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Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners

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As a runner, you strike the ground 1,000 times per mile, with a force of two to three times your body weight. You can feel that impact in the muscles, ligaments, and bone structures throughout your body. Thankfully, Yoga for Runners addresses both the physical and mental demands of the sport. Whether you are new to yoga or have practiced for years, Yoga for Runners provides you with the most effective poses--88 poses in all. Each pose is described in detail to ensure correct execution, maximizing the physical benefit and decreasing the risk of injury.

You'll learn how simple yoga techniques can be incorporated into your existing running workouts and routines to eliminate chronic aches and pains. Discover how each pose can be sequenced to address a specific need, such as strengthen and lengthen the hamstrings, strengthen and increase mobility of the hip joint, eliminate lower-back and upper-body discomfort, speed the recovery process after a practice run or a race, maintain a strong core, or just restore and rejuvenate to prepare for an upcoming event. These sequences target all troublesome muscle regions. Anatomical illustrations and descriptions explain why these poses and sequences decrease your risk of acute or chronic injury as well as why they are beneficial to your training regimen.

After just a few weeks of following Yoga for Runners, you will feel stronger, more balanced, more in tune with your breathing, and more aware of your posture and technique. Your entire running experience--endurance, strength, breathing, and mental sharpness--will be more productive, positive, and enjoyable.

Yoga for Teens Card Deck

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Based on the book and DVD Breathe: Yoga for Teens, this 50-card deck features more than 40 poses with step-by-step instructions and pose notes. A punch-out stand included in the box props up cards for easy viewing. Full color. Pkg. Consumable.
Yoga for Times of Change

Yoga for Times of Change

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Stay calm, steady, and composed through the ups and downs of life with yoga poses, relaxation techniques, meditations, and lessons on how to manage stress, grief, anxiety, depression, and life's transitions.

Yoga was originally designed to make you calmer, steadier, and more content, not just stronger and healthier. This guide offers many ways you can use yoga as a healthy coping mechanism when you're confronted with the physical, emotional, and mental changes that life brings you. It covers both ancient and modern techniques--including yoga poses, breathing practices, relaxation, mantras, and meditation--that allow you to return yourself to balance when you're experiencing challenges, and to fortify yourself for the future.

Nina Zolotow covers myriad topics related to living through times of change, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, being present, making peace with change, how to practice yoga when you're experiencing physical changes, and how to practice meditation, breath practices, and yoga on your own, among others. Become more content through life's ups and downs by learning to live your everyday life the yogic way.

Yoga for Transformation : Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing the Body, Mind, and Heart

Yoga for Transformation : Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing the Body, Mind, and Heart

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Go beyond the physical exercise of yoga with the founder of the American Viniyoga Institute

While there is no denying yoga's popularity as a form of physical exercise, the other life-enhancing aspects of this tradition remain obscure to many Westerners. In Yoga for Transformation, Gary Kraftsow introduces techniques that treat not only the physical body but also the emotions, mind, heart, and soul of the practitioner-the places where real transformation can take place. There are breathing techniques to control energy levels, exercises to train and sharpen the intellect, and meditative practices to help increase self-awareness. With more than 350 black and white photographs throughout, this unique and accessible book is dedicated to strengthening the whole self-body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga for Weight Loss

Yoga for Weight Loss

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More than your average exercise regimen, yoga has helped enthusiasts discover personal equilibrium and maintain it for a lifetime. In Yoga for Weight Loss, renowned physician and longtime yoga practitioner Loren Fishman demystifies the scientific link between yoga and weight control, outlining its medical, physiological, biological, and spiritual impact.

"To many of his patients [Dr. Fishman] is a miracle worker" (Jane E. Brody, New York Times), and in Yoga for Weight Loss he brings his expertise to the page to show how simple yoga postures, explained and illustrated here, can work inside the body on a cellular level. These accessible poses, adjustable to different skill levels and medical conditions, can curtail appetite while stimulating a greater utilization of calories that may help practitioners lose as much as two to three pounds per month. Yoga for Weight Loss is an indispensable resource for those seeking a practical and holistic weight loss journey.


Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga

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Gary Kraftsow's easy-to-follow exercise guide on the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga

Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga. With more than 1,000 photographs to clearly illustrate each sequence, Gary Kraftsow demonstrates how Yoga can be used to support optimal health and healing for aches and pains throughout the body; digestive and respiratory problems, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and endocrine systems; stress, depression, and mental illness; and more!

Yoga from the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga

Yoga from the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga

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Hatha yoga, the traditional practice for bringing balance to body, mind and spirit, is being coopted today by the beauty and fitness industry. Undermining yoga's original spiritual intention, many yoga classes and countless books enhance the "perfect body" syndrome, and thus support the war against the body that millions of women and men suffer today. This book is about making peace with ourselves, using Yoga as a journey from self-hatred into self-acceptance leading to spiritual practice. It is based in the principles of Anasura Yoga, a style of hatha yoga that integrates physical practice with inner body awareness and a deep connection to the heart. *gorgeous photos of regular women (not models or athletes) of all shapes and sizes, doing Yoga asanas.
Yoga Gym

Yoga Gym

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If you want to start a fitness plan that will get you strong and flexible, then Yoga Gym is the choice for you. This effective 28-day yoga training program will build strength, improve mobility, and burn fat.

