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Yoga Books

15 Minute Gentle Yoga

15 Minute Gentle Yoga

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Fit exercise into your busy life with quick, gentle yoga programs.

Do you struggle to find time for regular yoga practice? Stress no more: these four 15-minute programs for beginners offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and a few household items, ease tension, increase vitality, and get the flexible body you've always wanted by regularly practicing these 15-minute routines.

Clear, step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each asana, and at the end of each 15-minute program there's an at-a-glance summary of the routine.

15 Minute Gentle Yoga will inspire you to make yoga part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.

15 Minute Gentle Yoga

15 Minute Gentle Yoga

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No time to exercise? No problem! This 15-minute fitness guide gives you all the tools you need to squeeze regular exercise into your busy life. This fantastic format offers four detailed fold-outs for easy, step-by-step instruction; a DVD to walk you through each routine; and a fully-illustrated, fully-annotated book to help you perfect your technique. Choose one of four complete mini-workouts each day to target a specific part of the body, and to strengthen, stretch, and build your way to a more toned, healthier you.

Forget gyms, expensive videos, and hours of punishing fitness regimes; try these easy-to-follow yoga routines and get your body in top shape in no time. If you want to mobilize your joints, enhance your health, and improve your posture, but don't have the time to spare for a complete workout, you can achieve your goals with this fast and easy strength and fitness package. Getting fit at home has never been easier or quicker with 15 Minute Gentle Yoga.

21 Day Yoga Body

21 Day Yoga Body

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Are you ready for a total body transformation?

In The 21-Day Yoga Body, renowned wellness warrior and lifestyle expert Sadie Nardini gives you a program to renovate your body, mind and spirit. This fast-acting program, based on Sadie's potent inspirations, real-world recipes and unique Core Strength Vinyasa yoga style will turbocharge your results: speed up your metabolism, build lean muscle, and burn fat, all while building nutritional savvy and emotional strength. Designed to fit into your busy life, each day of the three-week plan includes a series of daily lifestyle tips, new-generation yoga poses (illustrated with step-by-step photos), breathing and meditation exercises, and nutrition tips and recipes (vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, welcome!). There's even wine!

Here's what results many people are getting in just 3 weeks:
- A fun, fresh yoga practice that's based in cutting edge anatomy for the maximum safety, strength, flexibility, and mind-centering benefits for the time you spend on the mat.
- More confidence, clarity of purpose, a renewed spirit and the ability to know yourself more deeply and act from your truth.
- Daily guidance about how to approach your personal, life and relationship challenges--and totally rock them.
- A daily meal plan that gives you a new, creative relationship with food and reveals how to eat fresh, whole--and fantastically well--for a lifetime.
- Creative action steps to make all these great ideas a reality and create more success for you on all levels!

So get ready to kick some asana, play while you learn, and create your most fit, fierce, and fabulous self ever!

2100 Asanas

2100 Asanas

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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.
21st Century Yoga

21st Century Yoga

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Yoga may be rooted in ancient India, but it's morphed into something new in North America today.

Precisely what that might be, however, is difficult to say. Yoga is taught everywhere from spas to prisons, and for everything from weight loss to spiritual transcendence. With its chameleon-like ability to adapt equally well to advertising, athletics, and ashrams, contemporary yoga is a fascinating phenomenon that invites investigation.

Written by experienced practitioners who are also teachers, therapists, activists, scholars, studio owners, and interfaith ministers, 21st Century Yoga is one of the first books to provide a multi-faceted examination of yoga as it actually exists in the U.S. and Canada today.

CONTENTS:

Introduction: Yoga and North American Culture - Carol Horton

Enlightenment 2.0: The American Yoga Experiment - Julian Walker

How Yoga Makes You Pretty: The Beauty Myth, Yoga and Me - Melanie Klein

Questioning the "Body Beautiful" Yoga, Commercialism, and Discernment - Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio

Bifurcated Spiritualities: Examining Mind/Body Splits in the North American Yoga and Zen Communities - Nathan Thompson

Starved for Connection: Healing Anorexia Through Yoga - Chelsea Roff

Yoga and the 12 Steps: Holistic Recovery from Addiction - Tommy Rosen

Modern Yoga Will Not Form a Real Culture Until Every Studio Can Also Double as a Soup Kitchen and other observations from the threshold between yoga and activism - Matthew Remski

Yoga for War: The Politics of the Divine - Be Scofield

Our True Nature is Our Imagination: Yoga and Non-Violence at the Edge of the World - Michael Stone

How Yoga Messed With My Mind - Angela Jamison

Afterword: The Evolution of Yoga and the Practice of Writing - Roseanne Harvey

50 Plus Yoga: Tips and Techniques for a Safe and Healthy Practice

50 Plus Yoga: Tips and Techniques for a Safe and Healthy Practice

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As baby boomers pass age 50, problems with knees, ankles, and backs are leading them into lower-impact forms of fitness. The stress of career and later-in-life children also have them seeking new ways to relax. Combine these pressures and it is no surprise that yoga is increasing in popularity among the 50-plus crowd. Tailored specifically for this burgeoning population, 50+ Yoga offers a straightforward approach that makes it easy to learn yoga at any age.

