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The Lost Teachings of Yoga: How to Find Happiness, Peace, and Freedom Through Time-Tested Wisdom

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Publisher's Summary

It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans have practiced some form of yoga, yet almost none of them have heard of yoga's early teachers or their insights. While we are familiar with yoga's physical benefits, the original purpose of yoga as a path to inner freedom and enlightenment is embodied by only a few students in the West. Handed down to us throughout the past 5,000 years, the mental and spiritual disciplines of this complete philosophy for living are in danger of vanishing forever.

Now yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein immerses you in The Lost Teachings of Yoga, the first comprehensive audio curriculum about yoga's original spiritual wisdom and practices. A leading scholar and practitioner of yoga in the West for more than 30 years, Feuerstein introduces you to the wonders beyond yoga's postures and breathing techniques, and points the way to the inner strength and mental peace that is yoga's first objective. Taught by Feuerstein himself, this full 12-session, seven-hour course reveals the true history of yoga, the gifted masters who brought it to the West, its many branches and the rich fruit they yield, yoga's virtues and disciplines that flower into enlightenment, subtle anatomy and the energy of prana or life force, the origins of asanas, and much more. Georg Feuerstein has said that today in the West, we need yoga more than ever. Not simply because we want to develop strong, flexible bodies, but because yoga's vast spiritual heritage can help us uncover the deeper purpose of life. Discover for yourself yoga's ultimate achievement and your foundation for a more effective daily practice with The Lost Teachings of Yoga.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2007 Georg Feuerstein (P)2007 Georg Feuerstein

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    Travis 03-16-15
    Travis 03-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great insightful book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the lost arts of yoga. Definitely going to look Into more books this author wrote

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    K. Sharma Detroit, MI USA 02-06-15
    K. Sharma Detroit, MI USA 02-06-15

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    "Good read"

    This book gives good insights to yoga philosophy and practice. I listened to audio book while driving and plan to listen it again.

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    daver 08-02-15
    daver 08-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good analysis"

    This is a good book for getting under the superficial skin of western yoga. Good analogies. I don't much care for integration of western style psychology (addiction) in terms of yoga for treatment, because I feel Eastern philosophy should be viewed from an Eastern context and not integrated. But, overall, very masterful and scholarly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rubina 04-13-14
    Rubina 04-13-14

    I enjoyed Ken Follets pillars of the earth, as there was a story set against real events. What category would I find more like that novel?

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    "Thank you Georg for writing this book."
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    I am still on the first chapter but so thrilled to find such a real, authentic book that finally reveals the truth and mystery about Yoga, that I had to share my excitement.... if you are ready to really understand the spiritual side of Yoga, not the typical, superficial, western version, this is the book!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    SUSAN WOODLAND HILLS, CA, United States 08-06-14
    SUSAN WOODLAND HILLS, CA, United States 08-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Superior insight to the teachings of Vedic Wisdom"
    Where does The Lost Teachings of Yoga rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    Non-fiction. Commentaries of how Yoga's Wisdom fits into a western's life.


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

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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It opened my Heart and my soul.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this over 5 times. Once just to take notes to have for reference.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    OLGA CORTE BACAYCOA São Paulo, Brazil 09-02-16
    OLGA CORTE BACAYCOA São Paulo, Brazil 09-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Buddhist Yoga"

    Very authentic teaching from a person who really lived what he thought. A different approach

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    J D Walt California, USA 06-26-16
    J D Walt California, USA 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Truly Insightful!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Teachings of Yoga the most enjoyable?

    This book is very thorough in its explanation of the practices of yoga! It's inspiring!!!!


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Very Insightful and thorough!


    What about Georg Feuerstein’s performance did you like?

    Well spoken with correct enunciation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't a background in the spiritual aspect of yoga or lack spiritual terminology and/or understand in eastern religion... its density may intimidate you - although, I would suggest, to keep an open mind and don't allow it to dissuade you from listening to this wonderful, insightful audio book! It is truly life changing.

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    gaye phillips 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    ""Back to Basics""
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Teachings of Yoga the most enjoyable?

    My mother was a yoga teacher, and often stressed, "back to basics", which is exactly where Georg Feuerstein's, "The Lost Teachings of Yoga" takes us, back to the basics. Back to the origins and essence of classical yogic philosophy. Mr Feuerstein does so in such a direct and clear manner, it made my heart sing with inspiration. A very knowledgeable and wise yogi indeed. This gem of a tome is for both those practising modern hatha yoga, and wanting more, and serious truth seekers alike.


    What about Georg Feuerstein’s performance did you like?

    There is an energy when hearing the words from the author's own mouth...very different from simply reading the words on a page.


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    Jonathan 06-14-16
    Jonathan 06-14-16
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    "It was good."

    Filled with just the right amount of gems. I love how it spoke about the light and rainbow body.

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    Michael 05-15-16
    Michael 05-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lost and found!"

    A great overview of the yogic path. It lays out the goals of yoga and the various schools and practices. An excellent introduction for newcomers and a good review for yogis who are well on the way.

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    "Self Discovery"

    A wonderful piece of work from Geog Feuerstein. Namaste . Reccomended for anyone on the conscious path of self discovery through yoga. Namaste*****

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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