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Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being
Yoga for Healthy Aging
A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803853
The definitive resource on how to use yoga to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health for a lifetime.

Everyone would like to age with as much strength and grace as possible and now numerous studies confirm what many yoga practitioners have known for a long time: yoga practice has a remarkable impact on physical and mental health--and spiritual well-being--as you grow older. Yoga for Healthy Aging is the definitive resource on how to use yoga to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health for a lifetime.

Baxter Bell, MD, and Nina Zolotow, respected yoga teachers and authors of the popular "Yoga for Healthy Aging" blog, explain how yoga can address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, cardiovascular health, brain health, and stress management, among other issues. They offer a safe, real-world yoga program to suit your particular needs, which includes poses, breathing practices, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Their program was developed in consultation with scientific and medical experts on aging, and allow you to focus on maintaining overall physical health and/or addressing target problem areas. Yoga for Healthy Aging is a yoga toolbox that will set you up for a lifetime of emotional and spiritual well-being.
Moving Into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners
Moving Into Meditation
A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800986
Moving into Meditation is a practical and inspiring guide to integrating mindful yoga and embodied meditation, in a 12-week format.

One week at a time, Moving into Meditation lays out a plan for exploring body-based practices to get you more in tune with not only your limbs and core but your mind and heart. Cushman's curriculum integrates asana with mindfulness meditation to help practitioners turn embodiment from a concept into a tangible reality. Her insightful mixture of practices, yoga history, and Buddhist philosophy are made relevant to your present-day life. Personal stories from the trenches of decades of practice and teaching add color; Cushman's characteristic poetic and funny voice makes all readers feel that much more human. Cushman believes--and experience proves--that by becoming better attuned to and acquainted with the body, the physical forms become a vehicle for becoming more intimate with yourself and your world. From there, we can explore and embody the teachings of the Buddha for a more awakened life.

In recent years, mindfulness has blasted into mainstream culture much as yoga did two decades ago, making mindful yoga an appealing trend. But how does mindful yoga evolve from a buzz-worthy concept to a lived experience? How do yoga asanas and pranayama support and express the practice of meditation? How do you explore the teachings of the Buddha through the vehicle of your own living, breathing, human body?

As we quickly learn, the practices are inherently entwined. Experienced yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman answers all these questions and more in Moving into Meditation, teaching us to deepen our asana practices with mindfulness meditation and enhance our meditation practice with asana. With compassion, humor, and deep intelligence, Moving into Meditation guides us through integrating mind, body, and spirit practices for a wide-awake life.
Secrets of Pilates
Secrets of Pilates
Paperback      ISBN: 1782404651

Whether you're a professional dancer wanting to improve flexibility or a complete beginner, Secrets of Pilates offers a comprehensive introduction for anyone wanting to develop body strength, reduce stress levels and enhance both psychological and physical well-being. This illustrated guide will teach you to develop a mental awareness of how your body moves, resulting in a graceful posture, toned limbs and a firm abdomen in as little as ten minutes a day through a system of precise, focused exercises. Discover the history of Joseph Pilates' exercise methods; be introduced to the basic principles of the Pilates program with in-depth analysis and step-by-step guidelines as you embark on the first steps on the path to a new physique and approach to life.

Journey Into Power: How to Sculpt Your Ideal Body, Free Your True Self, and Transform Your Life with Yoga
Journey Into Power
How to Sculpt Your Ideal Body, Free Your True Self, and Transform Your Life with Yoga
Paperback      ISBN: 0743227824
New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect

Whether you are looking to lose weight, trying to increase your strength and stamina, hoping to sharpen your mental edge, or seeking to go deeper within, Baron Baptiste can take you there. Baptiste Power Yoga isn't just the ultimate workout, it's the ultimate life transformation program.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, trying to increase your strength and stamina, hoping to sharpen your mental edge, or seeking to go deeper within, Baron Baptiste can take you there. Baptiste Power Yoga isn't just the ultimate workout, it's the ultimate life transformation program.
In this unique and inspiring book, one of the world's most dynamic and sought-after master yoga teachers brings us the same revolutionary program for body, mind, and spirit that has changed the bodies and lives of Hollywood celebrities, all-star athletes, and millions of people just like you. In his refreshing and iconoclastic style, Baron Baptiste shows us that the key to true power is not to chase an ideal version of ourselves but to reveal the perfect self already within. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from using this book:
- Strong, lean muscles and a shedding of unwanted pounds
- Laserlike mental clarity and focus
- An easy release of the beliefs and habits that hold you back
- An inner oasis of calm and composure
- Inspiration to live authentically every day of your life
Baptiste Power Yoga is the ultimate commitment that yields the ultimate transformation, as Baron's millions of students have discovered. It heals, detoxifies, and electrifies body and mind at their deepest levels. You will find your true strength, your real self, and a new way to live that is both authentic and joyful
Yoga for a Broken Heart: A Spiritual Guide to Healing from Break-Up, Loss, Death or Divorce
Yoga for a Broken Heart
A Spiritual Guide to Healing from Break-Up, Loss, Death or Divorce
Paperback      ISBN: 1844091147

Featuring yoga as a curative path for the hurt caused by the loss of a partner either through death, separation, or divorce, this guidebook uses meditation and poses to help during or during this painful and difficult period. By focusing on the seven emotional stages of separation and articulating how to move from the first to the last, the healing energies in this book--from gentle warm-up poses through more active asanas to final relaxation and meditation--offer positive therapy to anyone who is or has been involved in this painful situation. The personal stories in the first part of the book provide comfort and a sense of community.

