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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781611800425
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $39.90

The Psychology Of Yoga



How the mind works according to the ancient yogic traditions, compared and contrasted to the approaches of Western psychology—by one of the greatest yoga scholars of our time.

Georg Feuerstein begins the book by establishing the historical context of modern Western psychology and its gradual encounter with Indian thought, then follows this introduction with twenty-three chapters, each of which presents a topic--generally a point of correspondence or distinction--between Western and Eastern paradigms. These are grouped into three general sections: Foundations, Mind and Beyond, and Mind In Transition. The book concludes with a brief epilogue as well as three appendices, adding depth to the discussion of the ancient yoga traditions as well as an informative survey of yoga psychology literature. The Psychology of Yoga is a feast of wisdom and lore, assembled from a perspective possible only for one whose monumental scholarship has been tempered and leavened by practice.

  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781611800425
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $39.90

About the author

Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. holds degrees in Indology and the history of religion. In addition to being director of the Yoga Research Center and editor of Yoga World newsletter, he is a contributing editor of Yoga Journal, Inner Directions, and Intuition. He is the author of more than twenty books.

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