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10 Most Popular books on Yoga and Meditation

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Discover a new and more happy and fulfilling way of life through our unrivaled collection of handbooks, journals and articles on Yoga & Meditation. Below, We present a list of 10 such books that have been chosen on the basis of popular searches.

1.Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha-a systematic Yoga Manual by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Authored by Swami Satyananda  who is the founder of International Yoga Fellowship, the book is the most authoritative and renowned book on yoga.

2.Meditation for Starters by J.Donald Walters.

J.Donald Walters is an advocate of simple living and high thinking. His book Meditation for starters is an award winning book that offers simple but powerful guidelines for attaining inner peace.

3.Who will cry when you die by Robin Sharma.

Robin Sharma calls his book the lessons of life which is quite appropriate as well. In his book he offers simple solutions to what we think are the most complex problems. The book teaches us how to live life more joyfully, meaningfully and completely.

4.The Guru of Joy: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living by Francois Gautier.

This book presents Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the truly greatest living spiritual master of today in a very enchanting way. It presents the stories and experiences of the seekers who have been with him.

5.Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar.

This is the most comprehensive book written by Iyengar, the founder of Hatha Yoga.This book includes information on the philosophy of yoga, its benefits, asanas and pranayama. Iyengar has also recommended specific asanas for various health conditions.

6.Yoga, Power and Spirit by Alberto Villoldo.

Yoga, Power and Spirit is a new interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the foundation texts on the spiritual practice of Yoga. In this book Alberto Villoldo reveals how the power of Devi can guide the practitioner of yoga to sure and inevitable self realization.

7.The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar.

The book is a contemporary classic by a world renowned teacher. This is the first yoga text that describes a step to step process for developing a complete practice according to Viniyoga that means yoga adapted according to the needs of the individual.

8.Secrets of Raja yoga by Swami Vivekananda.

This book teaches to every human being that all of us are only a conduit for the infinite ocean of Knowledge and powers that lies behind

9.The Supreme Yoga by Muktananda Paramhansa, Ranganathananda, S.Ramgoolam, Venkatesananda.

This book is a unique work of Indian philosophy. It contains the teachings of sage Vasistha imparted to lord Rama that explains the true understanding about the creation of the world.

10.A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

The book gets its title from a Bible verse that refers to the rising of a ‘new heaven’ and a ‘new earth’. In the book the author advocates the present moment awareness and the dismantling of the ego as the path towards awakened living.

We would love to see your comments/feedback on this list. We invite you to share the names of popular books on yoga or mediation that you feel will make a great list.

10 Books everyone must read in their lifetime.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Everyone of us must have read number of books in our life. And you will agree that a few of them have touched our lives in someway or the other. Some books may heal, influence, change perspective, inspire thoughts or may simply leave indelible imprints for multiple reasons.

Below here, we have mentioned a list of ten such books among hundreds that have been randomly picked by our editorial team. The list can be endless but we have tried to limit this to just 10. We understand that this may not be your favorite 10 books and hence we invite all our readers to comment and add their favorite list here.

1.The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

A fable about following one’s dream that has the power to inspire millions of lives. The author has a beautiful way to communicate life’s mystery to the readers. A book full of wisdom and hope.

2.The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

A powerful book written in the form of letters by the protagonist Celie. The novel talks about how the girl who is born into poverty and segregation discovers the power and joy of her own spirit. The novel is a classic in itself.

3.Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

A masterpiece of feminist literature. It is a story of an orphan girl JANE. The imagery and narrative power of Charlotte is astonishing.

4.The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

undoubtedly one of the finest novel of Wilde.The novel focuses on the actions of a very ego-centrical character who thinks he can do whatever he wants because he is beautiful. The book shows the glory and pitfalls of beauty.

5.Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

One of the greatest works of 19 century. The novel represents some autobiographical elements in the life of Charles Dickens through the character of Pip.

6.Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)

A thoroughly entertaining novel of Gulliver’s misadventures. It is a political satire through which Swift has mocked at the ruling class, intellectuals. He has also offered very profound statements about humanity-with its pettiness, greed and violence.

