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
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
Yoga: The Top 100 Best Yoga Poses: Relieve Stress, Increase Flexibility, and Gain Strength (Yoga Postures Poses Exercises Techniques and Guide For Healing ... Strengthening and Stress Relief Book 1)
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, 220 pages
A wise, accesible guide that makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat--and in our everyday relationships and activities. Now revised and updated.“There is no daily practice without some formal training; and there is no deep spiritual training without the mess of relational life. The two are one,” says Michael Stone. This wise, accessible guide—now revised and updated—makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat and in our everyday relationships and activities. Stone draws from numerous disciplines—including Buddhism and psychotherapy—to provide an in-depth, completely clear explanation of yogic philosophy, along with teachings on how to work with the conditions of our life and fully appreciate yoga as a practice of being intimate with moment-to-moment reality.
Published by: Shambhala | Publication date: 07/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Your Spine, Your Yoga is arguably the first book that looks at the spine from both the Western anatomical/biomechanical point of view and the modern yoga perspective. It is filled with detail, discussion, illustrations, and practical advice for spines of all types. This emphasis on variety is welcome and necessary: no two spines are exactly alike, and no two people have the same biology and biography. What your spine is able to do may be vastly different from what other yoga students’ or teachers’ spines can do. The human spine is unique in its structure and function. Primarily, it provides stability through the core of our body, allowing forces to be transmitted from the upper body (arms and shoulders) to the lower body (pelvis and legs) and vice versa. Secondarily, the spine allows tremendous range of movement. Unfortunately, in modern yoga practice we find the primacy of these two functions reversed, with flexibility prized over stability. This focus on spinal mobility comes at a grave cost to many students. Stability is lost, and when that happens, dysfunction and pain often follow. Just as all tissues and areas of the body need a healthy amount of stress to regain and maintain optimal health, so too our spine needs the appropriate levels of stress to remain functional throughout our lives. How we choose to exercise the spine makes a difference, though. Knowing the way the spine is built, specifically, how your spine is built, will allow you to tailor your exercises wisely to match your goals. Your Spine, Your Yoga is the second book in the Your Body, Your Yoga series and focuses on the axial body―the core, from the sacral complex, which includes the pelvis, sacrum, and sacroiliac joint, through the lumbar and thoracic segments of the spine, to the cervical complex, which includes the neck and head. The structural components of each segment are examined: from the bones, to the joints, ligaments, fascia, tendons, muscles, and even the neurological and blood systems. The range and implications of human variations are presented, as well as the ways these variations may affect individual yoga practices. The sources of restrictions to movement are investigated through answering the question “What Stops Me?” The answers presented run through a spectrum, beginning with various types of tensile resistance to three kinds of compressive resistance. Whether the reader is a novice to yoga, anatomy, or both, or a seasoned practitioner with an in-depth knowledge in these fields, this book will be valuable. For the novice, there are easily understood illustrations and photographs, as well as sidebars highlighting the most important topics. For the anatomy geek, other sidebars focus on the complexity of the topic, with hundreds of references provided for further investigation. For the yoga teacher, sidebars suggest how to bring this knowledge into the classroom. Your Spine, Your Yoga can be used as a resource when specific questions arise, as a textbook to be studied in detail, or as a fascinating coffee-table book to be browsed at leisure for topics of current interest.
Published by: Wild Strawberry Productions | Publication date: 10/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 325 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
Kundalini Exposed: Disclosing the Cosmic Mystery of Kundalini. The Ultimate Guide to Kundalini Yoga, Kundalini Awakening, Rising, and Reposing on its Hidden Throne (Real Yoga Book 3)
Kundalini has been one of the most mysterious and well-kept secrets in the history of spirituality. Not anymore.Forget all Kundalini books.Most of them are either very abstract, occult, esoteric, with hidden information to not “enrage the Masters” or very “Goddess,” “physically focused,” “Westernized Yoga.”Not this one.No compromises with any guru, organization or tradition.No secrets held back.No dogmas or elaborated rhetoric masquerading as true knowledge.No agenda.No BS.No Kundalini questions shall remain unanswered.Not only for “high initiates” or members of “hidden societies.”It is for you. In simple and modern language.What you will find in the book:
- Rare Kundalini wisdom not found anywhere else.
- Disclosing the different levels of Kundalini awakening, its journey, and relation to Consciousness and Being.
- Know why awakening the Kundalini is of utter importance.
- Explanations on how to awaken it, raise it, and melt it into descending to its final reposing place.
- Real and direct first-hand knowledge—not from reading books or hearing stories.
- Suggestions for a powerful yet simple Kundalini Yoga routine. Straightforward practical instructions only.
- The Consequences of Kundalini Awakening and Grounding tricks to lessen any adverse side-effects.
- Revealing the truth about spiritual experiences and how to go beyond them.
- Cosmic Kundalini, “I-ego” and pure Consciousness uncovered.
- Helpful tips on how to prevent the “Kundalini syndrome,” for a safe awakening of the Kundalini energy.
- The complete unveiling of the Spiritual Heart, one of the biggest enigmas in the whole of spirituality, in a clear and understandable way.
- And much more.
Published by: Real Yoga | Publication date: 02/04/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Practice hatha yoga at home with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for each asana (pose), anatomical illustrations, a vegetarian diet transition plan with recipes, and mindfulness techniques.Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed anatomical illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, plant-based diet advice, and recipes, this is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Progress your way through the 12 classic asanas (poses), then continue your practice with 9 programs with 20-, 40-, or 60-minute sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, this book has everything you need in one complete package.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 04/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Complete Guide with Translations and CommentaryYoga focuses on meditation, pose, breath, and overall control over the mind and body. In this practice comes the road to enlightenment, and understanding of karma and reincarnation, and the explanation of the external mind-images in comparison to the true self and eternal wisdom that connects everything. It is through continued practice and dedication in meditation and the other methods of seeing beyond the external that the sacred text expands spiritual knowledge. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the main sources of inspiration for these practices.This is a new translation and verse-by-verse commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and it aims to simplify the language and make it accessible for audiences both new and old to the subject matter.The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are broken up into four books:
- Book I: On the Contemplation of the Spirit
- Book II: On the Discipline of the Spirit
- Book III: On the Divine Power of the Spirit
- Book IV: On the Freedom of the Spirit
Publication date: 07/18/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 85 pages