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Feuerstein is a renowned yoga scholar and a tireless communicator, sharing his knowledge in more than two dozen books on the subject as well as translations of key yoga scriptures. Most Westerners have a limited understanding of what the term yoga, which means "union," implies. Feuerstein describes yoga as a "spectacularly multifaceted phenomena," and performs a truly yogic feat by combining commentary with translated Sanskrit teachings, history with theory, the spiritual with the practical, and the classical with the contemporary. He illuminates every facet and phase of yoga from its roots in shamanism to its connections to the complex and dynamic spirituality of India, especially yoga's relationship with Hinduism and Buddhism. Feuerstein explicates the different yogic schools and profiles key yoga teachers. Yoga is a vast and vital universe maintained over the centuries by the discipline and persistence of its practitioners, who strive to join the physical with the spiritual, the "individual self with the supreme Self." No more adept or comprehensive study of yoga aimed at a Western audience is to be found. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Without a doubt the finest overall explanation of Yoga ... Destined to become a classic. -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything.See all Editorial Reviews
As a PhD student working on my dissertation in Psychology with the topic of yoga and meditation, this book is one of the few that stands out in its coverage of the history of yoga... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Henry N. Huta
Great book about the history and practice of yoga. A must read of anyone interested in deepening their practicePublished 4 months ago by libertygrl
I was very fortunate to have come across this book! It is the comprehensive guide to everything yoga. This book will answer every question you have on every form of yoga. Read morePublished 5 months ago by The_Amazing_Agnostic_Gnostic
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Yoga tradition. I really enjoy reading this book!Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
For the topic he's discussing--and which he has very thoroughly researched--Feuerstein strikes me as full of himself . . . a paradox if ever there was one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by F. Thomas
Has some value as but overall disappointing. The book looks like a scholarly text on yoga and a Ph.D. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stanislaw Wawrzyczek