The Yoga Book
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|Author||: Stephen Sturgess|
|Editor||: Watkins Media Limited|
This title explains the true meaning of yoga and demonstrates the practices and postures of Ashtanga Yoga that should enable the reader to achieve mastery over the mind and body and can eventually lead to self-realization.
|Author||: Bobby Clennell|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat. Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle: • premenstrual: poses to stabilize • menstruation: poses to restore • postmenstrual: poses to rebalance • on through to ovulation: poses to strengthen In addition, The Woman’s Yoga Book offers sequences for: • PMS, irritability, tension, and moodswings • migraine headaches • bloating and breast tenderness • insomnia • cramps and lower back pain • heavy bleeding • scanty periods • absence of menstruation • irregular periods A former professional animator, Bobby has used her skill in rendering over 700 illustrations that teach right along with her text. Best of all, she encourages women to embrace the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being that comes from practicing women’s yoga. Begin the journey—now!
|Author||: Kriyananda Swami,Stephen Sturgess|
|Editor||: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.|
The Yoga Book is a core text - it explains the true meaning of Yoga, and demonstrates the practices and postures of Ashtanga Yoga that will enable the reader to achieve mastery over the mind and body and can eventually lead to Self-Realization. Through the practice of Yoga we can directly bring stillness to the restless mind and body, giving a true, lasting happiness, from inner peace and contentment. Stephen Sturgess has based his comprehensive book on the classical teachings of Patanjali, who over 1500 years ago distilled elements of earlier forms of yoga into a system of study and practice. It is an authoritative, inspirational and practical guide to the benefits and fulfilment that can be attained by the dedicated practice of Yoga. Contents Acknowledgements, Dedication, Preface, What is Yoga? Foreword by Sri Kriyananda, 1. The Subtle Bodies and the Chakras, The Physical Body, The Astral Body, The Causal Body, The Soul, The Chakras: Your Inner Universe, Locating the Chakras, 2. Yama, Ashtanga Yoga: The Eight Limbs of Yoga, The Relationship between yama and niyama, The Principles and Practice of Yama, Ahimsa: Non-violence, Non-injury, Non-harming, Satya: Non-lying, Truthfulness, Asteya: Non-stealing, Brahmacharya: Non-sensuality, Aparigraha: Non-attachment, Non-greed, 3. Niyama, Saucha: Cleanliness, Purity, Santosha: Contentment, Tapas: Austerity, Svadhaya: Self-study, Isvarapranidhana: Surrender to God, 4. Asana, What is Hatha Yoga?, Purification, Fasting for Purification, The Yogic Diet, Bandhas, Mudras, 5. Pranayama, Prana, the Vital Energy of the Universe, The Five Life-Forces of the Body, Guidelines for the Practice of Pranayama, Swara Yoga, Four Different Methods, of Breathing, Hand Mudras for controlling the breath, Pranayama Techniques, Pranic Healing, 6. Pratyahara, The Senses, The Practice of Pratyahara, 7. Dharana, Achieving Dharana, Interiorizing and Concentrating the Mind, Other Techniques that Help Concentration, 8. Dhyana, Why We Need to Meditate, The Practice of Meditation, Kriya yoga: An Advanced Spiritual Accelerator, 9. Samadhi, The Difference Between Meditation (Dhyana) and Samadhi, The Stages of Samadhi, Further Reading, Useful Addresses, Other Resources, Glossary, Index.
Let your toddler discover the joys of yoga through the simple poses in this yoga book for kids. With a range of gentle poses carefully selected in an order that will engage, energize, and then relax, this book can be accessed by all abilities. Sweet illustrations of yoga positions are brought to life with real photographs of young children practicing the moves. From downward dog, to cat stretch, to sleepy sloth, this board book includes a variety of yoga moves that are made fun for little ones. Babies and toddlers will love looking at the beautiful pictures in this illustrated children's book and turning the pages by themselves. There are a range of easy poses for toddlers to copy. Can they stand up tall like a tree and try to balance on one leg or breathe out fiercely like a lion? My First Yoga helps preschoolers to develop their early learning skills as they name the animals and objects that go with each pose; broadening their vocabulary. The sturdy board book is made for kids to get hands-on with and is perfect for little children to hold by themselves. Yoga has many health benefits as it helps with balance, coordination and mindfulness -- it's never too early to start!
|Author||: Kathy Beliveau|
A collection of riddles encourages readers to guess the names of different yoga poses inspired by the seashore and marine animals, and illustrates how to replicate each pose.