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power
The Five Tibetans
Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power
Paperback      ISBN: 1594774447

"Inspired and clear, The Five Tibetans makes a worthy contribution to body-mind wellness and longevity."
Dr. Mehmet Oz

New edition of the popular yoga classic

- Provides illustrated instructions for the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans

- Includes a new chapter on the author's continued devotion to this daily practice, even during his extensive worldwide travels

- Explains how regular practice of these postures relieves muscle tension and nervous stress, improves digestion, strengthens the cardiovascular system, tunes and energizes the chakras, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being

Originating in the Himalayas, the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans take only a minimum of daily time and effort but dramatically increase physical strength, energy, and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Also called the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, these exercises were brought to the West in the early 20th century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Regular practice of these postures relieves muscle tension and nervous stress, improves digestion, strengthens the cardiovascular system, tunes and energizes the chakras, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. Enhancing the innate energetic power of the body and mind, these exercises provide a vehicle for enlivening the senses and harnessing energy for the purpose of self-transformation. Since 1978, Christopher Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of people seeking a healthier lifestyle.

The Five Tibetans has established itself as a classic among yoga practitioners and teachers alike. In this new edition the author shares his own positive experiences from more than 30 years' devotion to the practice, even during his extensive worldwide travels, and explores the spiritual benefits of the Five Tibetans as well as the profound impact the practice has on health, longevity, and healthy aging.
Hip-Healthy Asana: The Yoga Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding Si Joint Pain
Hip-Healthy Asana
The Yoga Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding Si Joint Pain
Paperback      ISBN: 1611805511
The yoga practitioner's essential guide to understanding, preventing, and relieving hip pain in asana practice.

The mind-body benefits of daily yoga practice are unquestionably positive, but as yoga has become more popular, an increasing number of yoga practitioners of all ages are suffering from hip and lower back pain and intense sacroiliac joint (SI) discomfort. The urge to push yourself too far, too fast can result in hip pain or injury. The key in protecting your joints and maintaining healthy hips for the long-term is to cultivate strength and stability rather than focusing primarily on flexibility.

Hip-Healthy Asana is the yoga practitioner's essential guide to fully understanding, preventing, and relieving hip pain in asana practice, along with practice tips, modifications, and sequences that enhance hip strength and stability for a sustainable practice that can last through every age and stage of life.
Yoga: The Iyengar Way
Yoga
The Iyengar Way
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679722874

Yoga gives the energy to lead life fully and with enjoyment. Time spent alone in practice puts mundane issues in perspective and builds a fund of inner strength. Family, friends, and work all benefit. We illustrate the value of Yoga in everyday life by giving a brief outline about ourselves. I had an accident when I was 25 in which I sustained a crush fracture of the spine. I was in tremendous pain. Doctors, surgeons, naturopaths, and osteopaths predicted I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was fifty. A few years later I developed osteoarthritis. I was living in India at the time. A naturopath friend told me: "There is only one thing for your arthritis - Yoga and Mr. Iyengar." I knew very little about Yoga, but within three weeks I was in B.K.S. Iyengar's class and have been ever since, whenever the opportunity presented itself, and so have my children. In India there is a saying, "When the pupil is ready, the Guru appears." We must have been ready. Starting Yoga gave me periodic, almost miraculous, lifting of pain, and the feeling of excitement and euphoria. I began to shake off the depression caused by physical agony. Over the years Yoga has improved my physical health, and has given me a new outlook and optimism. Far from being in a wheelchair, I am able to help others surmount their physical problems. Teaching Yoga has been rewarding and satisfying.

-SlLVA MEHTA

Pilates on the Ball: A Comprehensive Book and DVD Workout [With DVD]
Pilates on the Ball
A Comprehensive Book and DVD Workout [With DVD]
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810955

Features a 45-minute DVD and the bestselling book Pilates on the Ball

- Includes a visual demonstration of selected exercises from the Pilates ball workout described in detail in the accompanying book

In her bestselling book Pilates on the Ball, certified Pilates trainer Colleen Craig combines the effectiveness of the Pilates workout with the unique capabilities of the Swiss exercise ball, providing an innovative and low-impact way to stay fit. Now she offers a DVD in which numerous exercises from the book are demonstrated, accompanied by Craig's vocal coaching that explains each step of the exercises. While the book Pilates on the Ball contains over 160 photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions, many users prefer to see the exercises demonstrated live in real time. The accompanying DVD allows readers to see exactly how to position the body throughout each phase of the exercise and also to see what pitfalls can occur and how to easily prevent them. Most important of all, the DVD allows the user to follow along as if in a class setting.

The Pilates on the Ball book and DVD workout shows users of all levels of fitness how to maximize the use of the ball in order to increase athletic performance, build long lean muscles, and tone the abdominal core. The DVD allows readers to take the exercises to new levels of understanding and effectiveness as they put the exercises contained in the book into practice.
Yoga Fables: Tapping Into Your Body's Wisdom
Yoga Fables
Tapping Into Your Body's Wisdom
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1844097331

Our lives are stories told through our body and its movement. Yet many of us use our minds to understand those stories ignoring our bodies' wisdom. Consciously embodying the story of our lives (rather than just thinking about it) allows us to understand ourselves at a deeper level. Yoga allows us to explore ourselves, connect deeply with our personal story and learn to live fully embodied.

Yoga Fables is a book of 9 yoga vinyasa and restorative sequences for adults, which are designed to strengthen the body-mind connection and tap into our inner wisdom through movement. To this end, each sequence is illustrated by a fable, which is in essence a meditation to be embodied through the sequence. This aims to awaken creativity and fun in the practice of yoga and self-discovery, and enable embodied consciousness. Through play, an important vehicle for learning and creativity even in adults, we can understand and heal any traumas carried in the body, and write new stories within.