Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga

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Shambhala Publications, May 1, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
Widely respected yoga teacher and author Richard Rosen draws on ancient yoga encyclopedias to explain how yoga was practiced before it became popular in the West. He compares the three main existing sources known to yoga scholars to describe how complex and rich the practice of yoga once was. It included systematic teachings on personal hygiene, good health, and good relationships, and other practices of yoga that went far beyond just the physical postures.

Each section of the book offers a guided practice session of ancient poses and breathing techniques to enable readers to connect to the roots of their yoga and to offer a framework from which to understand the sequences they use in their regular sessions.
 

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Contents

Traditional Hatha Yoga
5
Modern Nadis
28
The Six Acts Shat Karma
53
Asana through the Ages
69
Mudras and Bandhas
189
Pranayama
220
Meditation
240
Original Yoga Practice Guidelines
255
The Literature of Hatha Yoga
263
Notes
269
Bibliography
279
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About the author (2012)

Richard Rosen is a graduate of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and has been teaching yoga since 1987. He is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal magazine and director of and one of the principal teachers at the Piedmont Yoga Studio (cofounded by Rodney Yee), in Oakland, California. Many of Rosen’s practice instructions and technical teachings are posted on the Piedmont Yoga Studio website, www.piedmontyoga.com.

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