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Yoga for Fitness and Wellness (Cengage Learning Activity)
Cengage Learning Activity Series Get the most out of your favorite physical activities. From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the basics, showing you how to improve, excel, and get more enjoyment from your activities, whatever your skill level and background. YOGA FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 2nd Edition, introduces you to the history and philosophy of yoga, the ...
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
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.
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner ...
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 ...
Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy
New World Library
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 ...
The Yoga Bible
Walking Stick Press
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 ...
Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika
B. K. S. Iyengar
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.
Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques
North Atlantic Books
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 ...
Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
North Point Press
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 ...
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes
North Atlantic Books
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 ...
Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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 Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
Oxford University Press
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 ...
Pranayama The Breath of Yoga
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 Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus
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, ...
The Yoga Handbook, An Inspirational Reference for Teaching and Home Practice
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 ...
Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
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 for Beginners: The Daily Guide of Basic Yoga Poses and Exercises for Beginning Students (Private Yoga ...
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Discover The Wonderful World of Yoga, Find out Where to Start and Learn How to Practice the Essential Yoga Poses For Beginners Like an Expert! The “Yoga for Beginners Daily Guide” is not just a book, it is a complete guide that walks you through the world of yoga and shows you how to practice yoga poses and exercises the right way, like an expert, even if you are a total beginner. “I found Michelle's book "Yoga For Beginners" ...
Power Yoga: The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout
Beryl Bender Birch
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 ...
Guruji: A Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students
North Point Press
An unprecedented portrait of a great yoga teacher and how teachings and traditions are transmitted and passed on It is a rare and remarkable soul who becomes legendary during the course of his life by virtue of great service to others. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was such a soul, and through his teaching of yoga, he transformed the lives of countless people. The school in Mysore that he founded and ran for more than sixty years trained students who, ...
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
William J Broad
Simon & Schuster
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, ...
Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation
• 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 ...
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