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Introdução ao Yoga

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Annie Woods Besant foi uma das maiores espiritualistas da história, tendo participado de diversos grupos ocultistas e dedicado boa parte de sua vida ao ativismo social e político. Nascida em 1847 na cidade de Londres, na Inglaterra, Besant distanciou-se ainda jovem das religiões tradicionais do Ocidente, focando seus estudos em conhecimentos esotéricos.

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Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Published March 2020 by Textos para Reflexão (first published 1907)
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Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a freebie on my Kindle App. I have been practicing yoga for a while now and it gave a great history and look at some wonderful ideas about yoga as a whole. It is broken up into different "lectures" and those are broken into different segments as well.

I recommend this for people who have been practicing for a while or even newbies to yoga. Even if you are not into yoga yet and are thinking about it, the book gives some wonderful things to think about. The only thing I had some
May 07, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I'm going to finish this book since I'm more than halfway through it. It came installed on my iPod so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Since I know no Sanskrit or basically nothing about the philosophy of Yoga, I'm pretty lost. I'm reading the words but not really grasping what I'm reading and certainly not retaining.

Would recommend for a newbie unless really interested in the topic and willing to read supplemental material to make the investment of time worthwhile.

James Perkins
This short book discusses the basic principles behind the spiritual aspects of yoga. Its chapters correspond to four lectures delivered at the thirty-second anniversary of the Theosophical Society held in Benares (India) on four consecutive evenings at the end of 1907. While it contains a reasonable outline, the book is hardly an introduction - people who are new to this kind of thinking might be put off by its esotericism. Some background reading in the field would help anybody trying to ...more
Comes off as a foreword to a larger opus, than a work of it's own. Not as much an introduction to Yoga, as it is an introduction to the philosophies behind it, with the goal of helping one understand the possibilities of choice before them and ends before the actual introduction implied by the title begins.

Taken as what it actually is, though, it is a good book and fairly informative considering it's length.
Here and there Besant lets it show she's convinced of her own intellect over
Eugene Pustoshkin
На удивление прекрасная, ясная книга о принципах йоги как пути трансформации сознания от знаменитой последовательницы теософии Анни Безант в качественном переводе известной писательницы, переводчицы и теософа Е. Ф. Писаревой (18531944). Ранее я почти не был знаком с корпусом теософской литературы начала XX в., так что уровень рассуждений и смыслов данной небольшой работы меня приятно удивил. Интересно знакомиться с трудами, сильно повлиявшими на культуру русского Серебряного века. ...more
I expected much more from an introduction book, giving me more historical details, about spirituality and maybe some pictures but nothing. If you have 2 hours to spend read it, if not you find books about yoga more interesting as I did.
Bernie Gourley
Sep 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Given what the word yoga brings to mind these days, Ill first note that this isnt the book for one whos looking to improve a stiff downward dog, or even an errant kapalbhati breath. Theres no mention of such physical practices. This is a philosophy book--or theosophy if you want to get technical about it. Besants definition of yoga makes this clear, Yoga is the rational application of the laws of the unfolding of consciousness, self-applied in an individual case. The book is actually a series of ...more
An interesting read into the background and origins of yoga and its involvement with science, spirit, body and mind. Recommended for those who are interested in grasping the understanding of yoga and concepts behind it, so not necessarily those who practice it.
Some of the terminology is a little difficult for someone who doesn't study or understand or have any interest in philosophy or its related areas. Majority of the book, however, is well detailed and easy to determine the ideas being
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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way over my head. might have been good for someone who has been spiritually practicing yoga for a while.
Brianne Howard
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This text is very accessible for understanding its teachings. When questions did arise, they were quickly answered in terms that I could understand.
Jennifer-Eve Workman
Slightly confusing... tooooo wordy and not enough examples. More of a lesson not a how to!
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Annie Besant (1 October 1847 20 September 1933) was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule.

She married aged 20 to Frank Besant, but separated from him over religious differences. She then became a prominent speaker for the National Secular Society (NSS) and writer and a close friend of Charles Bradlaugh.

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