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
An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea—yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 17 yoga poses is included.
Published by: Abrams Appleseed | Publication date: 09/08/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 32 pages
The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.
Published by: Inner Traditions | Publication date: 03/01/1999Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 244 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
Using detailed, full-color illustrations of the human muscu-loskeletal system, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Bandha Yoga, Dr. Ray Long, reveals the anatomical and physiological truths at the core of 55 fundamental poses of yoga. He examines the form of these poses from an anatomical perspective to reveal their unique function in the practice of yoga. With a stunning combination of graphic and textual information, Dr. Long illustrates the specific groups of muscles that work together to create optimal form in a given pose. By activating these muscles, you can learn how to deepen and stabilize a pose to obtain greater functional benefit. Demonstrating how muscles operate in the various categories of poses, the author helps you influence unconscious physiological responses with conscious biomechanical actions. Experience muscle awakening and in-creased body awareness as you engage more and more of your muscle groups during your yoga practice. This book will become your practice companion, as you integrate the science and art of yoga poses for maximum physical and spiritual benefit.
Published by: BookBaby | Publication date: 03/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 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, 214 pages
Dating from about the third century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms. It is the core text for any study of meditative practice, revered for centuries for its brilliant analysis of mental states and of the process by which inner liberation is achieved. Yet its difficulties are legendary, and until now, no translation has made it fully accessible. This new translation, hailed by Yoga Journal for its "unsurpassed readability," is by one of the leading Sanskrit scholars of our time, whose Bhagavad Gita has become a recognized classic. It includes an introduction to the philosophy and psychology underlying the Yoga Sutra, the full text with explanatory commentary, and a glossary of key terms in Sanskrit and English.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: Bantam | Publication date: 10/05/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 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
A no-nonsense introduction to yoga for men who want to build strength, improve performance, and increase flexibility.Maximize your athletic performance, reduce your post-workout aches, and help prevent injuries with yoga. With more than 25 yoga routines and over 50 key postures, you'll discover how yoga can make you stronger, fitter, and more flexible. Professional athletes are making yoga a regular part of their fitness routines, and GQ, HuffPost, and Men's Health have all advocated yoga for men. Flexibility is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of fitness, and stretching has been proven to help you improve your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve injuries, and help you beat your competition on the field. If your muscles are tight, they won't let your body move as it should. Yoga increases flexibility, building a bigger range of motion and allowing you to work more muscle fibers with every movement.With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the key yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength--no chanting required. It also includes yoga routines and programs tailored to help you meet specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength and back pain relief. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 05/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 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