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Title:
Vedic yoga : the path of the rishi
Author:
Frawley, David, author.
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Publication Information:
Twin Lakes, WI : Lotus Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi is one of the first and most detailed books published in the West on the ancient Vedic origins of Yoga, including all aspects of its philosophy and practice.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780940676251
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Book

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Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi is one of the first and most detailed books published in the West on the ancient Vedic origins of Yoga, including all aspects of its philosophy and practice. It challenges popular ideas of the meaning of Yoga and brings Yoga back to the vision of the ancient Himalayan Rishis.


Author Notes

Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a world renowned teacher of Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology and Veda and the author of numerous definitive texts in these fields over the past thirty years. He follows the yogic approach of Ganapati Muni, the chief disciple of guru Ramana Maharshi.


Table of Contents

Swami Veda BharatiSampadananda MishraSwami Veda Bharati
Forewordp. 6
Introductory Notep. 9
Author's Prefacep. 12
Introductory Note Relative to Diacritical Marks and Sanskritp. 15
Part I My Journey into the Vedic Worldp. 17
My Experience of the Vedic Yoga 1: From Midwest America to the Ancient Vedasp. 18
My Experience of the Vedic Yoga 2: Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni and My Vedic Workp. 35
Part II Background of the Vedic Yogap. 57
Yoga and the Vedas: Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal and Universal Traditionp. 58
The Vedas and the Search for a New Evolutionary Transformationp. 71
Yoga as the Inner Sacrificep. 86
Vedic Yoga and Classical Yogap. 99
Shvetashvatara Upanishad: The Vedic Linkp. 112
Hiranyagarbha, Patanjali, and the Vedic Basis of Classical Yogap. 117
Asana and Exercise in Classical Yogap. 124
Part III Foundations of the Vedic Yogap. 130
Secret Knowledge: Traditional Levels of Vedic Interpretationp. 131
Vedic Deities and Ayurveda: Gunas, Elements and Doshasp. 138
Vedic Mantra Yoga: the Way of the Chantp. 151
Dhi Yoga: The Vedic Yoga of Meditationp. 167
Vedic Bhakti Yoga, Namas and the Namep. 180
The Vedic Yoga of Self-realization: Return to the Spiritual Heartp. 187
Part IV Vedic Yoga and the Vedic Deitiesp. 199
The Play of Agni and Soma: The Great Vedic Cosmic Dualityp. 200
The Secret of the Cosmic Watersp. 205
Agni Yoga: Vedic Fire Yogap. 213
Soma Yoga: Vedic Bliss Yogap. 222
The Ancient Solar Yogap. 229
Vedic Shaivismp. 238
The Secret of Vayu: The Cosmic Spiritp. 249
Indra Yoga: The Yoga of the Supreme Selfp. 258
Part V The Way of the Riship. 266
Pictures of Great Modern Rishisp. 267
Keys to the Rishi Yogap. 272
Ancient Rishis and Yogisp. 277
The Esoteric Teachings of the Rishisp. 285
Appendicesp. 311
Sanskrit Termsp. 312
Sanskrit Diacritical Marks Pronunciation Guidep. 319
Bibliographyp. 320
Sanskrit Textsp. 322
Resourcesp. 323
Quotes about the bookp. 326
Indexp. 330
Endnotesp. 337

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