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The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

The Ananda Course in Self-Realization - Step 2
by Swami Kriyananda



Foreword
  Suggestions for Study
  Author's Prefatory Note

Step One: The History of Yoga
  I. Philosophy: The History of Yoga
  II. Yoga Postures: Special Guidelines
    Sasamgasana, Bhujangasana, Utkatasana
  III. Breathing: Savasana
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Insomnia, Part One
  VI. Diet: Insomnia, Part Two
  VII. Meditation

Step Two: The Paths of Yoga
  I. Philosophy: The Paths of Yoga
  II. Yoga Postures: Basic Principles and Practices
    Vrikasana, Chandrasana, Trikonasana, Paschimotanasana, Halasana
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: IntegrationVs. Disintegration
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation

Step Three: Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga
  I. Philosophy: Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga: The Eightfold Path
  II. Yoga Postures
    Savasana, Paschimotanasana
  III. Breathing: The Full Yogic Breath
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Hypertension and Nervousness
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation

Step Four: Yama
  I. Philosophy: Yama
  II. Yoga Postures
    Vrikasana, Padahastasana, the Backward Bend, Janushirasana, Dhanurasana
  III. Breathing: Sitkari
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Chronic Fatigue
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation

Step Five: Niyama
  I. Philosophy: Niyama
  II. Yoga Postures
    Ardha-Dhanurasana, the "V" Pose, Karnapirasana
  III. Breathing: The Alternate Breath
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Respiration Troubles
  VI. Diet: Fasting
  VII. Meditation: Superconsciousness

Step Six: Life is a Battlefield
  I. Philosophy: Life is A Battlefield
  II. Yoga Postures
    Pavanamuktasana, Uddiyana Bandha, Ardha-Mayurasana, Vajrasana
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Stomach Disorders
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: Raising the Inner Energy

Step Seven: Affirmations, Part 1
  I. Philosophy: Affirmations, Part 1
  II. Yoga Postures
    Sasamgasana, Supta-Vajrasana, Viparita Karani
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Weight Problems
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: Meditation on the Elements

Step Eight: Affirmations, Part 2
  I. Philosophy: Affirmations, Part 2
  II. Yoga Postures: Sitting Poses
    Siddhasana, Padmasana, Ardha-Padmasana, Sukhasana
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: Prayer, Chanting, Japa, and Mantra

Step Nine: Energy and Energization
  I. Philosophy: Energy and Energization
  II. Yoga Postures
    Supta-Vajrasana, Ardha-Salabhasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana, Akarshana Dhanurasana, Garudasana
  III. Breathing: Kapalabhati Pranayama
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Circulation and the Blood
  VI. Diet: SimplicityIn all Things
  VII. Meditation: Concentration

Step Ten: Magnetism
  I. Philosophy: Magnetism
  II. Yoga Postures
    Parvatasana, Salabhasana, Matsyasana, Yoga Mudra, Dharnuasana
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Sex Problems
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: A. Hong-Sau Outline
  VII. Meditation: B. Magnetism

Step Eleven: Guru
  I. Philosophy: Guru
  II. Yoga Postures: The Inverted Poses
    Sarvangasana, Sethu Bandhasana, Sirshasana
  III. Breathing: Sitali Pranayama
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: Headaches
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation

Step Twelve: The Anatomy of Yoga, Part 1
  I. Philosophy: The Anatomy of Yoga, Part 1
  II. Yoga Postures: Advanced Poses
    Nauli, Mayurasana
  III. Breathing: Surya Bedha Pranayama
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing : The Eyes, Ears and Teeth
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: Attitude

Step Thirteen: The Anatomy of Yoga, Part 2
  I. Philosophy: The Anatomy of Yoga, Part 2
  II. Yoga Postures: Advanced Poses
    Kechari Mudra, Aswini Mudra, Jalandhara Bandha, Jivha Bandha
  III. Breathing: Jalandhara Bandha, Ujjayi Pranayama
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing: The Legs and Feet
  VI. Diet
  VII. Meditation: Attitude (continued)

Step Fourteen: The Yogic Scheme of Life
  I. Philosophy: The Yogic Scheme of Life
  II. Yoga Postures
  III. Breathing
  IV. Routine
  V. Healing
  VI. Diet: Diet for Meditation
VII. Meditation: Signs of Spiritual Progress

A Farewell to the Student
  Subject Index
  An Overview By Subject Matter



See Also: Intro  Sample Chapter  Behind the Scenes  

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