books by Georg Feuerstein

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Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies

For Dummies, 2012

Learn basic yoga postures and series in a day? Easy. Want to start enjoying the benefits of yoga today? The secret's out—you can quickly get up-to-speed on the basics of yoga and begin your workout with the help of this fun guide. Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies gives you an easy-to-follow introduction on the essential beginning elements of yoga. It's packed with tips and advice for staying balanced while maintaining ...


The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice
Georg Feuerstein

Shambhala, 2003

Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health. ...


The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
Georg Feuerstein

Hohm Press, 2001

From the foremost living authority on Yoga comes the most comprehensive and reliable treatment of the subject available today. This is a work of impeccable scholarship by a person who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga. The book offers a complete overview of every Yogic tradition, from the familiar to the lesser-known forms. It also covers all aspects of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, ...


The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices
Georg Feuerstein

Shambhala, 2011

This overview of the essentials of Yoga is meant to both broaden and deepen the understanding of beginning students. It covers all the basic elements of this ancient discipline and philosophy of India—including Yoga poses, diet, breath control, meditation, mantras, Kundalini energy, and more. It also includes newly translated excerpts from the scriptures and pays special attention to branches of Yoga, such as Tantra, that are of great interest ...


Living Yoga

Tarcher, 1993

A masterful exploration of the major schools of yoga, published on the 100th anniversary of yoga in America. With this book, readers will discover the wisdom of the millenia--and learn to live yoga. Topics include the yoga approach to diet and nutrition, meditation as an antidote to stress, the yoga of love and devotion, and more. Photographs and illustrations.


Yoga For Dummies
Larry Payne, Georg Feuerstein

For Dummies, 2014

Sharing the benefits of yoga in a way that everyone can enjoy and understand Practicing yoga has many health benefits, including improving your overall fitness, flexibility, and strength. It has also been known to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. And if you're suffering from chronic lower back pain, yoga is a perfect choice for you. Yoga For Dummies, 3rd Edition will show you how to get up to speed on the fundamentals of Yoga, whether ...


The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra
Georg Feuerstein

Shambhala, 2011

The ever-increasing popularity of Yoga and related practices makes a desktop reference like this indispensible. With over twenty-five hundred entries and extensive illustrations, it combines comprehensiveness with accessibility. The book is arranged and written in a manner that will inform rather than overwhelm the lay reader, while at the same time offering valuable references for the professional researcher and the historian of religion. This ...


The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary
Georg Feuerstein Ph.D.

Inner Traditions, 1989

Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Pata񪡬i  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 ...


Tantra: Path of Ecstasy
Georg Feuerstein

Shambhala, 1998

Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and ...


Yoga For Dummies
Georg Feuerstein, Larry Payne

For Dummies, 2010

The long-awaited update of the trusted yoga book A decade since its initial publication, Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition has been updated and revised to include coverage of the newest concepts and practices that have emerged in the yoga community over the past ten years. Still maintaining its emphasis on safe approaches to the physical practice of yoga, Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition breaks down the concepts and poses, making yoga ...


Holy Madness: The Shock Tactics and Radical Teachings of Crazy-Wise Adepts, Holy Fools, and Rascal Gurus (An ...
Georg Feuerstein

Universal Sales & Marketing, 1991

An exploration of the shock tactics and radical teachings of "crazy-wise adepts, holy fools and rascal gurus" - the cult religious leaders who challenge our commonsense views of reality and norms of conduct. This book explores this universal dimension of spirituality in a blend of history, philosophy, theology and first-person accounts. Here are Fools for Christ, sitting naked on garbage heaps, eccentric Zen masters baffling their students with ...


The Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation

Shambhala, 2014

A fresh English translation laid out facing the original Sanskrit for easy reference and accompanied by a wealth of essential ancillary materials that make this book a complete course on the Bhagavad-Gītā in a single volume.      This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by ...


In Search of the Cradle of Civilization
Georg Feuerstein, Subhash Kak, ...

Quest Books, 2001

For decades, schoolbooks have taught that Sumer was the cradle of civilization. Conventional scholarship has also held that Aryan civilization came to India by way of invasions from the north. But in this ground-breaking book, three renowned scholars show that there was no "Aryan invasion," and that India, not Sumer, was the cradle of civilized humanity. Through exploring the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the Vedas, this book also ...


Yoga For Dummies
Georg Feuerstein, Larry Payne

For Dummies, 2009

Feel better than ever with yoga! Want to release tension, lose stress, and get in shape?  This handy guide will show you how to do all of that with yoga. You'll get helpful, easy-to-follow tips on how to create your own personal program and find out how to strength your mind and body with yoga! Find out: How to breathe your way to great health Great relaxation techniques for letting go of stress How to customize your yoga routine All about a ...


Yoga Morality: Ancient Teachings at a Time of Global Crisis
Georg Feuerstein

Hohm Press, 2007

Explores Yogic philosophy and practice to discover what it means to be a mature, moral person. Counterbalancing the current trend toward overpopulariziation. Yoga is not about the glamour of its physical postures or fabulous states of meditation. Yoga, which lies at the heart of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, is a spiritual tradition is concerned with personal growth and the ultimate goal of complete self-transcendence to the point of ...


Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters

Bantam, 2002

Here is an inspirational and accessible introduction to the deep inner wisdom of yoga gathered from sources both ancient and modern by one of America’s most respected yoga scholars. YOGA GEMS For the millions of Americans who now practice yoga regularly, here is the perfect introduction to the rich philosophical and spiritual tradition behind the exercises. George Feuerstein has drawn short, memorable quotations from the key texts of ...


Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy
Georg Feuerstein

Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989

The impulse toward transcendence is intrinsic to human life. Nowhere has this drive found a more consistent and versatile expression than in India. The civilization of India has spawned an overwhelming variety of spiritual beliefs, practices, and approaches. The goal of Yoga, the most famous and globally widespread of India's spiritual traditions, is to take us beyond ourselves to the Absolute Reality, to the utterly blissful union of the ...


Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind
Frank Jude Boccio, Georg Feuerstein

Wisdom Publications, 2004

Whether you have no background in meditation or yoga or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga , which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice. Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends ...


The Matrix of Yoga: Teachings, Principles and Questions
Georg Feuerstein, Brenda Feuerstein

Hohm Press, 2013

This book offers novice Yoga practitioners a solid foundation on which to begin or build their personal practice. Written by two highly-respected Yoga teachers and scholars in the West-Georg Feuerstein and his wife Brenda Feuerstein-the book will also augment Yoga teacher trainings, and provide current Yoga teachers with an invaluable text to use with or recommend to their new students. Yoga stands for spiritual discipline, as it was developed ...


The Psychology of Yoga: Integrating Eastern and Western Approaches for Understanding the Mind
Georg Feuerstein

Shambhala, 2014

How the mind works according to the ancient yogic traditions, compared and contrasted to the approaches of Western psychology—by one of the greatest yoga scholars of our time.      Georg Feuerstein begins the book by establishing the historical context of modern Western psychology and its gradual encounter with Indian thought, then follows this introduction with twenty-three chapters, each of which presents a topic--generally a ...



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