Millions of Americans today practice the asanas, or postures, of yoga, but many are unaware of the profound spiritual teachings at the heart of yoga’s ancient source scriptures. In this remarkable anthology, acclaimed Vedanta teacher Dave DeLuca presents 166 sacred passages from some of India’s most revered yoga scriptures — the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhakti Sutras, the Astavakra Samhita, and the Srimad Bhagavatam — along with teachings by two of the most beloved yoga masters of the modern era, Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. This combination of ancient wisdom and modern commentary makes Sacred Jewels of Yoga an invaluable introduction to the scriptural treasures of ancient India and a priceless resource for inspiration, illumination, and guidance.
"Few causes are more worthy than that of enlightening Westerners about India's sacred heritage, and this book succeeds in doing that wonderously."
— Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
“Historically and spiritually significant yoga teachings — passages so filled with meaning and light that exposure to them can fill the mind and heart with awe, reverence, and gratitude.”
— Spirituality & Health magazine
“An invaluable introduction to the teachings of yoga and an illuminating guide for seekers from all walks of life.”
— Yoga Journal
"Sacred Jewels of Yoga presents in very powerful and inspiring language the eternal yoga wisdom of ancient India. I am sure that the spiritual teachings offered in this beautiful anthology will appeal to the modern seekers of America. May they be inspired to progress toward this life's goal."
— Swami Swahananda, senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India