The Heart of Yoga

The Heart of Yoga
Author: T. K. V. Desikachar
Publsiher: Inner Traditions
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-03-01
ISBN: 9780892817641
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Yoga Book Excerpt:

The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.

The Heart of Yoga

The Heart of Yoga
Author: T. K. V. Desikachar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-03-01
ISBN: 1594778922
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Yoga Book Excerpt:

The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.

Yoga of Heart

Yoga of Heart
Author: Mark Whitwell
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781590560686
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga of Heart Book Excerpt:

Truth is not something we have to seek out. It is not something that is absent and far away, requiring great effort to find. Truth is present within you as the Life that is you. In Yoga of Heart, Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Mark Whitwell takes us back to the time when yoga was first developed--to the shamanic past of the Upanishads, when yoga was practiced as a means of acknowledging, enjoying, and participating in the very source of Life. Whitwell explores the deeper tantric dimensions of hatha yoga--how yoga's purpose is to link the mind to the wonder of our own condition. He shows how hatha yoga is participation in life's polarities already in union--through the male surrender to the female principle. Yoga of Heart shows how we can forge that union of polarities within our body: above and below, front and back, left and right, male and female. Yoga of Heart focuses especially on clearing the energy centers and meridians, fostering dynamic health and allowing practitioners to create a deeper intimacy with both their partners and the energetic life forces in the universe.

The Heart of Hinduism

The Heart of Hinduism
Author: Stephen Knapp
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0595350755
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Hinduism Book Excerpt:

This is a definitive and easy to understand guide to the essential as well as devotional heart of the Vedic/Hindu philosophy. Using numerous references, it gives you access to the most important knowledge presented in the Vedic texts regarding your real potential and spiritual identity. Thus, it is especially good for anyone who lacks the time to research the many topics that are contained within the library of Vedic manuscripts and to see their insights and wisdom. Some of the topics you will find include: A complete review of all the Vedic texts and the wide range of topics they contain, and their philosophical conclusion. The uniqueness and freedom in the Vedic system of self-discovery. A description of the main yoga processes and their effectiveness, and the real purpose of yoga. A review of the main Vedic Divinities, such as Krishna, Radharani, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, Durga, Ganesh and others. All the essential teachings of Lord Krishna. The most effective spiritual process for this modern age and what it can do for you, with practical instructions for deep realizations, and much more. This book provides you with a complete process for advancing on the spiritual path, making way for individual empowerment, freedom, and spiritual illumination.

The Nature of Yoga

The Nature of Yoga
Author: Susanne Daeppen
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN: 0473514680
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Yoga Book Excerpt:

In a world now full of commodified and westernised gymnastics sold as yoga, it's difficult for a person to find or even understand an actual yoga practice that is right for them and genuinely transformative. Fortunately for the people of Switzerland and the world, Susanne Daeppen has for over twenty years been dedicated to the practices of Yoga that have come directly from the great tradition via the scholarship of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and his brilliant son, TKV Desikachar. With clarity and creativity, Susanne communicates directly from the heart of her own real experience of Yoga, with the passion and depth of a teacher of many years. Accompanied by stunning photography in the wild nature of Iceland by her partner Christoph Lauener, this book is a treasure: real Yoga for real people.

The Secret Power of Yoga

The Secret Power of Yoga
Author: Nischala Joy Devi
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN: 0307497763
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Power of Yoga Book Excerpt:

InThe Secret Power of Yoga, world-renowned Yoga expert Nischala Joy Devi interprets Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the principles at the basis of Yoga practice, from a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective, resulting in the first translation intended for women. Yoga is well known for its power to create a healthy body, but few realize the emotional and spiritual benefits. Devi’s simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretations capture the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day

The Wisdom of Yoga

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

The Wisdom of Yoga Book Excerpt:

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.

The Heart of Compassion

The Heart of Compassion
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publsiher: Lotus Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780940985360
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Compassion Book Excerpt:

In this book the Dalai Lama guides us step by step to an understanding of our human condition and how we can act to achieve a higher fulfillment than pure worldly enjoyment.

