Beth Shaw's Yogafit
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1492507407
This highly acclaimed book now includes more than 800 full-color photos and extensive coverage of warm-up and cool-down sequences, new poses incorporated into organized workouts, a chapter on the therapeutic and restorative qualities of yoga and an expanded discussion on integrating meditation into daily life to foster a well-rounded yoga practice.
Health, Healing, and Beyond
Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
Paperback ISBN: 0865477523
The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga’s greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom—an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. First published in 1998, it is now available again to yogis, students, and teacher trainees everywhere.
Body Mindful Yoga
Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body
Paperback ISBN: 0738756733
Deepen Your Relationship with Your Body Transform negative words, thoughts, and beliefs into personal empowerment with the unique approach found in Body Mindful Yoga. Combining insightful Yoga philosophies and simple Yoga practices with the power of language to improve body image, this book's inspiring guidance will empower you to move through the world with an attitude that radiates self-confidence. Open your eyes to how words affect your body image using four Body Mindful steps: Listen, Learn, Love, and Live. These steps lead to amazing insights through practical techniques, hands-on exercises, and yoga practices. The latter two steps encourage active practice as you improve your inner dialogue and your interactions with others. You will also learn how to apply the teachings and yoga practices of this book to your daily life and continue your personal Body Mindful Yoga journey.
Heart of Yoga
Developing a Personal Practice
Paperback ISBN: 089281764x
Here is 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. The author is a world-renowned teacher and the son of Krishnamacharya.
Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana
Paperback ISBN: 0865477752
"Bhakti, or devotion, is the central concept of Hinduism. This book explores bhakti through examining one particular tradition with Hinduism and the key practices, beliefs, and texts associated with it, which are all nearly in the form of parable-like stories"--
Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga-From Asanas to Yamas
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1611801737
Presents information about the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, covering the principal asanas, breathing techniques, meditation, the use of Sanskrit, and a discussion of the sacred texts.
Practicing Embodied Spirituality
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1594773904
A guide to transforming strength training into a mindful, meditative practice provides illustrated instructions for 26 exercises while outlining accompanying themed meditations for facilitating mindfulness, in a guide that includes coverage of using machines, free weights and rhythmic breathing. Original.
Yoga Nidra Meditation
The Sleep of the Sages
Paperback ISBN: 1620556774
"A practice to consciously explore wakefulness, dreaming, deep sleep, and the very structure of your emotional, mental, and energy bodies Details the simple postures of Yoga Nidra, breathing exercises and guided meditations, and tips for maintaining awareness in the liminal state that precedes sleep Explains how Yoga Nidra allows you to explore different states of consciousness and any blockages in the emotional, mental, and energy bodies Includes four complete sessions as well as pointers for creating your own sessions Known as the "yoga of conscious sleep," Yoga Nidra is an ancient Indian practice that allows you to consciously explore the states of wakefulness, dream, and deep sleep as well as your own psyche by combining deep relaxation with attentive awareness. Stemming from Hindu, Buddhist, and Tantric philosophies, the practice--which could be called the "sleep of the sages"--centers on techniques for putting the mind and body to sleep while keeping your consciousness alert. Through YogaNidra you can directly observe and understand specific physiological, emotional, and mental processes within yourself as well as experience moments of great inner tranquility, joy, and well-being. Providing a step-by-step guide to Yoga Nidra, Pierre Bonnasse offers a full range of practices focused on the time of awakening and that of going to sleep, yet adaptable to any time of day or night. He details the simple postures of Yoga Nidra and includes preparatory techniques that work with breath and guided meditations to help you become an attuned observer of your inner world. Offering tips for withdrawing the senses and maintaining awareness in the liminal state that precedes sleep, the author explores how all practices in this discipline begin with a phase of relaxation and observation of breathing, followed by immersion into a very subtle awareness of the physical, energy, and mental bodies. He explains how Yoga Nidra sessions allow you to discover "that which is held on to," making it is easier to letgo and become free from all states and processes. A session can explore different states of consciousness as well as your senses, desires, and fears. The higher states of more advanced sessions focus on the energy body and its components: the chakras, nadis, and pranavayu, the vital breath and autonomic functions of the body. Including four complete sessions as well as pointers for creating your own, Bonnasse shows how Yoga Nidra offers positive, stabilizing, and therapeutic effects for the body, emotions, and thoughts. It is the ideal practice for getting rid of stress, anxiety, and the fear of death the source of all other fears. Connecting Indian and Western philosophical ideas, the author shows how sleep can be an opportunity to practice a form of yoga that changes not only our nights but every minute of our days"--
The Yogi Assignment
A 30-Day Program for Bringing Yoga Practice and Wisdom to Your Everyday Life
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1611803861
An inspirational 30-day yoga and lifestyle program that will challenge your mind, body, and spirit--by one of the most dynamic and high-profile contemporary Ashtanga yoga teachers, Kino MacGregor. “The brave heart of a yogi is defined by actions that make the world a better place.” Live with authenticity, practice patience, let go of negativity—these are some of the core tenets of a yoga lifestyle, on and off the mat. Yoga is about much more than twisting yourself into shapes—the heart of this ancient practice is an inner journey, one of reflection, spiritual awakening, and ultimately a calm, clear mind. The Yogi Assignment is a 30-day introduction to these life-affirming and simple, yet revolutionary, principles. Led by master teacher Kino MacGregor, this journey will challenge and uplift your body, mind, and spirit. Each day offers a practice and meditation that will help you confront your emotional, physical, and mental limitations and inspire real change in your life. MacGregor is a fierce, loving guide who encourages you to look deeply within to find your wellspring of inner strength and courage.