Woodstock Guru

Woodstock Guru

Paperback (01 Jul 2019)

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When Swami Satchidananda first arrived in the West in 1966, Yoga was largely unknown here. There were no classes at the local YMCA. Health food stores contained only bottles of vitamin supplements and photos of body builders. Few understood the meaning of karma. When most people thought of a yogi, they remembered a popular cartoon man sleeping on a bed of nails. All this changed when Swami Satchidananda arrived in the West. The distinctive teachings that he brought with him integrated to physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of India, and the interfaith ideals that he pioneered. Those techniques and concepts influenced the generation and spawned a Yoga culture that is flourishing today. This book, illustrated with the artwork of pop artist icon Peter Max, tells the untold story of the Woodstock Guru's journey to Woodstock, the inspiration and legacy of Woodstock, and the Yoga movement it inspired. "The image of Swami Satchidananda at Woodstock will always be a symbol of the moment when a battery of unconventional baby boomers turned eastward--and inward--in such large numbers that the process became irreversible." --Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda He wasn't the first Yoga master to come to America but, with his opening words at Woodstock and by establishing Integral Yoga International, he helped modern Yoga take firm roots here." --Peter Max, pop artist icon. Includes: Wonderful stories of Swami Satchidananda's participation in Woodstock; stories from those who were there; Swami Satchidananda's reflections on the festival; inspiring quotes from Swami Satchidananda; many of Peter Max's drawings (black & white) throughout the book.

Book information

ISBN: 9780932040039
Publisher: Integral Yoga Publications
Imprint: Integral Yoga Publications
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 136g
Height: 175mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 10mm