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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.
Yoga 7 Minutes a Day 7 Days a Week

Yoga 7 Minutes a Day 7 Days a Week

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This little book provides basic 7-minute yoga exercises for each day of the week. The exercises are organized by the mythological and planetary significances of each particular day. For example, Monday is the day of the moon and its focus is on cleansing, introspection, and planning. The gentle daily exercises, each including a mantra and a meditation, focus on various parts of the body--from the heart and shoulders to the pelvis and the digestive tract. By the end of the week, the practitioner will have experienced full-body yoga, and every part of the body will feel energized and strong.

This is more than a book for the body; Hirschi has constructed a simple step-by-step program that aims to heal and energize the soul and spirit.

Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments

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The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences.

Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance.

Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century.

Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

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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.

Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

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See inside every yoga pose! With clear, expert instruction and full-color, detailed anatomical drawings, Yoga Anatomy depicts the most common asanas to provide a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.

From breathing to standing poses, see how each muscle is used, how slight 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.

Author Leslie Kaminoff is a recognized expert and teacher in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork. He is the founder of The Breathing Project, New York City's premiere yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga practice and therapy.

Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image

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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors--including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried--discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you'll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body.

Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body.

2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual

2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit

Yoga and Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing

Yoga and Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing

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Ease stiffness, improve strength and balance, and relieve stress with gentle, easy yoga postures.

Yoga is one of the most beneficial complementary therapies for ParkinsonÌs disease (PD), helping to increase flexibility, correct posture, loosen tight, painful muscles, build confidence, and in general, enhance the quality of life. Peggy van Hulsteyn, who was diagnosed with PD 12 years ago, has experienced these benefits firsthand. In Yoga and Parkinson's Disease, van Hulsteyn draws on her 40-year yoga practice, collaborating with two certified yoga teachers to provide an accessible, easy-to-follow, and encouraging guide for bringing the benefits of yoga into your life, even if you've never done yoga before.

Yoga and ParkinsonÌs Disease includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photographs
  • Seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility and unsteadiness
  • Postures that can be done in bed to help you start your day
  • Variations to ensure comfort and safety
  • Tips for making practice easy, approachable, and sustainable
  • And much more

    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

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    More than 100,000 copies sold!

    Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation--a path that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now Stephen Cope, a Western-trained psychotherapist who has lived and taught for more than ten years at the largest yoga center in America, offers this marvelously lively and irreverent pilgrim's progress for today's world. He demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga, and shows how it applies to our most human dilemmas: from loss, disappointment, and addiction, to the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. And he shows us that in yoga, liberation does not require us to leave our everyday lives for some transcendent spiritual plane--life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

    Yoga Animals

    Yoga Animals

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    Written by yoga instructor Emily Sharratt and featuring incredible artwork from artist Jade Mosinski, alongside step-by-step instructions for each pose, this is an essential manual and celebration of yoga. As every yoga practitioner knows, many of the key asanas (or poses) and breath exercises are inspired by the animal kingdom. From camels to cobras, and from lizards to lions, so many animals have loaned their characteristics and shape as well as their name to the practice of yoga. Whether you're channeling the flamboyance of a peacock or the pride and power of an eagle, you are part of an old and beautiful tradition, and one that is practiced all over the world. The format of the book follows the template of a full, well-rounded yoga session, incorporating stretching, strengthening, energizing and calming elements, while drawing on a number of different yoga styles, from vinyasa flows to more static Yin poses.Yoga Animals is a beautiful collection of poses based in the natural world, which will show you how to embrace this within each yoga session. Perfect for: - Gift for yoga enthusiasts - Yoga practitioners looking to learn about the origins of the poses - Readers who appreciate beautiful artwork - Animal lovers
    Yoga as Medicine

    Yoga as Medicine

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    The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country's premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician.

    Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to:

    -Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness
    -Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body
    -Communicate more effectively with your doctor
    -Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications
    -Practice safely

    Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as "a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit," Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life.