Whether you're a yoga fanatic, regular exerciser, or complete novice, Yoga Gym is a totally new way to work out. Yoga Gym gives you 150 poses and exercises to mix and match, as well as a specific program with the training, nutrition, and motivational tools to sculpt a strong body.

Yoga Gym also:
-Blends together traditional yoga poses with dynamic body-weight strength training techniques that appeal to both men and women.
-Is an effective, easy-to-follow, do-anywhere workout, requiring no equipment.
-Contains information on diet and yoga philosophy.

Yoga Gym's message is powerful--yoga makes you strong!

Yoga Healing Bible

Yoga Healing Bible

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Find the best postures, meditations, relaxations, and breathing exercises for complete spiritual and physical balance. This book includes standing postures, sitting postures, supine postures, as well as advanced postures and relaxation techniques. A variety of daily routines are provided with complete instructions.

Yoga is a discipline and form of exercise that appeals to many different kinds of people, because in our fast-paced stressful world it offers an accessible and enjoyable means of escape to personal serenity, balance, and contentment.

The Yoga Healing Bible clearly explains yoga healing techniques in easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by step-by-step photography. Practical tips, as well as options for easier modifications and more difficult variations, enable you to tailor the course to your needs, experience, time, and abilities.

Yoga Heals Your Back: 10-Minute Routines That End Back and Neck Pain

Yoga Heals Your Back: 10-Minute Routines That End Back and Neck Pain

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Simple, quick yoga routines that stop back, shoulder, and neck pain for good! Back pain is the number one reason people stay home from work, and the best way to help chronic back pain is with exercise. Yoga, with its gentle stretching and breathing, is one of the most effective ways to combat back pain, along with reducing stress and improving overall fitness.
Yoga Mama

Yoga Mama

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The first pre- and postnatal book geared specifically to experienced yoga practitioners--from an established author, with contributions from the leaders in the field.

You've been practicing yoga for years. It is a part of the way you live, move, and breathe. And then . . . you get pregnant. Pregnancy can throw any woman a curve ball. Even established and experienced yoga practitioners will likely find that their body, mind, and practice are challenged during pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This book is the yoga practitioner's companion through this period, offering practical advice, step-by-step asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which are designed to help new mothers connect more deeply to their experience and prepare for their journey--physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Grounded in both ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, Yoga Mama covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years. The beautifully photographed sequences include modifications and suggestions to accommodate a growing belly and to address the concerns or challenges that may arise during this time. Holistic and ayurvedic medicine perspectives help women understand what is happening in their bodies at every juncture, and personal stories connect them to pregnant women everywhere. Through practice, self-reflection, and learning how to let go, yoga gives us the opportunity to be an active, informed participant in the birthing of our baby and a healthy, happy parent.


Yoga Mama is the perfect companion for the experienced yoga practitioner during her pregnancy and on into motherhood. This pre- and postnatal book offers practical advice and inspiration, asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which speak to and help new mothers connect more deeply to their experience and prepare for their journey--physically, mentally, and spiritually. Grounded in ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, the book covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years.

It includes:
- Flowing sequences that emphasize self-awareness and promote strength, flexibility, and balance
- Modifications that accommodate a pregnant woman's growing belly, recalibrate her balance, and honor fluctuations in her energy levels
- Mini sequences for specific trimester challenges: morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, low-back issues, etc.
- Asana, pranayama, and meditation practices designed to deeply connect mother and baby from the beginning of pregnancy through the postpartum years
- A dedicated section on the pelvic floor to encourage women to let go and prepare for labor and birth
- Special breathing techniques for labor that encourage natural childbirth
- Deeper practices and ancient teachings that can help women tap into their strength and create a prenatal and birthing experience that is empowering and unique
- Postpartum advice and sequences designed to help knit things back together, address postpartum challenges, and offer tips for bonding, nursing, self-care, and nutrition
- Information (from a Western holistic and ayurvedic perspective) on what is happening in the body at every juncture--prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum
- Personal advice and stories from a wide array of pre- and postnatal experts

With contributions from:
- Elena Brower: founder and director of Virayoga in New York City, prenatal teacher for YogaGlo.com, and author of Art of Attention
- Stephanie Snyder: teacher in San Francisco, pre- and postnatal teacher for YogaGlo.com
- Jane Austin: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher, midwife, childbirth educator, and director of Mama Tree prenatal teacher training programs in San Francisco
- Margi Young: OM yoga teacher in New York and San Francisco
- De West: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher and childbirth educator in Boulder
- Dustienne Miller: certified physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher in Boston
- Kate Hanley: OM yoga teacher, mind-body coach, and author of The 28 Days Lighter Diet
- Melissa Billie Williams: pre- and postnatal teacher and director of Yoga Junction studio in Louisville, Colorado

Yoga Mind

Yoga Mind

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Suzan Colon, yoga teacher and former senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, digs deep into the spiritual philosophy behind yoga and distills thirty essential components to enrich your practice and revolutionize your life from the inside out.

