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Radha: Diary of a Woman's Search
In 1955, a recent immigrant to Canada embarked on a journey to India that would ultimately revolutionize the interpretation of yoga in he West. Her pilgrimage is vividly captured in Radha: Diary of a Woman's Search, an account of Swami Sivananda Radha's journey of personal transformation.
This book intelligently and intimately illustrates the challenges and victories of ta...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published January 6th 2003 by Timeless Books
(first published December 31st 1981)
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Imagine at her age and in her era, leaving everything behind to go to India to meet a guru that had appeared in a vision. Risky! But worth it, she went on to establish the first Ashram in Canada and is perhaps the finest in North America.
This book is mostly simple, matter-of-fact journal entries that follows a woman on a spiritual path (as titled) from aspirant to, if not fully attained certainly over the threshold of seeker to monk to servant. I can see how someone expecting entertainment or specific instruction on yogic techniques or more extreme stories might be disappointed, but I very much liked the straight-forward and matter of fact account beautifully authentic and transportational. It's very down to earth and real, and ...more
One of the books I read for my yoga teacher training. I really enjoyed it. Through diary entries, it tells of her initiation from a Western dance teacher to a hatha yogi (being trained under Sivananda in India). I loved reading about her learning of classical Indian dance.