Designed for people with a busy lifestyle, this highly acclaimed series of inspiring and practical paperbacks cover a wide range of topics. Each book is a showcase of the trademark DK style that marries instructive photographs with easy-to-rea
"A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth."--Jacob NeedlemanThe Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning "union," and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. The basic questions "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What is the purpose of life?" are asked by each new generation, and Patanjali's answers form one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual texts in the world. He explains what yoga is, how it works, and exactly how to purify the mind and let it settle into absolute stillness. This stillness is our own Self. It is the indispensable ground for Enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of all our aspirations. Alistair Shearer's lucid introduction and superb translation, fully preserving Patanjali's jewel-like style, bring these ancient but vital teachings to those who seek the path of self-knowledge today. Bell Tower's series, Sacred Teachings, offers essential spiritual classics from all traditions. May each book become a trusted companion on the way of truth, encouraging readers to study the wisdom of the ages and put it into practice each day.
A collection of guided journeys and meditations to help the reader connect with and learn from power animals and spirit allies.- 50 unique power animal and spirit guide meditations - Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Medicine Cards, Angela Werneke - 7 additional journeys going to new levels added since first edition What can the hawk teach you about your life purpose? What does the salmon know of fertile dreams, goal setting, and self actualization? Calling upon the magical wisdom of nature, Nicki Scully guides us into the spirit world of sacred totems, oracles, and animal teachings from many cultures, including Africa, Egypt, and North America. Encounter the archetypal wisdom teachings of Cobra, Eagle, Dolphin, Lioness, White Buffalo, Coyote, Cedar Tree, and many others. Each totem is exquisitely illustrated by Angela Werneke, the award-winning illustrator of Medicine Cards.
Spend just a few minutes each day practicing the remarkable yoga and energy work techniques in this book and you will quickly build a solid foundation of inner relaxation and energy discipline that leads to better health, a longer life, and greater control over your personal destiny. Dr. Jonn Mumford's classic guide to the fundamentals of energy work is one of the clearest, most accessible books on yoga available. It offers a wealth of illustrations, tables, and full-color chakra energy cards to bridge the gap between instruction and understanding. In this unique self help book's final section, a beautiful Tantric ritual describes the "levers" with which you can transform an everyday moment into one of transcendence.
A Chakra & Kundalini Workbook includes a twelve-week plan of powerful psychic techniques, breath and posture exercises for ultimate health and wellness.
- Experience total release from everyday stress and worries
- Overcome insomnia, mild depression, anxiety, and panic attacks
- Rejuvenate your nervous system and sharpen sensory perception
- Improve your memory and access "forgotten" subconscious material
- Develop your psychic abilities, including telepathy and clairvoyance
- Enter states of ecstasy and gain cosmic consciousness
Free yourself from the limitations of the earth plane and the laws of space and time. Astral Voyages presents more than 65 exercises that train you to safely leave your physical body and return unharmed from explorations of the upper astral plane and the causal, mental, or etheric realms. You might even venture to the soul plane and observe the process of selecting your next lifetime
Dr. Goldberg unveils his paradigm of the 13 dimensions, developed from 25 years of experience with hypnotic regression, progression, and out-of-body experiences. Specific scripts train you for guided imagery astral voyage, lucid dreams, accessing the Akashic records, cabalistic projection, and advanced techniques such as the Witch's Cradle and the 37-Degree Technique used by the ancient Egyptians. Other topics in this metaphysical book include astral entities, astral sex, astral healing, and scientific studies on astral voyaging.
Describes techniques from a wide variety of traditions, including shamanism, yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and biofeedback
Much of the Western world was completely unaware of the profound impact of the breath on the body and mind until the 1970's. It was during this time that Swami Rama astonished physiologists by demonstrating perfect control over his heart rate and brain waves--something Western scientists didn't believe humans could possibly achieve. In this book, Swami Rama shares some of the basic breathing techniques practiced by Himalayan yogis, so that you too can experience the profound effects of pranayama and breath control.The goal of Science of Breath is to present knowledge and practices regarding the breath in a way that can be applied to personal growth. This book is a masterful guide to systematically identifying bad breathing habits, replacing those habits with healthy breathing patterns, and developing control over pranic flow. Learn how to develop and master the link between your body and mind through the understanding of the breath. With increased awareness and control of the subtle aspects of breathing, one can effect deep physical and psychological changes and begin to master the roaming tendencies of the mind. Science of Breath opens the door to a new way of being, providing a powerful tool in the pursuit of holistic health and personal growth.
A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly acclaimed fitness techniques: Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball.- Non-impact Pilates exercises on the ball can be adapted for all levels of ability, from fitness trainers and weekend athletes to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. - Shows how to practice Pilates techniques without expensive equipment. - Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs for maximal learning. The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a highly effective workout technique that strengthens the body while engaging the mind. Developed in the early twentieth century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method aligns the body; builds long, lean muscles; and develops core abdominal strength. Many lifestyle and fitness magazines have named Pilates the hottest workout of the decade. In a first-of-its-kind fusion, Pilates on the Ball merges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance. The ball magnifies the benefits of the carefully developed and refined Pilates Method. Because maintaining balance on the ball recruits the deep, stabilizing muscles of the spine, the postural muscles are strengthened. The ball intensifies athletic performance by increasing resistance and heightening awareness of how the body moves in space. Chapters detail the Pilates principles step by step, with successive movements to challenge all levels of ability and watch points for careful evaluation of your form. Intense enough to engage seasoned athletes yet accessible enough to use as an everyday exercise routine or to alleviate chronic pain, Pilates on the Ball builds strong bodies and engaged minds.