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Yoga Books

Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life

Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life

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How can we live a balanced life in unbalanced times? How can the practices of meditation and yoga support our relationships, our work lives, and the greater good? Author, teacher, and psychotherapist Michael Stone presents the essential insights of mindfulness and yoga, emphasizing the teachings of simplicity and the interdependence of all life.

Stone explains that the practices of yoga and meditation are not about escaping reality but about living fully in the here and now, opening to our experience, and gaining access to stillness within the flow of life. The essence of yoga and Buddhist practice is opening the heart--our own and the heart of the world. With that awareness, Stone encourages us to get involved in our communities, to speak out when we see wrongdoing, and to find ways of helping others.

Awakening Shakti : The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

Awakening Shakti : The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

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How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selflessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti--the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga--these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies. When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight. In Awakening Shakti, you will learn how to recognize and invite:

Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom
- Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beauty
- Saraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition
- Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing
- Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation
- Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love
With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.

Awakening the Spine

Awakening the Spine

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A fully revised and updated edition of the classic yoga book, with a new foreword by B.K.S. Iyengar.

For more than twenty-five years, until her death at ninety-one, Vanda Scaravelli helped transform bodies and lives with her innovative approach to yoga through the proper alignment of the spine. She listened to the body and worked with--instead of against--it. She used gravity, grounding, and breathing to achieve dramatic improvements in health and wellbeing.

Awakening the Spine offers a gentle way to achieve and maintain overall health and a naturally supple spine at any age. Scaravelli's lasting message reminds readers that, "if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way."

Illustrated with color photographs, and lovingly revised by Vanda's daughter Paola Scaravelli Cohen based on the extensive notes Vanda left behind, Awakening the Spine is published for the first time as the author intended--making it the definitive edition of one of yoga's all-time classics.

Awakening the Spine

Awakening the Spine

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A revolutionary new method of yoga for overall fitness that teaches "if it hurts, it's wrong'"--from a vibrant 83-year-old master.
Be Healthy With Yin Yoga

Be Healthy With Yin Yoga

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Yin yoga not only strengthens your body--makes it more vital and powerful in a yin way--it can also help with a lot of typical ailments, may they be allergies, teeth grinding, menstrual pain, headaches, infertility, skin problems, or back pain. In Be Healthy with Yin Yoga, best-selling author Stefanie Arend puts together many Yin yoga sequences to activate the self-healing powers of body and mind. She offers a holistic approach that includes Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, fascia therapy exercises, and self-reflective questions to encourage deeper explorations of the roots of readers' ailments. Suited for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and replete with high-quality pictures that make the poses and sequences easy to follow and understand, Be Healthy with Yin Yoga is a wonderful support for anyone who wants to take their health back into their own hands.
Beyond the Mat

Beyond the Mat

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Looking for radiant health and inner peace?

Yoga's poses are one small part of a larger system that can help us improve our health, gracefully navigate life's ups and downs and, ultimately, lead us to enlightenment. In this collection of Kali Om's Yoga Chicago magazine columns, you'll learn practical ways to:

  • overcome anxiety, depression, and stress
  • cultivate contentment in a chaotic world
  • alleviate insomnia, headaches, and constipation
  • set and achieve goals
  • and much more! 


  • If you want expert advice and a down-to-earth approach to practicing yoga and living it, then this is the resource for you!

    Beyond the Mat

    Beyond the Mat

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    Achieve professional and personal success by following the philosophical principles of yoga, along with powerful poses that can be done at a desk, in flight, or on the go

    Yoga is thought of by many as a fitness hobby--a gentler alternative to SoulCycle and CrossFit--but its underlying philosophy offers much more than a good workout. Yoga can relieve stress, focus the mind, and provide a path to reinvention, resilience, and a meaningful life. In Beyond the Mat, physician, executive, and yoga instructor Julie Rosenberg reveals how the essential lessons of the four-thousand-year-old Yoga Sutras contain a relevant framework in which to thrive both personally and professionally, with:

  • Principles for achieving work/life balance, building resilience, cultivating compassion, and working effectively with others
  • Practices to manage time, avoid distractions, and get in "the zone"
  • Breath-control exercises to mitigate stress and anxiety
  • Power poses that can be done at home, at a desk, or on the go
  • Bhakti Yoga

    Bhakti Yoga

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    "Teachers and students, scholars and practitioners of religion like, will be sure to keep this volume on hand in their research and for the sake of practice." --Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University

    Bhakti yoga has been by far the most common form of yoga practiced in India for more than two millennia. Although The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali has become the canonical text for yoga philosophy and practice in the West, few in India either presently or historically have actually read or even know about it. Most Hindus across the centuries have gained their yoga philosophy from the stories of great yogi exemplars found in the bhakti literature of the subcontinent.