The book's adaptable program allows readers in good shape to experience a challenging workout, while people with physical limitations benefit from gentler postures, breathing exercises, and meditation practices. Throughout the book, the author focuses on the needs of older beginning students, providing tips for moving comfortably into a pose, avoiding injury, and using helpful props, such as chairs, foam blocks, and cotton straps.

The author details the basic principles of yoga and teaches the common elements of all postures and movements: alignment, breath, and awareness. However, the vast majority of the book is devoted to teaching the yoga poses through the use of step-by-step photos, clearly written instructions, and helpful hints from the author.

ABCs of Yoga for Kids

ABCs of Yoga for Kids

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The book that started it all! The ABCs of Yoga for Kids uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. Each of the 56 different poses featured in the book delightfully promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas. This book will delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner.
Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga

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This daring, visionary book revolutionizes yoga practice--and makes it truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age, and in any state of health.

Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all--conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges. Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right--saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.

Advanced Hatha Yoga

Advanced Hatha Yoga

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The classic Hatha yoga manual for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind

- Includes instructions for many advanced Hatha yoga exercises to build strength, stamina, and good posture, the necessary basis for spiritual development

- Provides detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly practice

- Explains traditional yogic methods of fasting and internal cleansing, practices to strengthen the endocrine system, methods for advanced sexual control, breath control practices, and concentration exercises to improve mind power

Based upon ancient Sanskrit works on yoga as well as thousands of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga classic moves beyond the introductory level of yoga and provides illustrated instructions for many advanced asanas and other yogic techniques to build strength, stamina, and good posture--a necessary prerequisite for spiritual development.

Offering detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly yoga practice as well as techniques to target specific areas of the body, such as the abdominal muscles, this book also contains detailed instructions on many forms of prânâyâma (breath control), including alternate nostril breathing, kapâlabhâti, and sahita, as well as meditative methods for developing your powers of concentration and mental discipline. With instructions on diet, fasting, internal cleansing, advanced sexual control, and strengthening the endocrine system, Sri S. S. Goswami's classic text presents the complete picture of an advanced Hatha yoga lifestyle for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind.

Airplane Yoga - Riverhead Trade

Airplane Yoga - Riverhead Trade

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Designed to help readers through every stage of the traveling experience, this compact, illustrated guide features more than thirty-five exercises that target those areas of the body most affected by travel--legs, lower back, neck, shoulders, and spine. Original.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

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A Benjamin Franklin winner for Health Wellness & Nutrition, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga remains the most authoritative source correlating the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

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Coulter, who received a PhD in anatomy in 1968, and has taught in numerous contexts since then, has also been a student of yoga since the 1970s. Here he conjoins his two areas of expertise. After discussion of basic premises regarding yoga practice focusing attention, becoming aware of breath, movin
Anatomy Stretching & Training for Yoga

Anatomy Stretching & Training for Yoga

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With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor!

Yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That's why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects:

- Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you
- Warm-up stretches and why they are important
- Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility
- Step-by-step photos
- And much more!

Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!

Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook

Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook

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A beautiful, step-by-step guide for bringing movement-based meditation into your yoga practice and your life.

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Distilled from Elena Brower and Erica Jago's acclaimed workshops and training programs, Art of Attention has become an essential resource among instructors and students seeking to bring movement-based mindfulness into their practice. This beautiful illustrated book guides you through pose-by-pose practices, journaling, and luminary wisdom into the deeper experiences of yoga practice.

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Yoga begins with physical well-being. But it can also transport us--through meditation, self-awareness, and movement--into a lifelong exploration of presence, elegance, and deeper life purpose. With Art of Attention, Elena Brower and Erica Jago show us the way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as:

- A step-by-step workshop for merging movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga

- A tool kit of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and healing practices for creating your own daily spiritual practice

- An uplifting source of visual beauty and wisdom teachings for inner reflection and elevation

For students and teachers at every level, this one-of-a-kind resource takes us further into yoga--and the art of living--with clarity, creativity, wonder, and depth.

Includes contributions from MC YOGI, Gabrielle Bernstein, Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington Burns, and others inspired by Elena and Erica's work.

