Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including lyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this book is a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step guide to achieving each posture. It offers advice on altering postures where necessary, enabling beginners to try more difficult positions. Experienced yoga practitioners will also find a number of challenging, advanced positions--perfect inspiration for developing their practice.In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. Readers will also find advice from the author on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.
Published by: Walking Stick Press | Publication date: 04/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
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 Yoga Anatomy 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.
Published by: Human Kinetics | Publication date: 10/28/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Apply the wisdom of yoga philosophy to your personal yoga practice and throughout your life with The Yoga Mind. The profound inspiration that yoga promises begins not in the body, but in the mind. In The Yoga Mind, internationally renowned yoga expert Rina Jakubowicz takes a simple, accessible approach to the complex origins of yoga philosophy. With clear, thoughtful guidance, The Yoga Mind offers everything you need to deepen your yoga practice and discover a meaningful way of life.Your complete resource for bringing yoga philosophy off the mat and into your life, The Yoga Mind includes:
- Clear explanations of core yoga principles that turn complex theories into memorable lessons
- Guided meditations and simple exercises that offer clear, tangible instruction for practicing each principle in your daily life
- A structured approach to vital yoga themes that brings clarity to crucial, but rarely understood, concepts
Published by: Rockridge Press | Publication date: 04/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages
A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities.Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, “be a yes” for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north.With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.
Published by: Hay House, Inc. | Publication date: 05/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 189 pages
2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits.
Publication date: 04/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 736 pages
The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas—a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints"—and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances—purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. A self-study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion.
Published by: On-Word Bound Books | Publication date: 09/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Yoga: The Top 100 Best Yoga Poses: Relieve Stress, Increase Flexibility, and Gain Strength (Yoga Postures Poses Exercises Techniques and Guide For Healing Stretching Strengthening and Stress Relief)
Do you feel sluggish, mentally exhausted, or disconnected from life?Whether you want to (1) increase your strength and flexibility (2) relieve pain and prevent injury, or (3) reduce stress and become happier, then keep reading to discover how to easily do this with the best yoga positions of all time!Enjoy beautiful pictures of all the major yoga poses.Yoga is well known for increasing flexibility, but it goes far beyond giving your muscles a good stretch. This form of exercise can be as intense as you want to make it! At the same time, it is extremely easy to begin and it fits smoothly into any lifestyle. If you only have ten minutes to spare, that’s all it will take to reap many benefits from yoga. Then be sure to enjoy the many pictures and descriptions throughout the book showing the proper techniques. The purpose of yoga is to enhance both your physical well-being and your mental alertness. Yoga is an effective workout strategy practiced by people all over the world. Anyone can practice yoga; keep reading to discover what yoga can do for you.Explore All The Glorious Good Stored Up In Your Body!A yoga routine can bring out all the wonderful healing energy you have inside you. Yoga can develop strong and durable bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. You’ll no longer worry about your body deteriorating as you age. Through yoga, you can protect your heart, strengthen your posture, maintain a healthy weight, boost your circulation, ease chronic pain, strengthen your immune system, delay signs of aging, improve coordination and balance, boost your energy, and much more! Yoga can even improve your sex life!Do you want to boost your mood, beat depression, relieve anxiety, improve your concentration, sharpen your memory, or increase your self-esteem? There’s a yoga pose for that! Several, in fact. Does an injury prevent you from enjoying certain activities? No worries. With yoga, most of these poses are easily modifiable to accommodate physical limitations. Where they aren’t, this book lets you know so you can avoid any risk of further injury.Make The Most Of Yoga TimeWhether you’re a working professional, a busy parent, an overwhelmed student, or anyone else for that matter, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of yoga. It makes no difference whether you have only ten minutes to spare or you’re blessed with five free hours a day. Yoga can easily fit into any lifestyle.In this book, you will learn how to make the most of your yoga time. You’ll also find a practical approach to integrating a personalized yoga routine into your life. Explore the many ways to create the perfect environment for your yoga activities, along with step-by-step instructions to ease you into a regular yoga practice. Be sure to explore the many positions and benefits of yoga and start feeling great!What Will You Discover About Yoga?