    In simplest terms, bhakti is the heartfelt practice of love and devotion to God. In Western yoga circles, the term is often associated with the increasingly popular practice of kirtana, or chanting in a group or at large gatherings. But bhakti yoga is far more complex and ancient, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant focuses on one important school of bhakti as a way into understanding this practice in general. He explores a Krsna tradition in depth to show what bhakti is and how it is expressed. He supplies his own translations of central texts from the tradition in the form of tales and teachings drawn from arguably the most influential text on bhakti, called the Bhagavata Purana, or the Beautiful Legend of God. And he compares and contrasts them with the bhakti practices outlined in The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali.

    This clarifying study establishes a baseline for understanding bhakti yoga, and will be welcomed by students and devotees of the spiritual heritage of India.

    Features of this new edition:
    -An extensive introduction to the definition and practices of bhakti
    -Original Translations of key tales and teachings from the Bhagavata Purana
    -Translations of some of the popular stories from Krsna's incarnation
    -Translation of the Bhakti Sutras
    -Translation of the Siksastakam, the eight instructional verses on bhakti by Caitanya Mahaprabhu
    -An essay on the Purana and Vedic literature
    -A glossary, endnotes, and a bibliography

    Bikram Yoga

    Bikram Yoga

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    Leave your assumptions--and your excuses--at the door. Bikram Choudhury, the world's foremost authority on Hot Yoga, is here to show you the true way to self-improvement and a new love of life. Based on a centuries-old and scientifically proven pathway to health, Bikram Yoga will whip your body, mind, and spirit into shape.

    Based on Bikram's signature program of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, this book will help you combat a variety of afflictions--from stress and insomnia to arthritis and back pain--and maintain exceptional health for years to come. The various postures work your muscles, increase flexibility, and flush toxins out of your system--a completely natural, full-body workout without the unhealthy stresses and dangers of a gym. It isn't easy: It's a rigorous, body-bending program, and Bikram gives it to you straight in his outspoken, charismatic, and tough-love fashion. But just like the hundreds of thousands of students who go to his studios across the country, you'll end up sweaty and exhausted but keep coming back for more.

    Additionally, Bikram Yoga can help you do much more than drop inches from your belly. Bikram explains how practicing yoga is also a mental and spiritual mission that can help you create a path to true happiness. When it comes to love and marriage, realizing your full potential, or living a life in perfect balance, Bikram's yogic philosophy shows you how physical strength and flexibility can be a gateway to mental clarity and spiritual calm.

    If you've never tried Bikram's yoga, get ready for the deepest, most beneficial class of your life. And if you're an old hand at it, your understanding of the postures and the sequence will increase exponentially, as will your results.

    So are you ready to achieve lasting health and happiness? The time has come for Bikram Yoga. Grab your mat and get ready to change your life.

    BKS Iyengar Yoga

    BKS Iyengar Yoga

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    Everyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga on the mind, body, and spirit with this updated, illustrated guide from world-renowned yoga authority B.K.S Iyengar, globally respected for his holistic approach and technical accuracy.

    In BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, the guru himself guides you through over 55 yoga poses, each with step-by-step instructions illustrated in full colour. Iyengar even explains his philosophy throughout the book - it's like having yoga classes with your own personal instructor.

    A special, 20-week beginners' yoga course makes yoga accessible for those of all ages and abilities. 20 classic Iyengar yoga poses have a unique, 360-degree presentation so that you can see the correct form from all angles.

    Specially developed yoga sequences help you to alleviate more than 80 ailments, ranging from asthma and arthritis to varicose veins.

    Whether you are new to yoga and looking for somewhere to start, or more experienced and looking to perfect your technique, this comprehensive guide will help you improve your abilities and work towards a happy and healthy life.

