Classical Astanga – Color Interior : Principles of the Practice & Lifestyle – Christopher S Harris
Classical Astanga: Principles of the Practice & Lifestyle outlines the eight limbs of Astanga Yoga as defined in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the Vyasa Bhasya. Yoga is one of the six Indian schools of thought, the Sat Darsana. It is a study of human psychology with the goal of understanding what motivates people, but also of how to eliminate suffering from their lives. Yoga is our authentic state of being before disruptions occur, so it is natural that we would have an intrinsic desire to return to this balanced and equilibrious state. Because it is a vast subject the students, or sadhaka, developed ways to apply the knowledge of Yoga to their everyday lives. Astanga is one of ways. Classical Astanga represents a comprehensive examination of the lifestyle and the methodologies of practice and study, suitable for anyone with an interest in deepening a current practice or starting at the beginning of the journey. Covering all the components of the philosophy in depth, this book provides everything you need for your practice. There are no asana in this book – those will come in the next one in the series, but everything starts with a foundation, and that is what this book is for: to provide practitioners with what they need to undertake this practice in a direct and approachable manner. This is a thorough exploration of an ancient tradition made accessible to everyone. *The interior of this version is colored, so the cakra will be printed with their proper hues.
Author: Christopher S Harris ISBN: 9780692929315 Format: PDF Size: 21.44 Mb