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Ganga's Groundbreaking Book!

Yoga Beyond Belief -
Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice

Foreword by Sting.
January, 2007, North Atlantic Books, 240 pgs
$20.00 signed copy, postpaid

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Yoga Beyond Belief will appeal to anyone practicing yoga today-from beginner to experienced student. -A “cross-platform” manual, applicable to all yoga styles. -A lifelong handbook and textbook for students of all levels as well as teachers. -Sophisticated tools and insights to create, hone and integrate daily living and personal yoga practice. -A collection of valuable insights and anecdotes gleaned from a lifetime of exploration, practice, study and teaching.

“This book takes you into the mind of a noted renegade yogi. With humor and disarming honesty, Ganga explains the history and philosophy of yoga, and guides you with his own original and innovative approach to this ancient discipline. Yoga Beyond Belief is a unique, integrative approach to body, mind and spirit. It is practical, inspiring and full of valuable insights to enliven and inform the practice of both beginning and experienced students. I recommended it highly.”

- Andrew Weil, MD

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“This book takes you into the mind of a noted renegade yogi. With humor and disarming honesty, Ganga explains the history and philosophy of yoga, and guides you with his own original and innovative approach to this ancient discipline. Yoga Beyond Belief is a unique, integrative approach to body, mind and spirit. It is practical, inspiring and full of valuable insights to enliven and inform the practice of both beginning and experienced students. I recommend it highly.”

- Andrew Weil, MD

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“Yoga Beyond Belief will strike a chord with anyone seeking a new level of awakening and freedom in yoga and in their lives. This book offers a flexible and modern perspective that is needed more than ever to meet and live in these times of accelerating change.”

- Sting

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“Ganga is the spearhead of a revolutionary evolution in the field of yoga. His endeavor has been: How to retain the old form and put new spirit into it? It also implies: How not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.”

- Swami Venkatesa

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“Ganga White, a pioneer of yoga in the United States, has produced a wide-ranging work of great sensitivity and eloquence, a guided journey through the world of yoga by a master whose wisdom is matched by his humility—a rare and precious commodity in the modern yoga scene of massive egos, glitz and hype.”

- David Gordon White, PhD,
author of Kiss of the Yogini: “Tantric Sex” in its South Asian contexts
Prof. Hinduism, UCSB

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“This book can make yoga meaningful to people who never imagined it. It is a tour de force of deconstructing tradition and making yoga a powerful, exploratory vehicle for modern times.”

- Joel Kramer, Author
Guru Papers, A Passionate Mind

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"Ganga has done an outstanding job of illustrating how the authentic tradition of yoga has always involved moving beyond tradition and belief... This is the clear voice of a modern yogi. Ganga is living proof that the real tradition of Yoga is still very much alive and well."

- Erich Schiffmann,
Author of YOGA: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

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"Yoga Beyond Belief weaves together science, spiritual inquiry, personal stories, and yoga practices into a tapestry that will serve students of self discovery in navigating their own unique path."

- Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®

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"Ganga continues to serve the evolution of Yoga and America, by offering authentic, radical teachings of the yogic process as well as self awakening--supported by great joy and liberation of universal direct experience. Inhale fully!"

- Shiva Rea, yoga teacher

 

 

The Yogi and the Shower Singer, Foreword by Sting
Awakening Insight-Introduction by Mark Schlenz, Ph.D

1. Standing On The Shoulders of the Past

  • Tradition and Interpretation
  • Freedom from the Known
  • A Fresh Point of View

2. The Many Yogas

  • Raja, Hatha and Tantra Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • The Wholeness of Yoga

3. Hatha - the Yoga of Sun and Moon

  • The Origins of Hatha Yoga
  • The Ten Body-Mind Systems
    • The Skeletal System
    • The Muscular System
    • The Circulatory System
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Digestive System and Eliminative System.
    • The Endocrine System
    • The Nervous System
    • The Pranic Energy System
    • The Mental-Emotional Systems

4. Finding the Ah Ha! in Hatha - Principles, Hints and Insights into

  • Yoga Practice
  • Presence: Start Where You Are
  • The Long View
  • The Asanas are Tools not Goals
  • Feedback: Learning to Listen
  • Strength and Flexibility
  • Heating and Cooling
  • The Rhythms and Seasons of Practice
  • Tension Is Your Friend
  • Inner and Outer Directed Practices
  • Mental Limitations
  • Fear as a Limitation
  • Competition and Comparison
  • Yoga Is For Every Body
  • No Such Thing as Perfection
  • Discipline
  • Concentration and Attention
  • Using the Breath
  • The Ujjayi Breath
  • Toning the Spine
  • Symmetry and Alignment
  • The Three Qualities
  • The Three Root Principles
  • Relaxation
  • Flow and Grace
  • Personal Practice
  • Integrating Yoga into Daily Life
  • Enjoy Your Practice

5. The Internal Alchemy of Hatha Yoga

  • The Dance of Energy
  • Aligning and Adjusting Asanas From Within and Without
  • Surfing the Edges
  • Flow, the Dance of Control and Surrender
  • Pranayama—The Mastery of Energy
  • Using Locks or Bandhas
  • Traction, Torque, and Leverage
  • The Nature of Balance
  • Advancing in Yoga

6. Useful Styles and Modes of Practice

  • Flow Yoga
  • Intuitive Flow Yoga
  • Structural Integrity and Structural Archetypes
  • Active and Passive Holding
  • Long Holding
  • Odd Day Practice
  • Car Yoga
  • The Neck and Lumbar
  • The Psoas, Quadriceps and Hamstrings
  • Seven Classes of Asana

