Myths of the Asanas (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
184
Utgivningsdatum
2010-05-13
Förlag
Mandala Publishing Group
Medarbetare
Gannon, Sharon
Illustratör/Fotograf
Chris Yeazel
Illustrationer
black & white line drawings, colour line drawings
Dimensioner
260 x 184 x 19 mm
Vikt
553 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781601090577
Myths of the Asanas (häftad)

Myths of the Asanas

The Ancient Origins of Yoga

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Häftad Engelska, 2010-05-13

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Millions of students reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming the different poses and frequently calling them by their sanskrit names. While many probably know that "hanumanasa" is named for the Hindu deity Hanuman, fewer know why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, a sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop's fables or European folktales. "Myths of the Asanas" is the first book to compile and retell these ancient stories. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about external appearance and self-imposed limitations. Marveling at the devotion of Hanuman to his lord Rama can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. Through discovering mythic tales such as these, readers will add a new dimension to their practice and study of yoga.
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