Download E-books Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, and Practice (Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series) PDF

By Gregor Maehle

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first e-book, Ashtanga Yoga: perform and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle deals an in depth and multifaceted advisor to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate sequence. knowledgeable yogi and instructor, Maehle will advisor you on your subsequent point with an remarkable intensity of anatomical rationalization and remarkable realization to the practice’s philosophical and mythological history. you'll learn:
  • The history and functions of every of the 3 sorts of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
  • How to take advantage of Indian fable and cosmology to deepen your practice
  • The value of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition
  • The mythology in the back of the names of the Intermediate sequence postures
  • The features and barriers of physique components indispensable to the Intermediate sequence, together with the backbone, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint
  • How to harvest the total merits of working towards the Intermediate Series

Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate sequence via pictures, anatomical line drawings, and sensible, informative sidebars. He additionally discusses the philosophical and religious heritage of Ashtanga Yoga and locations the perform in the context of Indian cultural heritage. With passionate erudition, Maehle will organize you to harvest actual, non secular, and psychological achievement out of your evolving practice.

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Download E-books The Path of Yoga: Discovering the Essence and Origin of Yoga (OSHO Classics) PDF

By Osho

Yoga is now the world over an essential component of our health-conscious cultural panorama. it truly is practiced by way of thousands for well-being and health purposes. whereas Yoga is obvious and practiced in general as a physique workout application, the curiosity within the philosophical and religious size of Yoga is growing.

This booklet introduces us to Patanjali, the founding father of historic Yoga in India. It takes us step-by-step right into a deeper figuring out of the essence and origins of Yoga. Osho introduces and unlocks Patanjali's historic sutras, revealing how modern this historic message really is. It quick turns into transparent that we're simply at the cusp of a gaining a miles deeper realizing of Yoga and its position in our evolving international. strangely, the brain much more than the physique is the focal point of Patanjali’s instructing. He says: "Yoga is the cessation of mind."

As Osho says: "This is the definition of Yoga, the simplest definition. Yoga has been outlined in lots of methods; there are lots of definitions. a few say Yoga is the assembly of the brain with the divine; for this reason, it truly is known as yoga – yoga ability assembly, becoming a member of jointly. a few say that Yoga capacity losing the ego, ego is the barrier: the instant you drop the ego you're joined to the divine. You have been already joined; it simply seemed that you simply weren't joined as a result of ego. there are lots of definitions, yet Patanjali’s is the main medical. He says: Yoga is the cessation of mind.

“What is the brain? what's the brain doing there? what's it? quite often we predict that brain is anything mammoth there, contained in the head. Patanjali doesn’t agree, and not anyone who has ever identified the interior of the brain will agree. sleek technological know-how additionally doesn’t agree. brain isn't really anything tremendous contained in the head. brain is simply a functionality, simply an activity."

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Download E-books Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life: A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize, and Find Balance PDF

By Gail Boorstein Grossman

Restorative yoga poses for therapeutic your brain and body!

Written through teacher Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and released in partnership with Yoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you ways to perform restorative yoga--a type of yoga that makes a speciality of actual and psychological leisure via poses aided by means of props. it is a mild but empowering variety that is helping you de-stress and re-energize. whereas restorative yoga is useful on your complete physique, Gail additionally exhibits you the way to regard greater than twenty illnesses, reminiscent of complications, digestive concerns, and nervousness, via particular yoga poses and sequences. Guided via step by step directions and lovely pictures, you'll lightly ease your approach into internal calm and higher future health with strong yoga sequences.

Whether you are having difficulty drowsing, being affected by backaches, or simply are looking to unwind after a hectic day, you will discover stability all through your physique, soul, and brain with Restorative Yoga for Life.

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Download E-books Prana And Pranayama PDF

By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Prana and Pranayama is a finished textual content at the classical philosophy of prana,life force,and pranayama,the growth and keep watch over of the lifestyles force.It offers a whole description of the technological know-how of pranayama as ready within the classical texts and as taught within the Satyananda Yoga culture by means of Bihar university Of Yoga. the 1st a part of the ebook explores the speculation of prana and it really is similar yogic concepts,koshas,chakras,nadis and mantras.Secondly it expands upon respiration body structure and present study undertaken by way of technological know-how on pranayama.In the sensible section,specific instructions for practising pranayam are given,using precise directions and illustrations.Through out the text,scriptural resources additional improve the reader's figuring out bringing to gentle the unique technological know-how and reason of those classical teachings.