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Chapters:

1. Reduce Tension and Find Forgiveness (preface by MC YOGI)
2. Let Go of Blame (preface by Gabrielle Bernstein)
3. Breathe and Find Stillness (preface by Donna Karan)
4. Explore Your Highest Possibilities (preface by Gwyneth Paltrow)
5. Let Your Life Reflect Your Practice (preface by Christy Turlington Burns)

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The wondrous images accompanying this invitation to practice set this book apart, conveying the beauty and adventure of contemporary yoga practice.
--Kaitlin Quistgaard, former editor-in-chief, Yoga Journal

I've been inspired by Elena's commitment to bring us closer to our bodies and hearts, and this book accomplishes her objective beautifully. Art of Attention is an instructive, healing homage to the practice of yoga.
--Dr. Frank Lipman, founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center, New York City

Every once in a while a book arrives in this world that contains magic so profound it will transform you forever, it will wake you up, turn up the light on your soul, and provide an oasis of healing, rejuvenation, and restoration for you to return to over and over again. Art of Attention is such a book. It will carry you gently into a deep yoga practice, while enlivening your mind, opening your heart, and soothing your soul.
--Mark Hyman, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution

The beauty, wisdom, and guidance in Art of Attention will not only strengthen your yoga practice, it will lead you to a deeper knowing and acceptance of yourself.
--Kris Carr, author of the New York Times bestseller Crazy Sexy Diet

Elena and Erica have taken us on a journey, an initiation, a soulful exploration of the embodiment of divine movement through yoga. This book is a beautiful expression of their attention to luminous detail and sacred practice, and now it is a gift for all of us. Thank you goddesses!
--Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow

Full of inspiration, creativity, and awareness, Art of Attention will sensitize and energize your cells from the inside out, and jolt you into finding new expressions and discoveries in your practice and your life.
--Tara Stiles, bestselling author of Yoga Cures and Slim Calm Sexy Yoga

Can a book be a sanctuary? With Art of Attention, Erica and Elena have manifested an interactive portal to somatic consciousness, inner beauty, and self-reckoning. It stirs the heart, mind, and body to actively introvert and attend to the deepest layers of being.
--Jill Miller, anatomy and movement specialist, creator of Yoga Tune Up(R)

Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Anatomy and Mythology

Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Anatomy and Mythology

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In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga's Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice's philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn:
  • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
  • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice
  • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition
  • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures
  • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint
  • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate SeriesMaehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

    Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

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    Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable. It contains over 650 photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.
    Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga

    Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga

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    Written to compliment a rigorous training schedule, this book includes 5 minute warm-ups, strength sessions, flexibility sessions (including 20 minute flexibility routines designed to follow workouts) & focus sessions incorporating breath exercises & meditation to promote recovery & sharpen mental toughness for competition.
    Awake at 300 am

    Awake at 300 am

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    A women's mental health specialist introduces yoga therapy techniques to provide solace, steadiness, and ease during the difficult stages of pregnancy and new motherhood

    Pregnancy and new motherhood are often thought of as the most joyful, exciting, and blissful times in your life--but they can also be difficult and overwhelming. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the number one "complication" of birth. They not only affect the mothers who suffer but also the families who care about and rely on them. While there is robust support and treatment options for other illnesses, moms who suffer emotionally are rarely acknowledged and often handed platitudes like, "Sleep when the baby sleeps," and, "Just enjoy every minute because it goes by so fast." This can be a lonely and confusing place to be--suffering profound fear or sadness at a time when your friends and family expect you to be happy, radiant, and beatifically calm.

    As a therapist supporting women's mental health and recovery from PMADs since 2003, Suzannah Neufeld is keenly aware of the special needs of women during pregnancy and the first year of motherhood. Synthesizing modern psychotherapeutic research with practical yoga therapy, Neufeld offers a compassionate, acceptance-based approach that meets women (and their partners) wherever they are.

    Awake at 3 a.m. contains short, digestible chapters that are perfect for when you are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. Neufeld skillfully dismantles the myths and internal beliefs that contribute to the suffering of new mothers and tells her own story with honesty and humor. From breathing techniques to mindfulness exercises, the yoga practices here are designed to fit into your life as it is now--no flexibility, mat, special clothes, or 90-minute yoga class required.

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    By: May, Eric Charles
    Memorial
    By: Washington, Bryan
    Lying Life of Adults
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    Infinite Country
    By: Engel, Patricia
    You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
    By: Matthewson, Janina
    Hench
    By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

    Hardcover Non-Fiction

    1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
    By: Ai Weiwei
    Going There
    By: Couric, Katie
    Between the Lines
    By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
    David Copperfields History of Magic
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    Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
    By: Wengrow, David
    Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
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    Hardcover Fiction

    Noor
    Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
    Little Hope
    Author: Joella, Ethan
    Chouette
    Author: Oshetsky, Claire
    Termination Shock
    Author: Stephenson, Neal
    Sentence
    Author: Erdrich, Louise
    All of Us Villains
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