We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Atheist Yoga | [Anton Drake]

Atheist Yoga

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.
Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Puragreen Productions LLC (P)2014 Puragreen Productions LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (4 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (4 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (4 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Pedroluis 07-21-14
    Pedroluis 07-21-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "very informative"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I feel the information in this book came from reliable study's. Because of the seeming true behind it. I would recommend this book


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    What does Jack Chekijian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took me two sittings to listen to the whole book. Its a lot of information to take all at once.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David R 07-20-14
    David R 07-20-14

    prefamous

    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting!"
    Would you listen to Atheist Yoga again? Why?

    Maybe, i am not really an athiest or into yoga but it was very interesting!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Atheist Yoga?

    when he explains athiest & yoga being campatible


    What does Jack Chekijian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A animated performance


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    it was a good performance


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jan Wuzeler 07-21-14
    Jan Wuzeler 07-21-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting Read on Yoga and Atheism"
    What made the experience of listening to Atheist Yoga the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are 2 chapters on sex and yoga which are interesting. Certainly strengthen my belief that yoga is good :).


    If you could give Atheist Yoga a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Let continue to do yoga.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the narrator has more infection and emotions in his narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cristina Rosa 07-21-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Super interesting!"
    If you could sum up Atheist Yoga in three words, what would they be?

    Provocative yet true


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I've never heard about the approach that the author took here - it was very refreshing and eye opening.


    Have you listened to any of Jack Chekijian’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I didn't but I certainly will in the future.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A whole new approach to Yoga!


    Any additional comments?

    I'd Highly Recommend it to any Yoga practitioner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.