The One Two Three of God by Ken Wilber
In this 4-Cd audio program Ken Wilber, applies his integral theory to the spiritual world to explain the fundamental nature of God. Through an engaging and humorous interview format, Wilber gives us a philosophical map to incorporate all of our different religious and spiritual conceptions of God. While this sounds impossible, or at the very least incredibly complex, Wilber’s simple framework elegantly weaves our different conceptualizations of God together. The “One Two Three of God” refers to the three primary perspectives with the Divine: first, second, and third person. This manifests as seeing God in mystical, devotional, and objective terms, and having three main relationships to spirit: communion, union, and identity. Many yogic terms and spiritual concepts are used throughout the program, and the discussion of the four stages of spiritual development and how they influence and support the three different perspectives is exceptionally fascinating and illuminating. The program ends with a series of guided mediations to directly experience the three perspectives and different states of spiritual consciousness.
Sounds Like Om by Dick De Ruiter
This book and Cd combo is all about Om, the most fundamental and ancient of the yogic mantras. In the book we learn the origin, symbolism and effects of both the Om mantra and its graphic representation, the Sri Yantra. The book also goes into detail on the yogic practices to use Om for meditation and contemplation, many which incorporate the musical tracks on the Cd. Oms of different pitches and harmonic overtones are either sung solo, in triads, or choruses and fill the entire 74-minute Cd. These tracks can be used in multiple ways, from passive listening to accompanying the exercises and meditations explained in the book.
The Mandala Healing Kit by Judith Cornell
The Mandala Healing Kit provides step-by-step instructions to learn how to use the sacred mandala as a healing and self-transformative tool. The kit includes everything you need to create a personal mandala: a 96-page workbook, music CD, icon stencils, black paper, colored pencils and a silver gel pen. The workbook explains the history and philosophy of mandalas and contains 24 exercises for preparing and creating different mandalas, meditations and rituals. Specific CD tracks are required for different exercises to deepen your focus and heighten your visual perception as well as to encourage your creativity. Used alone or with a group of friends, this complete kit provides the tools, knowledge and inspiration for this sacred combination of art and spirit.
The Language Of Yoga byNicolai Bachman
If you have ever struggled with the pronunciation of the Sanskrit names and terms used in yoga, then this book and 2-cd set is for you. With the pronunciation of more than 200 yoga postures along with 300 key Sanskrit terms, the Language Of Yoga is a comprehensive and exceptional audio yoga dictionary. The 139-page spiral-bound book provides a text reference to the audio pronunciations with illustrations and definitions of the postures and terms. The program begins with seven common Sanskrit chants and seven primary sutras of Patanjali, and then moves on to a detailed list of Sanskrit words used in yoga. The second half of this program provides an alphabetical A-Y list of hundreds of yoga postures. Sanskrit teacher Nicolai Bachman pronounces the Sanskrit terms on the cds slowly and clearly, syllable by syllable, pronouncing each name twice with a space for you to practice repeating the word.
Yoga Chants by Richard Freeman
Ashtanga yoga master Richard Freeman expounds the ancient art of Sanskrit chant in this exquisite two Cd set and booklet. The introductory tracks give the background and history on the practice of chanting, as well as explaining the structure and sacredness of the ancient language of Sanskrit. Guided instruction is provided on the practice tracks, including the symbolic meaning of the chant, its purpose, and step-by-step guidance on how to pronounce and recite the chant. Freedman truly shines in his detailed explanations of this practice, and especially with his eloquent and rich pronunciation of the chants. The second Cd contains ten traditional chants, rendered in the vedic style of patterned recitation, with a drone of harmonium or tambura in the background, that work well to practice reciting the chants with or to simply listen for their peaceful and tranquil effects.
Forrest Yoga 5-Day Intensive Course by Ana Forrest
This 10 Cd and book set is designed as a 5 day yoga course consisting of five 2-hour yoga classes. The spiral bound accompanying manual illustrates each program day with color photos and instructions of each pose used. Each day has a different focus, including backbends, shoulders, hips, inversions and balancings; and slowly builds up in intensity to the last day. Although there are variations and stages of the poses given, this is not a beginning level course, and is most applicable for an intermediate/advanced practitioner looking for a bit of challenge. Ana’s voice is presented clearly with no background music, although there is a bit of background noise of students practicing.
Moon Cycle Yoga by Ateeka
This gentle and nurturing yoga sequence is designed specifically for the sacred time of the menses. Ateeka’s sweet and soothing voice effortlessly guides the listener through the poses all the while using excellent movement cues, pace, rhythm and alignment focus. Her incorporation of poetic descriptions of the movements never confuses or distracts and only deepens the calming and introspective focus of the Cd. The hips, spine and lower abdomen are primarily focused on to encourage the body to stretch, release, cleanse and renew. This is a great resource to remind and encourage you to slow down and nurture yourself during your monthly cycle.
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
This 4 Cd audio program clearly instructs how to create peace, compassion and connection within yourself throughout the world by simply changing the way you communicate. The primary goal of Nonviolent Communication is to enrich all life through expressing what is alive in us. Through separating observation from evaluation, we learn to express our deepest truths and to recognize and address our needs and feelings. By practicing non-judgment, personal responsibility and non-punishment, Rosenburg shows how to overcome the blocks to compassion. When you have the consciousness to state your needs clearly and have the empathy to hear other’s needs you can manifest the compassionate action necessary to resolve all conflict. Nonviolent Communication reflects many of the underlying yogic principles and philosophies of Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Aparigraha (greedlessness), and Shaucha (clarity).
