There are already a great number of books available on hatha or physical yoga practice, but the number of books on the philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga is rather limited. Books on the common ground between Christian teachings and the spiritual side of yoga seem to be extremely scarce. This book discusses the parallels between ancient spiritual yoga texts and the Gospels. Yoga in the Gospels covers the main aspects of yoga: yoga through worship, yoga through concentration and meditation, the yoga practice through work and yoga through non-dualism, the unity of the Individual Spirit and the Infinite Spirit of God.
A. Nicholas Cowan took an interest in matters of the Spirit from an early age. His early childhood during WW2 was often spent shuttling between London and Edinburgh, which was hazardous. He was educated at St George's Harpenden and at Southampton University where he gained an honours in philosophy and politics. Cowan lectured in liberal studies at a Scottish Central College and later retrained and qualified as an osteopath. Around the same time, he studied yoga under William Mowat-Thomson, the director of the Scottish Yoga Centre. He was then asked to join the centre to teach and lecture in some seminars and also became chairman of the Scottish Yoga Association (now known as Yoga Scotland) for four years. He lives in Midlothian, Scotland.