The Yoga Sutras of Pata jali

Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781429995986
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Religion

A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sutras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

Yoga Anatomie

Author: Leslie Kaminoff
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864134838
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Im Yoga vereinigen sich innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit mit einem starken, flexiblen Körper. Die Positionen oder Asanas kräftigen die Muskeln, entspannen den Geist und stärken die Konzentrationsfähigkeit. Aber was genau passiert eigentlich bei den verschiedenen Übungen im Körper? Der anerkannte Yoga-Experte Leslie Kaminoff hat in seinem Klassiker Yoga-Anatomie erstmals zusammengefasst, auf welche Organe, Muskelgruppen und Gelenke sich die einzelnen Asanas auswirken, wie sie das tun und wann welche Atemtechniken einzusetzen sind. Nun hat er den Bestseller komplett überarbeitet und mit zwei zusätzlichen Kapiteln zum Skelett- und Muskelsystem erweitert. Die wichtigsten Übungen und ihre Wirkungen werden auch in dieser Ausgabe durch exakte Illustrationen so detailgenau beschrieben, wie es anhand von Fotos nie möglich wäre. Mit diesem Buch erhält der Leser ein ganz neues Verständnis über die positive Wirkung von Yoga.

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Author: Patanjali
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786050363593
Release Date: 2015-03-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands.

Patanjalis Yogasutra

Author: Ralph Skuban
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641068158
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Der wichtigste Grundlagentext spiritueller Weisheit Die knapp 200 Verse des Yogasutra von Patanjali beschreiben in unvergleichlicher Dichte, Logik und Präzision den Entwicklungsweg unseres Bewusstseins, den man Yoga nennt. Dabei meint Yoga Weg und Ziel zugleich: als Ziel steht es für den Zustand der Selbstverwirklichung oder Erleuchtung, als Weg bezeichnet es die vielfältigen Methoden, die dorthin führen. In vier Kapiteln erfahren wir, wie wir innere Freiheit erlangen, wie unsere tägliche, spirituelle Praxis aussehen kann, welche inneren Übungen – Konzentration und Meditation – die Transformation unseres Bewusstseins bewirken und wie wir schließlich lernen, all das wieder lozulassen, um wirklich frei zu werden. Undogmatisch und ohne moralisch-religiöse Vorschriften zeigt uns das Yogasutra den Weg zur Befreiung von den Fesseln des Ego-Bewusstseins.

Exploring the Yogasutra

Author: Daniel Raveh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441114662
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Philosophy

Patañjali's Yogasutra is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. Belonging to a very different cultural milieu, this multi-layered text is philosophical, psychological and practical in nature. Offering a philosophical reading of Patañjali's Yogasutra, this book discusses themes such as freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras. Drawing substantially upon contemporary Indian materials, it discusses for the first time classical yoga as reflected upon by Daya Krishna (1924-2007) with constant reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya's (1875-1949) studies in yoga philosophy. The genuine attempt on behalf of these two original thinkers to engage philosophically with Patañjala-yoga sets the tone of the textual exploration provided here. This book features a new annotated translation of the Yogasutra, and the author provides a useful background to the extensive Samkhya terminology employed by Patañjali. Daniel Raveh also offers a close reflection of the very act of translation, and the book concludes with suggestions for further reading and a glossary of central notions.

Threads of Yoga

Author: Matthew Remski
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483532769
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Philosophy

A new translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for our present paradigm. Threads uses the lenses of contemporary philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to "remix" the original stillness and insight of the old book with the best that our age has to offer. The author interweaves the refashioned verses with critical commentary and personal reflections from years of practice.

S tras Stories and Yoga Philosophy

Author: Daniel Raveh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317269243
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upaniṣadic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahābhārata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajāpati, Indra and Virocana from the Chāndogya Upaniṣad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of Śaṅkara in the King's body from the Śaṅkaradigvijaya, and A.R. Murugadoss's Hindi film Ghajini (2008), respectively. These stories are thematically juxtaposed with Pātañjala-yoga, namely Patañjali's Yogasūtra and its vast commentarial body. The sūtras reveal hidden philosophical layers. The stories, on the other hand, contribute to the clarification of "philosophical junctions" in the Yogasūtra.Through sūtras and stories, the author explores the question of self-identity, with emphasis on the role of memory and the place of body in identity-formation. Each of the stories diagnoses the connection between self-identity and (at least a sense of) freedom. Employing cutting-edge methodology, crossing the boundaries of literary theory, story-telling, and philosophical reflection, this book presents fresh interpretations of Indian thought. It is useful to specialists in Asian philosophy and culture.

