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...

Yoga and Yoga Discipline
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Yoga and Yoga Discipline

"Does the Theosophical Society teach or recommend what are popularly known as yoga practices such as breath control, the development of psychic powers, or astral traveling, for seekers hungry for spiritual wisdom and who long to help humanity?" This natural question is often asked because it is well known that the Theosophical Movement was founded by Oriental teachers and was associated for a short time with certain demonstrations of...

Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure
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Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure

This book is a health classic that covers topics such as water and prana, water as the basis for life, how much water to drink daily, repercussions of consuming too little water, overview of the organs of assimilation and elimination, how to remove toxins from the digestive tract, the importance of internal cleanliness, using the skin as an organ of elimination, how to take cleansing baths, wet pack treatments, sweat pack treatments,...

The Easiest Sicilian
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The Easiest Sicilian

This is one of the best opening books I have ever read. The authors are both very strong players, who are extremely knowledgeable about the sveshnikov, and about chess in general. They propose an ambitious black repertoire, focusing on the main lines of the Sveshnikov. Back-up lines, such as the Novosibirsk, are also analyzed in depth, in case one of the main lines gets busted in the future. Each chapter of the book is divided into 3...