We live in an increasingly stressful world, and we know about the hazardous effects stress can have on our health. But meditating and mindfulness can sometimes seem elusive, unattainable, and impossible to fit into our busy days. Even the word "yoga" usually makes many people think of complicated, twisty poses--but that's not everything. In its complete sense, yoga is a collection of life lessons for wellness and well-being and a spiritual technology from ancient times that is now more relevant, and necessary, than ever.

In Yoga Mind, Suzan Colon shares thirty essential components to increase self- awareness and inner balance to use throughout your day--in traffic, on the train, at your job, and home. She outlines how we can use yoga to cultivate resilience in challenging times, reduce stress, and enrich our relationships with family, work, and ourselves.

This guide contains a 30-day program designed to create subtle yet powerful shifts in awareness and attitude that lead to real, lasting change. Whether you're a hardcore yogi or a beginner to the practice, Yoga Mind can help you unite your body, mind, and heart to become your best self and cultivate lasting happiness in your life.

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness

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The author of Yoga Journal's most-read column presents the first holistic guide to yoga

A user-friendly guide illustrated with 240 two-color photographs and illustrations, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit sets forth the tenets of this gentle yet rigorous exercise as no other book has. Integrating the teachings of every tradition, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi reveals how yoga enhances the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. She outlines the seven simple movement principles that underlie all human motion and provides exercises to help readers understand how they can achieve all yoga postures. She also discusses the ten ethical precepts that are the foundation of all yoga teachings and explains how to incorporate them into a spiritually and emotionally rewarding inner practice.

At the heart of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit are more than seventy-five yoga asanas or postures. Each is one pictured and described in detail, and they are arranged into related groups--including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices--or easy reference. A selection of yoga practices of varying lengths and levels of difficulty provides challenges and inspiration for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

A huge resurgence of interest in yoga is sweeping the country. With its broad scope and holistic approach, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the ideal book for today's mainstream audience.

Yoga Mythology

Yoga Mythology

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Deepen Your Yoga Experience with the Origin Stories of 64 Common Asanas

Explore the stories from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology that nurtured the idea of yoga and shaped the development of its most iconic asanas. Learn how svana-asana (dog pose) is connected to Shiva, bhujanga-asana (cobra pose) was inspired by shape-shifting beings who live below the earth, and much more.

Many practitioners are unaware of yoga's underlying philosophy, symbols, and rituals because modern teachers often emphasize the physical over the mental and spiritual components. Yoga Mythology brings this overlooked wisdom to light by recounting the lore behind more than sixty asanas, drawing attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation, and empathy. With hundreds of photos and playful illustrations, this book makes it easy and enjoyable to connect with yogic principles and expand the mental and spiritual aspects of your practice.

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories

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The popular names of many yogic asanas -- from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana -- are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures?

Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Yoga Myths

Yoga Myths

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The essential guide to correcting yoga misconceptions and avoiding injuries in your practice from Judith Hanson Lasater, a yoga instructor, physical therapist, and bodywork expert.

Tuck your tailbone to protect your back. Increase your breath. Pull your abdominal muscles into your backbone. Following these movement cues is often believed to benefit your yoga practice and protect your body when entering and holding poses. However, what may seem like a helpful correction can actually lead to injury or physical harm.

In Yoga Myths, Judith Hanson Lasater draws on almost fifty years of experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist to address the most common mistakes in our yoga practice and provide clear instructions for correcting these errors. Focusing on the eleven myths most detrimental to our practice, Lasater provides a comprehensive discussion of what the myth is, why it can hurt us, and how we can avoid it through step-by-step instructions and guiding photos. This book will allow you to return to the inherent wisdom, natural goodness, and spiritual wholeness of yoga and avoid life altering injuries for as long as you practice.

Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

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One of the most enjoyable parts of a yoga class comes when we rest in savasana--the "corpse" pose--and realize deep serenity, a sense of effortless joy, and a glimpse into our true nature as unqualified presence. How is this so? Master teacher Richard Miller explains that this experience is a manifestation of yoga nidra, the meditative state of mind-body union at the heart of all yoga practice.

A powerful integration of learning, Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric yoga path that leads to inner freedom. Through accessible language appropriate for any level of practice, Miller takes us step-by-step through the traditional techniques of relaxation and meditation to help us move toward the realization of "unqualified presence"--the ultimate aim of yoga--a goal unreachable through posture practice alone. Through his expert guidance, students will experience:

Deep relaxation for relief from day-to-day stress
- The development of "one-pointedness"--a key to spiritual awakening
- Healing from painful emotions, such as fear, grief, and anger
- More effective and energizing sleep, and much more

Suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners--but new to most Westerners--Yoga Nidra provides an unmatched way to experience the culmination of the art of yoga, and the deeper physical, emotional, and spiritual rewards that are its promise.

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Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets

Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets

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A practical manual that offers insights on the physical and spiritual functions of sugar, fat, meat, and other foods; fasting, dieting, processing, willpower, and the deeper principles of self-nurture. It shows how to access and trust the wisdom your body has to offer.