Psychology Behind Yoga - Lesser Known Insights Into the Ancient Science of Yoga
Dr. King, author
This book builds up the psychological basis behind Yoga, based on descriptions given in ancient texts such as Yoga sutra of Patanjali (~200 B.C.) and Sänkhya Kärika of Isvara Krshna (~300 A.D.). This understanding is essential to get a complete grasp of the Yöga process. The book clearly explains various states the mind can be in, and how by a step by step process the mind can be nudged into the ultimate desirable state namely the samadhi. As often mistaken, samädhi is not a single state but a series of progressive stages one goes through as one continues into deeper meditation. This book explains these stages both with reference to the original texts as well as through simple analogies.