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The inner tradition of yoga : a guide to yoga philosophy for the contemporary practitioner

Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practicing psychotherapist and yoga instructor furnishes an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy and beliefs to provide a revealing look at the spiritual side of yoga practice that emphasizes the key link between the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life, as well as yoga's ethics of patience, honesty, and nonviolence.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Stone
ISBN: 9781590305690 1590305698
OCLC Number: 182528066
Description: xii, 234 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Avidya : seeing things as they are --
Embracing suffering --
Marga : establishing the path --
Embodying the path --
Lowering your center of gravity --
The eight limbs --
Practicing the yamas --
The yamas beyond dualism --
The five klesas --
Freedom through the klesas --
Stillness and movement --
The five kosas : sheaths of the mindbody : --
I think it's better not to make up new terms unless there really is no English word that would serve --
Working with the kosas --
Samskara : webs of mind and body --
Prana : energetic flow --
Body in mind --
Letting go : asana and meditation intertwined --
Prana and citta --
The empty vessel --
Sunyata : boundless and empty --
Yoga, death and dying : what is most astounding.
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A practicing psychotherapist and yoga instructor furnishes an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy and beliefs to provide a revealing look at the spiritual side of yoga practice that emphasizes the key link between the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life, as well as yoga's ethics of patience, honesty, and nonviolence.

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Sensitive, Articulate, Practical

by exploringlife (WorldCat user published 2009-08-30) Excellent Permalink

I have read a number of books about the inner life or inner discipline of Yoga. The Inner Tradition of Yoga is, for me, one of the most sensitive, articulate, yet practical guides into this world. It has become my main guide. Anyone interested in developing greater inner insight, discipline and understanding...
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