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
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
Suggestions for Study
17
Authors Prefatory Note
19
The History of Yoga 23 I Philosophy The History of Yoga
24
Special Guidelines Sasamgasana Bhujangasana Utkatasana
30
Savasana
35
Routine
37
Insomnia Part One
38
Breathing
236
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

Insomnia Part Two
40
Meditation
41
The Paths of Yoga
45
Basic Principles and Practices Vrikasana Chandrasana Trikonasana Paschimotanasana Halasana
52
Breathing
61
Routine
63
Integration vs Disintegration
64
Diet
67
Meditation
69
THE EIGHTFOLD PATH 1 Philosophy Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga The Eightfold Path
75
Savasana Paschimotanasana
80
The Full Yogic Breath
83
Routine
86
Hypertension and Nervousness
87
Diet
89
Meditation
92
Yama
99
Vrikasana Padahastasana the Backward Bend Janushirasana Dhanurasana
111
Sitkari
117
Routine
118
Chronic Fatigue
119
Diet 121 1
121
Meditation 123 1
126
Niyama
129
ArdhaDhanurasana the V Pose Karnapirasana Chakrasana Simhasana 136 1
145
Routine
147
Respiration Troubles
148
Fasting
151
Superconsciousness
153
Life Is a Battlefield
159
Pavanamuktasana Uddiyana Bandha ArdhaMayurasana Vajrasana
163
Breathing
169
Routine
171
Stomach Disorders
174
Diet
177
Raising the Inner Energy
181
AFFIRMATIONS PART 1
187
Sasamgasana SuptaVajrasana Viparita Karani
194
Breathing
200
Routine
202
Weight Problems
203
Meditation on the Elements
208
AFFIRMATIONS PART 2
219
Sitting PosesSiddhasana Padmasana ArdhaPadmasana Sukhasana
234
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
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
Headaches
339
Diet 342 VI 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 O
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 VI 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
An Overview by Subject Matter
469
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