Joining my personal library? No
Frawley, David. Yoga: The Greater Tradition. San Rafael, CA: Mandala Pub., 2008. Print.
I picked up this book having previously read and loved some of David Frawley’s work https://ostarita.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/review-from-the-river-of-heaven-hindu-and-vedic-knowledge-for-the-modern-age/. The book is a cute little thing. I read it hoping to glean greater knowledge from a top author. Here is my critique.
For what it was, I shouldn’t be complaining as much as I am, but somehow I feel gypped. Yoga: The Greater Tradition is a tiny coffee table book. It has a ton of illustrations and annoyingly tiny print. If I wanted a picturebook I would have gone to the kid’s section.
I would recommend the book only to people who literally have no knowledge of yoga, or are heavily focused on yoga asana. Frawley thankfully is a competent scholar and what he wrote seemed accurate, I just wish there were more of it. Overall the book seemed more like a cliff’s notes version of yoga for dummies. It had pretty much the basics but unlike From the River of Heaven completely lacked any depth.
It had only two parts. (See, I said it was short)
1. Yoga and Its Greater Teachings
2. The Greater Practices of Yoga