Art and Science of Raja Yoga: Fourteen Steps to Higher Awareness, Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2003 - Yoga, Rāja - 471 pages
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The book contains fourteen lessons in which the original yoga science emerges in all of its glory-a proven system for realizing one`s spiritual destiny. This is the most comprehensive course on yoga and meditation available today, giving you a profound and intimate understanding of how to apply these age-old teachings, on a practical, as well as spiritual, day-to-day level in this modern age.
 

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I have found the material in these lessons to be very helpful in bringing the deeper insights of yoga into practical application in my life.

Contents

Foreword
13
Authors Prefatory Note
19
Special Guidelines
30
Insomnia Part Two
40
Meditation
41
Diet
67
THE EIGHTFOLD PATH
75
Yama
99
Routine
307
Sex Problems
308
Diet
312
A HongSau Outline
315
B Magnetism
319
Guru
323
The Inverted Poses Sarvangasana Sethu Bandhasana Sirshasana
328
Sitali Pranayama
336

Sitkari IV Routine
118
Chronic Fatigue
119
Diet
121
Meditation 111 117 118 119 121
123
Niyama II Yoga Postures ArdhaDhanurasana the V Pose Karnapirasana Chakrasana Simhasana III Breathing The Alternate Breath IV Routine
147
Respiration Troubles
148
Life Is a Battlefield
159
Pavanamuktasana Uddiyana Bandha ArdhaMayurasana Vajrasana
166
Breathing
169
Routine
171
Stomach Disorders
174
Diet
177
Raising the Inner Energy
181
AFFIRMATIONS PART 1
188
TABLE OF CONTENTS 11
205
Meditation on the Elements
208
Affirmations Part 1
219
Sitting PosesSiddhasana Padmasana ArdhaPadmasana Sukhasana
227
Breathing
236
IV Routine
238
Healing
239
Diet
241
Prayer Chanting Japa and Mantra
243
Energy and Energization
255
SuptaVajrasana ArdhaSalabhasana ArdhaMatsyendrasana Akarshana Dhanurasana Garudasana
264
Kapalabhati Pranayama
271
Routine
273
Circulation and the Blood
274
Simplicity in All Things
275
Concentration
278
Magnetism
289
Parvatasana Salabhasana Matsyasana Yoga Mudra Dhanurasana
299
Breathing
306
Routine
338
Headaches
339
Diet
342
Meditation
345
THE ANATOMY OF YOGA PART 1
351
Advanced PosesNauli Mayurasana
362
Surya Bedha Pranayama
365
Routine
367
The Eyes Ears and Teeth
369
Diet
372
Attitude
376
THE ANATOMY OF YOGA PART 2
387
Kechari Mudra Aswini Mudra Jalandhara Bandha Jivha Bandha
405
Jalandhara Bandha Ujjayi Pranayama
408
Routine
410
The Legs and Feet
411
Diet
413
Attitude continued
415
The Yogic Scheme of Life
423
Yoga Postures
437
Breathing
440
Routine
441
Healing
442
Diet for Meditation
447
Signs of Spiritual Progress
449
A Farewell to the Student
455
About the Author
456
Index
457
Weight Problems 163 169 171 174
465
181
467
203
468
An Overview by Subject Matter
469
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