. His simple exercises and meditations focus on natural movements that encourage body awareness. Readers learn how to listen to what the body is saying before engaging in any specific yoga postures. Self-Awakening Yoga takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness.

Yoga 365

Yoga 365
Author: Susanna Harwood Rubin
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1452150958
ISBN 13: 9781452150956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga 365 Book Review:

Yoga 365 presents a year's worth of daily readings that invite yoga lovers of every skill level to bring the inspiration they experience on their mats into their everyday lives. Each entry explores a mind-body theme such as balance, strength, and resilience in a short, illuminating paragraph that can be enjoyed in the morning or at bedtime, incorporated into a yoga session, or read on the go. Featuring a serenely beautiful hardcover and a spacious, color-washed interior, the package is as calming in the hand as the readings are to the eye. Yogis will find it to be a motivating tool for personal growth and a lighthearted way to share the joys of their practice with others.