Yoga Psychology | By Swami Ajaya, Ph.D. | Himalayan Institute

Yoga Psychology

A Practical Guide to Meditation
Swami Ajaya, PhD

This book is a clear and easy-to-understand guide which teaches the fundamentals of meditation. Questions which inevitably arise in the mind of a beginning yoga student are dealt with in a straightforward manner. Includes instructions on correct posture, proper breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as covering common misconceptions about yoga.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1976
ISBN: 978-0-893890520
Paperback
114 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Meditation / Psychology

About the Author

Swami Ajaya, MD has the unique distinction of being both a licensed clinical psychologist and a Swami. Dr. Allan Hymes received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry. In 1973 he was initiated as a Swami in the Himalayan tradition by Swami Rama. This initiation took place in Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges, on Shivaratri, a sacred holy day. As Swami Ajaya, he spent years in India studying and teaching yoga and meditation. He has authored and edited several landmark texts that integrate Eastern and Western approaches to healing the whole person.

Reviews

"This book is a clear and easy to understand guide which teaches the fundamentals of meditation. Questions which inevitably arise in the mind of a beginning yoga student are dealt with in a straightforward manner. Common misconceptions about yoga are discussed. The author explains how to meditate and includes instructions on correct posture and proper breathing and relaxation techniques."

   -Focus on Asian Studies

"A clear concise, and accessible guide to the principal philosophy, requirements, and techniques of meditation."

   -New Age Journal

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