The Making of a Yoga Master
Pages: 368 pages
Size: Paperback, 6 X 9 inches
When Suhas Tambe was initiated into the study and life of a yogi through his Indian spiritual master, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—an age–old system of guidance—were integral to his training. Tambe is now a scholar and longterm practitioner of this esoteric wisdom. He is also the first Westerner to reveal the hidden sequence of these sutras, which he received from his teacher.
From the time of Patanjali onward (~300 BCE), the scrambling of the sequence of sutras was a respected tradition. Such deliberate confusion was done with a view to preserving the sanctity of these precious teachings. Since interpretation of any sutra must bear reference to and consistency with the previous and the following sutra, proper sequence becomes a critical factor, fundamental to the use of this time-honored scripture. The key to the real sequence of Yoga-Sütra was handed down verbally by the guru only to the eligible disciple. The Making of a Yoga Master reveals this original sequence, which has been hidden for so long.
Far more than an instruction manual, this book is also about one seeker’s progression. The author, who began his search entrenched in materialism (he was an accountant with an MBA working in IT), was “transformed” into a devoted Yoga practitioner. This path thoroughly changed his life’s priorities, evolved his purpose and dissolved old habits in a way that will be inspiring to many. “Yoga not just entered my life,” he writes, “but now, it is my life.”
The clear and sequential stages of transformation through yoga are documented here as perhaps nowhere else in contemporary literature. This new sequence unfolds a practical road-map for knowing and practicing the elevation of the seeker’s awareness—from the physical to more subtle and refined levels—and designates observable milestones to determine one’s progress on the path. The Making of a Yoga Master marries the philosophy of Yoga with clear “how-to” instructions.
A NECESSARY BOOK FOR:
- Yoga Teachers & Scholars
- Advanced Yoga Students
- Libraries, both local and university
AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR: All Yoga Schools & Studios