If you want to understand the philosophy of yoga, this book is for you. In Search of the Highest Truth is a trip into yoga's spiritual dimension that offers readers an unconventional approach to discovering the enduring relevance of ancient yoga wisdom. This book is a must for yoga teachers who want to integrate the philosophy of yoga into their classes and yoga practitioners who want deepen their experience of yoga. Here's what you'll learn: -A brief history of yoga philosophy -The functions of yoga philosophy -The relationship of yoga and religion -The ethics of yoga -How yoga philosophy reconciles destiny and free will -Strategies for reading traditional yoga wisdom texts -How to develop spiritual vision -How to apply the principles of traditional yoga philosophy to life in the modern world. Yoga philosophy provides compelling answers to life's most important questions, offers practical solutions to life's greatest challenges, and radically transforms our experience of the world. In Search of the Highest Truth will deepen your experience of yoga and clear a joyous path to living a spiritual life in the material world. "Here is a carefully conceived book that will be appreciated by students and teachers alike as an excellent introduction to yoga philosophy." - Joshua M. Greene, author of Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West "Hari-kirtana das makes central ideas from the classic texts of yoga easy to grasp and, with just enough cheeky style, shows us how several commonplace 'truths' of yoga trip over their philosophical shoelaces." - Jayadvaita Swami, author of Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life "In Search of the Highest Truth is eminently readable, engaging, and definitely fills a gaping hole in the popular literature on yoga." - Carol Horton, author of Yoga, Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body "This companion to the most seminal yoga texts is full of wit and clarity - an excellent resource for advanced trainings or individual study." - Beth Filla, owner and director of yoga teacher training at Yogawood in Collingswood, New Jersey
Adventures in Yoga Philosophy
Author: Hari-Kirtana Das
Publisher: Jagat-Mangala Press
National Indie Excellence Award Winner! Big, bold success in the world begins in the private calm of a serene consciousness. Speaking and acting with control and clarity, the best leaders inspire their organizations to thrive. They establish cultures of wellbeing and purpose. This comprehensive guide to health, wellbeing and principled leadership shows you how to clear your mind, engage your team, and find greater satisfaction in your work and life. Tarra Mitchell shares exercises to help individuals and groups create an organizational culture that works for everyone – especially Millennials. Formative moments in her youth, education, and motherhood bring abstract wisdom down to earth. Her keen and touching reflections remind us of our common humanity and fundamentally similar needs. This book's approach has the power to build a generation of great, inspiring leaders, transforming lives, organizational cultures, and even societies. Deep roots in the business and yoga worlds support Tarra's unconventional but pragmatic look at what it means to be a leader, which ultimately reveals how success is intertwined with personal wellbeing. Drawing on the Upanishads, one of the world's oldest written spiritual texts, and her own rich life experience, she takes you through an examination of yourself as you create a plan that will enhance your health, happiness, and capacity to lead through principle. The Yoga of Leadership offers specific tools, techniques, and practices for: • Managing stress and improving concentration. • Refining communication and culture. • Identifying your purpose. You will return to Tarra's words throughout your life as you take on new roles, embrace new challenges, and inspire new constituencies. Current and future leaders, business school students, and anyone seeking inner calm and purpose cannot afford to miss this book.
A Practical Guide to Health, Happiness, And Inspiring Total Team Engagement
Author: Tarra Mitchell
Category: Business & Economics
This historic collection of all of Sri Chinmoy’s university lectures in eBook form has been released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West on 13 April 1964. Sri Chinmoy’s very first university lecture was given at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 January 1968. It was entitled “Spirituality: What It Is and What It Is Not.” This inaugurated a whole era of talks which saw Sri Chinmoy travelling ceaselessly across the length and breadth of America and around the world to address the youth of each country. He would spend countless hours travelling by car or train to reach far- flung universities, sometimes visiting two or even three in the course of a single day. After many of these sublimely inspiring discourses, he would answer questions from the audience or spend time instructing sincere seekers in the age-old practices of concentration, meditation and contemplation. By the mid-seventies, Sri Chinmoy had spoken volumes and he began to include longer and longer periods of silent meditation in his lectures. Then, in 1984, in a significant departure from the spoken word, he introduced the theme of Peace Concerts. At these concerts, Sri Chinmoy would play his own soulful and devotional compositions on a variety of instruments of both Eastern and Western origin, meditating between each instrument and sometimes giving aphorisms on peace and related themes. In 2003 yet another form of Sri Chinmoy’s self-offering unfolded when he travelled to a number of universities to honour distinguished professors for their significant contributions to the betterment of humanity by physically lifting them overhead. This remarkable endeavour was part of his “Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart” award programme. Thus, through words, silence, music and a combination of physical and spiritual upliftment, Sri Chinmoy has shared his profound spiritual message with the aspiring Truth- seekers and God-lovers of the university-world for four decades. Sri Chinmoy’s words are mantras for the modern age, reverberating in our hearts with their timeless and truly life-transforming wisdom. In his exquisite prose, which is suffused with the very breath and cadence of poetry, Sri Chinmoy has revealed all the many stages of the seeker’s journey towards the Golden Shores of the ever-transcending Beyond. For generations to come these three volumes will awaken the inner mounting cry of seekers everywhere to achieve the highest Goal of Yoga—union with God—in this life.
