The House of Wisdom Yoga of the East and West

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-15
  • Publisher: Mantra Books
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Yoga is primarily a spiritual practice. The aim of The House of Wisdom is to encourage personal and spiritual growth, along with creative and skilful living. It draws on a variety of great wisdom traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. The first part covers starting out on the spiritual path, the problems along the way, and the yogic understanding of the authentic Self. The second looks more closely at the yogic tradition, with chapters on mantra, paths to the sacred and the classic Eightfold Path of Yoga. The third and fourth parts include exercises from Psychosynthesis psychology, affirmations and practices for relaxation and discovering the spiritual dimension of the Whole Self.

Author Biography

Swami Dharmananda Saraswati Maharaj, Director of the Dharma Centre for Yoga

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. 9
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Reflections for Travellers
Beginning the Searchp. 19
Expanding our Circle of Awarenessp. 25
Transformations in Developmentp. 37
Love is Only Part of itp. 45
Three Pillars of Wisdomp. 59
Where Everything Interconnectsp. 65
Practices on the Breathp. 81
Affirming our True Naturep. 85
The Great Paths of Yoga
Sanctity of Mantrap. 93
Our Limitless Inheritancep. 103
The Divine with a Feminine Facep. 115
Steps to Authentic Beingp. 121
Creative Life Energyp. 131
Unitive Paths for Living in the East and Westp. 137
Further Exercises
Nadi Shodhana Practicesp. 149
Body, Feelings, Mindp. 155
Hindu Wisdom
Sitting Down Nearp. 161
The Siddhis and Christian Wisdom
The Miraculous Selfp. 177
Buddhist Wisdom
A Selfless Pathp. 185
Bibliographyp. 201
Glossaryp. 211
Further Readingp. 219
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