    An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

    Yoga Assists

    Yoga Assists

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    In this book, world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga practitioners Sharon Gannon and David Life use the word assist to communicate the idea that in yoga there are actually two beings interacting together on various levels of consciousness to foster a decrease in avidya, mis-knowing, and an increase in vidya, or the knowing principle. A yoga assist, then, is action taken in a microcosmic relationship that reveals macrocosmic truths. It is action undertaken in mutuality with the best of intentions and the blessing of the teacher's teachers. The giving of yoga is an art. Yoga assists are not static; they comprise a flowing dance of body, breath, and energy. They are based on continuous focus and awareness of the relationship between partners in the process. It takes two to tango! As in tango, in each encounter between yoga student and teacher, there is an equation of reciprocity. Whether we receive or give an assist is an active process in the resolution of a relationship, a transmission, a dance. In this sense, the relationship between teacher and student is a microcosm of the flowing interrelation among all people, all species, all living beings. Through this book, with the "assistance" of Sharon and David, practitioners will deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists and apply them in practice and in service to others. Sharon Gannon is a twenty-first-century Renaissance woman who excels in many spiritual, artistic, and social mediums. She is best known for creating, along with David Life, the Jivamukti Yoga Method-a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. A student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, and K. Pattabhi Jois, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip-relating the ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Gannon is a musician and is a featured vocalist on many albums, including Sharanam, her solo work. She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books, including Jivamukti Yoga, The Art of Yoga, Cats and Dogs Are People Too!, and Yoga and Vegetarianism. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Toward 2012, Arcana V: Music, Magic and Mysticism, What Comes after Money, Semiotexte, Yoga Journal, and Origin. She writes a monthly essay called the Focus of the Month. She resides in a one-hundred-twenty-five-acre wild forest sanctuary in upstate New York. David Life was born on the 1980 summer solstice in New York City after living for thirty years with a different identity. He has a university degree in fine arts and became an influential performer, artist, and spokesperson in the political and social foment and lively arts community in the 1980s on the Lower East Side of New York City. In New York, he created Life Café-an artists' and poets' space featured in Newsweek, various international arts and literary magazines, and in the Broadway play Rent as the setting for "La Vie Boheme." Near Life Café, on Avenue B, the Jivamukti Yoga Society was the first of many yoga schools that he and Sharon Gannon created since 1986, with the current amazing school and café located on Broadway, and a one-hundred-twenty-fve-acre wild sanctuary and ashram in the mountains of upstate New York. Together with Sharon Gannon, and through the blessings of his gurus Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda, and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Life has participated in the creation of Jivamukti Yoga. He has taught Jivamukti Yoga throughout the world since his first trip to India in 1986.
    Yoga At Home

    Yoga At Home

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    The definitive guide to creating your own home yoga practice from the leading experts of Yoga Journal. Although yoga studios continue to proliferate, students are increasingly looking to enhance their studio experience with a personal home practice. Yoga at Home not only provides all the ingredients necessary, but this accessible how-to book also offers a visual feast of pose sequences and routines by top instructors and practitioners as photographed in their own homes.
    This accessible, photo-intensive, practice-oriented book provides everything needed to enrich a home yoga practice, including how to put together a well-rounded practice, how to expand on or vary that practice, and how-to sequences of poses and practices to follow at home. Along with exercises and advice from famous yoga teachers and practitioners such as Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, and Elena Brower, the book features never-before-seen pose sequences showing these teachers practicing their favorite yoga poses in their homes and exploring the ways in which they use their personal spaces to complement their yoga routines. The practical tips, sequencing ideas, and inspiration found in the teachings of yoga--both ancient and contemporary--will resonate with both students and teachers at every level of practice.
    Yoga Beyond Fitness: Getting More Than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practi

    Yoga Beyond Fitness: Getting More Than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practi

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    Yoga props, videos, designer clothing, weight-loss programs -- author Tom Pilarzyk believes that something essential has been lost as the 5,000-year-old spiritual practice has morphed into a $3 billion pop culture phenomenon. This book argues persuasively for a return to yoga's roots: maintaining daily intention, welcoming difficulties that test resolve, keeping the heart open, making positive shifts when feeling victimized or exhausted, and remembering to breathe deeply and witness the spontaneous play of activity all around. Yoga Beyond Fitness offers a bridge to yoga's serious meaning for the millions who practice it for fitness but want more. It provides an accessible overview of yoga's diverse teachings and teachers and is full of colorful stories of ordinary people whose lives have been bettered by embracing yoga's underlying promise. The book even includes fun tests that help peg readers' practicing preferences and a study guide and a listing of national yoga centers to help expand the reader's experience.
    Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga

    Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga

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    Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.
    Yoga Bitch

    Yoga Bitch

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    What happens when a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating twenty-five-year-old atheist decides it is time to get in touch with her spiritual side? Not what you'd expect . . .

    When Suzanne Morrison decides to travel to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she wants nothing more than to be transformed from a twenty-five-year-old with a crippling fear of death into her enchanting yoga teacher, Indra--a woman who seems to have found it all: love, self, and God.

    But things don't go quite as expected. Once in Bali, she finds that her beloved yoga teacher and all of her yogamates wake up every morning to drink a large, steaming mug . . . of their own urine. Sugar is a mortal sin. Spirits inhabit kitchen appliances. And the more she tries to find her higher self, the more she faces her cynical, egomaniacal, cigarette-, wine-, and chocolate-craving lower self.

    Yoga Bitch chronicles Suzanne's hilarious adventures and misadventures as an aspiring yogi who might be just a bit too skeptical to drink the Kool-Aid. But along the way she discovers that no spiritual effort is wasted; even if her yoga retreat doesn't turn her into the gorgeously calm, wise believer she hopes it will, it does plant seeds that continue to blossom in surprising ways over the next decade of her life.