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The Lost Teachings of Yoga
Yoga's original spiritual wisdom and practices. A leading scholar and practitioner of Yoga in the West for more than 30 years, Feuerstein introduces you to the wonders beyond Yoga's postures and breathing techniques, and points the way to the "inner strength and mental peace" that is Yoga's first objective. Taught by Feuerstein himself, this full 12-session, 7-hour course ...more
Audio Cd, 7 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Sounds True
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Feb 20, 2017 Eugene Pustoshkin rated it it was amazing
In general, I enjoyed this audio series immensely. Georg Feuerstein’s stance is very systematic and profound. It expands the popular view of yoga as postures into a more valid and accurate vision of yoga as a profound practice of transforming one’s consciousness. In many cases the author relies on Patanjali, but his narrative is in no way limited by it, for the perspective that he offers is a synthetic and includes various traditions (including Hinduist tantra and Buddhist yogas). The chapter on ...more
This is an outstanding resource to augment any study of yoga (aka the eight fold path). I read fiction, religious, spiritual, technical, and personal improvement books. I read every day, seek enlightenment (though not in a crazed frenzy to attain it), and truly hope to find wisdom in books. I enjoy reviewing good ones. This presentation of yoga is by far the best and most relevant book of 2018 for me. It is the best yoga book / presentation I have ever enjoyed (and I have read some classics, ...more
I found the book interesting, while remaining mindfully engaged with the content was challenging, as the narrative had a melodic voice that often lulled me into a peaceful state of meditation rather than remaining focused and attentive to the material stated. I feel unable to adequately comment or review without re-listening to the content for a second time; simultaneously reluctant to do so due to the quality of the narration.
Georg A. Feuerstein was an Indologist and, according to his associate Ken Wilber, among the foremost Westerns scholar-practitioners of yoga. After doing his postgraduate research at Durham University in England, he moved to the United States, eventually settling in Canada with his wife and sometime co-author Brenda.