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Within the Yoga Sutra, an ancient text about the practice of yoga, only two verses mention asanas, or the postures we commonly associate with yoga in the West. Patanjali, the legendary sage and author of this 2,250-year-old work, was concerned not solely with physical development, or even mental development. In fact, the original purpose of yoga was and remains to function as a complete spiritual path where the body serves as a gateway to enlightenment.On "The Yoga Matrix," the renowned instructor Richard Freeman immerses us in the rich teachings and sutras that inform the many schools of yoga, and reveals how the body can serve as the ultimate laboratory, temple, and place of pilgrimage for spiritual inquiry. Looking back 5,000 years, Freeman uncovers the living roots of yoga philosophy, and observes how they have grown into many schools, techniques, and philosophies that are united by a vast, interpenetrating matrix that holds the key to understanding yoga's full depth and greater purpose.Freeman first traveled to India in 1968, where he began a lifetime of study with the living masters of yoga and its mysteries. Now he teaches these authentic lessons and their original subtleties, with the questions and concerns of the serious Western student in mind. What is the yogic view of reality? Why was yoga first developed? How is progress traditionally measured? What are the principles of working with the body's subtle energy? Where do I start?From profound concepts at the center of this ancient cosmic philosophy, to the cherished teaching stories and chants that enrich its daily practice, here is a complete audio curriculum with the power to catalyze your daily yoga practice.Highlights: Yoga, nondualism, and the present momentHow the major schools of yoga relate to one anotherThe Jeweled Net of Indra, and the metapattern of the yoga matrixYour body its surprising place in the yoga matrixAsanas: containers for meditation practice"Nadis" the body's rivers of energyKundalini energy and how it awakensFive Element Theory its application to yogaThe Sankhya System from solid earth to transparent mindThe nectar of TantraThe nine obstacles to yoga practice, and how to overcome them"Yamas" and "Niyamas" yoga's core moral preceptsThe ultimate guruMore than seven hours of chants, divine lore, and advanced yoga teachings"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591791270
ISBN-10: 1591791278
Format: CD-Audio
(164mm x 170mm x 26mm)
Pages: 9
Imprint: Sounds True Inc
Publisher: Sounds True Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Freeman

Richard FreemanRichard Freeman has studied and lived for nearly nine years in India and Asia, and is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. He incorporates various traditions into the Ashtanga Yoga practice taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. His background includes Bhakti and traditional Hatha Yoga in India, Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, and an in-depth study of Iyengar Yoga. Richard Freeman lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado, where he is the director of the Yoga Workshop.

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