The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner

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Shambhala Publications, Aug 12, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.
 

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Extremely detailed and sometimes confusing for the non-traditional yoga student focusing on yogic philosophy. Even though I did not understand a lot of the language of the book, there were a number of valid points that I would like to go back over and research with greater detail. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Seeing Things As They Are
7
Embracing Suffering
17
Establishing the Path
25
Embodying the Path
31
The Eight Limbs
43
Practicing the Yamas
51
The Yamas Beyond Dualism
59
Webs of Mind and Body
115
Energetic Flow
123
Body in Mind
131
Āsana and Meditation
137
Prāṇa and Citta
147
The Empty Vessel
161
Boundless and Empty
175
What
189

The Five Kleṣas
65
Freedom through the Kleṣas
83
Stillness and Movement
91
Sheaths of the Mind and Body
95
Working with the Kośas
109
Acknowledgments
209
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
217
Permissions
225
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Michael Stone (1974 - 2017) was a prominent and innovative Buddhist teacher, yogi, psychotherapist, and author. He was the founder and director of the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of yoga and Buddhist practitioners based in Toronto, and he taught widely and had a large international  following. He was the author of The Inner Tradition of Yoga, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, Freeing the Body Freeing the Mind, and Awake in the World. For more information visit michaelstoneteaching.com.

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