Book Review: The Spiritual Roots of Yoga

The Spiritual Roots of Yoga by Ravi Ravindra
Published by Morning Light Press

The Spiritual Roots of Yoga by Ravi Ravindra

Easily one of the best books on the spiritual side of yoga, The Spiritual Roots of Yoga links the religious impulse to the quest for freedom and shows how eastern and western cultures contain a common thread.

Here is a deeply reasoned philosophy presented by a mind intimately in touch with the spirit. The author, Ravi Ravindra answers questions you never thought to ask, leaving you open to new possibilities.  What more could be expected of an awakened teacher?

"Each of the selections in this compilation of articles is informed by the philosophical background of yoga, especially the two great texts of yoga, the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita.  All of them speak of and are related to the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of India."


"Whenever I meet Ravi Ravindra I am reminded of J. Krishnamurti, whom I taught Yoga for many years.  Having known Ravindra for a long time I admire his honest spiritual quest.  He is indeed a true sadhaka, a rare and true sanyasi.  Enjoy his spiritual journey.  He not only practices yoga but communicates it so well.  I recommend this book to all serious students of yoga"  Sri TKV Desikachar, author of The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

"The style of the author is disarming and easy and, even while stating profound ideas, there is a simplicity of form that is appealing.  In many essays the author goes beond the superficial word meaning and touches the wisdom of the sages at its deepest levels."  T.S. Rukmani, Professor and Chair of Hindu Studies, Concordia University, Montreal.

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