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Hello friend, I am Nischala Cryer, living at a meditation retreat in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I am a kriya yogi for 33 years, striving to understand what matters most to you and me through stories, sometimes fictional, sometimes true.

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The Four Stages of Yoga: How to Lead a Fulfilling Life

 

The Four Stages of Yoga Retreat, Oct. 25-28, 2018, Ananda Meditation Retreat, California. What’s Next? Finding Your Dharma and more….

The Four Stages of Yoga: How to Lead a Fulfilling Life

Available now on Amazon and Crystal Clarity

 

How can you lead your life in such a way as to find the greatest fulfillment?

 Many centuries ago, the great seers and sages of Ancient India devised a system of living that would help people manifest an ideal life. There are, they said, four stages of life one should pass through to know true fulfillment in the deepest sense.

In this book that ancient wisdom has been updated for today’s truth seekers. Living, twenty-first century yogis have taken those storied ideals and adapted them for modern life—with transformative results!

From relationships and education to monasticism, The Four Stages of Yoga offers an entertaining look into how yogis are thriving through these four stages. This unique book includes conversations with the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, reports from America’s oldest yoga community, and meetings with advanced yogis in India.

Now you too can take advantage of their knowledge. Discover the secrets of The Four Stage of Yoga and put them into practice in your own life.

“Highly recommended.”—Judith Hanson Lasater, founding member of Yoga Journal, author of Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation.

 “Deeply Inspiring.”—New Renaissance Bookstore

“Essential to those treading the path of yoga.”—Nischala Joy Devi, author of The Healing Path of Yoga

 “The first book the explain these stages in detail. A guide for life!” –Dr. Amit Goswami, author of The Self-Aware Universe

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

The Four Stages of Yoga: How to Lead a Fulfilling Life

Foreword, by Vanamali Devi, author of The Play of God

Introduction by Nischala Cryer

"The Student"Birth to Age 24
1. The Student
2. Calling the Child
3. How Toddlers Teach Us
4. Yogic Schools for Youth
5. Girl’s Rites
6. Boy’s Rites
7. Ingrid’s Message
8. When the Buddha Plays
9. When the Buddha Speaks
"When the Buddha Speaks" is a real visit to the Dalai Lama at his home in India.
"The Householder"Age 24-48
Illustration: The Land Between Two Rivers
10. The Householder
11. Gita’s Way
12. How Couples Become
13. Family Yoga
14. Bhramacharya Aditya
15. Nefretete
16. The Veil
17. Premabhava
“Premabhava” explores the astral regions of friendship, love, and Italy.
"The Forest Dweller"Age 48-72
18. The Forest Dweller
19. Wands of the Devas
20. Wild Things Are
21. Finding God in Nature
22. Brother Craig
23. Yogic Healing
"The Sannyasi"Age 72-120
24. The Sannyasi
25. Mother Teresa
26. Yogis in Transition
27. Con Te Partiro
28. The Rishi
In 1987, “Mother Teresa” teaches the author and a group of yogis about life.

Take a pilgrimage to visit a saintly Sannyasi living near the Himalayas of India in “The Rishi.”
Illustration: Heavenly Abodes & Astral Planes
29. Death and the Astral Planes
30. Samadhi

Epilogue: Two Bears Crossing

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