Great Systems of Yoga is a short review of the major schools of yoga, including Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi varieties. Chapters include: The Ten Oriental Yogas; Patanjali's Raja Yoga; Shri Krishna's Gita-Yoga; Shankaracharya's Gnyana-Yoga; The Hatha and Laya Yogas; The Bhakti And Mantra Yogas; The Occult Path of Buddha; The Chinese Yoga; and, The Sufi Yogis.
The term "anapanasati" does not mean, as is generally interpreted, mindfulness established on in and out breathing. Actually it means mindfulness established on an object all the time with each in and out breath: Initially one establishes mindfulness on the breathing itself, then on different kinds of feeling, different states of mind, then the characteristic of impermanence… and finally on relinquishment, which is the ultimate objec...
Shiva Sanhita is a Sanskrit text on yoga, written by an unknown author. The text is addressed by the Hindu god Shiva to his consort Parvati. It is one of three major surviving classical treatises on hatha yoga, the other two being Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Shiva Samhita is considered the most comprehensive and the most democratic treatise on hatha yoga.
This little self-published work could be most charitably described as an anthology of material on Kundalini Yoga. Very little of this book was actually written by Gherwal; the majority of the material here consists of long quotes from other authors, notably Arthur Avalon. The reason why this book is of interest is the English translation of the Lalita Sahasranama, the 'Thousand Names' of the Goddess.
Chapters include; Material Considerations; Psychological Obstacles; Mindfulness of Postures and of Actions; The Techniques of Meditation; Mindfulness of Breathing; Scientific Evaluations of Meditation; Mindfulness of Feelings, Consciousness, and Mental Objects; Sensory Deprivation; and, The Eighth Step.
Chapters include: Concentration; Meditation; Aids to meditation; Super conscious vision; and Practical Hints.
It is with no ordinary feelings that we address ourselves to our students of the Yogi class of 1904. We see, as they perhaps do not, that to many of them this series of lessons will be as seed planted in fertile soil, which will in due time put forth sprouts which will force their way gradually into the sunlight of consciousness, where they will put forth leaves, blossom, and fruit. Many of the fragments of truth which will be presen...
A short treatise on the various forms of yoga, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana. The book also has chapters on the science of breathing, and the possibility that Christ was a Yogi.
This is a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline which allows one to carry out one's duties as a service to the entire world, as a path to enlightenment. By working in the real world, but giving up attachment to work, we can obtain spiritual liberation. Vivekananda discusses the concept of Karma in the Bhagavada-Gita, and si...
This is a short guide to modern western Raja Yoga, illustrated by a couple of dozen photos of yogic postures. For a short book, it is quite comprehensive and manages to fit in a lot of information. It covers breathing techniques, postures for relaxing, corrective postures, postures for weight reduction, yoga of the mind, diet, sexual practises in yoga, the eight principles of Raja yoga, yoga for childbirth and a glossary of yogic terms.