The Wisdom of Yoga

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 ...

The Wisdom of Yoga

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.

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The Wisdom of Yoga
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Stephen Cope
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-04 - Publisher: Bantam

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
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Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Ram Bhakt
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-31 - Publisher: Rockridge Press

Ancient techniques for thriving in modern times Living a healthy, happy, and purposeful life starts with a clear and focused mind. A Seeker's Guide to the Yoga Sutras is an easy introduction to the lessons of Patanjali--graceful, concise explanations of spiritual truths. With short chapters that show you how to
Yoga
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Daren Callahan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-28 - Publisher: McFarland

Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English–language yoga texts published since 1981.
Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Charlotte Bell
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-01 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

A longtime yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation practitioner, Charlotte Bell describes in passionate detail how she applied the eightfold path of the Yoga Sutras and the Buddha’s heed for mindfulness to her hectic Western life—with practicality and precision, grace and guts.Her insights honor these timeless teachings while staying relevant to
Yoga Therapy as a Whole-Person Approach to Health
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Lee Majewski, Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-21 - Publisher: Singing Dragon

In this book, Lee Majewski and Ananda Bhavanani define yoga and yoga therapy as a whole person practice, demonstrating how it can help the individual to heal through their own mechanisms. The authors bring yogic concepts from theory into everyday life, exploring how yoga therapy can work with all levels