Heart Yoga: The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism by Andrew Harvey, Karuna Erickson

By Andrew Harvey, Karuna Erickson

***WINNER, 2010 Spirituality & perform top religious publication Award – Yoga

In middle Yoga, well known religious author and Sacred Activist Andrew Harvey and longtime yoga instructor Karuna Erickson current a imaginative and prescient of hatha yoga perform that hyperlinks historic religious traditions to modern existence. together with excerpts of poetic sacred writing from mystical sages in the course of the a long time, the e-book reminds readers that the aim of yoga isn't really to enhance one's actual well-being or maybe to accomplish peace of brain (although those effects should be completed alongside the way), yet to arrive a nation of solidarity with the divine, the target of mystics from all traditions. With unique descriptions and pictures of 50 yoga poses and their alchemical results at the physique and realization, center Yoga offers yoga as an easy meditative perform that permits the practitioner to stay within the center and adventure the bliss of union with the sacred strength underlying all of existence. The ebook explains how one can organize for middle Yoga and describes the “Five nice Joys” which are a part of the trail. integrated are the authors' personal compelling tales in their person trips alongside the trail of yoga: tales of anguish, transcendence, and pleasure that either encourage and enlighten.

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The captain called, and he closed the door, then he and his men turned back through the forest. The woodcutter, from his tree, thought about what he had seen. He and his family had little food and no money, despite his brother, Cassim, who was wealthy but mean. ’ On entering through the door, he found a vault of glittering treasure: gold coins, overflowing pearls and piles of precious jewels. ’ and closed the door. Paraphrased from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves ‘Open sesame’, ‘hey presto’, ‘abracadabra’: your wish is granted.

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