The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices

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Shambhala Publications, Mar 22, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
This overview of the essentials of Yoga is meant to both broaden and deepen the understanding of beginning students. It covers all the basic elements of this ancient discipline and philosophy of India—including Yoga poses, diet, breath control, meditation, mantras, Kundalini energy, and more. It also includes newly translated excerpts from the scriptures and pays special attention to branches of Yoga, such as Tantra, that are of great interest to Western students but are frequently misunderstood.

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Preface to the 2011 Edition
The Principal Branches of Yoga
The Teacher the Disciple and the Path
Purification and Postures for Relaxation
Yogic Diet
Pathways of Concentration and Meditation

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About the author (2011)

Georg Feuerstein, PhD, (1947–2012) is internationally respected for his work on Yoga and is the author of over fifty books. He designed and taught several distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy for Traditional Yoga Studies. For more information, go to

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