Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
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Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984800060
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than 100,000 copies sold! Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"--a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology--who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist--offers this marvelously lively and personal account of an ancient tradition that promises "the soul awake in this lifetime." Drawing on the vivid stories of practitioners at the largest yoga center in America, where he has lived and taught for more than ten years, Stephen Cope describes the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga--a practical science of development that urges us not to transcend or dissolve the self, but rather to encounter it more deeply. In this irreverent modern-day Pilgrim's Progress, Cope introduces us to an unforgettable cast of contemporary seekers--on the road to enlightenment carrying all the baggage of the human condition: confusion, loss, disappointment, addiction, and the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. As he describes the subtle shifts of energy and consciousness that happen at each stage of the path, we discover that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave life in the world for some transcendent spiritual plane. Life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
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Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 358
ISBN: UVA:X004525547
Release: 1999
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the nation's leading Yoga instructors and teachers reveals the spiritual wisdom and health benefits underpinning this ancient practice, which has been adopted by more than eight million Americans.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
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Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 384
ISBN: 055337835X
Release: 2000-09
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Focusing on the spiritual benefits of hatha yoga, the author looks past the "how-two" approach to explore the more subtle, less physical effects of this ancient meditation practice. Reprint.

The Wisdom of Yoga

The Wisdom of Yoga
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Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780553801118
Release: 2006
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self offers spiritual seekers from all traditions a practical introduction to the wisdom and teachings of the Yogasutra, as he brings together insights from yoga philosophy with modern psychology to offer lessons in ethical living, enhanced creativity, and the discovery of one's higher purpose. 20,000 first printing.

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga
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Author: David Emerson,Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781583945339
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: North Atlantic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, accidents, or war—can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self.

Yoga Body

Yoga Body
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Author: Mark Singleton
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780195395341
Release: 2010-02-25
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The practice of yoga has become hugely popular in the West. Most people assume (and many claim) that 'postural' yoga - characterized by the familiar, demanding, physical poses - is an ancient Indian tradition. But in fact, as Mark Singleton shows, this type of yoga is quite a recent development, with its beginnings traceable to the middle of the 19th-century. Singleton here presents the first in-depth study of the origins of postural yoga, challenging many current notions about its nature and origins.

The Great Work of Your Life

The Great Work of Your Life
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Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780553807516
Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An inspiring meditation on living a purposeful life draws on the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to present the spiritually relevant story of a young warrior in crisis and God in disguise.

The Yoga of You

The Yoga of You
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Author: Tiffani Sharp
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1505419352
Release: 2015-05-27
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Take a journey with a young child as she discovers her true self and all that she is capable of with the help of some friends along the way. Using yoga as a means of empowerment and self-discovery, one child's journey reveals that within her is the power for happiness, majesty, confidence, strength and gratitude. All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the nonprofit Willow Tree Roots. Willow Tree Roots is a United States registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity organization whose Mission is to empower women in developing nations to socioeconomic independence through entrepreneurship and to provide underserved women in these nations with income-generating skills with a goal toward improving the community as a whole. Their approach is to guide women in discovering their self-worth, spark their passions, then give them the tools they need to succeed as business and community leaders. Willow Tree Roots believes that empowering women in developing nations can lead to an empowered, sustainable and peaceful community.

Revolution of the Soul

Revolution of the Soul
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Author: Seane Corn
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781622039180
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty—enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings—to help us heal, evolve, and change the world “My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think.” So begins Revolution of the Soul. What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. Except, this book is so much more than that. Seane's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing—not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include: The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.

The Yoga Book

The Yoga Book
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Author: Stephen Sturgess
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781780287003
Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Watkins Media Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This title explains the true meaning of yoga and demonstrates the practices and postures of Ashtanga Yoga that should enable the reader to achieve mastery over the mind and body and can eventually lead to self-realization.

Selling Yoga

Selling Yoga
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Author: Andrea R. Jain
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780199390243
Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: OUP Us

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.

