When a book is published in Norwegian, a language spoken by only five million people, it is usually expected to stay well within the borders of this small Scandinavian country. However, Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel’s book Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind has beaten the expectations.
Meditative practices have flourished in widely different parts of Eurasia, yet historical research on such practices is limited. Research to date has focused on contexts rather than actual practices, and within […]
Large waves of global interest in meditation over the last half century have all focused on techniques stemming from Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism. This collection of essays explores […]
After the successful publication in English of the full-colour version of Meditative Yoga: integrating body, breath and mind on Dyade Press earlier this year, a black-and-white Indian version was launched by Motilal Banarsidass in New Delhi in October. The authors Dr. Are Holen and Mr. Torbjørn Hobbel were present, as were a number of Indian dignitaries.
When she was giving a speech in honour of her dead father, the novelist Siri Hustvedt suddenly began to shake violently. Her book "The Shaking Woman" is a cascade of personal, literary, therapeutic, and neurological reflections meant to shed light on her condition - and on the human condition in general. But does it succeed?
Begin to write on a sheet of paper "I remember..." and then see what comes next. Surprisingly often, what comes are memories that haven't been looked at for years, and they frequently carry central issues from your life. Meditation is also a work-through of memories.
The recently published Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind by Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel differs from other yoga books. It spells out in concrete and lucid detail how yoga can provide a meditative impulse in everyday life. It contains beautifully (and usefully) illustrated stepwise instructions for more than 60 postures and practices, as well as a number of yoga programmes for different levels.
"The least serious book on Acem Meditation ever!" This is how a reader characterised the illustrated story-book "Peaceful Pirate Talking Meditation", which was recently published in Taiwan. It is full of humorous anecdotes and drawings relating the meditative and sometimes not so meditative adventures of a latter-day meditating viking.
A new Spanish-language book on Acem Meditation was published this summer. Meditación Acem: Guía complementaria will be used at the beginner's courses in Spain and will also be interesting and useful for Spanish speakers who have already learnt Acem Meditation.