Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
Pages: 550 pages;
Size: Paperback, 8.5 X 11 inches
Discover the powerful spiritual and physical roots of Yoga with Georg Feuerstein - the foremost Western authority on the Yoga tradition.
What has become the most popular form of exercise in the West is an ancient and rich tradition, the understanding of which can transform one's Yoga practice from mere exercise to a holistic spiritual, emotional and physical practice.
With a comprehensive presentation covering the history as well as psychology of Yoga practice and literature, Feuerstein's authoritative book delves into lesser known forms of Yoga such as Raja Yoga, Bhakta Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Jnana Yoga.
The Best Book on Yoga Hands Down! Also a Great Exploration of Vedanta and Samkhya. There is no doubt that this is the best book on Yoga period. Georg Feuerstein is still one of the most underrated scholars on Yoga and Eastern thought out there. His understanding of classical Yoga is phenomenal. This book has often been referred to as the "Yoga phone book" for its size. But I will tell you, you don't want the book to end once you dive in. Feuerstein explores everything about the Yoga tradition to its nth degree. Actually he covers a lot more than that. He also does a fantastic job in covering Vedanta and Samkhya philosophy. He takes you through the whole history of Hindu thought, not just Yoga. Be careful though, this book is the real deal. It is not about the Western version of Yoga that is a poor rip off of Hatha Yoga. This book explains what Yoga truly is and why it is important to follow the tradition and not its cheap imitations. As a writer I find it inspiring to see the length Feuerstein went to produce a piece of work that will be around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. His scholarship is unmatched when it comes to Yoga. But it is his heart and wisdom that keep the fire of this rich tradition burning into the future. Read it now.
Jason Gregory, Author of Effortless Living, Fasting the Mind, Enlightenment Now, & The Science and Practice of Humility