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Fundamentals of Yoga: A Handbook of Theory, Practice, and Application Paperback – January 28, 1987

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"FUNDAMENTALS OF YOGA can be a valuable resource for those seeking to find their true self in the context of daily living. I am, therefore, happy to recommend the book as a guide to the true perspective and practice of Yoga." -- From the Foreward by John White

"I hope that many people will have the opportunity to read this book and gain from it insights into life that are ancient and yet as fresh and meaningful today as they were thousands of years ago." -- Swami Kriyananda

"In FUNDAMENTALS OF YOGA, Dr. Mishra introduces Yoga philosophy by teaching the concrete practices of Yoga. This serves to inspire as well as to inform the novice and the expert practitioner." -- Judith Lasater, Contributing Editor, Yoga Journal

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Introduction by Paul Brunton. Dr. Mishra brings a medical reasoning and a guru's practice to the ancient science of yoga. Concentration and meditation exercises make this an invaluable introduction to yoga. 14 black-and-white drawings.
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  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: The Julian Press, Inc.; 1st edition (January 28, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 051756422X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517564226
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John Feesey on July 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a great book!Why,you ask,is it out of print?This book reflects a time when Yoga was beginning to be widely accepted in the west from the east and so there is a slight cultural exotica flavour, which, while charming, is dated.
The book is by a doctor however, and takes a clinical western approach to total health:as such I find it to be a current asset to both my medical library section and my psychology section.I can't say that for many books in my library for 30 years. Many exercises are easy and invigoating at a deep level; a few of the exercises outlined here are for master level training,they take a lot of discipline to get through the first few times and a coach would be good to have,thats how I felt.Having said that,the breathing exercise set generally and the chapter on relaxation specifically is worth the price of the book.Tons of used copies everywhere.ENJOY
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Burke Mortimer (bcmortimer@yahoo.com on May 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book some years ago and found it to be very helpful. The book is divided into chapters with each one containing a different exercise. I just concentrated on several of the exercises and not all of them. In about six weeks I started experiencing altered states. This book can bring about a total change in ones life, if one is willing to do the exercises.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
I found this book in my high school. When I began reading it, it took me awhile to understand, but now it is my most prized possession. To me, there is truth in the teachings, and everyone can do the exercises that the book describes. I recommend that everyone at least scan wonderful book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristina Lanuza on December 21, 2009
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words can't even describe my relationship to this book. first, the book doesn't just teach - it speaks. And it's not out of print, the Baba Bhagavan Das Publication Trust at Ananda Ashram can reprint. One of my favorite ways to work with this book, is to read each chapter out loud. And to have others read the teachings/meditations/yoga nidra out loud to me as I practice and assimilate them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert S on November 18, 2014
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One of few books on Yoga that attempts to give an in depth understanding of auto suggestion and the subconscious mind. Great book for the beginning and advanced student. Mishra, a medical doctor, seems to have a knowledge of the basics of yoga that few modern teachers have. This is a book that will open new levels of awareness each time it is read. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theda on March 31, 2015
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Difficult to read, but enormously rewarding. You have to really want the information to keep reading, but it is definitely worth it.
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