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Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein (1947-2012)

Georg Feuerstein was born in Germany shortly after World War II, and conducted his postgraduate research in Indian philosophy at the University of Durham in England. He was the founder and director of the Yoga Research and...

The Lost Teachings of Yoga

How to Find Happiness, Peace, and Freedom through Time-tested Wisdom

Georg Feuerstein

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It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans have practiced some form of yoga, yet almost none of them have heard of yoga's early teachers or their insights. While we are familiar with yoga's physical benefits, the original purpose of yoga as a path to inner freedom and enlightenment is embodied by only a few students in the West. Handed down to us throughout the past 5,000 years, the mental and spiritual disciplines of this complete philosophy for living are in danger of vanishing forever.

Now yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein immerses you in The Lost Teachings of Yoga, the first comprehensive audio curriculum about yoga's original spiritual wisdom and practices. A leading scholar and practitioner of yoga in the West for more than 30 years, Feuerstein introduces you to the wonders beyond yoga's postures and breathing techniques, and points the way to the inner strength and mental peace that is yoga's first objective.

Taught by Feuerstein himself, this full 12-session, seven-hour course reveals the true history of yoga, the gifted masters who brought it to the West, its many branches and the rich fruit they yield, yoga's virtues and disciplines that flower into enlightenment, subtle anatomy and the energy of prana or life force, the origins of asanas, and much more.

Georg Feuerstein has said that today in the West, we need yoga more than ever. Not simply because we want to develop strong, flexible bodies, but because yoga's vast spiritual heritage can help us uncover the deeper purpose of life. Discover for yourself yoga's ultimate achievement and your foundation for a more effective daily practice with The Lost Teachings of Yoga.


  • India's gift to the world: yoga, its history, purpose, and practice
  • The 10 basic principles of all yoga
  • Asanas and the split between body and mind
  • The seven branches or schools of yoga, from Hatha to Karma
  • Kundalini-shakti: the serpent energy
  • Principles of dharma: morality, law, and virtue
  • Living the yogic path in a nine-to-five world
  • Enlightenment: the aim of all-true yoga
  • Chakras: organs of your energetic body
  • Brain chemistry and body toxicity: yoga's role
  • The seven stages of self-purification in yoga
  • Yogis and paranormal powers: the truth
  • Patanjali's five principle moral disciplines, and how to practice them
  • A full seven-hour curriculum of insights and teachings from yoga's great tradition

Product details

Contents 6 CDs (7 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-59179-009-3
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-009-9
Dimensions 11 x 10 inches
Product Codes 0644d, f644d, af00644d
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Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-60407-184-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-184-9
Product Codes 0644w, f644w, af00644w

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By Robert G
Date Added: Tuesday 7 January 2014
I enjoyed this talk on the lost teachings of Yoga, it was informative and I loved listening to George Feuerstein very much.

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