Bhakti Yoga

Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9780865477759
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Bhakti, or devotion, is the central concept of Hinduism. This book explores bhakti through examining one particular tradition with Hinduism and the key practices, beliefs, and texts associated with it, which are all nearly in the form of parable-like stories"--

Das Yogasutra

Author: R. Sriram
Publisher: Theseus Verlag
ISBN: 9783958832268
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

Das Yogasutra des Patañjali ist einer der bedeutendsten Klassiker des Yoga und bildet die Grundlage für alle modernen Yogalehren. R. Sriram, einer der renommiertesten Yogalehrer im deutschsprachigen Raum, hat sich viele Jahre lang mit diesem Text beschäftigt und ihn neu übersetzt. Er verdeutlicht in seinen Erläuterungen, dass die 2000 Jahre alte Lehre viele Lösungsmodelle für Fragen enthält, die sich in unserem modernen Leben stellen. Seine klare Sprache und anschaulichen Beispiele machen die Aussagen des Yogasutra lebendig und gut nachvollziehbar und lassen R. Srirams große Erfahrung in der Vermittlung dieses Textes erkennen. Das Glossar am Ende des Buches ermöglicht das schnelle Auffinden der wesentlichen Begriffe. Ein unerlässliches Buch für Yoga-Praktizierende und für alle, die sich für die altindischen Lehren der Befreiung interessieren.

The Essential Yoga Sutra

Author: Geshe Michael Roach
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307499974
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Philosophy

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit treatise consisting of 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the process of liberation through yoga. Although little is known about Patanjali (most scholars estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have long been recognized as a vital contribution to the philosophy and practice of yoga. This new, expert translation of the original Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s best-known work presents his seminal ideas and methods in accessible, plain-language English. Patanjali organized the sutra into four parts: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). Each represents a step in breaking free of our limited definition of consciousness and training the mind to achieve oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, one of the most respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in America and a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, provides authoritative commentary on each of the sutras. His notes and clarification are straightforward and highly readable, untainted by obscure, academic terminology or New Age jargon. The first edition of the Yoga Sutra to present a Buddhist perspective, this paperback original will be welcomed by students and spiritual seekers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Enlightenment

Author: Maharishi Sadasiva Isham
Publisher: S F A Publications
ISBN: 0984323317
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Yoga is the science of joining together the individual lower self with the universal higher Self. Yoga is not a belief system or religion nor even a philosophy; it is an extremely practical methodology for systematically expanding the conscious mind.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Swami Satchidananda
Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist
ISBN: 1938477073
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Philosophy

Providing a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga--the path of concentration and meditation--a new deluxe printing of a collection of timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. Reprint.

An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy

Author: Ashok Kumar Malhotra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351958639
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Religion

With its promise of personal improvement, physical well-being and spiritual enrichment, yoga is enjoying a resurgence in popularity at the turn of the third millennium. To unravel the mystery of the discipline, its philosophies and relevance in contemporary life, the original text of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali must be explored. This book offers the first accessible translation and commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. An introductory section examines the multidimensional aspects of yoga as philosophy, psychology, science, and religion, as well as exploring popular versions of yoga in the West. The core of the book offers a new translation of the entire text of the Yoga Sutras, in a language that is clear and comprehensible to students. Commentaries are presented to highlight the meaning of various statements (sutras) and key themes are outlined via sectional summaries. A full glossary of key words and names is also provided. Concluding chapters look at yoga in contemporary life, revealing the popularity of yoga in the 21st century through Star Wars, and exploring yoga's connection to health and science, contrasting yoga's holistic view of healing with that of the limited view of present day medical science. Sample physical, breathing and meditation exercises are provided. An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy offers a comprehensive introduction to the Yoga Sutras text of Patanjali to all students and interested readers of Indian philosophy and religion, world religions, east-west psychology, and mysticism.

Yoga Discipline of Freedom

Author: Barbara Miller
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307571687
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Philosophy

Dating from about the third century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms. It is the core text for any study of meditative practice, revered for centuries for its brilliant analysis of mental states and of the process by which inner liberation is achieved. Yet its difficulties are legendary, and until now, no translation has made it fully accessible. This new translation, hailed by Yoga Journal for its "unsurpassed readability," is by one of the leading Sanskrit scholars of our time, whose Bhagavad Gita has become a recognized classic. It includes an introduction to the philosophy and psychology underlying the Yoga Sutra, the full text with explanatory commentary, and a glossary of key terms in Sanskrit and English. From the Trade Paperback edition.