9781620559123-1620559129-Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices

Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices

ISBN-13: 9781620559123
ISBN-10: 1620559129
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baker, Ian A.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Hardcover 292 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781620559123
ISBN-10: 1620559129
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baker, Ian A.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Format: Hardcover 292 pages

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Acknowledged authors Baker, Ian A. wrote Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices comprising 292 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1620559129 and 9781620559123. Since then Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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A visual presentation of Tibetan yoga, the hidden treasure at the heart of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition

• Explains the core principles and practices of Tibetan yoga with illustrated instructions

• Explores esoteric practices less familiar in the West, including sexual yoga, lucid dream yoga, and yoga enhanced by psychoactive substances

• Draws on scientific research and contemplative traditions to explain Tibetan yoga from a historical, anthropological, and biological perspective

• Includes full-color reproductions of previously unpublished works of Himalayan art

Tibetan yoga is the hidden treasure at the heart of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition: a spiritual and physical practice that seeks an expanded experience of the human body and its energetic and cognitive potential. In this pioneering and highly illustrated overview, Ian A. Baker introduces the core principles and practices of Tibetan yoga alongside historical illustrations of the movements and beautiful, full-color works of Himalayan art, never before published.

Drawing on Tibetan cultural history and scientific research, the author explores Tibetan yogic practices from historical, anthropological, and biological perspectives, providing a rich background to enable the reader to understand this ancient tradition with both the head and the heart. He provides complete, illustrated instructions for meditations, visualizations, and sequences of practices for the breath and body, as well as esoteric practices including sexual yoga, lucid dream yoga, and yoga enhanced by psychoactive plants. He explains how, while Tibetan yoga absorbed aspects of Indian hatha yoga and Taoist energy cultivation, this ancient practice largely begins where physically-oriented yoga and chi-gong end, by directing prana, or vital energy, toward the awakening of latent human abilities and cognitive states. He shows how Tibetan yoga techniques facilitate transcendence of the self and suffering and ultimately lead to Buddhist enlightenment through transformative processes of body, breath, and consciousness.

Richly illustrated with contemporary ethnographic photography of Tibetan yoga practitioners and rare works of Himalayan art, including Tibetan thangka paintings, murals from the Dalai Lama’s once-secret meditation chamber in Lhasa, and images of yogic practice from historical practice manuals and medical treatises, this groundbreaking book reveals Tibetan yoga’s ultimate expression of the interconnectedness of all existence.

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