The Path of Awakening to Your True Self
About the Book
What is the full gift of Yoga for us moderns? Dedicated educators Foster and Barbara draw on their professional and personal experience to provide an organic perspective on the whole of Yoga. Their book offers a concise overview of the history and purpose of Yoga and its relevance to our concerns, needs, and our deep longing. Numerous quotes selected from the classic texts highlight Yoga as the natural movement of examining mind and consciousness. Yoga is revealed as the inner work of self-inquiry, how to awaken to innate peace and happiness. This book demonstrates how the millennia-old path of Yoga, congruent with the best of contemporary spiritual teachings, is a practiced and proven approach to the dismantling of ego-mind, freeing one from patterns of reactivity and discontent. Classical Yoga answers the heart’s yearning to transcend suffering, to realize the truth of what we really are—the presence of awareness that is True Self. Yoga—Timeless Wisdom: The Path of Awakening to Your True Self throws light on an ancient practice that resonates with the inborn urge to fulfill our human destiny. In this introduction to Classical Yoga discover how to: • Integrate the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras • Unpack the essence of the Four Paths and Eight Limbs of Yoga • Embody the transformative practice of being present • Connect with the truth that all sages point to • Experience the clarity and joy of realizing True Self
About the Author
Foster Walker, PhD, is a professor emeritus who taught Eastern and Western philosophy at Canadian universities. While a faculty member at the Alberta Yoga College he shared Philosophy and Spirituality of Classical Yoga with over a thousand Yoga teacher trainees. Barbara Wiebe is an educator, certified life coach, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) facilitator, and long-time Yoga practitioner who served on faculty with the Alberta Yoga College. She brings relational neuroscience approaches to healing trauma, rediscovering connection, compassion, and joy in our everyday life. Foster and Barbara are life partners residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.