The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
  • The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
  • The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
  • The Philosophy of Classical Yoga
ISBN: 0892816031
EAN13: 9780892816033
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 1996
Pages: 152
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 8.19" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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YOGA This is certainly one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga. --Mircea Eliade In Georg Feuerstein we have a scholar-practitioner of the first magnitude, an extremely important and valuable voice for the perennial philosophy, and arguably the foremost authority on yoga today. --Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything One of the first comprehensive studies of the philosophical concepts of classical yoga, The Philosophy of Classical Yoga details the key concepts used by Patanjali in his Yoga-Sutra to describe the enigma of human existence and to indicate a way to escape the perpetual motion of the wheel of becoming. Feuerstein's study differs from previous ones in that it seeks to free Patanjali's aphoristic statements from the accretions of later interpretations; instead, the author places the Sutra in its original context and sees it as the source of the whole edifice of classical yoga and not just as a summary of previous developments. A lucid exposition of an essential yoga doctrine, this book will appeal to comparative religionists, Indologists, and practitioners of yoga who wish to deepen their understanding of its philosophical basis. GEORG FEUERSTEIN, Ph.D., has written a number of books on yoga and related topics, including Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy, Wholeness or Transcendence?, The Yoga-Sutra of Read More chevron_right

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