Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5000 year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exorcises-it is a profound path of self-transformation that en compasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health. Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline. Topics include: The different branches and styles of Yoga; The ethical teachings of Yoga; Yoga and vegetarianism; Meditation and mantras; Choosing a teacher; Tantric Yoga; The experience of ecstasy.