Download Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of by Christopher D. Wallis PDF

By Christopher D. Wallis

Contributor note: Illustrator Ekabhumi Ellik
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Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a desirable trip to the very center of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. because the West s discovery of Tantra a hundred years in the past, there was significant fascination, hypothesis, and greater than a bit incorrect information approximately this religious stream.

Now, for the 1st time within the English language, Tantra Illuminated offers an obtainable advent to this sacred culture that started 1,500 years in the past within the some distance north of India. utilizing translations from from fundamental Sanskrit assets and providing a profound examine non secular perform, this e-book unearths Tantra s wealthy heritage and robust teachings.

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Download Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy by Ajit Mookerjee PDF

By Ajit Mookerjee

At the present time within the West, scientists and philosophers, mystics and seekers of upper attention are intensively looking for technique of liberating the very important power (kundalini) that lies latent in every one of us.  Tantra, which doesn't deny the physique, yet harnesses its energies and powers for non secular progress, is the main special and authoritative educating of this type in existence.  In Kundalini: The Arousal of the interior power, Ajit Mookerjee writes of the middle adventure of Tantra, the method within which the strength is woke up and rises through the power facilities (chakras) to unite with natural recognition on the crown of the head.•   the writer drew on an in depth diversity of unique manuscript resources for either the textual content an the terrific illustrations discovered through the book.•   Kundalini: The Arousal of the internal power examines the trendy money owed of the kundalini adventure, either japanese and Western, and describes the findings of the medical reports and study to this point undertaken within the West.

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Download Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa by Caroline H. Bledsoe PDF

By Caroline H. Bledsoe

Most girls within the West use contraceptives so as to keep away from having young children. yet in rural Gambia and different components of sub-Saharan Africa, many girls use contraceptives for the other reason—to have as many youngsters as possible.Using ethnographic and demographic information from a three-year examine in rural Gambia, Contingent Lives explains this likely counterintuitive truth by means of juxtaposing very diverse understandings of the existence direction: one is a linear, Western version that equates getting older and the power to breed with the passage of time, the opposite a Gambian version that perspectives getting older as contingent at the cumulative actual, social, and non secular hardships of non-public background, particularly obstetric trauma. Viewing every one of those versions from the point of view of the opposite, Caroline Bledsoe produces clean understandings of the classical anthropological matters of replica, time, and getting older as culturally formed inside of women's conjugal lives. Her insights can be welcomed by means of students of anthropology and demography in addition to via these operating in public overall healthiness, improvement reports, gerontology, and the historical past of medication.

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Download Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long PDF

By Ray Long

Атлас ключевых нагрузок скелетно - мышечной системы в асанах хатха-йоги.
Древняя Йога понимает под "асанами" особые положения тела, сохраняемые более или менее длительное время. Асаны разделяются на две группы: физкультурные и медитационные. Цель "физкультурных" асан ― укрепить тело, сделать его более выносливым, упрочить те или иные токи действия, которые по-санскритски называются "пранами". С точки зрения современной физиологии, под развитием пран можно понимать закрепление желательных кортико-висцеральных рефлексов и торможение нежелательных. Цель медитационных асан ― создать устойчивое положение тела, не мешающее самоуглублению, обеспечивающее правильное кровоснабжение внутренних органов и правильное дыхание. Для обеих групп при выполнении данной асаны считается обязательным сохранение полной неподвижности. Это требование обосновывается необходимостью успокоения гун, без которого, по убеждению йогических писаний, невозможно достичь цели Йоги ― уравновешенности (ср. Гита, II, 48). С точки зрения европейской физиологии, нужно поддерживать статическое напряжение мышц, чтобы создать ровное, бесперебойное течение нервного импульса, направляемого в данную мышцу или группу мышц. При асанах первой группы напряжение должно быть максимальным, при асанах второй группы ― минимальным.

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Download The Yoga of Pregnancy Week by Week: Connect with Your Unborn by Mel Campbell PDF

By Mel Campbell

Targeting making a wide awake union with the starting to be child in utero, this specified consultant introduces a convention of weekly meditations, yoga, and affirmations that replicate the developmental and physiological alterations happening either inside and out the womb. The booklet complements the adventure of being pregnant and prepares moms bodily, emotionally, and spiritually for childbirth and motherhood. newbies to yoga in addition to commonplace practitioners will study specified methods and correct suggestions that start up a healthy, practical reference to the mother's personal physique and along with her unborn baby.

