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Subtle Body

Subtle Body

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In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.

Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize. It was present in Emerson's New England, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was fashionable among the leisure class. And yet when Americans first learned about yoga, what they learned was that it was a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul.

A century later, you can find yoga in gyms, malls, and even hospitals, and the arrival of a yoga studio in a neighborhood is a signal of cosmopolitanism. How did it happen? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers, who risked charges of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in America, and through generations of yoga students, who were deemed unbalanced or even insane for their efforts. The Subtle Body tells the stories of these people, including Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi.

From New England, the book moves to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and back to New York City post-9/11. In vivid chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it offers a fresh view of American society, showing how a seemingly arcane and foreign practice is as deeply rooted here as baseball or ballet.

This epic account of yoga's rise is absorbing and often inspiring--a major contribution to our understanding of our society.

Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

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In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.
Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize. It was present in Emerson's New England, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was fashionable among the leisure class. And yet when Americans first learned about yoga, what they learned was that it was a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul.
A century later, you can find yoga in gyms, malls, and even hospitals, and the arrival of a yoga studio in a neighborhood is a signal of cosmopolitanism. How did it happen? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers, who risked charges of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in America, and through generations of yoga students, who were deemed unbalanced or even insane for their efforts. The Subtle Body tells the stories of these people, including Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi.
From New England, the book moves to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and back to New York City post-9/11. In vivid chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it offers a fresh view of American society, showing how a seemingly arcane and foreign practice is as deeply rooted here as baseball or ballet.
This epic account of yoga's rise is absorbing and often inspiring--a major contribution to our understanding of our society.
Supernormal

Supernormal

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Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence objects with our minds? Envision future events? And is it possible that some of the superpowers described in ancient legends, science fiction, and comic books are actually real, and patiently waiting for us behind the scenes? Are we now poised for an evolutionary trigger to pull the switch and release our full potentials?

Dean Radin, Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, presents persuasive new experimental evidence for the existence of such phenomena. He takes us on a thrilling scientific journey and challenges outdated assumptions that these abilities are mere superstition. Focusing on Patanjali's mysterious Yoga Sutras -- 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers -- Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.

Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga

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Drawing on decades of experience, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for yoga teachers

Considered the "teacher of teachers," Donna Farhi has led international yoga retreats and trained yoga instructors around the world for over thirty years. In Teaching Yoga, she shares the knowledge she's gained from her decades of experience, exploring with depth and compassion a variety of practical and philosophical topics such as:

- The student-teacher relationship and how to create healthy boundaries
- How to create physical and emotional safety for the student
- Reasonable class sizes and how much they should cost
- How to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the integrity of yoga as a philosophy, a science, and an art

Filled with personal anecdotes and illustrations, Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for current or aspiring yoga instructors with questions about creating a safe, empowering space for themselves and their students.

Threads of Yoga

Threads of Yoga

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A "remix" of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for our present paradigm. Threads uses the lenses of contemporary philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to probe the original stillness and insight of the old book with the best that our age has to offer. The author interweaves the refashioned verses with critical commentary and personal reflections from a decade of practice. "I don't know of any reading of the yoga sutras as wildly creative, as impassioned and as earnest as this. it engages Patanjali and the reader in an urgent, electrified conversation that weaves philosophy, symbolist poetry, psychoanalysis and cultural history. There's a kind of delight and freshness in this book that is very rare in writing on yoga, and especially rare in writing on the yoga sutras. This is a Patanjali for postmoderns, less a translation than a startlingly relevant report on our current condition, through the prism of this ancient text." -- Mark Singleton, author of Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice "This is a massively important work... finally a philosophical text rich in contemporary wisdom that can speak to the radical embodiment and deepening intimacy with ecology and relationship that modern yoga practice inspires. Matthew is not only the most stunning writer in prose working in the (underpaid) world of yoga discourse he's also one of its most fluent cultural critics. More importantly, what he does here is pave a new road forward for the future of Western spirituality: embodied, psychologically informed, with an aesthetic so potent it has the power to heal." -- Shyam Dodge, author of Wet, Hot & Wild American Yogi
Thrive Through Yoga

Thrive Through Yoga

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A revolutionary 21-day yoga and mindfulness plan to help free you from the anxieties and worries of modern life.

