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Bengal Nights: A Novel

By Mircea Eliade

Set in Thirties Calcutta, it is a roman á clef of outstanding intimacy. initially released in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel by way of the area popular pupil Mircea Eliade information the passionate awakenings of Alain, an formidable younger French engineer flush with colonial satisfaction and prejudice and entire of a eu fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps on the probability to find the actual India firsthand. He quickly unearths himself enchanted via his host's daughter, the beautiful and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious younger poet and previous scholar of Tagore. What follows is a captivating, tentative flirtation that quickly, opposed to the entire proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms right into a love affair either very unlikely and finally tragic. This erotic ardour performs itself out in Alain's innovations lengthy after its sour end. In hindsight he units down the tale, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and attempting to make experience of the sorrowful affair.

A vibrantly poetic love tale, Bengal Nights can be a merciless account of the wreckage left within the wake of a tender man's self discovery. straight away scary and deeply relocating, Eliade's tale repeats the styles of eu engagement with India while it exposes and condemns them. precious for the perception it deals into Eliade's lifestyles and inspiration, it's a paintings of serious highbrow and emotional strength.

"Bengal Nights is forceful and harshly poignant, written with a good love of India knowledgeable by way of clear-eyed knowing. yet don't open it should you wish to stay unmoved by means of your studying subject. it truly is sufficient to make stones weep.

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Respiración, mente y conciencia

An in-depth dialogue of the technology of Swara Yoga, which teaches the wide awake remark and regulate of respiring styles to maximise strength and increase actual and psychic health and wellbeing.
For centuries, yogis have identified what sleek scientists are only starting to recognize--that lifestyles strength is regulated through breath, and breath power is managed via brain.

the writer explains the sensory community of the nostril and its impression at the sophisticated channels of power through the physique, displaying an immediate hyperlink among unsleeping respiring and the electrochemical stability of the mind and fearful procedure.

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Feeding the Bump: Nutrition and Recipes for Pregnancy

By Lisa Neal

Divided chronologically into pre-conception, first, moment, and 3rd trimesters and post-partum/breast feeding, Feeding the Bump provides women with the entire info they wish approximately their very own and their unborn kid's dietary standards and the way to satisfy them. it's filled with helpful info and food guidance, together with attempted and real treatments for universal lawsuits corresponding to morning ailment and heartburn, besides greater than a hundred easy-to-follow and totally scrumptious recipes. it is a must-have source for all girls desirous to maximize their unborn kid's healthiness, and their very own, via what they eat.

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Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy

By Stephen H. Phillips

For critical yoga practitioners curious to grasp the traditional origins of the paintings, Stephen Phillips, a certified thinker and sanskritist with a long-standing own perform, lays out the philosophies of motion, wisdom, and devotion in addition to the procedures of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that shaped the root of yoga in historical and classical India and proceed to form it this present day.

In discussing yoga's primary commitments, Phillips explores conventional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and exhibits how such middle options as self-monitoring recognition, karma, nonharmfulness (ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of awareness relate to fashionable perform. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of good looks and artwork and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His publication contains unique translations from the early Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra (the complete text), the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and seminal tantric writings of the tenth-century Kashmiri Shaivite, Abhinava Gupta. A word list defining greater than 300 technical phrases and an in depth bibliography provide extra aid to nonscholars. A extraordinary exploration of yoga's conceptual legacy, Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth crystallizes principles approximately self and fact that unite the numerous incarnations of yoga.

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Le joyau du yoga shivaïte : Shiva-Yoga-Ratna de Jnânaprakâsha

By Jñānaprakāsha

Ce livre est los angeles traduction d’un traité shivaïste non-duel de l’Inde du Sud composé par le maître Jñânaprakâsha au xviè siècle.
Ce traité vise à conduire à l’identification absolue avec Shiva grâce au yoga. Yoga signifie ici méthode, voie, et le Shiva-yoga est los angeles démarche par laquelle toute relation de contrast entre l’être individuel et l’âtman suprême est abandonnée. Cette voie s’appuie essentiellement sur l. a. Connaissance (jñâna) et est secondée par les suggestions de rétention du souffle et de focus du Yoga classique. Moins connu que le Shivaïsme du Cachemire du Nord de l’Inde, le Shivaïsme non-duel du sud possède néanmoins de magnifiques trésors comme ce traité.

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Pregnancy Health Yoga: Your Essential Guide for Bump, Birth and Beyond

From the instant a girl learns she's pregnant until eventually after she provides start, yoga will help, calming feelings, bettering wellbeing and fitness, and assisting in post-natal restoration. best specialists in being pregnant yoga have created an obtainable guide—plus a DVD of key practices—that lightly takes moms-to-be via each level. They clarify breathwork and supply guided meditations and visualizations; illustrated step by step exercises; and a listing of postures that focus on universal pregnancy-related stipulations. Dr. Gowri Motha, across the world celebrated author of the mild start process, has written the foreword.

