Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

More than 100,000 copies sold! Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"--a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology--who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist--offers this marvelously lively and personal account of an ancient tradition that promises "the soul awake in this lifetime." Drawing on the vivid stories of practitioners at the largest yoga center in America, where he has lived and taught for more than ten years, Stephen Cope describes the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga--a practical science of development that urges us not to transcend or dissolve the self, but rather to encounter it more deeply. In this irreverent modern-day Pilgrim's Progress, Cope introduces us to an unforgettable cast of contemporary seekers--on the road to enlightenment carrying all the baggage of the human condition: confusion, loss, disappointment, addiction, and the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. As he describes the subtle shifts of energy and consciousness that happen at each stage of the path, we discover that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave life in the world for some transcendent spiritual plane. Life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

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  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 198480006X
  • Rating : 2/5 from 1 reviews
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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 17 April 2018
GET THIS BOOKYoga and the Quest for the True Self

More than 100,000 copies sold! Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"--a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology--who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist--offers this

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Mindfulness Yoga
  • Author : Frank Jude Boccio,Georg Feuerstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Drawing on several forms of yoga, a student of Thich Nhat Hanh serves up an accessible introduction to yoga from a Buddhist perspective that outlines the movements, poses, and breathing technique in seventy-five illustrations. Original.

The Wisdom of Yoga

The Wisdom of Yoga
  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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The author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self offers spiritual seekers from all traditions a practical introduction to the wisdom and teachings of the Yogasutra, as he brings together insights from yoga philosophy with modern psychology to offer lessons in ethical living, enhanced creativity, and the discovery of one's higher purpose. 20,000 first printing.

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga
  • Author : David Emerson,Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 10 January 2012
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Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, accidents, or war—can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi
  • Author : Brian Leaf
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 19 October 2012
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As a college freshman business major suffering from a variety of anxiety-related maladies, Brian Leaf stumbled into an elective: yoga. It was 1989. All his classmates were female. And men did not yet generally “cry, hug, or do yoga.” But yoga soothed and calmed Leaf as nothing else had. As his hilarious and wise tale shows, Leaf embarked on a quest for health and happiness — visiting yoga studios around the country and consulting Ayurvedic physicians, swamis, and even (accidentally) a prostitute.

The Inner Tradition of Yoga

The Inner Tradition of Yoga
  • Author : Michael Stone
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 12 August 2008
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There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.

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  • Author : Amy Vaughn
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 11 August 2016
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Love yoga? Want to learn everything you can about it? In this accessible and engaging book, Amy Vaughn applies her decades of education and research to telling the story of yoga. From shamanism to Shakti, from the Vedas to vinyasa, you'll learn about the history and philosophy of yoga while enjoying Amy's straightforward and lighthearted style. This book is perfect for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the yoga tradition.

Selling Yoga

Selling Yoga
  • Author : Andrea R. Jain
  • Publisher : OUP Us
  • Release : 01 December 2014
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Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture.

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  • Author : Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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"The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita," writes Paramahansa Yogananda, "are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with God, and a textbook for everyday living." The Bhagavad Gita has been revered by truth seekers of both the Eas...