Yoga can be practised as an exercise for health and wellbeing, but it is also a complete philosophy and way of life.
Behind the physical asanas there is a philosophy of anatomy and theology thousands of years old.
By aligning chakras through body posture, health and psychic powers can be enhanced.
Hindu and also Taoist systems of internal alchemy have evolved from basic yoga practices.
Omraam Mikhaėl Aļvanhov teaches how our attitude towards our food and the way we eat is far more important than what, or how much we eat. He replaces our ordinary ideas of everyday eating with the true mystical significance of nutrition. In this way we can learn to extract from our physical food all the subtle elements necessary for true health and fulfillment. Contents: 1.Eating: An Act which Concerns the Whole Man 2. Hrani-Yoga 3. Food: A Love-Letter from God 4. Choosing Your Food 5. Vegetarianism 6. The Ethics of Eating 7. Fasting: I - Meansof Purification. II - Another Form of Nutrition 8. Communion 9. The Meaning of the Blessing 10. The Spirit Transforms Matter 11. The Law of Symbiosis. ISBN285566375X
Prosveta USA, 1990, 139pp. [PB1469 occult, yoga ]
Unabridged reprint of a 1937 edition. The author scientifically investigates philosophy and the physiology of yoga (including the mysterious powers called siddhis that are attributed to the master yogins of the Hindu Tradition. Illustrated. Contents: apparent complexity of Indian culture; Prakriti or nature; Purusha or soul; evolution and its stages; yoga psychology; rebirth; yoga and psychoanalysis and psychic research; postures; varieties of breathing; exercises in concentration.
G+ softback, sewn binding in card wrappers.
Dover Publications, undated (1970?), xx 270pp.
A study of Hindu Yoga and it's benefits for the spiritual development of the practitioner.
Includes chapter on the Neuro-Physical effects of the meditations.
hindu, india, chakras, yoga philosophy, religion, spirituality
VG softback with sewn binding. Name to first page.
Ranney publications 1971, xvi 147pp.
Taoist Esoteric Yoga is an ancient system of physical, psychological and spiritual development encompassing meditative and internal energy practices. This book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body ISBN0943358078
VG- softback, small damp mark bottom corner of first few pages
Aurora Press 1983, 193pp. [#2766 yoga, natural therapy, health, kundalini ]
A guide to self-realization and cosmic understanding, by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
meditation, occultism, theosophical
CSA Press 1976 rprint, 144pp
An approach to yoga as an aid in contemplation and stillness, but divorced from its Hindu religious overtones so as to fit with Christian devotion and western use. Jean-Marie Dechanet entered Saint-Andrew's abbey as an oblate brother. In his early 40's he was "providentially cured" of his epilepsy and began learning various forms of physical exercises; eventually he discovered hatha yoga, which he subsequently wrote about as well as taught. La Voie du Silence was first published in 1956. The third edition was translated into English in 1960 under the title Christian Yoga, and published that same year. This book is his testament that yoga assisted him not just in his prayer and meditation, but in his whole life as a Christian.
VG+ softback with bookseller stamp to half title.
Search Press 1978 softcover, vi 196pp with line diagrams of asanas. ISBN 0855321903 [#2456 yoga, spirituality ]
An interpretation of Patanjali, sutra by sutra.
Written in 1912 and first published in England in 1949.
hindu, indian, yoga, philosophy
Watkins 1974 revised edition, 127pp.
VG $10 B/B [Item# 419 YOGA] Radha Soami Satsang Beas 1984, sewn soft cover, xviii 164pp. An explanation of vital Bible truths as taught by the perfect spiritual masters of the east. An introduction to the yoga or spiritual science of the true masters, who teach the path of spiritual attainment that is based upon the word or logos of the Bible.
Many people have experienced kundalini awakening.
In some cases, the experience involves very disturbing physical and psychological effects.
This book documents numerous case studies to demystify the process and reassure those who experience the traumatic event, and who sometimes fear for their own sanity.
kundalini, chakra, meditation, integral yoga
VG- softback with some cover wear and some pen underlining in the text.
Integral Publishing 1992, 168pp.
In Sanskrit with Transliteration in Roman, Translation and Commentary in English.
yoga, hindu, indian, spirituality
Theosophical Publishing House/ Quest Book 1972, 448pp.
VG+ professionally cloth cased softcover edition.
$25 C/C [Item# 15 YOG]
Chiltern Yoga Trust 1984 third Australian edition, cased in black cloth with original wraps pasted to boards, gilt titled spine, x 382pp. A new translation of a yoga classic. Includes Vairagya, Mumuksu Vyavahara. Utpatti, Sthiti, Upasama, Nirvana Prakaranam. ISBN 0959069003
Vivekananda's teachings on Raja-yoga, supported by his translation and discussion of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, with the original Sanskrit
yoga, indian spirituality, hindu
VG leatherette with no dust jacket. Name at front.
Advaita Ashrama 1973, 280pp.
A translation of Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, interpreted in the light of ancient and modern psychological knowledge and practical experience.
With an introduction by Paul Brunton.
veda, vedic, hindu, yoga philosophy, raja yoga
VG- with name to first page.
Wilshire Book Company 1973 (reprint of 1948 Dutton edition), 245pp + index.