An Introduction to Yoga
Today, yoga is the province of trendy spas, suburban recreation centers, and personal trainers. However, in the early twentieth century, it was regarded as a serious spiritual practice reserved for those who were dedicated to the life of the mind. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you can get back to basics and enrich your practice with this comprehensive guide from yoga expert Annie Wood Besant.
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Lecture I The Nature of Yoga
Lecture II Schools of Thought
Lecture III Yoga as Science
Lecture IV Yoga as Practice
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