7. Injury, Pain and Healing

  • Pain Is Your Friend
  • No Such Thing As Pain
  • Local Intelligence
  • Sympathetic Resonance
  • Causes and Prevention of Injury
  • Working with Injuries

8. The Chakras - The Play of Matter and Energy

  • The Play of Matter and Energy
  • Chakra’s Relationship to Science
  • Seven Energy Centers
  • Chakras and Levels of Being
  • The Cosmic Polarity
  • Chakras and Daily Life

9. Meditation Is Your Life

  • What is Meditation?
  • Can Meditation Be Practiced?
  • (There is no) HOW TO MEDITATE
  • Useful Meditation Practices
    • Sitting Meditation—Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There
    • The Breath Meditation
    • Candle Meditation
    • Sound and Music
    • Mantra Meditation
    • The Body Meditation
    • Self Study
    • Solitude
    • Relationship
    • The Spirituality of Nature
    • Soma, Nectar of the Gods
    • Astronomical or Science Meditation
    • The Death Meditation
    • Looking Forward, Looking Back
  • How Much To Practice

10. Spirituality, Enlightenment and the Miraculous

  • Tradition and Revolution
  • Oneness and the Loss of Diversity
  • Evolutionary Enlightenment
  • The Mystery, Death and Time
  • Navigating Life

 

 

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, A Biography

By David White

Autographed hardcover copy, $25 post paid

Professor David Gordon White is a board member of White Lotus Foundation and professor of religious studies and Sanskrit at UCSB.

Ganga’s cover endorsement:

“Contemporary yoga teachers and gurus have mistakenly made the Sutras into the ubiquitous foundation of all yoga practice, stretching and extrapolating them into a complete manual for living.  Now the man behind the curtain is exposed as, once again, Professor White mines the truth from hearsay and stands contemporary yoga beliefs on their head. This remarkable, colorful, and engaging book will rattle a lot of cages and hopefully enlighten the enlighteners.  I highly recommend it as required reading for anyone interested in yoga.”
–Ganga White

Editor's Review:

Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status--and translated into more than forty languages--only in the course of the past forty years.

White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White's exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India's past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today.

$25.00 Autographed hardcover copy, post paid

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Creators of the million-selling Total Yoga video series, world-renowned Yoga instructors Tracey Rich and Ganga White present their first guided Yoga Audio CD.

Yoga Anywhere Class on Audio CD

Learn 12 simple, highly effective Yoga poses that take only a few minutes each to practice. You can use these valuable moves individually at various times during your day to release tension and tightness, increase mobility, slow the aging process, keep energy flowing and keep your body balanced. Detailed verbal instructions are given for each posture in this audio CD. The entire sequence of 12 can also be practiced together for a complete practice.

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Meditation is Your Life
on Audio CD - 62 min.

By integrating qualities of attention, awareness, caring, and insite into all arenas of living, you reach the deeper core and more essential meaning of meditation. This narration of Ganga White's moving and inspirational teachings on meditation guide you on a journey to understand the nature of the mind, consciousness and spirituality. Anything in life can be part of the meditation process making the benefits of meditation accessible for everyone. Freedom and awakening are possible without dependence on regimented practices and beliefs making learning, growth, and wisdom available each moment of life. The nature of meditation is explored and revealed and several useful meditation techniques are given.

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The Flow Series is a great,
balanced yoga workout.
I love doing it.
Ganga and Tracey are
gifted teachers and great fun.
-Sting

TOTAL YOGA: The Flow Series on DVD

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Three unique and distinct yoga sessions created and taught by Tracey Rich and Ganga White bring the benefits of a balanced daily home practice to all levels of students. The first in this series, Earth, builds foundations by introducing sun salutations, standing and other classical postures that emphasize flexibility, attention, flow and breath in a comprehensive, restorative manner. Water, advances the postures for continuing students by incorporating the fluidity and grace of Hatha Vinyasa, or flowing transitions, and integrating a broader complement of standing, seated and inverted yoga postures. Finally, Fire forges elements from the first two videos into a higher level of aerobic intensity for experienced students.

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TOTAL YOGA: The Flow Series ONLINE!

View high definition versions of these high quality DVDs on your computer, with full screen option. Watch directly or download video to watch later on your computer or smartphone.

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Complete and accessible for beginners, Total Yoga, created and taught by Tracey Rich and Ganga White, is the perfect introductory program to the simple techniques and profound benefits of yoga. Experienced students will find the unique design of this self-contained workout a valuable, effective addition to their daily routine. Total Yoga is Hatha-Vinyasa Flow yoga, and the gentle moves will tone and shape muscles, improve flexibility, enhance circulation, build strength and increase stamina. Yoga can also provide additional benefits not usually associated with working out: a dramatic reduction in stress and an increased feeling of calm and inner peace. Approximate practice time: 60 minutes.

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The Flow Series

Flow Series Audio CD
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The Art of Taste

by Beatrix Rohlsen

Enjoy internationally adored chef Beatrix Rohlsen's superb cookbook featuring the renowned gourmet vegetarian cuisine served at our White Lotus Foundation Santa Barbara Retreat. The Art of Taste is Beatrix's collection of extraordinary soups, salads, main courses, breads and desserts. This beautiful book features easy to follow recipes that teach and inspire health and well being. The Art of Taste includes this world traveling artist's paintings and poetry as well as over 100 eclectic and exotic offerings. Foreword by Tracey Rich.

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