For anyone into yoga i found a very good and surprisingly advanced book and fortunately even starts from the first baby steps. it'll literally take
years maybe decades to master everything in this book. It does put an emphasis on bhakti which is becoming rare these days but oh well. finding this
book is like a godsend for me because i was having a hard time just trying to connect the 3rd eye pulses (which in the book is refered to as sambhavi)
and the energy coming from the root locks. but in addition tothat i found more information than i can handle at the moment. if anyone wants to check
it out it's called Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living by Yogani
the author builds the spiritual practice up. it starts with simple things but as the book progresses things get very advanced. And it's quite a
lengthy book. I think ~600 pages. Most chapters are extra practises to incorporate into the daily sadhana, but there are a few chapters that it's
more of a Q/A format
I will tell you what....Yoga can really help a person with Arthritis and Joint Issues as long as a person goes SLOW! I am a Highly Trained
"CIVILIAN" who still does...JOB's on occasion and I am the Oldest on on the Team of 20 Something's. I have to keep in perfect shape and I work
out to obtain and retain musculature and Extreme Strength but I am getting Older and I cannot kid myself any longer...I must Train a Replacement.
Now keeping up with these MUCH YOUNGER Team Mates is KILLING ME! They fly with ease over Terrain and I am huffing and puffing but I keep up and if I
could not I would call it quits but a few years back...the problem was worse and my MOM...who is also..."CIVILIAN" and my DAD...Military...told
me...both of them to try YOGA.
At first I was skeptical but I am a practitioner of Multiple Forms of Martial Arts and although I am not of the CHI School but rather the F=MA or
Force= Mass Times Acceleration School...I had doubts about YOGA....not anymore. The stretching alone is fine tuned to relieve stress and pain in
areas that other forms of work outs do not have the ability to be so specific to many physical actions I perform that the average person never uses
that particular set of Muscle Groups...so I swear by it. Split Infinity
about a dozen or so asanas are covered in the book but for the most part it really stays around drawing energy upwards using pranayama and meditation
to purify the nervous system. some tantric practises are covered. the mystical dimensions are talked about here and there but no practises to develop
any siddhis or anything like that lol.
the stretches and stuff are asanas. thats yoga of the body. the book does touch on that but if you know anything about yoga you know that the
stretches are just the tip of a gigantic iceberg
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