Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit by Ramesh Bjonnes
A Personal Guide To The Wisdom Of Yoga And Tantra

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Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit is a book about transforming our ordinary lives into a sacred experience. You will be introduced to Tantra as the essence of yogic practice and philosophy. Known by the ancient yogis as a powerful conduit for personal transformation, Tantra holds the secret to turning our longings into love and our feelings of separation into spiritual union. Generally known in the West as "the yoga of sex," in this book, you will encounter a more integral form of Tantra. Some yogis call this ancient wisdom "the yoga of everything." Because, Tantric yoga is about seeing and realizing that everything we do can become a sacred, spiritual act. This form of alchemical spirituality is insightfully and poetically articulated in this book by Ramesh Bjonnes, a popular yoga blogger, workshop leader and cofounder of the Prama Institute. "An insightful, balanced approach to the frequently misunderstood pursuit of spiritual growth and personal well-being." --Kirkus Review "This book is a source that any person, lay or scholar, will benefit from reading, because here is a practitioner whose fine mind reaches into his heart, converging one into the other. Bjonnes is now an important voice for the study of living Tantra." —Douglas Brooks, Professor of Religion, Rochester University, author of Auspicious Wisdom "The writings of Ramesh Bjonnes cut right to the core of the spiritual journey. His essays enter through my mind and then travel to my heart, where they blossom like beautiful flowers of love and truth." —Jai Uttal, Grammy-nominated world musician "Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit is an inspiring and provocative book. These essays have been among the most consistently popular ever on our website." —Bob Weisenberg, Associate Publisher, Elephant Journal
 

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Published June 19, 2012 by Innerworld Publications. 198 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Spiritualists of all levels will find something to appreciate here, but before reading the early chapters on the history and meaning of tantra, anyone unfamiliar with it may want to start with the final section of the book, which focuses on “the spirit of practice.” An insightful, balanced appr...

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Elephant Journal

If we agree that yoga includes both preliminary and advanced practices for the body, mind and spirit, then there is plenty of archeological, linguistic, textual, genetic or other evidence to suggest that Hatha Yoga is at least 1500 years old, that Tantra is at least 6000 years old, that Yoga phil...

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Thus, once again, I emphasize that this Western academic view contrasts the view that I have developed based more on Indian writers, which is that there is an overwhelming source or oral literature in the puranas and the tantras which claims that both the vedas and the tantras are much much older...

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But he also devotes some pages to outline the history of “traditional” yoga, from Patanjali to the Shaiva Tantrics who, based on much earlier yoga traditions, compiled the hatha yoga tradition in the middle ages and penned the famous yoga text books the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Geranda Samhita.

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Hatha Yoga is the basis of kriya yoga, of asthanga yoga, of raja yoga.

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I thought that NY times article was pretty crude as well— The man clearly does not understand what yoga or Tantra are about– however, just to play devil's advocate here, this article reminds me of two things which have dissuaded me from practicing yoga at all– 1 Is that yoga can increase you high...

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