Our Many Selves

Practical Yogic Psychology

Author: Sri Aurobindo,Mother

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780940985346

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

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Many of us face the difficulty of trying to change something in our nature, only to find that it is either difficult or virtually impossible. The key to solving this problem actually lies in a deeper understanding of the true nature of our psychological being. We are actually composed of various different "parts" or "planes" of action that combine together, interact with one another and impinge upon one another. This understanding allows us to differentiate between a mental idea, a force of will, an emotional movement, a vital energy, or a physical structure, and thereby more clearly understand the results of our psychological efforts and growth activities.

Yoga Psychology

A Practical Guide to Meditation

Author: Swami Ajaya

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893890520

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 114

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A clear and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of meditation.

Foundations of Yoga Psychology

Author: K. Ramakrishna Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811054096

Category: Psychology

Page: 261

View: 9197


This book discusses the profound philosophy and practical psychology behind yoga, beyond its popular body-culture aspect. It pays particular attention to the psychological principles involved and their implications for the consummate understanding of human nature. It explores the psychological aspects of yoga theory and practice and discusses the aphorisms in Patanjali’s treatise on Yoga with necessary commentary in current psychological terminology to make them intelligible to students of psychology and other interested readers. Importantly, the author draws out the implications of these aphorisms for future psychological study and research. The book discusses the author’s concept of yoga of nonviolence which brings in Gandhian ideas into the framework of yoga. The author’s own vast experience in creating interfaces of yoga research with practice also informs the discussions in this book. This authoritative and topical book by an eminent academic like Professor Ramakrishna Rao is of interest to scholars and students of diverse disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, philosophy and wellbeing research.

The Yoga of Sleep and Dreams

The Night-School of Sadhana

Author: Sri Aurobindo,Mother

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780940985742

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 8463


The practice of yoga continues day and night. This book aids the seeker in becoming conscious and turning sleep and dreams into the opportunity for real and substantial progress on the path of yoga.

Humanistic Psychology, a Guide to Information Sources

Author: Gloria B. Gottsegen,Abby J. Gottsegen

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Company


Category: Reference

Page: 185

View: 8890


Approximately 700 annotated references to periodicals, monographs, and organizatiions, with emphasis on the areas of education, business, health services, and social services. Classified arrangement in 11 chapters. Author, subject, title indexes.

Yoga & Psyche

Integrating the Paths of Yoga and Psychology for Healing, Transformation, and Joy

Author: Mariana Caplan

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 162203726X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 3242


Has yoga improved your health and expanded your awareness—but emotional and relationship issues continue to challenge you? Or, have you found psychotherapy helpful . . . yet yearn for further spiritual discovery? With Yoga & Psyche, Mariana Caplan invites you to explore these two profound domains of transformation and learn how they so effectively complement each other. In this compelling guide—rich with original research, clinical findings, Dr. Caplan's own personal experiences, and many direct hands-on practices—she takes you on an in-depth exploration of this emerging terrain. Along the way, you are invited to become a participant in the evolution of this emergent field. Using the core principles and practices of trauma healing, yoga therapy, somatics and somatic therapies, depth psychology, and neuroscience—seamlessly combined with yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and visualization—Yoga & Psyche will help you to: • Apply the insights of psychology in a practical way to your own yoga practice, teaching, professional work, and personal life • Discover how to use psychological inquiry to amplify yoga—turning it into a powerfully effective "free therapy on the mat" • Delve into the many emotional layers of asana and yoga practice for trauma healing and recovery • Experience step-by-step exercises to transform your yoga practice and experience greater calm, clarity, and emotional well-being Yoga & Psyche is emerging as a go-to reference guide to the joining of these two fields, now being adopted in yoga and somatic teacher training programs and university psychology classes nationwide. If you're seeking healing, transformation, and greater moments of daily joy and fulfillment—or want to help others do so—this comprehensive guide provides the compassionate, practical, and groundbreaking guidance you need.

The Philosophy of Classical Yoga

Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892816033

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 6278


A widely respected yoga scholar offers the first comprehensive study of the philosophical concepts of classical yoga, based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.