Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters – Georg Feuerstein
Publishers Weekly (02/25/2002):
“When there is neither desire nor fear, there is but love,” counsels Jean Klein, one of the philosophers cited in Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from the Ancient and Modern Masters, edited by Georg Feuerstein (The Yoga Tradition), founder and president of the Yoga Research and Education Center. Advice on everything from self-discipline to coping with grief to the process of meditation is found in this slim volume of inspirational quotations that introduces readers to the philosophical foundations of yoga. (Apr. 2) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information.
Here is an inspirational and accessible introduction to the deep inner wisdom of yoga gathered from sources both ancient and modern by one of America’s most respected yoga scholars.
For the millions of Americans who now practice yoga regularly, here is the perfect introduction to the rich philosophical and spiritual tradition behind the exercises.
George Feuerstein has drawn short, memorable quotations from the key texts of this five-thousand-year-old legacy, with an emphasis on the wisdom of modern yoga masters.The quotations have been selected and arranged to address the needs of yoga practitioners in the twenty-first century.
Among the many themes touched on in this treasure of a book: the process of inner growth; the value of silence; how to meditate; how to infuse everyday life with joy; universal kinship; overcoming suffering; dealing with grief, loss, anger, and jealousy; remembering and cultivating one’s true inner self; developing self-discipline; and bringing out the good in all you say and do.
For both new and experienced yoga students alike, Yoga Gems is the perfect travel companion on the road to inner peace.
“George Feuerstein has been one of our finest contemporary guides to the vast, often uncharted territory of yoga.”–“Yoga Journal”
Contributor Bio: Feuerstein, Georg
Georg Feuerstein is an internationally recognized yoga scholar and has studied yoga since the age of fourteen. He is the author of The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking, The Philosophy of Classical Yoga, Sacred Sexuality, and The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali.
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