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The Shambhala encyclopedia of yoga
Georg Feuerstein
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This comprehensive desktop encyclopedia gives an authentic portrayal of a rich and highly complex spiritual tradition of India, with its history, its many approaches, schools, and teachers, its scriptures, and its technical terminology. The book is arranged and written so that, in spite of the wealth of detail provided, it will inform rather than overwhelm the lay reader, while at the same time offering valuable references for the professional researcher and historian of religion. Among its unique features:

Each entry has cross-references providing pertinent conceptual links.

Entries are in English alphabetical order, unlike

comparable reference works that follow Sanskrit alphabetical order, which is difficult for the lay reader to follow.

Orientational entries furnish an overview of central aspects to the Yoga tradition, such as history, psychology, and major branches.

Many entries cite or even quote original sources, shedding light on how a given term is used by traditional Yoga authorities.

The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga is a thoroughly updated Edition, expanded with 400 new entries, of Dr. Feuerstein's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga , which received the Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award for 1991 from Choice magazine.

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Georg Feuerstein, PhD, (1947-2012) is internationally respected for his work on Yoga and is the author of over fifty books. He designed and taught several distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy for Traditional Yoga Studies. For more information, go to

Yoga, a rich and a complex spiritual tradition of India at least 5,000 years ago, has become very popular in the West during the last 25 years. Many books have been written on Yoga, but Feuerstein's is perhaps the best ever published. It is the revised edition of Feuerstein's award-winning Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga. It has more than 2,000 entries, arranged alphabetically, each carefully defined with many cross-references. All entries include key words in English with reference to their Sanskrit equivalents. Compound words have been separated into their individual stems. A special feature is an excellent introduction to the history, development, and continuous practice of Yoga. Other features include a chapter on the pronunciation of Sanskrit words and numerous illustrations that will help readers understand the meanings of many words and asanas (exercises). This excellent addition to the literature will be useful for scholars, historians, and general readers. Recommended for all libraries interested in developing collections on India and Hinduism. ? R.N. Sharma, Choice, November 1997

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