Any student of Yoga will want to know more about not only the practices of Yoga but also its history and spirituality. One of the best places to turn is to Georg Feuerstein's acclaimed Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga
. With more than 100 illustrations (such as the many asana postures and chakra centers) and entries on everything from the Bhagavad Gita to Swami Vivekananda and from the Aryan invasion theory to biofeedback, you can't go wrong. Extensive cross-references also facilitate searches for both English and Sanskrit versions of terms. The Shambhala Encyclopedia
is a complete yet concise guide to the galaxy of Yoga.
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"Many books have been written on Yoga, but Feuerstein's is perhaps the best ever published."—Choice
"Sound, discerning, and endlessly useful. No serious student of Yoga—the most protracted human effort to explore the limits of consciousness—can afford to be without it. A splendid introduction positions the subject lucidly in the global history of the human spirit."—Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
"All Westerners interested in Eastern philosophy and religion will soon wonder how they ever did without this volume at their side."—Jacob Needleman, author of The Heart of Philosophy