Description

Discover the hidden tradition of Tibetan yoga, a practice of magical movement for wellness of body, breath, and mind.

In Tibetan Yoga, discover ancient Tibetan yogic practices that integrate body, breath, and mind on the journey to personal cultivation and enlightenment.
 
Tibetan Yoga offers accessible instructions for performing the ancient yogic techniques of Tibet’s Bön religion. This is Tibetan yoga, or trul khor, a deeply authentic yogic practice.
 
Drawing on thirty years of training with Bön’s most senior masters as well as advanced academic study, Dr. Alejandro Chaoul offers expert guidance on practices that were first developed by Bön masters over a millennium ago, framing them according to the needs of contemporary yoga practitioners and meditators. 

No matter their level of experience, dedicated practitioners of Tibetan yoga will discover its ability to clear away obstacles and give rise to meditative states of mind.

In this book you’ll learn what it means to practice for the benefit of all beings, and to experience your body as a mandala, from center to periphery. These movements help you live in a more interconnected mind-breath-body experience, with benefits including:
- better focus,
- stress reduction,
- the elimination of intrusive thoughts,
- better sleep,
- and general well-being. 

About the author(s)

Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a senior teacher at The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. He has studied Tibetan yoga for thirty years with the Bön tradition’s greatest masters, including the late H. H. Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, having trained in Triten Norbutse Monastery in Nepal and Menri Monastery in India. He completed the seven-year training at Ligmincha International and received his PhD in Tibetan Religions from Rice University. Dr. Chaoul is the founding director of the Mind, Body, Spirit Institute at The Jung Center of Houston. He is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bon Tradition and Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being.

Reviews

“It’s wonderful when thirty years of study and practice flow into words that bring an ancient and magnificent tradition to life. These colorfully named practices address bodily and emotional stumbling blocks to optimal living. They combine unique sounds, imagery, and movement as pathways toward a more natural and fundamental sense of being. Clear and authentic.”

Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma), professor, department of religion, Rice University and founding teacher, Dawn Mountain

Tibetan Yoga reveals a treasure trove of simple, deep body practices that profoundly expand the tools for most contemporary practitioners of meditation. While traditional Tibetan meditation and mind-training tools have become widely known, studied, and applied, these magical movement practices have been hidden from greater knowledge until now. Chaoul is the perfect guide on the journey of embodying this ancient wisdom—his devotion to scholarly and spiritual depth is complemented by his contemporary scientific grounding and expertise as a teacher. This book awakens not only the subtle body but also our sense of wonder and joy as we learn how to become the kestrel, the donkey, the tigress, the peacock, and more!”

Eve Ekman, PhD, co-creator of the Atlas of Emotions

“An extraordinary teaching of the inner and secret practices of the Bön tradition’s yoga and the power of these practices to awaken and heal.”

Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center

“Alejandro Chaoul offers the gift of his lifelong passion for studying the ancient tradition of Tibetan yoga so that we may all benefit from these practices. Whether you are looking to heal your heart, body, or mind, this book sets forth a clear path to aid in your journey toward wholeness.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change

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