Yoga for Transformation

Yoga for Transformation
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Author: Kristen Eykel Cht
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0984365761
Release: 2017-06-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Yoga for Transformation - Beyond Asana Into Awareness is a 6 week program for Yogis, meditators and spirit seekers who desire to begin a practice or deepen one. Learn how to imbue new empowered concepts and ideas easily and simply into your everyday life with only 5 minutes every morning. Imagine your stress levels dropping, better sleep, improved communication in your most important relationships. Building confidence and self-esteem into an Integrated Self. Creating more clarity within you and in your choices than you may have ever known before. Imagine that feeling that you love after a deep yoga or meditation practice staying with you throughout your entire day, rather than diminishing the moment you get back to your car. Imagine instead, that you can carry this feeling with you into every circumstance and situation for the rest of the day, developing a new experience of focus and of consistent well-being, even in scenarios that would normally leave you feeling stressed and anxious. How amazing would it feel to cultivate this so that it grows into becoming a new way of life, becoming a powerful new habit that supports and energizes you everyday in any situation? You know that a calm, confident, self-assured identity is magnetic, and this personal sense of confidence creates a deep self reliance and mastery that allows you to stay calm and balanced in every situation of life. Take what you sense really matters and put it into action so that you can finally know "YES, I am on my path doing exactly what I was born to do " Yoga for Transformation can completely reshape the balance of your life. From stress and fatigue to energized awareness and abundant creativity. From stagnation and feeling trapped in a loop, to finally breaking free to establish yourself in ways that have up till now, felt stuck at the dream or planning stage for far too long. Yoga for Transformation is a life practice, one rooted in the ancient science of yoga but integrated for a throughly modern approach. Learn to expand that space that you feel on the mat, and carry it forward into every aspect of your life off of it. Reimagine life as it is, to one you deeply desire it to be, then create the foundation and the framework to achieving it. In only 42 days, you create a new habit of excellence by breaking the old habits that actively prevent it. Yoga for Transformation is a cellular, soul-level practice that generates a cohesive body, mind and spirit. Only when you create this solid triumvirate state, can your inner foundation be strong. Invest in your self, in your health and your wellbeing for the long haul. Recreate your life from the inside out, and create not just a new way of thinking, but an entirely new habitual way of Being. Yoga for Transformation Practitioners report the benefits of: * Increased Intuition * Feelings of being present in daily life, not just watching it pass by * Improved communication in relationships * Greater sense of self-mastery * The ability to understand what they truly want, and how to create the roadmap to get there. The secret is, the world that you want to inhabit already lives within you. Becoming aware of it helps you to achieve it. This system is a potent combination of yoga and hypnotherapy techniques combined to awaken awareness in your life, so that you become the creator of it. Specific, layered affirmations with yoga mudra, breath-work, meditations, and a journaling practice combined every day for 42 days: - Overcome bad habits - Unlock feelings of possibility - Release beliefs of lack or limitation - Awaken your knowing of what truly matters most in your life - YOU.

Ancient Symbols

Ancient Symbols
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Author: Aliyah Schick
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0984412549
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adult coloring for relaxation, stress reduction, meditation, spiritual connection, prayer, centering, healing, and coming into your deep, true self. Ages 9 to 109. The drawings of Ancient Symbols: Meditative Coloring Book 3 feature timeless shapes and forms used by every culture on earth to remind us of the sacred. These drawings serve to inspire deeply meaningful, meditative, or prayerful experiences through coloring. Ancient and indigenous sacred images speak deeply to us, to our bones and bellies, to our cellular memory and wisdom, to our souls' yearnings. Native peoples throughout time and place see the sacred in all of life. For them, holiness IS life. Life is the manifestation of the holy in all things. Step out of the busy world and into calm and peace. Focus on an affirmation while you color, or on a wish or a prayer. Ask for understanding or wisdom. Allow expansion into more of what you are meant to be. Or simply color with an attitude of gentle, graceful willingness. This book includes 32 different original drawings, information about ancient symbols, suggestions for how to use this book, a guided meditation, introduction to the artist, and open pages inviting you to record your own impressions. Five Volumes of Meditative Coloring Books: Angels, Crosses, Ancient Symbols, Hearts, and Labyrinths.

Stir Up the Gift Within

Stir Up the Gift Within
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Author: JaneNK Nwanne
Pages: 68
ISBN: 1523276932
Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many of us live a mundane existence in which we get up, go to work, come home, and go to sleep. This cycle keeps repeating each and every day. The worst part is that we likely work a job that we don't enjoy doing, but we keep working that job in order to provide for our family. Stop right now and pay attention, because it doesn't have to be that way. This book; Stir Up the Gift Within, encourages people to use their talents to do what they love. It teaches people exactly how to find their talents so that they can use them to pursue their passions in life. There are bigger dreams and goals lurking inside each and every one of us; we need to stir up that gift within us. The difference between successful people and ordinary people is that successful people take action and pursue their dreams. Ordinary people tend to accept what life has thrown at them without trying to make any changes or go against the ideals of society in order to seek out that better life. All successful people found a way to use their talents to do what they love. The hardest part was learning how to do it, and that is exactly what you will learn in this book.

Essence

Essence
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Author: Ela Lourenco,Gloria Bobrowicz
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0615994172
Release: 2014-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future. Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade - a Black Dragon - is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war. Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?

Yoga Coloring Book

Yoga Coloring Book
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Author: Jessica Parks
Pages: 66
ISBN: 1543128041
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ADULT COLORING BOOKS - YOGA COLORING BOOK - VOL 2 A Magnificent Selection Of Spiritual Symbols Decorative Illustrations Of Yoga Poses Sun Moon Hamsa Talisman All Seeing Eye Buddha Ganesh Hindu God Paisley Elements - Promote Mindfulness And Relaxation Through Art Paint with anything... Feel free to use colored pencils, pens or even markers. Frameable pages Each image is on it's own page. You can easily separate it and display your finished artwork in a nice 8.5" x 8.5" frame. Makes for a great gift Send this gift of relaxation to a friend or loved one. It will make them smile, it will make you smile :) Or buy two copies and enjoy coloring together! Get Your Copy Today - Buy Now & Start Coloring!

