Yoga And The Quest For The True Self


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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 by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781984800060

Yoga And The Quest For The True Self


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One of the nation's leading Yoga instructors and teachers reveals the spiritual wisdom and health benefits underpinning this ancient practice, which has been adopted by more than eight million Americans.

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Author by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number UVA:X004525547

Yoga And The Quest For The True Self


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Focusing on the spiritual benefits of hatha yoga, the author looks past the "how-two" approach to explore the more subtle, less physical effects of this ancient meditation practice. Reprint.

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Author by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 055337835X

The Wisdom Of Yoga


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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.

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Author by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 316
ISBN Number 9780553801118

The Great Work Of Your Life


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An inspiring meditation on living a purposeful life draws on the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to present the spiritually relevant story of a young warrior in crisis and God in disguise.

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Author by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9780553807516

Will Yoga Meditation Really Change My Life


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Stephen Cope asked 25 yoga and meditation teachers to share their "tales from the path" – their thoughts on how the long-term practice of yoga and meditation has changed their lives. The result is a unique collection of stories offering insight and inspiration for everyone seeking a more satisfying life.

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Author by Stephen Cope
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 336
ISBN Number 9781603424486

Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga


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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 cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self.

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Author by David Emerson
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 9781583945339

Yoga Girl


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day. Whether she’s practicing handstands on her stand-up paddleboard or teaching Downward-Facing Dog to the masses, Rachel Brathen—Instagram’s @Yoga_Girl—has made it her mission to share inspirational messages with people from all corners of the world. In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers beyond her Instagram feed and shares her journey like never before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her hometown in Sweden to her adventures in the jungles of Costa Rica, and finally to the beautiful and bohemian life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today. Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga with breathtaking tropical backdrops, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to a Caribbean spa.

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Author by Rachel Brathen
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 176
ISBN Number 9781501106774

Stir Up The Gift Within


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Many of us live a mundane existence in which we get up, go to work, come home, and go to sleep. This cycle keeps repeating each and every day. The worst part is that we likely work a job that we don't enjoy doing, but we keep working that job in order to provide for our family. Stop right now and pay attention, because it doesn't have to be that way. This book; Stir Up the Gift Within, encourages people to use their talents to do what they love. It teaches people exactly how to find their talents so that they can use them to pursue their passions in life. There are bigger dreams and goals lurking inside each and every one of us; we need to stir up that gift within us. The difference between successful people and ordinary people is that successful people take action and pursue their dreams. Ordinary people tend to accept what life has thrown at them without trying to make any changes or go against the ideals of society in order to seek out that better life. All successful people found a way to use their talents to do what they love. The hardest part was learning how to do it, and that is exactly what you will learn in this book.

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Author by JaneNK Nwanne
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 1523276932

Are You An Indigo


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Are you an Indigo? Is a new age philosophy which helps in identifying what an Indigo truly is and how you are able to identify them. This book will help serve you to understand what being an Indigo means, in how it applies and affects you, your loved ones and how they just may be an Indigo themselves. Find and identify the difference between Group Thinkers and Free Thinkers. Learn how feelings play an important role and how to deal with them. Discover and find that perfect life, love, and success in business you want to have. So unleash the power within and overcome the fear to Discover Your Authentic Self.

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Author by Dennis M. Waller
Genre eBook Philosophy
Read Book 190
ISBN Number 146629096X