|Author||: Daniel Lacerda|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
This fully-illustrated New York Times bestseller categorizes an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses through photographs and descriptions for optimal benefit including adaptations for all levels of expertise and ages. A thoughtful, inspiring, meticulously-crafted guide to the practice of yoga, 2,100 Asanas will explore hundreds of familiar poses along with modified versions designed to bring more healthful options to yogis of all experience and ability. Organized into eight sections for the major types of poses -- standing, seated, core, quadruped, inversions, prone, supine and backbends -- and each section gently progresses from easy to more challenging. Each pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and primary benefits.
|Author||: Rebecca Whitford,Martina Selway|
|Editor||: Random House|
Yoga Baby spreads her arms out like a butterfly. Yoga Baby crouches down like a frog. 'Little Yoga' is a gentle and fun introduction to a balanced yoga sequence that even the youngest child will enjoy.
|Author||: Srivatsa Ramaswami|
|Editor||: Da Capo Lifelong Books|
Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today's best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya's wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami—Krishnamacharya's longest-standing student outside his own family—presents his master's teachings of yogasanas in unprecedented detail. Drawing upon his 33 years of direct study, beginning in 1955 and continuing nearly until his teacher's death, Ramaswami presents more than nine hundred poses and variations in logically structured sequences, precisely describing Krishnamacharya's complete Vinyasakrama system. Along with every movement of each yoga posture, he covers the proper breathing techniques for each pose—something no other book also derived from Krishnamacharya's teaching does. Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs are featured in this authoritative landmark presentation of the study practiced by the "grandfather of modern yoga."
|Author||: Leslie Kaminoff,Amy Matthews|
|Editor||: Human Kinetics|
The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.
|Author||: Anusha Wijeyakumar|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
With just five minutes of meditation a day, you can achieve a more focused, balanced, and peaceful life. Join wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar as she shares the transformative meditation program that she developed for California's world-famous Hoag Hospital. You will discover the vital intentions and five-minute meditations designed for heart opening, chakra balancing, trusting your inner truth, embodying courage and strength, and more. These meditations and pranayama-breathwork exercises will help you create more joy and peace in your life while learning to control negative internal chatter. Raised in the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) on her way to becoming a clinician and teacher, Anusha expertly helps you integrate ancient Eastern wisdom into your modern Western lifestyle for a deeper sense of purpose, self-acceptance, and self-love.
|Author||: Mariam Gates|
|Editor||: Sounds True|
Kids love yoga—and it’s great for them, so much so that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from “Sun Breath” to “Cloud Gathering” to “Ladybug & Butterfly” and more, readers learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.
|Author||: Swami Vishnudevananda|
Explains how yoga can promote relaxation, improved strength and flexibility, spiritual awareness, and health, and demonstrates a variety of postures and exercises
|Author||: Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham|
This book provides a deeper insight into the Original Yoga system of India as per tradition and the true insights with regards to the Eight Limbs of Yoga, especially with regards to Asana (Posture), Dhyana (Meditation), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) as also the Chakras and their relationship with the mind and states of consciousness. It shows how Yoga was originally an Integral system, not one merely reduced to classroom instruction. You will also find information regarding the deeper aspects of karma and how it can impact us on several levels beyond the individual level In addition, this book examines Yoga from the viewpoint of India's oldest texts, the Vedas, such as the Rig Veda and has a special section devoted to examples of the Vedic Yoga hymns that are largely ignored. Learn the levels of the mind and gunas in Yoga.
|Author||: Amy Hovey|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
Can you roar like a lion? Flutter like a butterfly? Stand strong and tall like a mountain? Then you can do yoga! This exuberant rhyming board book celebrates the simple joy of yoga and the natural shapes that even the littlest yogis and yoginis can make with their bodies. Poses such as happy baby, child's pose and downward dog are ones you will see children spontaneously explore from a very young age. Babies and toddlers intuitively know the movements that restore their bodies and minds. Yoga Baby celebrates this mindful playfulness with a diverse selection of babies doing what babies love to do: feeling good and having fun!
|Author||: Kathryn Budig|
Presents postures and total body sequences, offers breathing and meditation techniques, provides advice on finding the right style of yoga and shares a nutrition plan centered around clean, calming foods.
|Author||: Neil Pearson,Shelly Prosko,Marlysa Sullivan|
|Editor||: Singing Dragon|
The book takes an integrated approach to pain rehabilitation and combines pain science, rehabilitation and yoga with evidence-based approaches from respected contributors. They demonstrate how to integrate the concepts, philosophies and practices of yoga and pain science in working with people in pain. An essential and often overlooked part of pain rehabilitation is listening to, working with, learning from, and validating the person in pain's lived experience. The book expounds on the movement to a more patient-valued, partnership-based biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare where the patient is an active and empowered participant, as opposed to a model where the healthcare provider is 'fixing' the passive patient. It also explains how practitioners can address the entire human being in pain, and how to include the person as an expert for more effective and self-empowered care.