Meditation from Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist Perspectives:American University Studies Robert Altobello
Meditation Works:In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions: Livia Kohn
Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn creates a new typology of meditation, based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation. The book is published by University of Hawai‘i Press and Three Pines Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Hundley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004206/bk_acx0_004206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. With over 150,000 copies sold, Grilley´s book has been enhanced with new materials describing the evolution of Yin Yoga within the Yoga world over the last decade plus new reference materials on anatomy and the practice of Yin Yoga. Yoga as practiced in the US is almost exclusively Yang or muscular in nature. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a long time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. In addition, Yin Yoga better prepares people for meditation. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures. Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali contain a collection of 196 Indian sutras on the theory and practice of yoga. The Yoga Sutras were compiled by sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from older traditions. Hindu tradition holds the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to be the foundational text of classical Yoga philosophy. Maharishi Patanjali Maharishi Patanjali is a saint who is believed to have lived some time during the 2nd century BCE. Known for his Yoga Sutras work Patanjali was also a scientist and a doctor whose clarity and wisdom was remarkable.
Millions of students reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming the different poses and frequently calling them by their sanskrit names. While many probably know that ´´hanumanasa´´ is named for the Hindu deity Hanuman, fewer know why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, a sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop´s fables or European folktales. ´´Myths of the Asanas´´ is the first book to compile and retell these ancient stories. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about external appearance and self-imposed limitations. Marveling at the devotion of Hanuman to his lord Rama can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. Through discovering mythic tales such as these, readers will add a new dimension to their practice and study of yoga.
If you ever wanted to learn about the concepts and fundamentals of Hinduism then this is the audiobook for you. Even though the Hindu religion is the oldest religion in the world, there are many misconceptions that laypeople have about it. Some people don´t understand the mystical chants and mantra traditions where they keep repeating ´´Aum´´ over and over again. But you have to understand the religion to truly appreciate where these acts and traditions come from. There is a 4,000 year history to Hinduism that many people outside of India don´t even know about. On top of that, Hinduism has evolved a lot over the years with both oral and ancient stories involving the laws of Hinduism. These stories were often told by sages who passed down their knowledge of the religion to their disciples. Eventually there was a compilation of ancient Sanskrit texts where Hindus could study the ethical and moral code that they needed to live by. However, Hindus for thousands of years have been changing traditions and teaching new philosophies about the religion that help motivate modern day people to become followers. Furthermore, they encourage them to take up Hindu derived practices, like yoga and meditation, in order to help them feel better in their lives. You don´t have to be looking to convert to Hinduism to appreciate this audiobook. It is not an audiobook that is going to try to change you or convince you that Hinduism is the one true religion to believe in. This book simply goes over all the important aspects and traditions of the religion, as they are broken down into chapters. That way you can understand the Hindu concepts of God, prayer, meditation, animal sacrifices, and reincarnation. These are the key points that people often misinterpret because they see movies or television shows that misrepresent the real Hindu religion. If you are a Westerner then this probably means you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118661/bk_acx0_118661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mindfulness and yoga are widely said to improve mental and physical health, and booming industries have emerged to teach them as secular techniques. This movement is typically traced to the 1970s, but in reality it began a century earlier. Mind Cure traces the process by which practices like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga moved from the religious fringes of American culture to the medical and psychological mainstream, revealing previously overlooked confluences of Buddhist, Hindu, medical, African American, and women´s history in America.
This audiobook contains a collection of spiritual tales designed to calm your mind and help you experience the Power of Now. These selected stories prove that the basic teachings of ancient Hinduism share the same elementary truths than those presently taught by Eckhart Tolle, as evidenced by the writings of Swami Sivananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, and other renowned Hindu masters. As you will see, both teachings are based on the notions of the illusory world, the ego, the ´´mental chatter´´, the self, inner peace, and enlightenment, as well as the importance of meditation and learning to live in the now. Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109523/bk_acx0_109523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gods and heroes in Indian mythology have made all the difference in their cultural and religious development. If you have ever been to India, you know you can find traces of these things and existing modern elements of Hindu and Krishna beliefs all over the place. In this book, you will learn more about: The Holi Festival and the way the colors serve as symbolic emblems. How the Indian culture is divide and united at the same time, in its own various ways. Dances, sarees, and gods in Indian legends. The main beliefs about Krishna and the repetition of the Mantra. How yoga, meditation, and the belief in reincarnation are connected to religious backgrounds in India. An in-depth study in this brief guide will help you get a greater understanding of the spreading religious beliefs and historical background of the Indian nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115529/bk_acx0_115529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.