Category Archives: Yoga

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Hartranft

Chip Hartranft. The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala, 2003. Paperback, xviii + 149 pages. Over the years, the Yoga- Sūtrahas been translated numerous times. Often these renderings are little more than paraphrases by writers … Continue reading

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The Yogasûtrabhâshyavivarana transl. by Rukmani

T. S. Rukmani. Yogasutrabhasyavivarana of Sankara. Vivarana text with English translation and critical notes along with text and English translation of Patanjali’s Yogasutras and Vyasabhasya.New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2001. 2 vols. Hardcover, 389 + 230 pages. I first heard about the Yoga- … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Time Travel by Wolf

Fred Alan Wolf. The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time. Wheaton, Ill.: Quest Books, 2004. Paperback, 258 pp. Fred Alan Wolf has made a name for himself as the author of a number of highly readable popular … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas by Govindan

Marshall Govindan. The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas. St. Etienne de Bolton, Quebec: Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and Publications, 2007. Paperback, 219 pp. I was both surprised and delighted when I received this book. Surprised, because I had not expected … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Roots of Yoga by Ravindra

Ravi Ravindra. The Spiritual Roots of Yoga: Royal Path to Freedom. Sandpoint, Id.: Morning Light Press, 2006. Paperback, 179 pp. Beautifully produced, this anthology comprises fifteen essays of which seven were previously published. The author, a professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, … Continue reading

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The Language of Yoga by Bachman

Nicolai Bachman. The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants. Includes 2 CDS. Spiralbound paperback, 139 pp. This beautifully produced book has the declared purpose of preserving and encouraging “the correct sound and … Continue reading

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The Integrity of Yoga Darsana by Whicher

Ian Whicher. The Integrity of the Yoga Darśana: A Reconsideration of Classical Yoga. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 1998. Paperback, 438 pages. Contrary to popular opinion, Patanjali was not the “father of Yoga.” That honor goes to the mythical Hiranyagarbha of Vedic … Continue reading

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The Alchemical Body by White

David Gordon White. The Alchemical Body. Chicago, Ill.: The University of Chicago Press, 1996. Hardcover, 640 pages. Our body is more than a mere meat tube imprisoning the splendor of the Spirit. Rather it is a reservoir of all kinds of … Continue reading

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Siddhasiddhântapaddhati ed. by Gharote & Pai

M. L. Gharote and G. K. Pai, eds. Siddhasiddhāntapaddhati: A Treatise on the Nātha Philosophy by Goraksanātha. Lonavla, India: Lonavla Yoga Institute, 2005. Paperback, xxxix + 205 pages. This is a critical edition (based on five manuscripts and four printed versions) … Continue reading

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Shiva-Sûtras: The Supreme Awakening ed. by Hughes

John Hughes, ed. Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening. Revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Los Angeles: Universal Shaiva Fellowship, 2002. Paperback, xxviii + 322 pages. Swami Lakshmanjoo (1907-1991) was one of the great contemporary masters and scholars of Kashmir’s Shaivism. This diligently edited … Continue reading

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