The Secret Power of Yoga Revised Edition

The Secret Power of Yoga  Revised Edition
Author: Nischala Joy Devi
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 0593235738
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Power of Yoga Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

The definitive feminine interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, now expanded to include all four padas Yoga is best known for its power to create a healthy body, but the emotional and spiritual benefits of the practice are even greater. In The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi offers a simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras—the principles at the basis of Yoga practice. Hers is a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective, and the first translation intended for women. Her interpretation beautifully captures the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day. The original edition summarized the final two padas with the intention of encouraging curiosity about further practice without overwhelming the reader. But today, there is more focus on the importance of understanding the foundation of yoga than ever. With so many making a commitment to the practice of Yoga to further their own spiritual growth and development, Devi believes now is the time to give more, and has provided additional commentary and practices, making The Secret Power of Yoga a complete scripture.

Teaching of Yoga

Teaching of Yoga
Author: G.k.devanand
Publsiher: APH Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9788131301722
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching of Yoga Book Excerpt:

The Heart of Yoga

The Heart of Yoga
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN: 9789352612062
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Yoga Book Excerpt:

The practice of Yoga is now being widely embraced by the West in an endless range of evolving formats, particularly with added movement components. It is therefore very timely that Osho with his razor-sharp insight, respect, and compassion for the individual, brings a wider understanding of the potential benefits of Yoga for contemporary people in these talks on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Patanjali lived around 400BC and although Yoga was already in existence, he was able through his unique combination of logician, poet, and mystic, to present Yoga in a way that could be of help to all. And that continues to be true today. Osho describes Patanjali as a mathematician of the ultimate poetry; a mystic with a scientific mind, who analyzes and dissects as if in a lab, but his lab is one of the inner being. Patanjali has searched deeply into human energy and devised many techniques; he has found that in order to meditate, the body, mind, and being need to be healthy. His discovery that the body energy becomes whole with the chanting of om, the basic sound of existence, and his findings of the deep connection between breathing and thinking have been of great importance to generations of meditators. ?The body is your anchor, your ship which will lead you to the other shore. The body keeps the treasure, the seeds of the divine within you protected.? Osho

Just Love A Journey into the Heart of God

Just Love  A Journey into the Heart of God
Author: Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Publsiher: Bhakti Marga Publications
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN: 396343080X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Love A Journey into the Heart of God Book Excerpt:

Within the heart of every living being, the Lord is waiting, and He has His ways to remind you of His relationship with you. Just Love: A Journey into the Heart of God was conceived to to grant you a uniquely intimate experience of how Paramahamsa Vishwananda masterfully guides seekers throughout the journey of life towards their ultimate fulfilment: the realisation of God. Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s timeless wisdom has been compiled into six sections, which represent the main stages of the seeker’s journey. In each session, you can find highly relevant topics emphasised by Paramahamsa Vishwananda during His talks and satsangs given throughout the years, and especially highlighted during His 2020 Live Satsangs. No matter what stage of the journey you find yourself in, embark on this ‘Journey into the Heart of God’ with Paramahamsa Vishwananda, let yourself be guided, and awaken your unique Love relationship with God.

Readings in Sri Aurobindo s The Synthesis of Yoga Volume 4

Readings in Sri Aurobindo s The Synthesis of Yoga Volume 4
Author: Santosh Krinsky
Publsiher: Lotus Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1608692272
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings in Sri Aurobindo s The Synthesis of Yoga Volume 4 Book Excerpt:

Santosh Krinsky has endeavored to make Sri Aurobindo's teachings relevant and readable to the very different audience today, without compromising the essence of his teaching. I do not think that any other writer in America has better represented Aurobindo's teachings today than Santosh. This is a difficult task to be sure but one that he has been able to do consistently and with depth of thought. The reader is guided through short episodes that can constitute a simple yet direct immersion into the heart of Aurobindo's teachings. Krinsky has approached The Synthesis of Yoga in four volumes of which this current book is the fourth and final one, which addresses Sri Aurobindo's unique contribution of the Yoga of Self-Perfection. This helps the reader understand the depths of Yoga and how it can be used to make fundamental changes in our being and character that are more important and enduring than mere outer changes in our body. - David Frawley, author of Yoga and Ayurveda

The Inner Tradition of Yoga

The Inner Tradition of Yoga
Author: Michael Stone
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 083484155X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inner Tradition of Yoga Book Excerpt:

A wise, accesible guide that makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat--and in our everyday relationships and activities. Now revised and updated. “There is no daily practice without some formal training; and there is no deep spiritual training without the mess of relational life. The two are one,” says Michael Stone. This wise, accessible guide—now revised and updated—makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat and in our everyday relationships and activities. Stone draws from numerous disciplines—including Buddhism and psychotherapy—to provide an in-depth, completely clear explanation of yogic philosophy, along with teachings on how to work with the conditions of our life and fully appreciate yoga as a practice of being intimate with moment-to-moment reality.

