Yoga came to Tibet from India more than a thousand years ago, & it was quickly absorbed into the culture’s rich traditions.
In this small book readers will discover Tibetan Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises with special Tibetan poses & methods of working from the inside to give a healthy & happy heart.
Geshe Michael Roach discovered a number of previously unknown Tibetan works on yoga in the course of his ongoing efforts to find & preserve ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts. He discusses the ideas & insights presented in these texts & places them within the context of the Buddhist tradition.
To help readers incorporate this ancient wisdom into their daily lives, he provides a specific regime of yoga postures & meditations. Combining instructive illustrations with the philosophical underpinnings of the Buddhist approach, Geshe Roach has created a unique program for yoga on a physical & spiritual level.