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
Special Guidelines
30
Savasana
35
Routine
37
Insomnia Part
38
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

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
67
Meditation
69
THE EIGHTFOLD PATH I Philosophy Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga The Eightfold Path
75
Savasana Paschimotanasana III Breathing The Full Yogic Breath
84
Routine
86
Hypertension and Nervousness ICSS 07
87
YAMA
99
Janushirasana Dhanurasana
117
NIYAMA
129
Chakrasana Simhasana
136
Life Is a Battlefield
159
Affirmations Part 1
187
Diet
205
Meditation on the Elements
208
AFFIRMATIONS PART 2
219
Sitting PosesSiddhasana Padmasana ArdhaPadmasana Sukhasana
234
Breathing
236
Routine
238
Simplicity in All Things
275
Concentration
278
Magnetism
289
Parvatasana Salabhasana Matsyasana Yoga Mudra Dhanurasana
304
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 Snusuna
328
Sitali Pranayama
336
Diet
342
THE ANATOMY OF YOGA PART 1
351
Advanced PosesNauli Mayurasana
362
Diet
372
THE ANATOMY OF YOGA PART 2
387
Diet
413
THE YOGIC SCHEME OF LIFE
423
Yoga Postures
437
Diet for Meditation
447
A Farewell to the Student
455
An Overview by Subject Matter
469
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