Thrive Through Yoga is a revolutionary step-by-step guide to freedom that can help you become a happy, confident, and resilient person and free you from anxiety and stress.

With heart-warming honesty Nicola shares her own story of how she triumphed over a mental illness that almost destroyed her and learned to thrive physically, emotionally, professionally, and financially with the help of yoga.

She takes you on a powerful 21-day journey to show you how to:

- Free yourself from stress, anxiety, and worry
- Build confidence, compassion, and self-worth
- Let go of anything in your life that no longer nourishes you
- Develop a loving relationship with your body
- Become the person you would like to be

Thrive Through Yoga unites the healing powers of yoga with practical ways to stress-proof your life, giving you the practical tools to let go of whatever is holding is you back so you can thrive.

From facing your fears to embracing your beauty and overcoming perfectionism, each chapter explores different stepping stones on your journey to happiness and freedom and gives you daily inspiration, mind-set exercises, meditations, and yoga routines to guide you every step of the way.

Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Tibetan Yoga of Movement

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Tibetan Yoga of Movement introduces the method of Yantra Yoga, a traditional Tibetan form that is one of the oldest recorded systems of yoga in the world. Derived from an eighth-century Tibetan Buddhist text, Yantra Yoga includes many positions similar to those of Hatha Yoga in form, but different in the dynamics of the way in which they are practiced, especially in the coordination of movement and breathing. The Yantra Yoga system encompasses 108 sets of movements (yantras) and several types of breathing to be learned at your own pace. Due to its emphasis on uniting breathing and movement, Yantra Yoga can deepen the experience of yoga practitioners from any tradition and profoundly benefit anyone seeking authentic balance, harmony, and the understanding of our true nature.

Since the eighth century, this yoga teaching has been passed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, the current lineage holder, began transmitting Yantra Yoga in the West in the 1970s. Presenting detailed instructions accompanied by over 400 instructional photos, the book describes the sequences of movements, methods of breathing, and the concrete health benefits of the practice.

Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers

Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers

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From a longtime yoga teacher, this highly visual, broadly informative resource gives serious yoga practitioners a wide-ranging framework that will enrich their practice.

As any yoga student or teacher knows, there's more to yoga than Downward Dog. Meta Chaya Hirschl's immersive guide offers a complete vision of yoga, from its historical and spiritual roots to modern practice. Whether you are a novice yogi or an experienced instructor, Vital Yoga will help you unlock yoga's full potential--and your own.
Focusing on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, Hirschl covers a wide range of essential topics in three sections: Before the Mat, On the Mat, and Into the World. In Before the Mat, you'll learn about the history and philosophy of yoga, with fresh insights into:
- Fundamental texts like the Bhagavad Gita
- The role of vibration in yogic practice
- Mantras for everything from health to job hunting

In On the Mat, you'll find practical instructions for every aspect of yoga, including:

- Breathing consciously to guide your vital energies
- Meditating to master and heighten your senses
- Posing with intention, strength, and balance

And finally, you'll go Into the World. For Hirschl, the true benefits of yoga come not from perfect poses, but from using yoga every day to help yourself and others--so she covers how you can improve your confidence, health, and even your sex life with yoga, and how you can teach others to do the same.
Throughout, Vital Yoga invites you to delve into the heart of yoga with derivations of Sanskrit terms, "stealth" yoga practices you can do anywhere, wisdom from the great sages, and accounts by contemporary yogis. Its goal is to help you connect to your inner self, transcend fear and attachment to the stresses of life, and achieve bliss--and when you've achieved it, you'll be able to share it.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

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Like the wildly popular festivals that have taken the yoga world by storm, Wanderlust is a road map for the millions of people engaged in cultivating their best selves. For the 20 million people who grab their yoga mats in the United States every week, this book gives a completely unique way to understand yoga--not just as something to do in practice, but as a broader principle for living. Wanderlust helps readers navigate their personal path and find their own true north, curating principles that embody the brand and lifestyle--authentic yoga practices, provocative thinking, music, art, good food, eco-friendly activities, and more.