- Beautiful photos of each major yoga pose.
- Great breathing techniques that can enhance your health and boost the effectiveness of your yoga practice.
- Practical modifications for specific injuries and physical restrictions.
- How yoga can benefit your overall health.
- How to warm up properly beforehand.
- How yoga can increase your awareness of – and appreciation for – your own body.
- How to design your own yoga routine around your specific needs and your personal lifestyle.
- Which poses to use to enhance specific parts of your body.
- 100 of the best yoga positions of all time, with clear, step-by-step instructions.
Published by: Geneva World Publishing | Publication date: 05/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 374 pages
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
Published by: Integral Yoga Publications | Publication date: 10/24/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of the skeleton, major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Dr. Ray Long describes the science behind yoga. A board certified orthopedic surgeon who has studied yoga for more than 20 years, Dr. Long combines his knowledge of anatomy with his understanding of yoga to present the anatomic structures that are key to your practice of this discipline. The book balances art, science, and spirituality as it traces the forces at work throughout your musculoskeletal system during yoga practice. Stunning illustrations reveal the role that each muscle plays in the practice of yoga. With an understanding of these structures, you can learn to break through blockages, optimize your experience, and avoid injuries. Designed for use on the mat, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to fully integrate the body and mind during yoga practice.
Published by: BookBaby | Publication date: 03/12/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Everyday, millions of people roll out their yoga mats or sit on their meditation cushions in an effort to quiet the mind and heal the body. Some practice Iyengar yoga, while others practice vinyasa or restorative yoga—almost all who practice yoga have touched something deep within themselves and had their lives transformed by this ancient practice. In Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main offers a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga. He shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every aspect of life. From work and relationships, to death and dying—allowing even our busiest days to become powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns. This is not a book about perfecting yoga asanas or pranayama breathing techniques. It is a book about changing the way we see the world—transforming every experience and relationship into a yoga practice unto itself. Since teachers like Swami Vivakananda and Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga to the West, yoga students and teachers alike have sought to integrate the practice and philosophy of yoga into modern life. Find out why this best-selling yoga book has been used in yoga teacher training programs the world over and has become a modern spiritual classic. _______With gentle humor and obvious knowledge, Darren Main shares with us his practice and understanding of yoga. He does a beautiful job of interspersing his life experiences with the classical teachings in a way that makes them clear and alive. You will enjoy this book.—Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. Author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses and Living Your YogaOur urban lifestyles could greatly benefit from a bit of mysticism. To live in a magical, mystical world one only has to uncover the potential in their own daily lives. Darren Main gives us a how-to book on yoga, which offers us ways to transform the mundane into the mystical.—Sharon Gannon, Author of Jivamukti YogaDarren Main is wonderfully talented at bringing the essence of living yoga off the mat fully to life for all who are on the yoga path. He writes in a friendly and accessible tone that makes often esoteric philosophical concepts easy to grasp in practical ways that one can apply in daily life. I highly recommend this book to all yoga students and teachers interested in more deeply exploring the practice on the mat and bringing it all more broadly into their life out in the larger world.—Mark Stephens, Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and TechniquesA practical, easy-to-read road map to becoming an Urban Mystic—Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. Author of Shortcuts to God and Love is Letting Go of FearIn Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Darren Main has given us a wonderful doorway into the potentially complex world of raja yoga. His work provides us with a compelling but accessible Baedeker to the sometimes dense world of Indian metaphysics. It is a yoga commentary with a uniquely American voice. It is piquant, experience-near, real, contemporary, and very sensitive to the reader for whom the world of Sanskrit terms and Indian ideas is completely new and foreign. Darren’s work, like raja yoga itself, is precise and methodical in its approach to spiritual practice.—Stephen Cope Author of Yoga and the Quest for the True SelfDarren Main takes yoga off the yoga mat—adroitly applying the ancient system of yoga to the daily challenges of the modern mystic. Combining personal insight and anecdotes with practical, down-to-earth teachings, he brings you into a world in which every part of your life has sacred and transformative potential.—Yogi Amrit Desai Founder of Kripalu Yoga, Lenox, MA, and author of Amrit Yoga
Publication date: 05/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 262 pages