Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Score: 2
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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984800060


Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Description :

More than 100,000 copies sold! Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"--a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology--who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist--offers this marvelously lively and personal account of an ancient tradition that promises "the soul awake in this lifetime." Drawing on the vivid stories of practitioners at the largest yoga center in America, where he has lived and taught for more than ten years, Stephen Cope describes the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga--a practical science of development that urges us not to transcend or dissolve the self, but rather to encounter it more deeply. In this irreverent modern-day Pilgrim's Progress, Cope introduces us to an unforgettable cast of contemporary seekers--on the road to enlightenment carrying all the baggage of the human condition: confusion, loss, disappointment, addiction, and the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. As he describes the subtle shifts of energy and consciousness that happen at each stage of the path, we discover that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave life in the world for some transcendent spiritual plane. Life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Score: 2
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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004525547


Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Description :

One of the nation's leading Yoga instructors and teachers reveals the spiritual wisdom and health benefits underpinning this ancient practice, which has been adopted by more than eight million Americans.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Score: 3
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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2000-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 055337835X


Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Description :

Focusing on the spiritual benefits of hatha yoga, the author looks past the "how-two" approach to explore the more subtle, less physical effects of this ancient meditation practice. Reprint.

The Wisdom of Yoga
Score: 4.5
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The Wisdom of Yoga


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553801118


The Wisdom of Yoga Book Description :

The author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self offers spiritual seekers from all traditions a practical introduction to the wisdom and teachings of the Yogasutra, as he brings together insights from yoga philosophy with modern psychology to offer lessons in ethical living, enhanced creativity, and the discovery of one's higher purpose. 20,000 first printing.

The Great Work of Your Life
Score: 4.5
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The Great Work of Your Life


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553807516


The Great Work of Your Life Book Description :

An inspiring meditation on living a purposeful life draws on the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to present the spiritually relevant story of a young warrior in crisis and God in disguise.

Will Yoga   Meditation Really Change My Life
Score: 3.5
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Will Yoga Meditation Really Change My Life


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603424486


Will Yoga Meditation Really Change My Life Book Description :

Stephen Cope asked 25 yoga and meditation teachers to share their "tales from the path" – their thoughts on how the long-term practice of yoga and meditation has changed their lives. The result is a unique collection of stories offering insight and inspiration for everyone seeking a more satisfying life.

Soul Friends

Soul Friends


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Hay House
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401946524


Soul Friends Book Description :

"Most of us will have many friends throughout our lifetimes--friends of all shapes, sizes, and callings. Many of these are wonderful, meaningful friendships. Some are difficult. But some magic few of these are connections that have gone right to our soul. These five or seven or ten friendships have been powerful keys to determining who we have become and who we will become. . . . These are the people I call Soul Friends." As the Senior Scholar-in-Residence for over 25 years at the renowned Kripalu Center, Stephen Cope has spent decades investigating--and writing about--the integration of body, mind, and spirit and the rich complexity of our relationships with others, and with ourselves. Perhaps the central truth that arises from his work is this: human beings are universally wired for one thing--vital connection with one another.Soul Friends invites us on a compelling journey into the connectivity of the human psyche, the study of which has fascinated scholars, philosophers, and thinkers for centuries. Cope seamlessly blends science, scholarship, and storytelling, drawing on his own life as well as the histories of famous figures--from Eleanor Roosevelt to Charles Darwin to Queen Victoria--whose formative relationships shed light on the nature of friendship itself. In his exploration, he distills human connection into six distinct yet interconnected mechanisms: containment, twinship, adversity, mirroring, identification, and conscious partnership. Then he invites us to reflect on how these forms of connection appear in our own lives, helping us work toward a fuller understanding of "who we have become and who we will become."Without a doubt, the journey to our most fulfilled selves requires us to look within. But in order to truly thrive, we must make the most of who we are in relation to one another as well. Unsparingly honest, deeply wise, and irresistibly readable, Soul Friends gives us a map to find our way.

Deep Human Connection

Deep Human Connection


  • Author : Stephen Cope
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401956868


Deep Human Connection Book Description :

New in paperback (originally published as Soul Friends): Yoga master Stephen Cope explores the essence of human connections through six types of relationships. As the Senior Scholar-in-Residence for over 25 years at the renowned Kripalu Center, Stephen Cope has spent decades investigating--and writing about--the integration of body, mind, and spirit and the rich complexity of our relationships with others, and with ourselves. Perhaps the central truth that arises from his work is this: human beings are universally wired for one thing--vital connection with one another. Now available for the first time in paperback (and originally published as Soul Friends), this book invites us on a compelling journey into the connectivity of the human psyche, the study of which has fascinated scholars, philosophers, and thinkers for centuries. Cope seamlessly blends science, scholarship, and storytelling, drawing on his own life as well as the histories of famous figures--from Eleanor Roosevelt to Charles Darwin to Queen Victoria--whose formative relationships shed light on the nature of friendship itself. In his exploration, he distills human connection into six distinct yet interconnected mechanisms: containment, twinship, adversity, mirroring, identification, and conscious partnership. Then he invites us to reflect on how these forms of connection appear in our own lives, helping us work toward a fuller understanding of "who we have become and who we will become." Without a doubt, the journey to our most fulfilled selves requires us to look within. But in order to truly thrive, we must make the most of who we are in relation to one another as well. Unsparingly honest, deeply wise, and irresistibly readable, Deep Human Connection gives us a map to find our way.

The Best Guide to Meditation

The Best Guide to Meditation


  • Author : Victor N. Davich
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1998-06-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 1580630103


The Best Guide to Meditation Book Description :

Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on meditating, and describes various types of meditation and how they can influence one's life

Mindfulness Yoga
Score: 3
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Mindfulness Yoga


  • Author : Frank Jude Boccio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861713356


Mindfulness Yoga Book Description :

Drawing on several forms of yoga, a student of Thich Nhat Hanh serves up an accessible introduction to yoga from a Buddhist perspective that outlines the movements, poses, and breathing technique in seventy-five illustrations. Original.