    Breathing Book

    Breathing Book

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    A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath.

    Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breathing Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here.

    These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions.

    Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual. -- Yoga Journal

    Brightening Our Inner Skies

    Brightening Our Inner Skies

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    Beautifully written and designed, Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga practically and provocatively explores yoga, self-transformation and social responsibility. This book takes the practice of yoga and self to profound levels through stories, images and well-researched debates.

    It provides the principles and practicalities of Yin, highlighting how it acts as a bridge to a meditation practice and can allow the practitioner to experience the energy channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine (with a helpful chart of meridians, health issues and emotions). Designed as a book to practice from, it opens flat, with the narrative in short sections and evocative photos of nature bringing in a breathing space of mind and eye.
    Useful and inspirational to newcomers to yoga as well as experienced teachers, Brightening Our Inner Skies draws together decades of practice, teaching experience with thousands of students and a deep desire to help the practitioner change themselves and change the world, one posture, one practice at a time. Students and teachers have said it is that rare thing: a yoga book that's a page turner!
    Chair for Yoga: A Complete Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with a Chair

    Chair for Yoga: A Complete Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with a Chair

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    This practical guide will show you how to improve and enrich your practice of Iyengar Yoga using a chair.- Beginning practitioners will learn how to do the poses with less effort and better alignment.- Intermediate practitioners will learn to extend the range and duration of the poses safely- Advanced practitioners will deepen and develop their practice of advanced poses- Teachers will gain useful and enjoyable ideas to enrich their classes.
    Chair Yoga

    Chair Yoga

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    From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day.

    For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga...

    Chair yoga!
    - Desk-bound? You can do chair yoga!
    - Have limited range of motion? You can do chair yoga!
    - Never done yoga before? You can do chair yoga!
    - Don't own a pair of stretchy pants? You can do chair yoga!
    - Own plenty of athleisure or loungewear, but haven't moved much in weeks/months/years? You can do chair yoga!

    Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises.

    Now with Chair Yoga, anyone can benefit from just a few moves a day--and garner the remarkable physical and mental health rewards.










    Chakra Yoga

    Chakra Yoga

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    According to the yogic tradition of India, the seven chakras, or energy centers, concentrate and distribute refined life-force energy throughout the body. Yoga master Alan Finger, well-known for his many Yoga Zone teaching videos, presents detailed yoga practices and meditation instructions for understanding the chakras and bringing them into balance. This book is for serious students who wish to cultivate subtle energies using ancient tantric methods. Illustrated with photos and anatomical drawings, with audio recordings of guided meditations to supplement your practice available for free online.
    Close to Om

    Close to Om

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    Andrea Marcum's Close to Om is a beautifully illustrated, practical and philosophical, yoga book that promotes and teaches mindfulness in both your yoga practice and your everyday life.

    Before Marcum was a sought after celebrity yoga teacher, she was someone who thought she couldn't do yoga because she couldn't be still. Now after sixteen years of teaching yoga, she works with network executives, global brands, Hollywood actresses, and everyone in between.

    Yoga is the yoke of body, mind, and spirit, and in Close to Om, Marcum offers a guide to teach all three aspects of yoga showcasing Marcum's signature unique style, this program combines the teaching of poses with the exploration of yoga philosophy and insight into meditation and mindfulness.

    By the end of Close to Om, readers will not only know a lot about yoga and its poses, but they'll also know more about themselves: who they are, what they want, and how to get there--on and off their mat. The progression in Close to Om is the architecture of every yoga practice--and will show readers that how they do their yoga is how they do their life.

    Complete Illustrated Book Of Yoga

    Complete Illustrated Book Of Yoga

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    "Previously published by the Julian Press, Inc., in 1960 and by Harmony Books in 1988"--T.p. verso.
    Complete Yoga Tutor

    Complete Yoga Tutor

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    Mark Kan, one of the UK's leading yoga teachers, demonstrates how this ancient practice will show you the way to radiant health, mind control and peace within one's self and with nature. This practical guide takes you through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), shatkarma (cleansing techniques), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and meditation, as they were originally conceived. It explains the true purpose of yoga: to purify and prepare the body for the mastery of the mind and help you understand the nature of the self, through the awakening of the vital energies: the pranas, the chakras and Kundalini shakti.