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The Essence of Yoga: Essays on the Development of Yogic Philosophy from the Vedas to Modern Times

A set of vintage essays by way of very hot students at the improvement of yoga and its rapport with different spiritual traditions. 

Georg Feuerstein, one of many world's optimal students of yoga, and Jeanine Miller, lengthy famous for her insightful commentaries at the RgVeda, the following pool their substantial skills in a glance on the improvement of yogic inspiration around the a while and its similarities with the Christian mysticism of Meister Eckhart. in their essays incorporated the following, one about the essence of yoga and the opposite the that means of soreness in yoga, have lengthy been singled out through indologists for correcting established misconceptions and offering a conceptual framework for plenty of of the next experiences in that box. The reprinting of those very important essays in The Essence of Yoga supplies new readers an opportunity to percentage a number of the authors' earliest insights into yoga and their deep conviction that those discoveries are of the top importance for a formal knowing of the human .

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Advanced Thai Yoga Massage: Postures and Energy Pathways for Healing

By Kam Thye Chow

Extend your Thai yoga therapeutic massage perform with complicated postures and effort paintings to regard pressure, again ache, complications, and a number of other universal stipulations

• contains step by step pictures for greater than 50 complicated Thai yoga therapeutic massage postures

• Illustrates in complete colour the destinations of the sen strains and explains their particular healing traits and connections to ayurveda and the five kosha our bodies

• info winning healing procedures for eight universal diseases with customized 60-minute Thai yoga therapeutic massage posture flows in addition to ayurvedic and yoga suggestions for persevered therapeutic and prevention at domestic

In the original therapeutic process of Thai yoga massage--based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts--the practitioner makes use of his or her personal arms, ft, hands, and legs to softly advisor the recipient via a sequence of yoga postures whereas palming and thumbing alongside the body’s power pathways and strain issues, identified within the Thai culture as sen strains and in ayurveda as marma issues.

Providing how to extend one’s Thai yoga therapeutic massage perform, this publication comprises step by step pictures and directions for greater than 50 complicated Thai yoga postures in addition to winning remedies for eight universal illnesses: tension, again soreness, stiff neck and shoulders, arm and hand exhaustion, complications, constipation, fibromyalgia, and anxiety/depression. each one remedy plan bargains a personalised one-hour Thai yoga therapeutic massage posture stream particular to that affliction in addition to ayurvedic and yoga techniques for persevered therapeutic and prevention after the therapeutic massage consultation. This finished consultant additionally illustrates the precise position of the sen traces and marma issues, detailing their healing symptoms and connections to ayurveda and the 5 kosha our bodies, in addition to explaining find out how to contain them into classes for deeper therapeutic.

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Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

By Mark Stephens

Teaching Yoga is a necessary source for brand new and skilled academics in addition to a advisor for all yoga scholars drawn to refining their abilities and data. Addressing a hundred% of the instructor education curriculum criteria set through Yoga Alliance, the world's prime registry and accreditation resource for yoga academics and faculties, Teaching Yoga can also be excellent to be used as a center textbook in yoga instructor education courses.

Drawing on a large spectrum of views, and that includes greater than one hundred fifty pictures and illustrations, the booklet covers primary subject matters of yoga philosophy and historical past, together with a historic presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the most old resources on tantra and early hatha yoga. all of the 11 significant kinds of modern yoga is defined, with a quick heritage of its improvement and the distinguishing parts of its teachings. Exploring conventional and sleek facets of anatomy and body structure, the publication presents huge help and instruments for educating 108 yoga poses (asanas), respiring options (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga deals functional suggestion for school room setup, making plans and sequencing sessions, in addition to the method keen on turning into a instructor and maintaining oneself within the occupation. The publication has over two hundred bibliographic assets, a entire index, and an invaluable appendix that lists institutions, institutes, enterprises, assets for yoga academics.

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15-Minute Yoga: Health, Well-Being, and Happiness through Daily Practice

From Ulrica Norberg, a well known yoga instructor and writer, comes 15-Minute Yoga, a consultant to valuable yoga poses and dietary advice for practitioners of all degrees. by means of integrating fifteen mins of yoga into one’s agenda, those that yearn for a greater caliber of lifestyles will locate stability and peace in each one day.

The origin of all yoga is respiring workouts, physique positions that either increase and melt, and visualization routines. looking on who you're and what sort of time you've got on hand, Ulrica offers alternative ways to do poses and concentration periods for a very lucrative day-by-day yoga perform. She additionally offers recommendations for complex diversifications counting on the adventure point of the practitioner.

With transparent images in a gorgeous environment, 15-Minute Yoga supplies easy methods to mix poses to create your individual powerful fifteen-minute application. With either energizing and restorative routines, readers can construct power, decrease pressure, and bring up circulate. The e-book additionally deals a quick creation to the heritage of yoga, its objective, goal, and which means, and normal suggestion on the right way to combine extra yoga into one’s life.

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