Hatha Yoga
Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connections Between Yoga and Buddhism
Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind
Writings on the Connections Between Yoga and Buddhism
Paperback      ISBN: 1590308018

In this collection of provocative essays by prominent teachers of Yoga and Buddhism, the common ground of these two ancient traditions becomes clear. Michael Stone has brought together a group of intriguing voices to show how Buddhism and Yoga share the same roots, the same values, and the same spiritual goals. The themes addressed here are rich and varied, yet the essays all weave together the common threads between the traditions that offer guidance toward spiritual freedom and genuine realization.

Contributors include Ajahn Amaro Bhikkhu, Shosan Victoria Austin, Frank Jude Boccio, Christopher Key Chapple, Ari Goldfield and Rose Taylor, Chip Hartranft, Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Sarah Powers, Eido Shimano Roshi, Jill Satterfield, Mu Soeng, Michael Stone, and Robert Thurman.
The Yogi Assignment: A 30-Day Program for Bringing Yoga Practice and Wisdom to Your Everyday Life
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.
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
Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
Paperback      ISBN: 159486845x
Matthew Sanford's inspirational story about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down is a superbly written memoir of healing and journey--from near death to triumphant life.

Matt Sanford's life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 on a snowy Iowa road. On that day, his family's car skidded off an overpass, killing Matt's father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down, confining him to a wheelchair. His mother and brother escaped from the accident unharmed but were left to pick up the pieces of their decimated family.

This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a whole person.

By turns agonizingly personal, philosophical, and heartbreakingly honest, this groundbreaking memoir takes you inside the body, heart, and mind of a boy whose world has been shattered. Follow Sanford's journey as he rebuilds from the ground up, searching for healing stories to help him reconnect his mind and his body. To do so, he must reject much of what traditional medicine tells him and instead turn to yoga as a centerpiece of his daily practice. He finds not only a better life but also meaning and purpose in the mysterious distance that we all experience between mind and body.

In Waking, Sanford delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.
Training the Wisdom Body: Buddhist Yogic Exercise
Training the Wisdom Body
Buddhist Yogic Exercise
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800188
Training the Wisdom Body presents the practice of lujong--exercise for our entire system, from the coarse aspects to the subtler and more profound. (Lujong is a Tibetan compound word: lu meaning body and jong meaning training or practice.) It provides a thorough foundation for those new to the practice, supports continued practice for those already familiar with the exercises, and helps people engaged in any form of yogic exercise to deepen the potent fusion of meditation and physical movement.

The book includes an overview of the unique tradition of Buddhist yoga; presentations on the three foundational principles of renunciation, compassionate bodhichitta, and the profound view of reality; and an explanation of the three aspects--body, mind, and subtle body--that comprise our whole being. There are instructions on how to work with the body and mind in seated meditation and discussion that explores ways we can further our practice by working with adversities such as fear, procrastination, and anxiety and by looking at how to bring practice mind into daily life. Finally, the book includes exercise instructions that give a complete explanation of the movement practices, with photos to illustrate.
Yoga for the Creative Soul: Exploring the Five Paths of Yoga to Reclaim Your Expressive Spirit
Yoga for the Creative Soul
Exploring the Five Paths of Yoga to Reclaim Your Expressive Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 0738752185

Use the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga to Explore the Deepest Aspects of Your Creative Self

Combining expressive arts and yoga therapy, Yoga for the Creative Soul is an invaluable guide to healing emotional wounds and creating a joyous life. Through drawing, writing, dancing, humming, and cooking--as well as yoga postures, meditation, relaxation, breathing, and self-inquiry--this book helps you cultivate your true intentions and live your deepest values.