A Journey in the Heart

A Journey in the Heart
Author: Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN: 1480942146
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey in the Heart Book Excerpt:

A Journey in the Heart By: Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500 This book is meant to be an organized curriculum that takes a student beyond the foundational philosophy, anatomy, technical aspects, and teaching methodology developed from many advanced yoga teacher training workshops. The basics of yoga teaching with the standards of Yoga Alliance are not covered in this text. It is designed as a manual intended to meet the criteria for 300 hours of knowledge and practice above and beyond what is taught in basic yoga teacher training. A deep desire and enthusiasm for the teaching is perhaps a more important criterion for the aspiration to dive deeper. To be proficient in teaching and practicing, it takes thousands of hours and perhaps decades of committed work. The art and science of yoga teaching and practice come together with the flexible format surrounding factual structure presented in this book. Rather than an authoritative tool, this manual is fashioned to be a framework for the creative work it takes to teach yoga and practice deeper. The reader is encouraged to build upon the information and inspiration and to be creative and innovative with the material.

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga
Author: William J Broad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN: 1451641435
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Sacred Jewels of Yoga

Sacred Jewels of Yoga
Author: Dave DeLuca
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1608680401
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Jewels of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Ever since Swami Vivekananda's first speech to a packed audience of seven thousand at the first Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893, the West has been fascinated and confused by India's spiritual and religious philosophies. Today, millions of Americans practice the Asanas (positions) of Yoga, but few even scratch the surface of its universal philosophical and religious foundation. In Sacred Jewels of Yoga, popular speaker and teacher of Vedanta Dave DeLuca collects 166 excerpts from India's great scriptures and teachers to give beginners and devotees alike an accessible and eye-opening gift book of India's great philosophies. The anthology is made up of some of the most beautiful passages from India's most revered scriptures - the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhakti Sutras, the Astavakra Samhita, and the Srimad Bhagavatam - along with the sacred teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, two of the most beloved spiritual masters of the modern era. 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 for all lovers of truth.

The Heart of the Sun

The Heart of the Sun
Author: Jag B. Mahadeo
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2011-06-03
ISBN: 146340686X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Sun Book Excerpt:

Amid the political turmoil of a dictatorial regime in Guyana, South America, a young boy struggles to grow up and endure the nightly attacks against his own home and village. Growing up, he was influenced by several pillars of the community. In this book he describes his real life experiences of growing up in this atmosphere during these challenging times. It is a book of narratives and stories based on historical facts, personal ideas and experiences. The few poems within are about life and lifes experiences through his eyes and experiences of others.

Ocean of Yoga

Ocean of Yoga
Author: Julie Dunlop
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 0857013181
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Explore the vastness of yoga through the art of meditation. This collection offers short readings on a variety of yoga-related themes, including the eight limbs, the seven chakras, and yoga's sister science, Ayurveda. Meditations for awareness and well-being are included, as well as guided relaxations and opening and closing meditations for yoga class and home practice. Weaving together the practical experience of yoga with its ancient oceanic depths, the series of meditations encourage a centering that directs attention to the breath, the present, and appreciating the gifts that each moment of life can bring. Providing nourishment for the heart, mind and body through awareness, let this book turn your attention to the essence of yoga and invite you to go within while remaining rooted in the present moment.

The Heart of the Yogini

The Heart of the Yogini
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-02
ISBN: 0199982341
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Yogini Book Excerpt:

Though many practitioners of yoga and meditation are familiar with the Shri Chakra, a sacred diagram, few fully understand the depth of meaning in this representation of the cosmos. The Yoginihrdaya, a Hindu tantric text dating back to the tenth or eleventh century CE, discloses to initiates the secret of the Heart of the Yogini, or the supreme Reality: the divine plane where the Goddess (Tripurasundari, or Consciousness itself) manifests her power and glory, through her yantra, mantra, and worship. André Padoux, with Roger Orphe-Jeanty, offers the first English translation of this seminal text. Padoux demonstrates that the Yoginihrdaya is not a philosophical treatise aimed at expounding particular metaphysical tenets. Rather it aims to show a way towards liberation, or, more precisely, to a tantric form of liberation in this life-jivanmukti, which grants both liberation from the fetters of the world and domination over it.