The Matrix of Yoga: Teachings, Principles and Questions | Yoga King
This book offers novice . This book is written by two highly-respected Yoga teachers and scholars in the West-Georg Feuerstein and his wife Brenda Feuerstein and provides Yoga practitioners a solid foundation on which to begin or build their personal practice. This book will also augment Yoga teacher trainings, and provide current Yoga teachers with an invaluable text to use with or recommend to their new students. The focus and purpose of The Matrix of Yoga stands for spiritual discipline, as it was developed in India over thousands of years. It provides as simple an introduction to the authentic teachings of Yoga as possible. Physical postures of Yoga is considered just one aspect of practice. Mental discipline was counted as far more important. Above all, Yoga was wrapped into an overall spiritual framework. Every single discipline had the purpose of helping the practitioner to grow toward inner (or spiritual) freedom. This book establishs the substructure of Yoga, with short essays that cover basic principles: the meaning of Yoga, the practice, the types, the deeper commitment and levels. Then it proceeds to practical applications of Yogic philosophy to all aspects of life, including: diet, working with the mind, livelihood, and the transcendence of ego. In Part 2, presented in a unique question and answer format, they address 30 of the most important and widely-asked questions by newcomers to this path. Their knowledge and subsequent responses provide practitioners a more direct understanding of the issues involved in adopting Yoga as a practice, a lifestyle, a spiritual philosophy. Rather than inquisitively looking through numerous and complicated texts to find answers, newcomers will appreciate having wise elders to guide them along the way. Some of the relevant issues include: Can one be a Christian or Muslim and still practice Yoga? Does Yoga require the need for a teacher, and if so how to find one? Is the market appeal of Yoga today an asset or a detriment to the serious practitioner? Without denying that modern practitioners of the physical postures of Yoga are significantly helped by them, the author emphasize the core power of Yoga-which is in its spiritual and ethical wisdom-remains explored in so many contemporary approaches. This book seeks to address that lack.