Raja Yoga Revisited

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A Guide to Systematic Self-Exploration

Lulu Press, 2009 • 182 pages • pocket format

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Yoga is not limited to postures and bodily fitness — in fact this is only a small fraction of a much more sophisticated system that is intended to guide the practitioner beyond one of the last frontiers of our existence: to the depths of unconscious thought. It is a systematic method for exploring the own true nature and answering questions that trouble us human beings since ages: How does the mind work? What is consciousnss? What happens when we die? Why do we suffer? What can we do about it?

This book translates ancient yoga scriptures to prose that scientifically oriented readers of the 21st century can digest. It explains the backgrounds of traditional yoga as described in the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras, then proceeds to exercise and ethical considerations and explains why these are pragmatic requirements for successful yoga practice. Finally it develops a modern metaphor for teaching and learning meditation. Interspersed in the text are direct instructions for meditation practice and many tips for supporting the practice in day to day life.

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