7.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

An amazing novel with variety of themes such as racism, slavery, education, truth, honesty and friendship. The novel takes the reader back to 1800’s when slavery existed in the society.

8.The Republic (Plato)

The enthralling work of Plato provides the reader with the fundamental understanding of western philosophy. It talks about how life should be lived, justice should be served and leaders should lead.

9.Paradise Lost (Milton)

A classic poem that talks about the fall of the first man Adam from god’s grace.

10.To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)

A story of a black man charged with the rape and abuse of white girl. It is a moving tale which deals with the issues of race and economic class in the 1930’s.N4K3ZEA3BFZ7

FIVE BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE GREAT MOVIES

Monday, February 21st, 2011

It is believed that great books make great movies. Hence, our editorial team has randomly selected five such books that according to them will turn out to be great hits when made into movies.

The Giver By Lois Lowry

The protagonist Jona lives in the perfect, utopian world where there is no fear, no unhappiness and no war. But when he is given the assignment of his life to be the Receiver of memories, he discovers secrets of the past, the agonies of the world and the terrible choices that one has to make in this world.
It is an excellent, thought provoking book and perfect for triggering discussions. It can be an instant hit when turned into a movie.

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

A book that became a bestseller before it released. The book is a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of friendship and family. Both the protagonist women characters are unforgettable. It is a novel not worth to be missed. Imagine the success of the movie that will be based on this bestseller.

Life Of Pi- By Martel Yann

Published in 2002, the novel became a bestseller later on and still continue to remain one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction.

It’s a strange, fascinating and remarkable tale of a young boy who shares a life boat with a fully grown Bengal tiger. This too can be a great hit if made into a movie.

The Catcher in the Rye- By J.D. Salinger

Popular with adolescent readers this novel has been translated into almost all the major languages of the world. The novel is known for its themes of teenage confusion, angst, sexuality, alienation and rebellion.

Includes in the Times 2005 list of the 100 best English novels written since 1923, it surprises one to believe that a novel like this has not yet been adapted into a movie.

The Weight of a Mustard Seed- By Wandell Steavenson

It is a gripping account of the Iraqi life under Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime revealed through the tragic life story of the man who chose to obey his orders as one of his loyal generals. It is thrilling nonfiction that offers a new perspective on life inside a totalitarian regime and portrays a vivid and compassionate account of Iraqi people.

You are invited to share any other book of your choice that according to you will fit in this list.

Printsasia.com revamped, updated and enhanced

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

We have been working hard for the past few months to make our customer’s book buying experience absolutely pleasant and smooth. And today we are excited to announce that we have successfully implemented a few major changes on our site Printsasia.com. Most of these changes affect the site’s usability, technology and the aesthetics.

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Since these changes are major and involve lots of technical enhancements at the backend, our existing users might encounter minor data loss in their account. It can be the case that some information, previously provided by you, might seem missing (may be deliberately removed for security reasons) when you login to your account. Hence to ensure your information is properly matched and up to date, we request you to visit your account and reenter any information you find is missing.

Printsasia is committed to provide you with the best of book buying experience and would continue serving you with the titles that you require at most competitive price and at all location across the globe.

Please do share your feedback on the new look and usability of our site. Your feedbacks can help us improve every day.

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Hello World!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

We thought of so many headlines for our first post on the blog but thought what could be better than saying hello to this world.

So we kept the WordPress default title intact. So “Hello World!“, let us introduce you to Printsasia, we have been quietly offering books for a few months and in the meanwhile working on a platform that would ease the life of million book readers/lovers worldwide.

We believe a good book buying platform doesn’t only mean a host of great features but also a great database, a quick order delivery system, competitively priced books, a transparent, honest and ethical business policy and above all quick and friendly customer support. We have integrated all these and much more in the system to make you feel delighted and to offer you the complete sense of satisfaction when you purchase books on Printsasia.com

Stay tuned for just a few more days and you will see a much improved and revised Printsasia.

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