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Routledge Library Editions: Yoga


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This nine-volume set reprints valuable early works introducing the philosophy and practices of Yoga to a Western audience, and provides key analysis by some of its leading practitioners. Indian, Taoist and Buddhist yogas are examined, and their relation to the West, including Christianity.

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Gateway to Wisdom Taoist and Buddhist Contemplative and Healing Yogas Adapted for Western Students of the Way

Gateway to Wisdom Taoist and Buddhist Contemplative and Healing Yogas Adapted for Western Students of the Way

1st Edition

John Blofeld
June 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1980, comprises separate sections on Taoist and Buddhist contemplative yogas, each divided into a theory part (summarising their fundamental principles and outlook) and a practice part (detailing their various practices)....

How to Know God The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

How to Know God The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

1st Edition

Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood
June 10, 2020

The aphorisms collected in this book, first published in 1953, were composed by Patanjali, a great Indian sage, over 1,500 years ago, and here translated into clear English prose. The accompanying commentary interprets the sayings for the modern world, and in doing so gives a full picture of what ...

In Days of Great Peace The Highest Yoga as Lived

In Days of Great Peace The Highest Yoga as Lived

1st Edition

Mouni Sadhu
June 10, 2020

For several years Mouni Sadhu steeped himself in the teachings of the foremost Hindu ascetic, Sri Ramana Maharshi. This book, first published in 1957, is the best attempt by a European to describe without technicalities what such teachings entail, what meditation is about, and why Indians worship ...

Integral Yoga The Concept of Harmonious and Creative Living

Integral Yoga The Concept of Harmonious and Creative Living

1st Edition

Haridas Chaudhuri
June 10, 2020

Originated by the great sage of modern India, Sri Aurobindo, integral yoga has been presented in this volume, first published in 1965, in the context of modern western thinking. It expounds the concept of harmonious and creative living on the basis of a fruitful reconciliation of the ...

Living Yoga The Value of Yoga in Today's Life

Living Yoga The Value of Yoga in Today's Life

1st Edition

Swami Satchidananda, Sant Keshavadas, Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Ram Dass, Br. David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.
June 10, 2020

The talks presented in this volume, first published in 1977, were originally delivered during a retreat in New York, in which speakers from a variety of spiritual traditions were represented. It aims to show the value of yoga in everyday life, and its relation to many other religions and ...

Râja Yoga Being Lectures by the Swâmi Vivekananda, with Patanjali's Aphorisms, Commentaries and a Glossary of Terms

Râja Yoga Being Lectures by the Swâmi Vivekananda, with Patanjali's Aphorisms, Commentaries and a Glossary of Terms

1st Edition

Swâmi Vivekananda
June 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1922, examines the science of Râja Yoga. All the orthodox systems of Indian philosophy point to one goal, the liberation of the soul through perfection – and the method to attain this is through Yoga. This book presents lectures on Yoga, delivered to a western ...

The Popular Practice of Yoga

The Popular Practice of Yoga

1st Edition

K.V. Mulbagala
June 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1935, is an early western study of the practice of yoga. It examines the theories of yoga, and attempts to understand and explain its philosophy and beliefs....

Yoga and the Bible The Yoga of the Divine Word

Yoga and the Bible The Yoga of the Divine Word

1st Edition

Joseph Leeming
June 10, 2020

Shabad Yoga is the highest of the Indian yoga systems. Shabad means divine or inner sound, and refers to the power which in the Bible is called the Word or Logos. Shabad Yoga is similar to the basic spiritual teachings of the Bible. This book, first published in 1963, gives an explanation of many ...

Yoga: Uniting East and West

Yoga: Uniting East and West

1st Edition

Selvarajan Yesudian, Elisabeth Haich
June 10, 2020

In this book, first published in 1956, the two authors, representatives of two different worlds and two entirely different attitudes, explore the wide domain of Eastern and Western philosophy. They put forward the theory that it is in Yoga that the two worlds meet....

Routledge Library Editions: Yoga

Routledge Library Editions: Yoga

1st Edition

Various
November 21, 2018

This nine-volume set reprints valuable early works introducing the philosophy and practices of Yoga to a Western audience, and provides key analysis by some of its leading practitioners. Indian, Taoist and Buddhist yogas are examined, and their relation to the West, including Christianity....

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