Philosophy, Ethics, and Practices for a Modern Spiritual Life Dr.
Shankaranarayana Jois. mind is in poor condition, that is not so easy. Our mind is
also the most important tool on the yogic path. If we have a balanced and healthy
mind, we can ...
Author: Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
In today’s complex world, how is it possible to truly live as a yogi? Traditional yoga theory offers fresh, insightful solutions to today’s practical lifestyle concerns, ranging from environmentalism to personal health and wellness. Tuning in to classic yoga philosophy and teachings can bring to light our greatest strengths while showing us how to maintain a healthy body and clear mind while attaining inner happiness. Drawing from his personal experiences of yoga and insight into ancient Sanskrit texts, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois connects yogic philosophy to how we approach food, work, education, relationships, and other conscious lifestyle choices to support our deepest longings for happiness, peace, and balance. Practical and insightful, The Sacred Tradition of Yoga begins with a clear and deep inquiry into the human condition, reminding us of the true purpose of Yoga. The second half of the book focuses on the yamas and niyamas, the personal disciplines and social ethics of yoga. Throughout, Dr. Jois’s teachings honor ancient traditions and underscore the benefits we can gain from adopting a yogic way of life in the modern world.
Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book.
Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes. Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.
ries of evolution and God—Ethical doctrines— Lead to salvation: ethical practices
— Yogic conduct of life—Analysis of ... priest o›ers a balanced consideration of
methods used in both Eastern and Western spir- itual traditions to make the mind
Author: Daren Callahan
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. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master’s theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.
This book addresses myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, such as: Body image and awareness (for men and women) Religious and spiritual aspects of yoga Ethics, personal growth, and the teaching of yoga Physical and psychological ...
Author: Fritz Allhoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophicaldimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone presents a widearray of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched byyoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topicsinclude body image for men and women; the religious and spiritualaspects of yoga; and issues relating to ethics, personal growth,and the teaching of yoga. Written by philosophers andnon-philosophers alike, with contributions from professional yogainstructors, lifelong practitioners, and first-timers, Yoga— Philosophy for Everyone offers a wealth of material forboth enjoyment and deep reflection.
Public perception in the west is that asana, from Hatha yoga, equals Yoga with a
capital Y. That is unfortunate ... It does not matter one iota if you can get your feet
on the back of your head if your relationships in the world are not balanced,
loving or ethical. Early on in the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says that if your mind is
unclear, the best way you can realise yoga is to first clean up your relationships.
Author: Alix Johnson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Yoga: The Essence of Life is a collection of interviews with eight thought-provoking and prominent teachers of yoga. These modern yogis reflect candidly on their personal experience of the eternal quest to know the Self. From the mighty Shandor to the deity-like Muktanand, each of these teachers has walked a spiritual path that is unique. Whichever the path - on the mat performing demanding poses or at the guru's feet in silent meditation - each has confronted notions of ego and Self, of separateness and unity, of purpose and pain, and of ultimate liberation. This book gives the dedicated yoga student and curious reader alike the chance to listen to the wisdom of these teachers. To hear their inner-most thoughts, and to glimpse a little of the essence of life according to the philosophy of yoga from those who have lived it.
the ability to direct the mind exclusively towards an object and sustain focus in
that direction without any distractions.” Practicing yoga means striving for a
balanced mental state, which with training strengthens you in every way. These
techniques ... It is an ethical base on which everything is built, but is complex and
impossible to slavishly follow, which would defeat the purpose anyway. Each
individual is ...
Author: Ulrica Norberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Illustrated guide to hatha yoga with many poses.
The right equilibrium in the secretions of the endocrine system , necessary for a
healthy mind and body is achieved through “ preksha ” meditation , “ kayot sarga
" ( conscious suspension of all body movements ) and other yogic exercises .
Author: M. M. Luther
Publisher: TATA McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
With special reference to India.
It Yama ( yoga pathway through social takes the form of conversations between
the restraints or ethical values ) Hindu ... believed that matter and spirit needed to
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras be unified to achieve control over the ( 200 BC ) mind .
Author: Nita A. Martin
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
There is a growing realization that stretching is an important way of helping to maintain a healthy body and mind, and of reducing the risk of muscle injury. This guide brings together classic yoga exercises and stretching training, and presents a programme that can be used for improving flexibility, strength and balance. Packed full of information and containing over 250 colour photographs, it provides a holistic and structured approach to training and development. Topics covered: Presents a brief history of yoga Contains a beginner's guide Considers the skeletal and muscular systems as they relate to stretching Provides simple, step-by-step instructions Covers preparation exercises, and seated, standing, supine and floor exercises Includes helpful teaching points, tips on safety and training, and a session planner AUTHOR: Dr Nita Martin is the lead yoga instructor and founder of Yoga Flex, which is based in Cambridge in the UK and offers quality yoga instruction to both individuals and groups. Nita also works closely with athletes in a variety of sports, helping them to improve their performance in their chosen field. She lives in Cambridge. SELLING POINTS: An invaluable handbook for sports coaches and an inspirational training and reference work for yoga students and teachers Provides a holistic and structured approach to training and development This book will help the reader to establish range of motion, plan sessions to meet development needs, modify exercises to suit level of ability and track progress 252 colour photos
The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras--the basic text for classical yoga--are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga.
Author: Deborah Adele
Publisher: On Word Bound Books Llc
The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas—a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints"—and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances—purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. A self-study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion.
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KNOWN IN THE WEST as a form of gentle exercise ... COMPATIBILITY Yoga
Yoga postures develop physical flexibility and controlled relaxation to harmonize
the body and mind . ... where researchers developing biofeedback begin with
ethical guidelines , including techniques found that yoga meditation healthy
Author: Anne Woodham
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
More than 90 key therapies: Features every type of therapy, from acupuncture to yoga, with details of how each one works and step-by-step photographs of typical treatment The best treatment options: Highlights the most effective ways to treat more than 200 health problems, from asthma to high blood pressure, in an easy-to-consult ailments section Unique ratings system: At-a-glance ratings, based on the latest scientific research, evaluate individual therapies and highlight their suitability for different ailments Definitive reference guide: Authoritatively written by a respected health author with a leading doctor and complementary practitioner, in conjunction with a team of specialists.
of yourThose who believe that Yoga should be strenuous often equate success
with suffering . Many people force ... To me , that would be harming yourself ,
contradicting one of the most important ethical guidelines in Yoga : nonviolence .
... The connection between a strong , healthy body and a bright , alert mind is
Author: Alice Christensen
"The American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge" goes beyond the basics to provide a dynamic, intensive workout. Each of its seven routines targets a specific goal, such as strength, energy, focus, concentration, or increased flexibility. The routines include new breathing and meditation techniques. 172 photos. 9 illustrations.