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An introduction to yoga

Author: Annie Besant
Publisher: Adyar, Madras : Theosophical Pub. House, 1976, ©1908.
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Besant, Annie, 1847-1933.
Introduction to yoga.
Adyar, Madras : Theosophical Pub. House, 1976, ©1908
(OCoLC)609221992
Named Person: Patañjali.; Patañjali.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Besant
ISBN: 0835671208 9780835671200
OCLC Number: 3586197
Notes: "Tenth printing."
"These lectures are intended to give an outline of Yoga, in order to prepare the student to take up, for practical purposes, the Yoga sutras of Patanjali."
Description: 167 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Lecture I. The Nature of Yoga: 1. The meaning of the universe --
2. The unfolding of consciousness --
3. The oneness of the Self --
4. The quickening of the process of self-unfoldment --
5. Yoga is a science --
6. Man a duality --
7. States of mind --
8. Samadhi --
9. The literature of Yoga --
10. Some definitions --
11. God without and God within --
12. Changes of consciousness and vibrations of matter --
13. Mind --
14. Stages of mind --
15. Inward and outward-turned consciousness --
16. The cloud --
Lecture II. Schools of Thought: 1. Its relation to Indian philosophies --
2. Mind --
3. The mental body --
4. Mind and self --
Lecture III. Yoga as science: 1. Methods of Yoga --
2. To the Self by the Self --
3. To the Self through the Not-Self --
4. Yoga and morality --
5. Composition of states of the mind --
6. Pleasure and pain --
Lecture IV. Yoga as practice: 1. Inhibition of states of mind --
2. Meditation with and without Seed --
3. The use of mantras --
4. Attention --
5. Obstacles to Yoga --
6. Capacities for Yoga --
7. Forthgoing and returning --
8. Purifications of bodies --
9. Dwellers on the threshold --
10. Preparation for Yoga.
Responsibility: by Annie Besant.

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