Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Classic of the Month: Hatha Yoga

In the spirit and new beginnings, Cosimo is proud to present Hatha Yoga: Or, the Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well-Being by Yogi Ramachaka as our first Classic of the Month for 2015.

Followers of the early-20th-century "New Age" philosophy of New Thought believed they could learn the secrets of mind over matter, and one of their most influential teachers (enormously popular writer and editor William Walker Atkinson, writing under the pseudonym Ramacharaka), revealed to them, in this 1904 work, the teachings of Hatha Yoga. 

His lessons cover how what we eat impacts the "life fluid" of the blood, the yogi's approach to food and eating, mastering yogi breathing, rules for relaxation, and much, much more.

While this book is useful all year round, it is especially relevant this month in a time of resolution making for those interested in healthier minds and bodies.
About the Author
American writer William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) was the editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today, including "Yogi Ramacharaka" and "Theron Q. Dumont." Other titles available from Cosimo are Yogi Ramacharaka's Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga and Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga, plus many more.

Cosimo is happy to offer Hatha Yoga in both hardcover and paperback formats at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback, hardcover) and Amazon (paperback, hardcover).