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Georg Feuerstein (1947–2012)

Forfatter af Yoga For Dummies

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Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., is the president of the Yoga Research and Education Center

Værker af Georg Feuerstein

Yoga For Dummies (1999) 390 eksemplarer
Tantra: Path of Ecstasy (1998) 195 eksemplarer
Living Yoga (1993) 126 eksemplarer
Shambhala Guide to Yoga (1711) 82 eksemplarer
Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga (1997) 59 eksemplarer
Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy (1989) 39 eksemplarer
The Philosophy of Classical Yoga (1980) 33 eksemplarer
Teachings of Yoga (1997) 30 eksemplarer
Bhagavad Gita: An Introduction (1974) 25 eksemplarer
Green Yoga (2007) 18 eksemplarer
The Lost Teachings of Yoga (1643) 17 eksemplarer
Spirituality by the Numbers (1994) 17 eksemplarer
Textbook of Yoga (1975) 14 eksemplarer
A Little Book for Lovers (2006) 9 eksemplarer
A Tradicao do Yoga (2017) 7 eksemplarer
THE YOGA SUTRA OF PATANJALI (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Green Dharma (2008) 3 eksemplarer
Yoga Wisdom (2003) 3 eksemplarer
Libro de texto de yoga (2003) 2 eksemplarer
Sagrada sexualidad (1995) 1 eksemplar
Manual de ioga 1 eksemplar
El valor sagrado del erotismo (1993) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (0002)nogle udgaver348 eksemplarer
Lankavatara Sutra (1983) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver57 eksemplarer
The Spiritual Athlete (1993) — Forord, nogle udgaver36 eksemplarer
Inspired Lives: The Best of Real Life Yoga from Ascent Magazine (2005) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
Origins of Yoga - Quest for the Spiritual (2005) — Features — 2 eksemplarer
Yoga Unveiled:Evolution and Essence of a Spiritual Tradition (DVD) (2004) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Feuerstein, Georg
Germany (birth)
Canada (naturalized 2012)
Würzburg, Germany
Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada
complications from diabetes
England, UK
Saskatchewan, Canada
Durham University (postgraduate)
Traditional Yoga Studies
Kort biografi
Dr. Georg Feuerstein (born 1947) is a German-Canadian Indologist specializing on Yoga. Feuerstein has authored over 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Tantra, and Hinduism. He has translated, among other traditional texts, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.




This book is mostly designed as a reference where you can open at any chapter and not feel left out. As such, reading from cover to cover was redundant. However, what makes this book great are the broad array of beginner-adapted yoga exercises, advice for designing a program, and (my favorite) are the conceptual chapters in the front third of the book. I don't think many other books in the same niche properly address the mental aspects of yoga like its history and philosophies (just from the first chapters I would rate this 4.5).

Basically, this is a well-rounded, better-than-most beginner yoga book.
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leah_markum | 5 andre anmeldelser | Oct 28, 2022 |
Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition.

The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.… (mere)
PSZC | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 29, 2019 |
The Bhagavad-Gita is an ancient masterpiece of India. It focuses only on one part of a larger whole wherein the God-man Krishna lectures Prince Arjuna on the righteousness of the battle that he is to take part in. The battle pitted his former friends and teachers against him and they were on the opposing side for various reasons. Krishna offers his godly wisdom and sage advice in this matter, telling Arjuna that it is correct to fight since that is his duty given the caste that he was born into.

As I mentioned, the Bhagavad-Gita is a part of a longer work called the Mahabharata, composed beyond the mists of time. It is ostensibly based upon a true series of events, namely the Bharata War. In that sense, it is similar to The Iliad and The Odyssey, which was formulated so long ago that it is attributed to someone that may have not existed. I am pretty sure that people argue about the existence of Homer, but I don’t know if they do the same for Vyasa, the guy that wrote the Mahabharata. According to Wikipedia Vyasa has reached mythological status, so I suppose it is somewhat the same.

Going into this book, I was only familiar with the quote that J. Robert Oppenheimer said when the first Atomic Bomb was set off in Los Alamos back in 1945; “If the radiance of a thousand suns / were to burst into the sky / that would be like / the splendor of the Mighty One and I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” This is only because I played a lot of Civilization IV back in the day.

This book exceeded my expectations. When I got it, I didn’t realize that it would have the original Sanskrit Text, a Romanized transliteration, and a translation to English. This made the book seem longer than it actually is. Along with all of that are a number of references in order to put the work in context and to discuss things like how to read Sanskrit. A full table is devoted to each letter of the alphabet and how to pronounce it. The book also contains essays to further explain the historical and cultural context of this work.

I haven’t read any of the other translations of this and I can’t read Sanskrit, so I am unable to determine how accurate the book is to the original piece. However, I did have a lot of things that I liked about it. There are some things that I skimmed over, to be sure, but this is mainly because I am not really trying to learn Sanskrit. I think this book would be a fantastic resource for scholars but I am sure they probably have their own books that they are fans of.
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Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |


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