Atheist Yoga is a provocative and mind-bending book that makes the case for yoga's total compatibility with atheism, while simultaneously offering an in-depth explanation of advanced yoga technique. It takes a close look at the full spectrum of yoga methodology and explains how to really advance your practice to higher levels of expertise, delving deeply into hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation while thoroughly exploring esoteric subjects such as Kundalini, tantra, sexual yoga, kumbhaka, pratyahara and yogic trance in sensible and easy to understand practical terms. From a starting point of realism and scientific materialism, it begins to decode and illuminate the ancient secrets of yoga in a way that readers will find highly accessible and enjoyable on multiple levels.
The book’s extensive analysis of advanced meditation technique, hatha yoga, yogic sex, Kundalini, the chakras, yoga trances, pranayama, mental focus, sensory withdrawal and asana is flavored with a rich tapestry of practical and experiential insights into the world of yoga, and is interspersed with five "interlude" chapters in which the author and an expert yogini engage in a far-ranging discussion about yoga, philosophy and unbelief—opening up additional conceptual pathways and further deepening the analysis while adding some color, interaction and real world substance.
Atheist Yoga is sure to be a thought-provoking and enjoyable read for those who are interested in the advanced practice of hatha yoga and meditation. It delves deeply into the art of meditation, thoroughly explaining key elements of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras while drawing from psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in order to understand the process of yogic introspection and awakening in terms of the unconscious mind. The book examines the deep unconscious symbolism of Kundalini and the chakras and describes highly effective techniques for generating yogic trance and meditative ecstasy; it also features a very clear-eyed discussion of sexual yoga, and describes some genuine sexual yoga techniques that can be easily learned and effectively applied. Through it all, Atheist Yoga makes the case that yogic meditation is much easier and far more real when the fuzzy idea of a Supreme Being no longer separates the meditator from his or her own individual self.
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Maybe, i am not really an athiest or into yoga but it was very interesting!
when he explains athiest & yoga being campatible
A animated performance
it was a good performance
I love audiobooks!!!
Yes, I feel that it's a valuable reference.
He switches between his conversational voicing of the characters in the interactive parts of the story, to the lectural news-caster-y voice he uses for the factual parts, quite easily.
The scene where the woman first shows up. It was almost funny, and definitely strange.
The Atheist non-theology, and Freudian quotes. Some interesting information supporting materialism.
This was an interesting philosophical work.
I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. This
book is quite educational. I always thought yoga was a form of exercise. I is also about
religion, health, sex, and can replace medication. Yoga helps you sleep too. Along with
yoga is meditation. meditation relives stress and benefits us in so many ways. This book
explores the close compatibility between atheist and yoga. This book has opened my eyes
and taught me so much. I think I need to listen to it a few more times to absorb
everything it has to say. I found the parts about making orgasms better and longer most
The author, Anton Drake did a great job on his research for this book. The lengths one
has to go to, to actually explore and experience all of this so he can write a book is
just awesome! The author wrote this in such a way, that I found it to be very interesting,
which really surprised me! The narrator, Jack Chekijian did a great job once again with
his clear and flawless voice and pronunciation of words I can't even repeat after
hearing. Kudos to both of you for a job well done!
If you bought this book to learn more about yoga, be prepared for frequent interruptions by the atheist missionary. Quite annoying to be pestered by so much proselytizing in a text which does, indeed, provide much useful information regarding various practices of yoga and meditation. While I usually prefer audio books (and this narrator excels in interpreting nonfiction), this is one book best seen, so as to do the mental editing of that which is boring to the reader with greater ease.
Provocative yet true
I've never heard about the approach that the author took here - it was very refreshing and eye opening.
No, I didn't but I certainly will in the future.
A whole new approach to Yoga!
I'd Highly Recommend it to any Yoga practitioner.
I feel the information in this book came from reliable study's. Because of the seeming true behind it. I would recommend this book
The book was a little hard to keep up with, i feel didn't know a lot of the yoga styles they where talking about and it made it hard to really keep up with the mix matching of different styles.
i feel like the voice was slowed down, i did like that it was slowed but when i increased the speed to 1.25 it felt like he was talking to me more natural like.
It took me two sittings to listen to the whole book. Its a lot of information to take all at once.
I have always relate yoga to health, balance and relaxation exercises and never much to religions or spiritual developments. Yet is is great to hear how the author explains n eye opener audio book for me as the author attempts to explain yoga's total compatibility with atheist living.
The in-depth explanation of advanced yoga techniques is very compelling although I still prefer to have visual materials to correlate to. But as an audio book, I can always listen to it while on the audio and strengthen the concepts.
There are 2 chapters on sex and yoga which are interesting. Certainly strengthen my belief that yoga is good :).
Let continue to do yoga.
I wish the narrator has more infection and emotions in his narration.
I am not sure a worse reader could be found. The reader puts strange emphasis on words. This reader almost sounds like a machine reader. There is also a weird whistling artifact that shows up in certain reading patterns.
It is very tough to review the content when attempting to overcome such an awful presentation.
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