Karma Yoga
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Karma Yoga

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...

Raja Yoga
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Raja Yoga

A series of lectures by Swami Vivekananda including; The First Steps; Prana; The Psychic Prana; The Control of Psychic Prana; Pratyahara and Dharana; Dhyana and Samdahi; and, Raja Yoga in Brief.

Relax with Yoga By Arthur Liebers
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Relax with Yoga By Arthur Liebers

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.

The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath
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The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

For thousands of years, yogis have believed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing key to both physical health and the attainment of higher states of consciousness. Basic yogic breathing techniques are explained so that one can i...

The Science of Pranayama
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The Science of Pranayama

From the Introduction: 'Pranayama occupies a very important place in Indian religion. Every Brahmachari, and every Grihastha also, has to practise it three times every day morning, noon and evening in his daily worship during Sandhya. It precedes every religious practice of the Hindus. Before he eats, before he drinks, before he resolves to do anything, Pranayama should be performed first and then the nature of his determination shou...

Lectures on Raja Yoga
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Lectures on Raja Yoga

Consists of seven lectures: Raja Yoga Is A Universal Science; Value Of Raja Yoga; Mind And Its Activity; Right Application In Yoga Brings Success; Asmita, Raga And Dvesha (Egoism, Likes And Dislikes); The Essence Of The Four Yogas; and The Awakened Mind.

Bhakti Yoga
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Bhakti Yoga

A book about Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. Chapters include: Prayer; Definition of Bhakti; The Philosophy of Ishwara; Spiritual Realism, The Aim of Bhakti Yoga; The Need of a Guru; Qualifications of the Aspirant and the Teacher; Incarnate Teachers and Incarnation; The Mantra Om, Word and Wisdom; Worship of Substitutes and Images; The Chosen Ideal; and, The Method and the Means.

Autobiography of a Yogi
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Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He then trav...

Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra
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Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra

This book contains three separate, and very important, works detailing Tibetan Tantric Buddhist thought and practice: Seven Initiation Rituals of the Tibetan Tantra, The Six Yogas of Naropa, and The Vow of Mahamudra. These were translated and edited by Musés assisted by exiled Tibetan monks from manuscripts in the Library of Congress. There are some very strange passages here. There is the mysterious prophecy of Mi-Gyur-Dorje found i...