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Download The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga (The Path to by Paul Brunton PDF

By Paul Brunton

Encouraged via his time spent with clever sages in Asia within the Thirties, Paul Brunton (1898-1981) wrote The Hidden educating past Yoga (and its better half volume The knowledge of the Overself) on the request of those striking lecturers, who famous that he had an important position to play within the transmission of Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism to the West. Brunton's books are a profound new version of the lessons of these philosophical faculties of notion, educated by means of the insights of deep meditation. essentially written with no the really good vocabulary present in these traditions, the books converse on to the modern religious seeker.

The Hidden instructing past Yoga is a step by step consultant to really experiencing the non secular fact that truth is shaped inside of our awareness instead of outdoors us on this planet of fabric issues. Brunton's specialist research of conception, grounded in technological know-how, is designed to rouse us to our sacred starting place and to remodel our character right into a reflect of that truth. Brunton prepares us for this trip by way of describing the attitudes, psychological disciplines, and personality features which are useful for achievement during this quest.

This new version has been up-to-date to include the author's ultimate revisions and comprises an creation by means of the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.

Contents
Foreword by means of The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation
1.Beyond Yoga
2.The final Path
3.The spiritual and Mystic Grades
4.The Hidden Philosophy of India
5.The Philosophical Discipline
6.The Worship of Words
7.The seek After fact
8.The Revelation of Relativity
9.From factor to notion
10. the key of area and Time
11. The Magic of the brain
12. The Downfall of Materialism
Epilogue: The Philosophic Life
Appendix 1: a few Misconceptions Cleared Up
Appendix 2: extra assets from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Compiled via the Paul Brunton Philosophic starting place Editors

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Download The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality : From Aphrodisiacs and by Rufus C. Camphausen PDF

By Rufus C. Camphausen

E-book Description
Release date: November 1, 1999
Revised and improved version of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom

This complete reference publication, lavishly illustrated and generally cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the which means of sexuality

• up to date and improved with over a hundred and fifty new or revised entries, in addition to an enormous array of recent colour illustrations

• comprises the newest clinical wisdom of the mind, brain, and physique because it pertains to the erotic and sexual

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This absolutely up-to-date and accelerated version of The Encyclopedia of Erotic knowledge comprises greater than 1,200 entries--150 of that are both new additions or have been generally revised for this edition--and an unlimited array of recent illustrations, many in complete colour, from the author's contemporary travels to the some distance East. The encyclopedia explains the right way to combine physique and brain, love and sexuality, and non secular workout and internal alchemical thoughts within the perform of sacred sexuality. It additionally includes the newest medical wisdom of the mind, brain, and physique because it pertains to the erotic and sexual. large go references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, net assets, and 28 indexes to comparable issues in the e-book take the reader on an odyssey from nearly any aspect of departure to the farthest reaches of this interesting subject.

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Download Yoga/Relaxation Bundle: Office Yoga, Travel Yoga, and by Darrin Zeer PDF

By Darrin Zeer

1 / 4 of one million readers have comfortable within the office due to writer Darrin Zeer and now it’s your flip. This three-book package deal comprises Office Yoga, Travel Yoga, and Everyday Calm and it includes the entire techniques and stretches you must reclaim your place of work calm. Office Yoga brings the traditional Indian artwork to the modern day place of work with an absolutely illustrated, easy-to-use consultant delivering seventy five stress-relieving stretches excellent for the dice atmosphere. Travel Yoga has greater than 50 ideas to aid tourists relieve muscle pressure, grasp the artwork of ready, create lodge room concord, blow off steam, and arrive revived. Everyday Calm bargains over 50 enjoyable and straightforward principles for day-by-day pressure reduction irrespective of the place you're. every one publication within the package deal includes fascinating and instructive illustrations that will help you take a step again, calm your recommendations, and breathe.

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Download The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha PDF

By Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

The theories and practices of Ayurvedic medicine—including the healing advantages of aromas, meals, herbs, meditation, yoga, and more—are featured during this complete guide. With a piece devoted to overall healthiness problems, this advisor clarifies the simplicity of therapeutic obviously and gives information in the direction of a more robust feel of health and wellbeing, lowered pressure, and psychological peace. photos of greater than eighty herbs and yoga postures around out this domestic reference and instructing instrument.

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