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Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
Paperback      ISBN: 1585420204
Completely revised and highlighted by intructional black-and-white photographs, a classic guide to yoga introduces a wide range of poses and exercises, discusses the health benefits to be derived from them, and explains how to incorporate them into one's daily life. Original.
The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion: A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras
The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion
A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816643
• The first translation of this great but little-known path of spiritual devotion written for the modern Western audience. • An insightful commentary aimed at making the path of love immediately accessible to Westerners. • A life-affirming and relationship-positive path of yoga. • Written in the spirit of the kirtans (ecstatic songs and dances) of Narada, sensitively translated by Prem Prakash. Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, is considered one of the primary paths for spiritual realization in yogic tradition. Its author, Narada, is the embodiment of the enlightened sage who travels the universe spreading his sacred teachings. Unlike Jnana Yoga, the Yoga of Wisdom, the bhakti acolyte does not discriminate against material phenomena--for him, all phenomena are aspects of God. Within the context of Ananda, blissful love, the temporal is realized as the reflection of the eternal, and the soul is realized as the expression of God.
Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Pilates on the Ball
The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819812
A synthesis of two acclaimed fitness techniques, the body-conditioning Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball, presents a low-impact exercise program without the requirement of expensive equipment, and that can be adapted to all levels of athletic ability, as well as to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. Original.
Zen Meditation: Plain and Simple
Zen Meditation
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.
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System
Wheels of Life
A User's Guide to the Chakra System
Paperback      ISBN: 0875423205
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CHAKRA SYSTEM? Many people focus on a single chakra - like the Crown Chakra for Spirituality, the Brow Chakra for Psychic Powers, the Heart Chakra for Universal Love, the Solar Plexus for Power (especially for those into the martial arts) and so on - each chakra's special attribute. And some people try to repress the 'lower' chakras as morally bad. BUT the real importance is to understand the chakras as The Energy System of the entire Mind/Body/Spirit Complex. WHEELS OF LIFE presents the Chakra System as a “Formula for Wholeness and a Template for Transformation” - actually a “Map for the Journey through Life” “At the inner core of each one of us spin seven wheel-like energy centers called chakras. Swirling intersections of vital life forces, each chakra reflects an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives. Together the seven chakras form a system of modeling that consciousness that enables us to better see ourselves - in mind, body, behavior and culture. This system is a valuable tool for personal and planetary growth. “Chakras are centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. As all our action and understanding arise from and return to points within ourselves, our chakras, as core centers form the coordinating network of our complicated mind/body system. . . . The chakras are the master programs that govern our life, loves, learning and illumination. Like a rainbow bridge, they form the connecting channel between mind and body, spirit and matter, past and future, Heaven and Earth. As we spin through the tumultuous times of our present era, the chakras are the gears that turn the spiral of evolution, drawing our attention toward the still untapped frontiers of consciousness and its infinite potential.” (from Chapter One) Wheels of Life is a system about a system - journeying the reader through the seven major chakras with theory, example, practical application and experiential exercises to accomplish the great work of personal transformation. Each consciousness is a unit in the evolutionary process moving us from what we are to what we can become, and through that process we realize ourselves as magicians, healers and visionaries. Wheels of Life takes us through each chakra to fulfill its potentials and then transforms and makes us whole. The journey is taken step-by-step, with each step bringing practical advantages in the development of inherent skills and abilities to meet the increasingly critical challenges of life in our times. Your life is filled with meaning and purpose. Its destiny is Enlightenment. Now, you must take the first step.
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit
A Return to Wholeness
Paperback      ISBN: 0805059709
In a holistic guide to yoga, a noted movement therapist outlines seven simple movement principles that form the basis of all human motion, provides exercises to help readers achieve yoga postures, and discusses ten key ethical precepts that can be incorporated into a total mind, body, and spirit program. Original.
Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy
Kundalini
The Arousal of the Inner Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810203
In Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy, Ajit Mookerjee writes of the core experience of Tantra, the process in which the energy is awakened and rises throughout the energy centers (chakras) to unite with Pure Consciousness at the crown of the head. Beautifully illustrated in color with Indian tantric art.
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation and Commentary
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812621
Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text. A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali his experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.
Dynamic Yoga: The Ultimate Workout That Chills Your Mind As It Charges Your Body
Dynamic Yoga
The Ultimate Workout That Chills Your Mind As It Charges Your Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0722536577
Provides nine workouts that combine fitness training with stress release and dynamic breathing to build up strength, stamina, flexibility, concentration, and alertness
The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816031
A widely respected yoga scholar offers the first comprehensive study of the philosophical concepts of classical yoga, based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.