Meditation and Yoga
Meditations on the Soul
Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino
Paperback ISBN: 0892816589
The problems that taxed the minds of people during the Renaissance were much the same as those confronting us today. In their perplexity many deep-thinking people sought the advice of Marsilio Ficino, the leader of the Platonic Academy in Florence, and through his letters he advised them, encouraged them, and sometimes reproved them. Ficino was utterly fearless in expressing what he knew to be true. His letters cover the widest range of topics, mixing philosophy and humor, compassion and advice, and offering a profound glimpse into the soul of the Renaissance. This is the only accessible collection of Ficino's writings available in English.Â
Glimpses of Grace
Daily Thoughts and Reflections
Paperback ISBN: 0060652810
The author of A Wrinkle in Time presents a selection of 365 passages from her popular works, in an inspirational anthology organized for daily reading and encompassing thoughts on the nature of life, art, beauty, God, and the simple joys and sorrows of everyday life. Reprint.
The Breathing Book
Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work
Paperback ISBN: 0805042970
A groundbreaking approach to improving the quality of your life through the most readily accessible resource: your breath. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma and ease stress, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions.
Plain and Simple
Paperback ISBN: 0804832110
An updated neww edition of the classic zen meditation guidebook features clear, step-by-step photographs illustrating the proper positions and postures, detailed insturctions in the basics of zazen, and complete explanations of the religious and philosophical beliefs of Zen. Original.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 0786880708
Featured on the PBS series, Healing and the Mind, with Bill Moyers, a best-seller explains the principles of mindfulness--a Buddhist method of achieving fulfillment and inner peace--through a blend of anecdotes, instructions, and meditations. Reprint. Tour.
The Essence of Yoga
Essays on the Development of Yogic Philosophy from the Vedas to Modern Times
Paperback ISBN: 0892817380
A collection of classic essays by two highly regarded scholars on the development of yoga and its rapport with other religious traditions.Â Georg Feuerstein, one of the world's foremost scholars of yoga, and Jeanine Miller, long recognized for her insightful commentaries on the RgVeda, here pool their considerable talents in a look at the development of yogic thought across the ages and its similarities with the Christian mysticism of Meister Eckhart. Two of their essays included here?one concerning the essence of yoga and the other looking at the meaning of suffering in yoga?have long been singled out by indologists for correcting prevalent misconceptions and providing a conceptual framework for many of the subsequent studies in that field. The reprinting of these important essays in The Essence of Yoga gives new readers a chance to share some of the authors' earliest insights into yoga and their deep conviction that these discoveries are of the highest significance for a proper understanding of the human condition.
Heart of Yoga
Developing a Personal Practice
Paperback ISBN: 089281764x
Here is 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. The author is a world-renowned teacher and the son of Krishnamacharya.
The Definitive Guide to the Chakras and Kundalini
Paperback ISBN: 0892817666
The most comprehensive guide to chakra meditation and the ancient spiritual science of layayoga ever created.Â â€¢ One of the great works on yoga, available for the first time in the United States. â€¢ Full-color plates illustrate each chakra.Â With the growing interest in energy medicine in the West, the ancient Hindu tradition of chakra meditation has become increasingly important to both healers and spiritual seekers. While new to us, the chakras have long been studied in the East, with the spiritual science of layayoga having the profoundest knowledge of these energy centers. The fundamental aspect of layayoga is the arousing of dormant energy within the body through concentration and breathing exercises and the movement of this energy through the chakras to achieve supreme consciousness. Unlike kundalini yoga, which starts with the lower chakras and moves energy upward, layayoga meditation starts with the Sahasrara, the spiritual chakra that crowns the aura, and brings energy down to spiritualize each chakra in turn. Layayoga has long been viewed as the most comprehensive and deeply researched examination of the chakras available in the West. Its detailed, illustrated look at each of the chakras and the various meditations and mantras that go with them makes it a must for serious students of yoga.Â
How We Live Our Yoga
Teachers and Practitioners on How Yoga Enriches, Surprises, and Heals Us
Paperback ISBN: 0807062952
"This captivating, fresh collection of personal stories provocatively explores the question of 'what happens to a practice based on stillness and acceptance, in a world based on striving, distraction and insatiable appetites.' More than a dozen yoga practitioners shine light on their own lives to reveal a great breadth of possibilities about the reach of yoga for Americans."-Publishers Weekly, starred review