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Download E-books Bengal Nights: A Novel PDF

By Mircea Eliade

Set in Thirties Calcutta, this can be a roman á clef of exceptional intimacy. initially released in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel through the realm well known pupil Mircea Eliade info the passionate awakenings of Alain, an formidable younger French engineer flush with colonial delight and prejudice and entire of a eu fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps on the likelihood to find the genuine India firsthand. He quickly unearths himself enchanted by means of his host's daughter, the stunning and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious younger poet and previous scholar of Tagore. What follows is a captivating, tentative flirtation that quickly, opposed to all of the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms right into a love affair either very unlikely and finally tragic. This erotic ardour performs itself out in Alain's recommendations lengthy after its sour end. In hindsight he units down the tale, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and attempting to make experience of the sorrowful affair.

A vibrantly poetic love tale, Bengal Nights can be a merciless account of the wreckage left within the wake of a tender man's self discovery. right away frightening and deeply relocating, Eliade's tale repeats the styles of ecu engagement with India whilst it exposes and condemns them. helpful for the perception it deals into Eliade's existence and suggestion, it's a paintings of serious highbrow and emotional strength.

"Bengal Nights is forceful and harshly poignant, written with a good love of India expert by means of clear-eyed figuring out. yet don't open it if you happen to wish to stay unmoved by means of your interpreting topic. it's adequate to make stones weep.

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Download E-books The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga : Notes of the Seminar Given in 1932 by C.G. Jung PDF

"Kundalini yoga offered Jung with a version of whatever that was once virtually thoroughly missing in Western psychology--an account of the advance levels of upper consciousness.... Jung's insistence at the psychogenic and symbolic importance of such states is much more well timed now than then. As R. D. Laing stated... 'It used to be Jung who broke the floor right here, yet few him.'"--From the advent by way of Sonu Shamdasani

Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, offered to the mental membership in Zurich in 1932, has been commonly considered as a milestone within the mental knowing of jap notion and of the symbolic variations of internal event. Kundalini yoga awarded Jung with a version for the developmental levels of upper awareness, and he interpreted its symbols by way of the method of individuation. With sensitivity towards a brand new generation's curiosity in replacement religions and mental exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has introduced jointly the lectures and discussions from this seminar. during this quantity, he re-creates for trendy reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of prewar Europe seemed japanese spirituality as they found an increasing number of of its assets, from yoga to tantric texts. Reconstructing this seminar via new documentation, Shamdasani explains, in his advent, why Jung proposal that the comprehension of jap proposal used to be crucial if Western psychology was once to increase. He is going directly to orient latest viewers towards an appreciation of a few of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar team: what's the relation among jap colleges of liberation and Western psychotherapy? What connection is there among esoteric non secular traditions and spontaneous person event? What mild do the symbols of Kundalini yoga shed on stipulations clinically determined as psychotic? not just have been those questions very important to analysts within the Thirties yet, as Shamdasani stresses, they proceed to have mental relevance for readers at the threshold of the twenty-first century. This quantity additionally bargains newly translated fabric from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar through the indologist Wilhelm Hauer offered at the side of that of Jung, illustrations of the cakras, and Sir John Woodroffe's vintage translation of the tantric textual content, the Sat-cakra Nirupana.

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Download E-books Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy PDF

By Georg Feuerstein

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Tantra—often linked to Kundalini Yoga—is a primary measurement of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a route to endless bliss. Tantra has been greatly misunderstood within the West, notwithstanding, the place its practices are frequently stressed with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: the trail of Ecstasy dispels many universal misconceptions, supplying an available advent to the heritage, philosophy, and perform of this remarkable religious culture.

The Tantric teachings are aimed toward the attainment of enlightenment in addition to non secular energy and are current not just in Hinduism but additionally Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. during this booklet, Georg Feuerstein bargains readers a transparent realizing of genuine Tantra, in addition to acceptable assistance for religious perform and the attainment of upper cognizance.

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Download E-books Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga PDF

By Meagan McCrary

On the outside it may possibly look that yoga is yoga is yoga, yet take a better glance and you’ll become aware of myriad varied yoga platforms and lineages. There are dozens of yoga kinds to select from, and whereas yoga is for everybody, no longer each variety is the precise healthy for everyone. yet how do you decide among mysterious-sounding names similar to Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary came across while she started exploring diversified periods, discovering the fitting type is vital for constructing a gentle yoga perform. Pick Your Yoga Practice is the 1st ebook to explain the main fashionable yoga types intensive, together with educating technique, components of perform, philosophical and non secular underpinnings, classification constitution, physical exercise, and private recognition. these new to yoga will realize they've got innovations and will with a bit of luck attend a category in their selecting, whereas skilled practitioners will extend their realizing of the great international of contemporary yoga, and maybe locate themselves venturing into new territory.

Styles included:

Ashtanga * Iyengar * Kundalini * critical * Kripalu
Bikram * Jivamukti * Sivananda * Ananda
Viniyoga * Svaroopa * strength * Forrest * ISHTA
Anusara * Moksha * AcroYoga

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