From the foremost living authority on Yoga comes the most comprehensive and reliable treatment of the subject available today. This is a work of impeccable scholarship by a person who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga. The book offers a complete overview of every Yogic tradition, from the familiar to the lesser-known forms. It also covers all aspects of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, literature, psychology and practice. In addition, included are translations of twenty Yoga treatises and the first translation of the Goraksha Paddhati. Review Without a doubt the finest overall explanation of Yoga ... Destined to become a classic. -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything. About the Author Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., is founder-director of the Yoga Research Center in Northern California and serves on the governing board of the Healing Buddha Foundation. He is a contributing editor of Yoga Journal, Inner Directions and Intuition and has written thirty books, including the award-winning Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra: The Art of Ecstacy.
The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice