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Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques
Mark Stephens

North Atlantic Books, 2014

The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the ...
  
  











  



  
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
William J Broad

Simon & Schuster, 2012

The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what’s real and shows what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and beneficial and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, ...
  
  











  



  
Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level
Mark Divine

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Feed the courage wolf with Unbeatable Mind! Commander Mark Divine, a retired Navy SEAL and founder of SEALFIT and the popular Unbeatable Mind Academy, presents his insights on how to forge mental toughness, develop mental clarity and cultivate an authentic warrior's spirit. The book's themes were developed over the past decade to provide a foundational philosophy for his Unbeatable Mind Academy...training designed for special operations ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes
Mark Stephens

North Atlantic Books, 2012

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses ( asanas ) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women ...
  
  











  



  
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
David Swenson

Ashtanga Yoga Productions, 2007

This is the most user-friendly yoga book available! It contins the entire Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga with three options for every asana. It is spiral bound to easily remain open while practicing. It contains over 650 photos with clear instructions and commentary. It is a great book for all levels of practitioners to enjoy and teachers will find it to be an invaluable tool for teaching their students.
  
  











  



  
Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
Sharon Gannon, David Life

Ballantine Books, 2002

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. What I appreciate so much about David and Sharon is how they help their Yoga students to ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

North Point Press, 2010

The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago. Based on flowing, energetic movement coordinated with the breath, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it have become the most widespread and influential styles practiced today. Yoga ...
  
  











  



  
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner ...
Kino MacGregor

Shambhala, 2013

Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga, gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development. MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its ...
  
  











  



  
The Yoga Bible
Christina Brown

Walking Stick Press, 2003

Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice. In addition to postures, the ...
  
  











  



  
Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy
Gregor Maehle

New World Library, 2007

Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through the history and lineage of yoga; the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement); a detailed breakdown of the ...
  
  











  



  
1 Percent Theory: An Attempt to Reconstruct the Forgotten Lessons of Ashtanga Yoga as Taught by Shri K. ...
Thomas Still

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

This is not another book about how to practice asanas (yoga postures). At the price of one yoga class, this handy overview compiles the essence of the author’s own long lasting research of the theory behind Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and his family. It fills a gap in the literature about Ashtanga Yoga and helps yoga students as well as teachers to better understand its history, theory and philosophy. The topics ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom
Gregor Maehle

Kaivalya Publications, 2013

This book not only gives a precise step-by-step description of the meditation technique at the heart of yoga but also puts it into context with all other yogic techniques and how they contribute to the break- through to spiritual freedom. Yogic meditation derives its power from the fact that it systematically suspends the entire processing capacity of the subconscious mind and diverts it towards meditation. The processing power of the ...
  
  











  



  
Pranayama The Breath of Yoga
Gregor Maehle

Kaivalya Publications, 2012

In his third book Gregor Maehle aims at bringing about a renaissance of pranayama, the yogic school of breathing. For millennia pranayama was considered to be the quintessential yogic limb, yoga’s main motor for spiritual evolution. To show pranayama’s importance, Maehle supports his findings at every turn with hundreds of quotations from yogic scripture.With unprecedented detail, the author shows how pranayama is used to connect posture ...
  
  











  



  
The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience
Daniel Goleman

Tarcher, 1996

The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience
  
  











  



  
The Yoga Handbook, An Inspirational Reference for Teaching and Home Practice
Stephanie Keach

Sunny Keach, 2003

The Yoga Handbook: An Inspirational Reference for Teaching and Home Practice. This is the only book of it's kind, loaded with information and inspiration for teachers and those serious about a home practice. This 240 page reference book contains over 260 photographs in it's extensive asana gallery. It is the only book on the market to give photos and details of the variations of 70 main poses. There are many tips and treasures you wont find ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
Mark Singleton

Oxford University Press, 2010

Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world--practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls--that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the current yoga boom happen? And is it really rooted in ancient Indian practices, as many of its adherents claim? In this groundbreaking book, Mark Singleton calls into question many commonly held beliefs about the nature and ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga and Scoliosis
Marcia Monroe

Demos Health, 2011

Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical activity and is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility and to address the spinal curvature of scoliosis without surgery. The book presents an evidence-based look at how this approach works. Dr. Fishman has been treating individuals with scoliosis with yoga for many years and has collected x-rays of his work, before ...
  
  











  



  
Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation
Harish Johari

Destiny Books, 2000

• Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner. • Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy. In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a ...
  
  











  



  
The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus
Sage Rountree

Velo Press, 2008

Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. In The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga , yoga instructor, ...
  
  











  



  
Power Yoga: The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout
Beryl Bender Birch

Touchstone, 1995

The official yoga program of the New York Road Runners club, Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout. Unlike any other yoga program, Power Yoga is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints,and loosening muscles. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions guide you through this ...
  
  











  








   



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