The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice (Paperback)

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The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice (Paperback)


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An in-depth primer on the history, philosophy, spirituality, and current practices of yoga, from a respected scholar and longtime yoga practitioner
Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health.

Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline.

Topics include:

• The different branches and styles of Yoga
• The ethical teachings of Yoga
• Yoga and vegetarianism
• Meditation and mantras
• Choosing a teacher
• Tantric Yoga
• The experience of ecstasy
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
Product Details ISBN: 9781570629358
ISBN-10: 1570629358
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: July 8th, 2003
Pages: 432
Language: English
"George Feuerstein ably demonstrates the depth and profundity of Yoga as a spiritual discipline."—Spirituality & Health

"His writing is lucid and accessible, without sacrificing any of the scholarly substance earned through three decades of intensive study, practice, research, and writing."—Yoga Journal