Each chapter includes expert yoga instruction by renowned teachers; inspiring music playlists to motivate readers to practice; thought-provoking art; awesome recipes for delicious, healthy foods to sustain a yoga regimen; and fun, unexpected detours. This wide array of ideas and beautiful visuals is designed to be hyper-stimulating--whether a reader follows the arc of the book from beginning to end or dips into chapters at random, she is sure to find something pleasing to the eye, to feel motivated to practice, and to want to reach for her deepest desires and dreams. This book brings the Wanderlust festival experience into any reader's home.

Warrior Pose : How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life

Warrior Pose : How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life

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From covering the front lines of the Gulf War to investigating Colombian drug lords to living with freedom fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan, war correspondent Brad Willis was accustomed to risk. But when mortal danger came, it was from an unexpected direction.

At the pinnacle of his career, a broken back and failed surgery left Willis permanently disabled and condemned to life in a body brace. Then came a diagnosis of terminal, stage IV throat cancer.

At his 50th birthday party, friends gathered around Willis, who was crippled, almost mute, depressed, strung out on narcotic medications, and dying. Halfway through the celebration Willis realized the party's true purpose--his friends were there to say goodbye.

Everyone knew Willis was on his way out...everyone except his 2-year-old son, who urged, "Get up, Daddy!

His son's words ringing in his ears, Willis chose to abandon Western medicine and embrace the most esoteric practices of Yoga to heal his body, mind, and soul--ridding himself of cancer and fully restoring his back. As a symbol of his journey, he took the spiritual name Bhava Ram, which stands for "Living from the Heart.

Warrior Pose is an adventure chronicling some of the most momentous events of our time through a journalist's eyes, an unforgettable story about the power of love between father and son, and a transformational journey of self-healing, inner peace, and wholeness.

We Flow Hard

We Flow Hard

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Y7 Studios co-founders Sarah and Mason Levey bring their sweat-dripping, beat-bumping practice to readers with We Flow Hard, a fitness and lifestyle book from the original hip-hop yoga studio.

Y7 embodies a modern, streamlined approach to the ancient practice of vinyasa, fusing edgy aspiration with flowing, individualized yoga sequences. We Flow Hard brings the brand's signature graphic aesthetic, playful puns, and beat-bumping energy to a fitness and lifestyle guide for today's tribe of hip, provocative yogis.

As practical as it is inspirational, We Flow Hard includes sections on the history and benefits of yoga, the art of crafting the perfect workout playlist, and tips on incorporating yogic practices and meditation into a contemporary lifestyle -- for people who aren't planning on becoming pious vegans. At the book's core is a series of yoga sequences, from targeted "abs and ass" moves to a Y7 spin on traditional vinyasa, and advice on customizing a yoga practice for your own skills and goals. Rigorous yet inviting, this approach to yoga is, in the words of Vogue, "For people who put on gangsta rap and handle it."

Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living

Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living

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For modern spiritual seekers and yoga students alike, here is an irreverent yet profound guide to the most sophisticated teachings of the yoga wisdom tradition-now brought to contemporary life by a celebrated author, psychotherapist, and leading American yoga instructor.

While many Westerners still think of yoga as an invigorating series of postures and breathing exercises, these physical practices are only part of a vast and ancient spiritual science. For more than three millennia, yoga sages systematically explored the essential questions of our human existence: What are the root causes of suffering, and how can we achieve freedom and happiness? What would it be like to function at the maximum potential of our minds, bodies, and spirits? What is an optimal human life?

