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Jivamukti Yoga

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The long-awaited, complete guide to the popular, vigorous American method of yoga that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and scriptures In this day and age of health and fitness trends, it is assuring to know that Sharon and David encourage their students to draw inspiration from the classical texts of Yoga and timeless scriptural sources. Sri Swami Satchidananda Creators of the extremely popular Jivamukti Yoga method and cofounders of the New York City studios where it is taught, Sharon Gannon and David Life present their unique style of yoga for the first time in book form. As they explain their intensely physical and spiritual system of flowing postures, they provide inspiring expert instruction to guide you in your practice. Unlike many books about yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not only on the physical postures but also on how they evolvedthe origins of the practices in yoga's ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditionsthe psychotherapeutic benefits that accrue with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the mind and body. Jivamukti Yoga, which means soul liberation, guides your body and soul into spiritual freedom, physical strength, peace of mind, better health, and Self-realizationthe ultimate goal of any practice. Gannon and Life help you understand each of the practices that comprise the yoga path to enlightenment: AHIMSA The Way of Compassion : choosing nonviolence, respecting all life, practicing vegetarianism, living free of prejudice ASANA The Way of Connection to the Earth : postures and sequences, breathing, transforming energy, understanding the bandhas KARMA The Way of Action : creating good karma, giving thanks NADAM The Way of Sacred Music : appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga MEDITATION The Way of the Witness : how to sit still and move inward BHAKTI The Way of Devotion to God : living with love, grace, and peace Whatever yoga you practice, Jivamukti Yoga will help you to strengthen and deepen that practice and lead you onto a path of spiritual clarity and self-discovery. If there is only one book you read about the practice of Yoga, this should be the one. . . . This book is for anyone who wishes to find transformation through Yoga. I'm grateful for their work and teaching.Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9780345442086

Yin Yoga

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Yoga as practiced in the U.S. is almost exclusively yang or muscular in nature. 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's Yin Yoga - Outline of a Quiet Practice shares 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. The two major differences between a yin and a yang yoga practice are that yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a long time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. In addition, Yin Yoga better prepares people for meditation. 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. Illustrated with thirty-five black and white photos of Yin Yoga postures and six color illustrations of the body's connective tissue and meridian lines.
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781883991432

Integrated Yoga

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This book presents basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be adapted for adults. Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions.
Category: Family & Relationships. ISBN: 9781843108627

Teaching Yoga

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Drawing on decades of experience in training yoga teachers, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for yoga teachers. Teaching Yoga explores with depth and compassion a variety of topics both practical and philosophical, including how to create healthy boundaries; the student-teacher relationship (including whether a sexual relationship is acceptable); how to create physical and emotional safety for the student; what is a reasonable class size; how much a class should cost; and how to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the integrity of yoga as a philosophy, a science, and an art.
Category: Education. ISBN: 9781930485174

Yoga FAQ

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Concise and readable answers to the most commonly asked questions about yoga, and illuminating little-known facts and esoteric aspects of the philosophy and practice--by renowned yogi Richard Rosen. Here are answers to all the questions that come up in your yoga practice and study! Renowned yoga teacher Richard Rosen has askedand been askednearly every yoga-related question that there is, and his wonderfully practical, helpful answers will give you a thorough explanation of the tradition's key concepts, and the nuts and bolts of yoga philosophy and practice, including: Yoga's main texts, including the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita , Yoga Sutra , among others Yamas and niyamas The subtle bodywhat it means and what it looks like in practice The evolution of asanas Pranayama Mudras and bandhas And much more
Category: Health & Fitness. ISBN: 9781611801736

Karma Yoga

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Learn to bring the health and spiritual benefits of yoga into your everyday life with this simple and effective series of exercises.
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781906787189

Sahaja Yoga

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The first full-length examination of Sahaja Yoga, a new religious movement led by Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims up to one hundred thousand members from around the world.This is the first full-length examination of Sahaja Yoga, a new religious movement led by Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims up to one hundred thousand members from around the world. The authorexamines how newcomers adopt new practices and allegiances on becoming full-time members, and how most develop a radically new awareness of 'spiritual vibrations' as a result of the regular meditation suggested by Sri Mataji. To do so, she reflects upon current theories of socialisation, in particular building up understandings about new social worlds than has so far been appreciated. This accessible and informative account is of particular value to scholars working in the study of religions and new religious movements, and of interest to those working on theories of socialisation. However, the book is required reading for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary religious landscape.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780700710614

Yoga Therapy

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Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice is a vital guidebook for any clinician or scholar looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields. Chapters are written by expert yoga therapy practitioners and offer theoretical, historical, and practice-based instruction on cutting-edge topics such as application of yoga therapy to anger management and the intersection of yoga therapy and epigenetics; many chapters also include Q&A "self-inquiries." Readers will find that Yoga Therapy is the perfect guide for practitioners looking for new techniques as well as those hoping to begin from scratch with yoga therapy.
Category: Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 9781138816152

Yoga Meditation

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Practised authentically, yoga provides us with a starting-point for meditation, which awakens us to our oneness with true reality. This book demonstrates how to use a wide range of yoga postures, purification practices, breathing exercises and meditation practices as a portal to a higher consciousness - with all the everyday benefits implied in that phrase: an enhanced sense of peace, love, joy, happiness, harmony and personal fulfilment. Drawing upon the tradition of Kriya Yoga - the goal of which is to attune one's individual consciousness with the Divine, or Universal, Consciousness - Stephen Sturgess shows us how to progress beyond the supple body to the vital, contented mind. His approach is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, whose wisdom punctuates the book. If we learn how to interiorize our concentration, and magnetize the spine and brain via the chakras, life energy is drawn back to the original centres of discharge and experienced as light, taking us into the consciousness of the Self. This book will enable you to draw infinite energy into your body, mind and soul. And you will realize your full potential for creative thought and action.
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781780286440

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.
Category: Health & Fitness. ISBN: 9781626363953
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