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Advanced Hatha Yoga

Advanced Hatha Yoga

Classic Methods of Physical Education and Concentration

The classic Hatha yoga manual for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind

• Includes instructions for many advanced Hatha yoga exercises to build strength, stamina, and good posture, the necessary basis for spiritual development

• Provides detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly practice

• Explains traditional yogic methods of fasting and internal cleansing, practices to strengthen the endocrine system, methods for advanced sexual control, breath control practices, and concentration exercises to improve mind power

Based upon ancient Sanskrit works on yoga as well as thousands of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga classic moves beyond the introductory level of yoga and provides illustrated instructions for many advanced asanas and other yogic techniques to build strength, stamina, and good posture--a necessary prerequisite for spiritual development.

Offering detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly yoga practice as well as techniques to target specific areas of the body, such as the abdominal muscles, this book also contains detailed instructions on many forms of prânâyâma (breath control), including alternate nostril breathing, kapâlabhâti, and sahita, as well as meditative methods for developing your powers of concentration and mental discipline. With instructions on diet, fasting, internal cleansing, advanced sexual control, and strengthening the endocrine system, Sri S. S. Goswami’s classic text presents the complete picture of an advanced Hatha yoga lifestyle for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind.
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  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594774539 | 
  • August 2012
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Chapter 2
Fundamentals of Yoga Exercise

In Yoga the meaning of exercise has been extended and its application broadened, as the body is looked upon in a more comprehensive manner. It is based on the broader conception of man--his goals, his activities, his meaning in this world, everything. According to Yoga the material body, which is a compound of tissues, is the last stage of the body--an elaboration of the internal body necessary for the full expression of man while on the earth plane.

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Shyam Sundar Goswami

Shyam Sundar Goswami (1891-1978) was the founder of the Goswami Institute of Yoga in Sweden, the first Indian institution of its kind in that country. He was a disciple of the great yoga master Balak Bharati and also wrote Hatha Yoga: An Advanced Method of Physical Education and Concentration.




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