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.
©2007 Georg Feuerstein (P)2007 Georg Feuerstein
This book gives good insights to yoga philosophy and practice. I listened to audio book while driving and plan to listen it again.
Georg Feurstein distills into a nicely complete and compelling overview of the depth teachings of the yoga as passed down from yoga traditions from India. His voice and format is expressive of a yogis equanimity and purpose in the love of the rich tools yoga offers to humanity for anyone wishing to practice the yogic path. I believe most who have an attraction to yoga and some sense of conscious awakening will be inspired to practice deeper toward greater awakening. At least that's been my experience here with this work. I especially enjoyed his words on Tantric Yoga.
Georg Feurestein introduces fundamental aspects of traditional yogic wisdom in an accessible way. He beautifully illustrates how this ancient wisdom is still absolutely applicable to living meaningfully in modern times.
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.
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?
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!
Georg, as you might expect does full justice to the narration of this fantastic summary of the original yoga teachings. he has a canny knack for providing just the right amount of detail to illustrate his point whole not bogging down the flow of the book. after listening to this I feel that I have the stubs needed for many further investigations. highly recommended.
Overall a amazing book. I now have a much better understanding of what being an enlightened person means. I feel much calmer and at peace in my everyday life knowing I'm continuously working on some of these lost teachings.
This book is very thorough in its explanation of the practices of yoga! It's inspiring!!!!
Very Insightful and thorough!
Well spoken with correct enunciation.
All of it!
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.
A wonderful piece of work from Geog Feuerstein. Namaste . Reccomended for anyone on the conscious path of self discovery through yoga. Namaste*****
I have just listened to this for the 3rd time, and I know it won't be the last. I love everything about this, the in depth knowledge, the delivery, the humble approach Georg has to his own place in life, his quiet humour. every time I listen I learn so much more and feel greatly inspired to improve my life and my practice.
if you want to really understand what yoga truly is, in a way that is accessible while being in depth and with real substance to it, you cannot ask for better
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