The Mirror of Yoga

The Mirror of Yoga


  • Author: Richard Freeman
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 2815382 Bytes


The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads an...

The Bhagavad Gita
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author: Juan Mascaro
  • Release Date : 2003-01-30
  • Genre: Hinduism
  • File Size: 6103629 Bytes


The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, thegod Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul....

The Mirror of Yoga
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Mirror of Yoga


  • Author : Richard Freeman
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834824876


The Mirror of Yoga Book Description :

The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and...

The Mirror of Yoga

The Mirror of Yoga


  • Author : Richard Freeman
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1590309448


The Mirror of Yoga Book Description :

Describes the basic philosophy and underlying themes which are common to the various schools of yoga, discussing how a deeper understanding of its teachings enhances the everyday practices of its followers....

The Mirror of Yoga

The Mirror of Yoga


  • Author : Richard Freeman
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 159030795X


The Mirror of Yoga Book Description :

Describes the basic philosophy and underlying themes which are common to the various schools of yoga, discussing how a deeper understanding of its teachings enhances the everyday practices of its followers....

The Art of Vinyasa

The Art of Vinyasa


  • Author : Richard Freeman
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-12-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840409


The Art of Vinyasa Book Description :

The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat, but as a meditative form. They reveal that doing the practice—and particularly the vinyasa, or the breath-synchonized movements—in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind. It also develops an adaptable, flexible practice that can last a lifetime. Freeman and Taylor give an in-depth explanation of form, alignment, and anatomy, and how they work together in the practice. They also present a holistic approach to a...

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance


  • Author : Roxanne Kamayani Gupta
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0892817658


A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance Book Description :

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India have been inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and movements of Indian classical dance can only be achieved through yogic concentration. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance enhance the practice of yoga. These two traditions, so complementary and essential to one another, are united and explicated for the first time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance. Twenty-five years ago Roxanne Kamayani Gupta embarked on a journey of dance and yoga, yearning to unlock their mysteries and discover their common origins. As a twenty-year-old student from America she was miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian culture, became a Hindu, and began an od...

Polishing the Mirror
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Polishing the Mirror


  • Author : Ram Dass
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622031672


Polishing the Mirror Book Description :

Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga—opening...

Trick Mirror
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Trick Mirror


  • Author : Jia Tolentino
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525510567


Trick Mirror Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "From The New Yorker's beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television."--Esquire "A whip-smart, challenging book."--Zadie Smith * "Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time."--Vulture FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HARVARD CRIMSON AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * Chicago Tribune * The Washington Post * NPR * Variety * Esquire * Vox * Elle * Glamour * GQ * Good Housekeeping * The Paris Review * Paste * Town & Country * BookPa...

Yoga for Life
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Yoga for Life


  • Author : Colleen Saidman Yee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476776804


Yoga for Life Book Description :

From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga becam...

When Love Comes to Light

When Love Comes to Light


  • Author : Richard Freeman
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834843295


When Love Comes to Light Book Description :

Eminent yoga teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor explore essential lessons from The Bhagavad Gita to reveal a practical guide for living in today's complex world. The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most influential and widely recognized ancient texts in Indian epic literature. Through the telling of the story and its many different philosophical teachings, the text provides deep insight into how to meet life's inevitable challenges while remaining open, clear, and compassionate. It offers modern day wisdom seekers a framework for understanding our core beliefs and who we really are--revealing the fact that healthy relationships to others and the world are essential to living a full, compassionate, balanced life. Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, bot...

Yoga  A Manual for Life

Yoga A Manual for Life


  • Author : Naomi Annand
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472963208


Yoga A Manual for Life Book Description :

Be calmer, happier and more creative. In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world. Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired. Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you'll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care....