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By Donna Farhi

ISBN-10: 0062123572

ISBN-13: 9780062123572

During this choice from Bringing Yoga to Life, certainly one of America’s Most worthy and enjoyed Yoga academics is helping loose us from the trivial humdrum of everyday life and exhibits us how one can stay extra totally by means of connecting with our soul.

In Breaking loose from Sloth, Donna Farhi offers the philosophy of yoga as a route to a deeper understanding of self. Drawing upon her years of training with scholars and writing in an interesting and obtainable variety, Farhi courses readers during the pitfalls of sloth and divulges the guarantees of navigating a non secular practice.

“If we outline a Yoga perform as an expertise of and funding in our so much loved values, we might be dismayed to find how little actual strength we designate to the relevant objective of our lifestyles. So while I communicate of a ordinary disinclination towards attempt, i'm talking in particular approximately practical attempt. In what methods are we sabotaging ourselves, and the way do we extricate ourselves from the mire of self-indulgence?”—from Breaking unfastened from Sloth

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80 Reichstein, interview with the editor. Meier, interview with the editor. 82 Meier donated these to the Jung Institute when it was founded, and they remain there (interview with the editor). Jung described them as “very wonderful” ( Jung to Mrs. Hauer, 11 January 1933, ETH). 83 “Westliche Parallelen zu den tantrischen Symbolen,” in Tantra Yoga, 153–58. ”87 He explained this tendency as follows: One meditates upon the symbol, and appropriates its contents partly intellectually, partly psychically, and arrives in this way at a certain kind of psychic change; perhaps sometimes one may arrive at a stratum, in which happen the radical developments of the soul.

In the case of an exaggerated transference, after a while there are corresponding resistances. This too is a certain hatred. The old Greek put phobos, fear, instead of hatred. They said that the firstborn thing was either Eros or phobos; some say Eros and others phobos, according to their temperaments. There are optimists who say the real thing is love, and pessimists who say the real thing is phobos. Phobos separates more than hatred, because fear causes one to run away, to remove oneself from the place of danger.

To read a text with the “yogic key” is to decipher the various stages of meditation to which it refers. The tantric meaning is usually erotic, but it is difficult to decide whether the reference is to a concrete act or to a sexual symbolism. ” They have been criticized by both scholars and adepts of Kundalini yoga. Harold Coward concluded: With today’s much better knowledge of Eastern thought, it is doubtful that Jung’s “rope trick” of standing Kundalini yoga on its head and then lopping off the last two cakras as “superfluous speculations with no practical value” would be accepted.

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