A guide to personal discipline and social ethics from a classical Sanskrit scholar, designed for the modern yoga practitioner. In today's complex world, how is it possible to truly live as a yogi? Traditional yoga theory offers fresh, insightful solutions to today's practical lifestyle concerns, ranging from environmentalism to personal health and wellness. Tuning into classic yoga philosophy and teachings can bring to light our greatest strengths while showing us how to maintain a healthy body and clear mind while attaining inner happiness. Drawing from his personal experiences of yoga and insight into ancient Sanskrit texts, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois connects yogic philosophy to how we approach food, work, education, relationships, and other conscious lifestyle choices to support our deepest longings for happiness, peace, and balance. Practical and insightful, The Sacred Tradition of Yoga begins with a clear and deep inquiry into the human condition, reminding us of true purpose of Yoga. The second half of the book focuses on the yamas and niyamas, the personal disciplines and social ethics of yoga. Throughout, Dr. Jois' teachings hor ancient traditions and underscore the benefits we can gain from adopting a yogic way of life in the modern world.
DR. SHANKARANARAYANA JOIS worked for decades both as a professor of Literature in Mysore College of Sanskrit and as a Vedic astrologer; however it is his own personal experiences of yogic states of consciousness that inform his teachings. Dr. Jois often travels to deliver seminars and workshops to sincere practitioners across the world. For more information, visit sadvidyafoundation.org.