Reconstructing Reality

Reconstructing Reality
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Author: Suzanne Lie
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1537797549
Release: 2016-09-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most of us do not remember that we have volunteered to remember our multidimensional heritage and unite with our true SELF in the higher worlds. Remembering this unity would be difficult indeed with the knowledge of only one lifetime. Fortunately, as we each begin to awaken, we remember our "past lives." These "past lives" are actually all occurring at the same "time" in different space-time coordinates. Shature, the main character, is studying on the fifth dimension and acting as the Higher Self to her different, third dimensional lives. Shature does this by entering into a dome, which allows her to interface with the physical world. As she moves through these layers of multidimensional love, she discovers what she was and who she is meant to be.

Generational Overcomers Workbook

Generational Overcomers Workbook
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Author: Cynnamon Morant
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1545365903
Release: 2017-05-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This workbook contains 12 individual lessons for one on one or group sessions for preteens, teens and adults.Two of the greatest societal ills are wounded, unhealthy families and individuals. Those families consist of individuals, some with great characteristics and patterns and others not so much. The Generational Overcomers Workbook is designed to aid adults, family units and peer groups through some of life's toughest issues. This workbook will penetrate to the root of the issues and bring about healing in the areas of fatherlessness, at-risk youth, low self-esteem, family and relational issues, unhealthy trends, identity and character crisis and many of life'semotional issues that cause us to be unproductive. The family is strengthened when past hurts, unhealthy beliefs and negative thinking patterns are dealt with and weaknesses are faced head on. Armed with the knowledge in this workbook, you will be equipped to live a fulfilling, productive and prosperous life. Put the lessons learned from Generational Overcomers Workbook to use and begin new and productive patterns in your life. Do not forget to pass those lessonson to your community and all the generations to follow.

Across Time

Across Time
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Author: Ivan King
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1515084027
Release: 2015-07-20
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Across Time in itself is a journey. By the end of the book, you will feel like you have gone through an emotional and cerebral roller-coaster. This book will really make you think, but more than that, it will make you feel. Across Time is a call to action for all generations, young and old. Not since Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, has a book come out as thought provoking and inspiring. Mr. King does it again. Phenomenal Book!

Science and Spirituality

Science and Spirituality
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Author: Jesuis Laplume
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1544916892
Release: 2017-03-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You have been taught, by most of society, that Science has proven that there can be no God. That is nonsense - this is just a belief, even a Dogma of Science, but it is not possible to use Science to discuss the presence of a God. That sort of thing was assumed out when Traditional Science was born almost four centuries ago, and for good reason. There was way too much to do in the study of mass and Energy - besides no one knew how to measure a thought, an emotion, a belief, etc., way back then. Although we now know how to measure brain changes when we experience such things, we still do not know how to actually measure any of these 'pure information' processes as such. If you are going to do something well, you must first establish a sound foundation. Listing all of your explicit (openly stated) assumptions and also finding out your implicit (implied, but not yet openly stated) assumptions is critical. Study of the history of Science shows that this has not yet been done well. Some really important work is needed here. So far much of Science has been built upon shifting sand. Ever since the great discoveries of the early 1900s, where it became obvious that emotional thoughts could really influence the state of waves and particles, then the reality of probability at the foundation of matter, changes should have been made in how we taught ourselves about Science. When Einstein showed us that mass and energy were just two states of the same thing, more changes in teaching about the founding assumptions of interactions was needed. When he then showed us (proven by others) that gravity distorted space, even more interactions came to light. In just about every field of Science, new interactions are showing up all of the time. The supposed of leaders of scientific societies have responded by making the impossibility of some interactions a definite Dogma that cannot be discussed, let alone questioned. The study of Philosophy, within which the spirituality of Religions is found, has been seriously damaged by most experts who try to use the logical processes of Science in a field that is all about non-logical processes. Logic can only be a minor tool here, when you start studying thoughts, emotions, out-of-body experiences, belief processes and effects, etc. In the Far East, some gurus and avatars are doing totally non-logical things, but that is not being properly studied by many scientists; because these things are non-logical and cannot be true - therefore cannot be studied. This latter choice is certainly anti-Science, but is pervasive in many fields worthy of study. If it is supposedly not true, than that should be shown to be a newly-defined reality. Only when Theology, as well as Philosophy as a whole, start to use non-logical approaches to study the field of non-logical processes will we see huge strides in this area. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. This human journey will bring you lessons to be learned as you grow in understanding; as well as required action, in your destined quest towards your Divine Creator (who we call God, Allah, Jehovah, etc.). Humans seem to have a very powerful need to understand both Who we are and Why we are here; although that has largely been trained out of us, even on our parent's knee. In the end, however, you will have to find out and follow your path to The Way that will help you grow spiritually. In the end, Destiny will win out! This small book is meant to stir up the interest of you readers who are starting to wonder about these critical 'Who we are' and 'Why we are here' questions. It is written by a student, for other students. We humans are evolving from the thinking but fearful Homo sapiens species into the loving Homo spiritus species. Learning how to truly Love demands an answer to these great questions. The time to start on your journey is NOW!