Nowhere have their discoveries been more brilliantly distilled than in a short-but famously difficult-treatise called the Yogasutra. This revered text lays out the entire path of inner development in remarkable detail-ranging from practices that build character and mental power to the highest reaches of spiritual realization.

Now Stephen Cope unlocks the teachings of the Yogasutra by showing them at work in the lives of a group of friends and fellow yoga students who are confronting the full modern catastrophe of careers, relationships, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Interweaving their daily dilemmas with insights from modern psychology, neuroscience, religion, and philosophy, he shows the astonishing relevance and practicality of this timeless psychology of awakening.

Leavened with wit and passion, The Wisdom of Yoga is a superb companion and guide for anyone seeking enhanced creativity, better relationships, and a more ethical and graceful way of living in the world.

Womens Health Big Book of Yoga

Womens Health Big Book of Yoga

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From Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig-the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.

Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can't rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body.

Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique-burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain-stress-which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat.

This definitive volume features:

- every essential pose to help readers lose weight and transform their bodies
- Total Body Yoga: targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less
- core-strengthening routines for hotter, more satisfying sex
- a healthy, mindful eating plan centered around calming, cleansing foods

Covering everything from basic postures to relaxation techniques to avoiding common injuries, The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga is the only guide readers need to achieve their fittest, healthiest, happiest selves.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

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Return to balance with this calming, healing approach.

Yin yoga offer remedies to the stresses of your busy yang life. Each restorative pose targets your deeper fascia and connective tissues, helping you experience increased flexibility and improved joint health.

Yin yoga also focuses on deep breathing and longer hold times, allowing you the time and space to clear your mind and enhance your mental acuity. These meditative poses will help you attain a renewed sense of mindfulness and physical well-being, making them the perfect complement to an active yang lifestyle and helping bring you back into balance.

Yin Yoga includes these features:
- More than 50 step-by-step poses that focus on specific areas of the body
- 20 sequences linking the poses, designed to help you reach specific physical, mental, or emotional goals
- Expert information on techniques and philosophies, including correct breathing techniques, chakras and meridians, and how best to practice yin yoga

If you've been looking for something to settle your mind and body, look no further than yin yoga the practice and Yin Yoga the book.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

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A yin yoga practice incorporates poses designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle life force essential to organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. The postures are moved through slowly and mindfully, gently allowing tendons, fascia, and ligaments to stretch as circulation improves and the mind becomes calm. Experienced yoga teacher Ulrica Norberg describes how to balance yin and yang on and off the mat, sharing her own experiences and offering wisdom for adapting the yogic principles in modern life. Readers will learn to develop their own individualized yin yoga practice, complete with a yin yoga flow, visualization techniques, and ayurvedic health principles. Photographs and clear descriptions highlight proper alignment, ensuring the practice will be safe and effective.
Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures, Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.
Yoga

Yoga

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Yoga is the oldest, most complete system of personal development in the world. It encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Aimed at both the beginner and advanced student, Yoga explores the benefits of this ancient art across many different contexts, from the banks of the Ganges to the New York City office cubicle. Khanna offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga, describing the asanas (postures) in conjunction with pranayama (controlled breathing techniques) and meditation.

Demonstrating both basic and complex positions, the author also leads the reader off the mat, offering advice on how one may deepen relationships with self, family, friends, colleagues, and the environment. Inspiring and practical, Khanna blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a yoga practitioner and teacher. The result is a new yoga that beckons the reader to find the spiritual in everyday life.

Yoga & Ayurveda : Self-Healing and Self-Realization

Yoga & Ayurveda : Self-Healing and Self-Realization

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Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. YOGA AND AYURVEDA reveals to us the secret powers of the body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. More importantly, it unfolds transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs, asana, pranayama and meditation. This is the first book published in the West on these two extraordinary subjects and their interface. It has the power to change the lives of those who read and apply it.