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Chakra Balancing Kit By Anodea Judith
This excellent audio and workbook learning program provides an thorough overview of the body’s 7 main energy centers and describes the tools for healing them. The 2 audio Cds contain chakra exploration and awareness meditations, unique chakra variations of sun salutations, and an evening chakra meditation practice. The physical and psychological symptoms of excess and deficiency of the charkas are presented in the workbook along with detailed exercises to bring them back into balance. These practices include: self-reflection, writing, drawing, yoga poses, breathing exercises, self-assessment and goal planning.
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The Beginner's Guide to Yoga by Shiva Rea
This audio CD is a wonderful introduction to the practice of yoga for new or beginning students. Master teacher Shiva Rea uses her calming and tranquil voice to introduce the practice and expertly lead four sequences of yoga poses - 2 versions of sun salutations and 2 gentle "lunar" flows that focus on flexibility and relaxation. The pace is slow enough to give ample alignment cues and detailed instructions as well as the modifications and benefits of the postures. A booklet with photos of all the poses accompanies this hour-long practice.
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Self-Healing With Guided Imagery by Andrew Weil and Martin Rossman
The first CD of this 2 CD set thoroughly explains the natural intuitive process of using imagery to heal the body of disease. Weil and Rossman take turns debunking common misconceptions, providing examples of case studies, and discussing the proven science behind the mind's power to effect the chemical and cellular processes of the body. On the second CD, Dr. Rossman guides listeners through a complete series of practical visualization exercises that create deep relaxation, engage a dialogue with your inner healer, and invokes your own healing imagery.
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Truth is a Pathless Land by J. Krishnamurti
Using simple yet eloquent language the legendary Krishnamurti
shows how our inner divisions, fragments, belief systems and
emotions reflect the chaos and turmoil in the world around
us. By developing self-observation and creating the clear
distinction between thinker and thought this 2 CD set illustrates
how it is possible to live without inner and outer conflict.
Krishnamurti shows how removing the root of inner fragmentation
it is possible to bring peace to our relationships and to
the entire world.
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Yoga for Emotional Flow by Stephen Cope
In this 2 CD set Cope uses personal stories and quotes from
psychotherapists and yogis to discus the importance emotions
play in our wellbeing, happiness and spiritual growth. Cope
draws upon his training and experience as a psychotherapist
and yogi to teach how to work skillfully and effectively with
emotions. The goal is to fully experience and feel all emotion
without suppression, repression or acting it out and then
to decide on a skillful response. When this is accomplished
feelings will move quickly and completely through the body
and not become stuck, stored as tension or become pathologically
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Yoga with Ateeka by Ateeka
This comprehensive 3 CD set of audio instruction includes
a dynamic vinyasa (flowing) sequence, a gentle yoga practice
and a guided breathing and meditation practice. Ateeka’s
gentle soothing voice clearly describes the alignment, breath,
energy and spirit emphasized in these practices. The quiet
background music works well and never competes with Ateeka’s
instruction. The CD set comes complete with a thick booklet
illustrating the yoga postures with descriptions of their
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Clear Mind, Wild Heart by David Whyte
Mystical poet David Whyte uses the power of language and spoken
word to explore love, life and spirit on this 6 CD set. With
his soft English accent, Whyte describes the universal cycles
and patterns that govern our lives and provides the clarity
and courage to live fully and freely. Using the poetry of
Dante, Yeats, Hopkins, Rilke as well as his own, Whyte effortlessly
illuminates the spiritual meanings of words and images with
excellent tone, inflection and rhythm.
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Insight Meditation by Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein
Insight or vipassana meditation is Buddhist spiritual practice
originating 2,500 years ago in the Satipatthana Sutta. This
ancient practice is made simple, easy and understandable through
this 240-page workbook and two instructional CDs. Step by
step instruction and detailed guidance is outlined through
nine lessons. The workbook includes history, philosophy, exercises,
instruction, photos, and great question and answer sections.
Insight Meditation is a complete kit to effectively
and efficiently learn to meditate.
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Rumi: Voice of Longing by Colman Barks
With a subtle yet evocative southern drawl, Colman Barks reads
his popular translations of the Sufi master Rumi. Colman’s
readings are interwoven by elegant tabla, sitar and flute
playing to further summon up the spirit of eastern mysticism.
Colman effortlessly and joyously brings Rumi’s words
to life helping to illuminate the spiritual and enlightening
meanings behind his treasured words.
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Peacemaking by Thich Nhat Hanh
These practical, applicable and timely teachings give us the
ability to transform anger and create peacefulness in our
lives. Using personal experiences, Buddhist stories, meditation,
mindfulness and conscious breathing, Zen master Thich Nhat
Hanh invites us to increase our awareness of anger and to
explore its deepest roots. These tools give us the ability
for control, compassion, understanding and healing of this
powerful and primitive emotion.
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Yoga Matrix by Richard Freeman
This excellent audio course of profound lessons drawn from
personal experience and interpretations of the ancient yoga
texts illuminates the spiritual path of yoga. Richard Freeman
eloquently and effortlessly explains yoga's philosophy, processes
and structure giving the listener a deep understanding of
the interrelationships of ego, mind, prana and the universe.
This six-tape set is further enriched with Sanskrit chants,
mystical stories and illuminating metaphors.
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Sanctuary by Shiva Rea
Yoga Sanctuary is a wonderful, two-CD set of guided
routines of yoga poses with soft background music. Disc 1,
the "Solar Practice," is an energizing sequence
based on sun salutations and standing postures.Disc 2, the
"Lunar Practice," consists mostly of seated postures,
focusing primary on opening the hips and stretching the back.
The accompanying poster of yoga postures is a wonderful addition
to Shiva Reas clear instruction, making it easy to follow
along. There are several tracks that anyone can do, regardless
of fitness and flexibility level, although this CD is clearly
for students with experience of the basic postures. The liner
notes provide instructions on creating shorter and varied
practices by programming the tracks on the CD player.
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