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, 214 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
Take time to decompress. Relieve stress. Reduce anxiety. Face the challenges and joys of life with steadiness and grace. That is what A Journey Into Yin Yoga will help you do. Join world-renowned yoga instructor Travis Eliot as he guides you through this contemporary and effective approach for strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. You will learn about the origins and practice of yin yoga, a passive approach in which poses are held for a few minutes to target the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. You will slowly and mindfully transition between poses as you gently allow those tissues to stretch, facilitating better circulation and joint health and improving flexibility. Throughout, you will learn the benefits, contraindications, alignment points, and modifications so you can adjust the poses to your needs and body type. Eliot also explains eight breathing techniques and eight meditation practices for improved focus, reduced stress, and enhanced clarity. Ten ready-to-use sequences allow you to target specific goals, including better sleep, spine flexibility, and healthy hips, knees, and shoulders. A Journey Into Yin Yoga presents over 50 yin yoga poses with stunning photos and detailed instruction, along with inspiring quotes, stories, and interviews from celebrities, doctors, and athletes. You will be inspired to discover your unique path to improved mental and physical strength and balance. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. A Journey Into Yin Yoga Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the A Journey Into Yin Yoga With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.“Travis Eliot’s special delivery of the practice of yin yoga has added a quality and dimension to our yoga community that’s irreplaceable!” —Bryan Kest, Founder of Power Yoga “A Journey Into Yin Yoga is a must read for any serious yoga student!” —Tiffany Cruikshank, Founder of Yoga Medicine "Yin has been life changing for me; however, I give the initial credit to Travis Eliot. He has this innovative ability to guide students to deeply hear the voice of yin and to taste and see the everlasting life-changing qualities of yin. I am eternally grateful for his unique ability to guide all of us on this yin journey.” —Suzanne Imbruno Cobb, Owner of Panacea Yoga Studios “Travis Eliot’s A Journey Into Yin Yoga elevates the science and practice of yin to a new level. Increased information demonstrating the importance of vagus nerve stimulation in controlling inflammation and lowering stress levels makes this a vital book for our times. Whether you are a regular practitioner of yoga, run marathons, do both, or are a couch potato, the information and poses in the book are accessible to you and are a must have for a healthy life!” —Marilyn A. Solsky, MD, Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology “Travis Eliot is an All-Star in the yin yoga world!” —A.J. Pollock, Major League Baseball Player (Arizona Diamondbacks) and All-Star “Travis Eliot has a really inspiring balance of insightful wisdom, dynamic encouragement, and a fun sense of humor. The importance of real dudes embracing yin practice for our well rounded well-being can’t be overstated. Travis’ teachings bring genuine love and offer a practice that is healing, inspiring, and effective. Bros, get your yin up!” —Stic of dead prez, Hip Hop Artist, Founder of RBG Fit Club, Healthy Gangsta “Travis Eliot’s vast knowledge of yin, and the science behind it, comes through, along with his personal dedication and passion. I highly recommend A Journey Into Yin Yoga!” —Bernice Chao, Creative Director and President of TEDxCulverCity
Published by: Human Kinetics | Publication date: 05/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Expand your energy and raise your sense of personal power with power yoga, the athletic and dynamic style of yoga that delivers high intensity and quick results. In Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, you will learn the poses, practices, and philosophy of this fitness- and focus-boosting training method to strengthen your body and awaken your spirit.This potent practice is a complete workout on its own, but it also offers tremendous benefits when combined with other workouts and sports. In addition to physical strength, stamina, and flexibility, the dynamic movements of power yoga challenge you to develop focus, balance, and purpose that extend to life beyond the yoga mat.Dozens of warm-up, power, peak, and cool-down poses are presented in full color, and adaptations to modify or intensify each pose allow you to customize your practice for maximum effectiveness and safety. Sequences ranging from 5 to 60 minutes—including specific sequences for running, cycling, team sports, and high intensity activities—offer options that match your goals and lifestyle, and the 28-day plan can be adjusted into a plan that works for you, based on the results you want.Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit is your vehicle for creating extraordinary physical and spiritual results that you will notice quickly and be able to maintain for a lifetime. Become your most powerful self with power yoga._____ "Leah Cullis is a true teacher and healer. I’m grateful for her guidance and her teachings that have stayed with me all these years. Now, in Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, her expert guidance and wisdom are available to us all."Charles AttalPartner at C3 PresentsProducer of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits Music FestivalsBoard Member of Wanderlust"In a world that is increasingly complex and stressful, Leah Cullis' inspiring new book Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit invites you to listen to your own inner guide. Leah offers step-by-step instructions on yoga and meditation practices for life today. Filled with knowledge that comes from years of practice and teaching, the chapters offer you a yoga practice that is free of perfectionism and looking right—and is filled with how-tos for developing your own competencies, your inner well-being, and an embodied sense of what is possible for you on and off your yoga mat. Read this book and get back to the strength and connection that are in you!"Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, RYT-500Licensed PsychologistProfessor and Researcher at State University of New York at Buffalo“Leah Cullis is a dynamic and passionate yoga teacher! In her book, Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, she shines a light on the profound healing that takes place when one is committed to a daily practice. A must-read for teachers and students!”Jonny KestMaster YogiFounder of Center for Yoga in Detroit“There is no more honorable role in the world than the role of the teacher. Teachers inspire. They heal. They lead. Much of their work is done quietly and without fanfare. It requires deep love and profound humility. The world is so fortunate that Leah Cullis chose the path she did. She’s put in her 10,000 hours, and now she shares her knowledge, heart, and empathy in Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit.”Jeff KrasnoCofounder and Chairman of WanderlustCEO of CommuneAuthor of Wanderlust and Find Your True Fork"If you're looking for authenticity—a woman, a teacher, and a friend, through her powerful words, who is truly herself and is flawed, beautiful inside and out, and fan-freaking-tastic—look no further. Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit and its author, Leah Cullis, are simply the real deal.”Bethany LyonsFounder and CEO of Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City
Published by: Human Kinetics | Publication date: 09/08/2019Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 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
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