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Yoga And Ayurveda

Self-Healing and Self-Realization
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Paperback Book
Lotus Press
June, 1999
$25.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Frawley (whose spiritual name is Vamadeva Shastri) provides a pioneering service in this crisply written book on yoga, the holistic Vedic science of self-realization, and Ayurveda, the holistic Vedic science of health and healing. Explaining that these complementary sciences were developed and used together in traditional practice, Frawley shows the benefit of weaving both into our lives for the purification, strengthening, and integration of body, mind, and soul. In his foreword, Georg Feuerstein writes, “In particular, this book contains many helpful practical pointers, which will help you to understand your constitutional type in Ayurvedic terms. This, in turn, will assist you in choosing the right kind of postural or meditation practice.”

Designed to complement the material in Frawley’s last book in this field, Ayurveda and the Mind, this book

is meant for those who want to explore a deeper level of knowledge than what is usually described in introductory books on these subjects, which are commonly available. It discusses many details about he subtle and causal bodies and their energetics, including much information not previously in print in English. This includes topics such as the seven agnis, the three vital essences of prana, tejas,  and ojas, the nadis and chakras, as well as practical methods to unfold these energies. It puts much emphasis on the five pranas because prana (the life-force) is the main link between yoga and Ayurveda.

Yoga and Ayurveda is divided into 3 sections: the first section provides the background of Ayurveda and yoga along with their related cosmological principles and world views, including an understanding of the doshas and gunas.

The second section examines the energetics of the two systems, emphasizing the subtle body and prana, including kundalini, the chakras and nadis.

The third section shows their common practices from diet and herbs to asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation, which enables us to apply the information given in the previous sections.

Also by David Frawley is Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses.

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Yoga & Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness.Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. In the first book published in the West interfacing the two systems, the author of The Yoga of Herbs and other books reveals to us the secret powers ofthe body, breath, senses, mind and chakras - plus transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs, asana, pranayama and meditation.

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