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The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice

  title={The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice},
  author={Georg Feuerstein},
From the foremost living authority on Yoga comes the most comprehensive and reliable treatment of the subject available today. This is a work of impeccable scholarship by a person who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga. The book offers a complete overview of every Yogic tradition, from the familiar to the lesser-known forms. It also covers all aspects of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, literature, psychology and practice. In addition… 

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  • T. Matus
  • Political Science
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