An Introduction to Eastern Philosophy and Yoga
Author: Sri Chinmoy
Publisher: Aum Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Wer neben körperlicher Herausforderung auch geistige Ruhe sucht, für den ist Power Yoga genau das Richtige. Der erfahrene Yoga-Lehrer Doug Swenson zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie die Flexibilität Ihres Körpers steigern können, dem Alltagsstress entkommen und Ihren geistigen Fokus stärken. Neben Yoga-Grundlagen wie dem Sonnengruß lernen Sie die anspruchsvollen »Vinyasas« kennen, die Sie von einer Übung in die nächste führen. Spezielle Workouts für verschiedene Muskelpartien, Übungen für Frauen und für Senioren sowie Partnerübungen und Tipps für eine gesunde Ernährung runden »Power Yoga für Dummies« ab. Ein Rundum-sorglos-Paket für den Power Yoga-Einsteiger!
Author: Doug Swenson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
Monthly Review of Culture
das grundlegende Lehrbuch des Hatha-Yoga ; mit zahlreichen Übungsprogrammen
Author: Bellur K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: O.W. Barth
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
This is the account of an American teenager who discovered a monastery in Tibet that was the inspiration for the legend of Shangri La. It might be categorized as a 'new age' or philosophy book, like the Celestine Prophecy, since it focuses on his spiritual training and their teachings in a novel-like format. Hard to believe, but interestingly, the sub-tropical region amongst the Himalayas that he describes finding, was later documented by explorers from National Geographic, then 'covered up' (there is still evidence of this). Also interesting is that the author was apparently mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings (the famous American psychic whose books have sold millions of copies), as someone who would one day bring an important message to the world.
& the Children of the Law of One
Author: Jon Peniel
Publisher: Windsor Hill
Author: Swami Ranganathananda
Sri Aurobindo was the reveler of the Life Divine and prophet of the great epic Savitri. Both the unsurpassed titles bear divine messages but for those who could read them. But his stage-worthy plays teach his philosophical ideas through entertainments. Perhaps he wrote the plays to teach integral philosophy of life to all beings. Present work entitled Poetic Plays of Sri Aurobindo is an exhaustive study of his five blank verse drama maintaining the essential elements of drama and dramaturgy from Oriental to Occidental. In his plays, we could enjoy the dramatic art of Shakespeare and Shaw, Bhasa and Kalidasa. Sri Aurobindo was the deliverer of the whole human life and hence, this book enlightens - - how to deliberate one's own self along with the all. - how to bring hormony in individual, social, national and universal life. - how to attain Universal brotherhood by revealing oneness with all other beings. - how to build children's characters, so that, they can live a manly life, reveal universal friendship and enjoy a life divine on earth.
Author: Bimal Narayan Thakur
Publisher: Northern Book Centre
"For anyone who's tired of feeling angry, depressed, or hurt, this book is a beacon of hope! The Love Mindset is a guide to healing yourself, no matter how hopeless and complicated things seem to be." ‒Christina Rasmussen, bestselling author of Second Firsts "As Vironika shared her own story, I saw pieces of myself and pieces of the people I care about. Many times the book brought me to tears and I had to put it down. It was like looking in the mirror and there was a part of me that was used to not looking." ‒Elephant Journal "If I had two words to describe The Love Mindset, they would be: fresh and powerful. This is because when I read it, something grabbed hold of me like it was the first time I'd seen a book in 5 years!" ‒Reuben Lowe, Mindful Creation "Vironika Tugaleva's The Love Mindset is an authentic, brave and beautiful guide to a more loving self and a more loving world. A great gift of words for anyone searching for the sacred place of self-acceptance, self-understanding and self-love." ‒Howard Falco, spiritual teacher and author of I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are "In the midst of turmoil, this book comes as a breath of fresh air." ‒Readers' Favorite After a decade-long struggle with mental distress, addiction, eating disorders, and profound self-hatred, Vironika Tugaleva faced a choice: change or die. Reluctantly, she chose to change. Nothing could have prepared her for what came next. Vironika's life as a suffering cynic ended when she found herself having a spiritual awakening. Drawing from first-hand experience, what Vironika says in this important and timely book isn't fanciful fluff or indoctrinating dogma. Her approach to healing, love, and spirituality is unconventional, deep, and refreshingly real. Winner of the Readers' Favorite silver medal for best self-help book of 2013, The Love Mindset offers a surprisingly simple look at how we can heal our relationships with ourselves and with each other. If you feel like you're too broken to fix, hold out your last shred of hope and give Vironika a try. She won't disappoint you. She will teach you about the power of love, the purpose of life, and the potential of people united. She will show you to yourself.
An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness
Author: Vironika Tugaleva
Publisher: Soulux Press