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Publisher Comments:

The Yoga Sutra of Patañjali

Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is a science, and the most important name in the world of Yoga is Patañjali

. Two thousand years ago the Indian scholar Patañjali applied a scientific approach to spirituality and mysticism for the first time in human history. Today his opus, the Yoga Sutra, is still the bible for all practicing yogis the world over. The so-called Yoga Sutra

 are just 195 brief principles that are essentially, compact, basic tenets referring to the potential that lies within the human mind.

These basic tenets are still relevant today and it is the aim of this book to share the essence of the 195 Sutras in a way that is appropriate for the 21st century. It should combine the ideas and attitudes of the East with those of the West and Hindu tradition with today’s globalised world. Therefore the internationally renowned yogi and qualified psychologist Patrick Broome

has extracted 50 of the most important key sentences for us and explained their meanings in a brief, simple and precise way. The complete originals are included in the appendix in their entirety.

In addition, Angelika Taschen

has illustrated this book with associative images from the realms of art and architecture as well as Hindu and Buddhist motifs or pictures of the great yoga master himself. By doing so she has combined the form and content of the Western with the antique Eastern visual worlds in a unique way.

Just as Patañjali researched spirituality with scientific rigour, so too has the artist Olafur Eliasson occupied himself with the physical laws of nature to create sublime works such as his 2003 "Weather Project" in the Tate Modern; or the photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, who has researched the chemical, haptic and spatial fundamentals of photographic materials to produce such poetic and meditative images such as his "Blushes" or "Paper Drop" series. These are just two examples of the works that are represented here. In this way this book is intended to aid as a mental stimulus towards your own inner journey.

Synopsis:

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Relax! Enjoy a massage that loosens those tense muscles, a facial that smoothes away worry lines and shadows around the eyes and a light cuisine that helps make you beautiful from the inside: the spa is where body and soul find their balance. The word "spa" comes originally from the Belgian city Spa whose healing springs were renowned even in Roman times. From the 16th century onwards, the kings of Europe came here to cure their ills. But today just trying to keep an overview of the global "wellness" industry with its multitude of eastern, western, traditional, modern, holistic and specialised spa practices can– in direct contrast to the spa philosophy! – be a rather stressful experience.

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Synopsis:

Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored and uplifted? Then try a Yoga retreat. Even if enlightenment is not your aim, you’ll definitely achieve a luminous glow. Yogis understand the positive influence of natural surroundings and feng shui on the body, mind and soul, while the healthy organic food (almost always vegetarian) served at most retreats leaves you feeling lighter and purified. Whether you go by yourself, with a friend or partner, or even in a group, you will always find friendly company. Angelika Taschen has found the most exquisite and inspirational Yoga retreats around the world: choose from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan, a spiritual ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany or a beach resort in Mexico. But be warned, Yoga can easily become a way of life. You might find yourself planning your days and even holidays around Yoga practice.

 

Synopsis:

Beautiful locations, acclaimed Yoga masters, restorative retreats

Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored and uplifted? Then try a Yoga retreat. Even if enlightenment is not your aim, you’ll definitely achieve a luminous glow. Yogis understand the positive influence of natural surroundings and feng shui on the body, mind and soul, while the healthy organic food (almost always vegetarian) served at most retreats leaves you feeling lighter and purified. Whether you go by yourself, with a friend or partner, or even in a group, you will always find friendly company. Angelika Taschen has found the most exquisite and inspirational Yoga retreats around the world: choose from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan, a spiritual ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany or a beach resort in Mexico. But be warned, Yoga can easily become a way of life. You might find yourself planning your days and even holidays around Yoga practice.

Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga, one of the holy cities of the Ganges and a renowned pilgrimage site, where the Beatles attended the Maharishi's ashram in 1968; Yogamagic, an eco-retreat in Goa on the gentle Indian Ocean. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveller but also for the dedicated Yogi: Il Convento in Tuscany and Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between Yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering Yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; while Amansala's Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with Yoga classes. Finally, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa on the Caribbean Island of Dominica offers wild rainforest surroundings with Yoga teachers from all over the world.

 

About the Author

About the editor:

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Texts by:

Kristin Rübesamen holds an MA in German and Russian literature. Her two novels (Später, Baby, 2003, Hitzefrei, 2007) were published by Random House and she is a contributing editor for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung and German Vogue. A certified senior Jivamukti Yoga teacher, she lives and teaches in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836512312
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
General
Editor:
Taschen, Angelika
Author:
Taschen, Angelika
Author:
Reiter, Christiane
Author:
Broome, Patrick
Author:
Rubesamen, Kristin
Author:
Taschen
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.70 x 6.70 in 1.70 lb

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"Synopsis" by , '

Relax! Enjoy a massage that loosens those tense muscles, a facial that smoothes away worry lines and shadows around the eyes and a light cuisine that helps make you beautiful from the inside: the spa is where body and soul find their balance. The word "spa" comes originally from the Belgian city Spa whose healing springs were renowned even in Roman times. From the 16th century onwards, the kings of Europe came here to cure their ills. But today just trying to keep an overview of the global "wellness" industry with its multitude of eastern, western, traditional, modern, holistic and specialised spa practices can– in direct contrast to the spa philosophy! – be a rather stressful experience.

\n

'

"Synopsis" by ,

Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored and uplifted? Then try a Yoga retreat. Even if enlightenment is not your aim, you’ll definitely achieve a luminous glow. Yogis understand the positive influence of natural surroundings and feng shui on the body, mind and soul, while the healthy organic food (almost always vegetarian) served at most retreats leaves you feeling lighter and purified. Whether you go by yourself, with a friend or partner, or even in a group, you will always find friendly company. Angelika Taschen has found the most exquisite and inspirational Yoga retreats around the world: choose from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan, a spiritual ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany or a beach resort in Mexico. But be warned, Yoga can easily become a way of life. You might find yourself planning your days and even holidays around Yoga practice.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

Beautiful locations, acclaimed Yoga masters, restorative retreats

Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored and uplifted? Then try a Yoga retreat. Even if enlightenment is not your aim, you’ll definitely achieve a luminous glow. Yogis understand the positive influence of natural surroundings and feng shui on the body, mind and soul, while the healthy organic food (almost always vegetarian) served at most retreats leaves you feeling lighter and purified. Whether you go by yourself, with a friend or partner, or even in a group, you will always find friendly company. Angelika Taschen has found the most exquisite and inspirational Yoga retreats around the world: choose from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan, a spiritual ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany or a beach resort in Mexico. But be warned, Yoga can easily become a way of life. You might find yourself planning your days and even holidays around Yoga practice.

Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga, one of the holy cities of the Ganges and a renowned pilgrimage site, where the Beatles attended the Maharishi's ashram in 1968; Yogamagic, an eco-retreat in Goa on the gentle Indian Ocean. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveller but also for the dedicated Yogi: Il Convento in Tuscany and Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between Yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering Yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; while Amansala's Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with Yoga classes. Finally, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa on the Caribbean Island of Dominica offers wild rainforest surroundings with Yoga teachers from all over the world.

 

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