With helpful tips for daily practice and a quiz to support you in identifying areas of imbalance, author Erin Byron shares techniques that you can personalize to meet your specific needs. Discover how to bring color, movement, and melody into everyday moments with the five paths to self-realization: Karma, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Tantra. Engaging a process of personal transformation and learning how take control of your life are gifts you can give yourself with Yoga for the Creative Soul

"I'm dazzled. Yoga for the Creative Soul is more than a program or philosophy. It's a gift, merging the tenets of ancient and yoga-based psychology with the expressive arts and personal healing...In this blessed book, Erin presents us with an all-inclusive path to joy."--Cyndi Dale, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras

"A DIY guide full of exceptional exercises to awaken your best and most creative self . . . Yoga for the Creative Soul will help you to gently release fear, embrace change, gather courage, and overcome your inner-perfectionist."--Amy B. Scher, author of How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

Yoga the Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness
Yoga the Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness
Paperback      ISBN: 0671534807

Discover the path to inner peace with this guidebook that combines hatha yoga and meditation strategies from world-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffmann.

World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new techniques--the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation--to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.
El Corazón del Yoga: Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal
El Corazón del Yoga
Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892815930


No puedo pensar en ning n libro mejor para reomendar a un amigo que empieza a entusiamarse con el yoga, pero que est desconcertado por la abundancia de diferentes escuelas y sus ense anzas, contradictorias a veces. Adem s, me ver a en apuros para pensar en u libro que pudiera recomendar m s ampliamente a cualquier estudiante de yoga, que busca profundizar m s en esta pr ctica. . . . El gran regalo de El coraz n del yoga no radica simplemente en la profundidad del aprendizaje de Desikachar, sino en la compasi n, la gentileza, el sentido pr ctico y el esp ritu realista que impregna este libro.
Yoga Journal

Lea este libro de principio a fin y empezar a entender de qu se trata el yoga.
--The Sunday Times

Quienes est n interesados en entender lo que es el yoga, aquellos que buscan un contexto m s extenso y se enfocan en su pr ctica hatha, aquellos que buscan el Yoga Sutra como un gu a y todos aquellos directa o indierectamente, han amado y recibido alg n beneficio de Krishnamacharya o Desikachar, desear n tener este libro.
--Yoga International

Una valiosa fuente de informaci n sobre la teor a y pr ctica del yoga. Indispensable para estudiantes y maestros por igual.
--Indra Devi, autora de Yoga for You

Sri Tirmalai Krishnamacharya, quien vivi m s de 100 a os, fue uno de los m s grandes yoguis de la era moderna. Los elementos de su ense anza se han difundido por todo el mundo, gracias a los trabajos de B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois e Indra Devi, en sus primeros a os, fueron alumnos de Krishnamacharya. Su hijo T.K.V. Desikachar vivi y estudi con l toda su vida y ahora ense a la gama total del yoga de Krishnamacharya y tiene como base las ense anzas fundamentales de su padre, donde se sostiene que las pr cticas se deben adaptar continuamente a las necesidades cambiantes del individuo, para lograr el m ximo valor terap utico.

En El coraz n del yoga Desikachar ofrece una s ntesis del sistema de su padre y su propio acercamiento pr ctico, que describe como un programa para la espina, a cualquier nivel, f sico, mental y espiritual. Este es el primer texto sobre yoga, que da una idea general de la seuencia, paso a paso, para desarrollar una pr ctica completa de acuerdo a los antiguos principios del yoga. Desikachar discute todos los elementos del yoga-posturas y contraposturas, respiraci n consciente, meditaci n y filosof a-y muestra al estudiante de yoga c mo debe desarrollar una pr ctica que se ajuste a su estado actual de salud, su edad ocupaci n y estilo de vida. Krishnamacharya daba al Yoga Sutra de Pata jali un valor muy alto. En este libro se incluy en su totalidad, con la traducci n y comentarios de Desikachar. A la segunda edici n de El coraz n del Yoga se agreg el Yoga jalisaram, treinta y dos poemas compuestos por Krishnamacharya que capturan la esencia de sus ense anzas y a n m s, hacen de El coraz n del yoga un hito en la transmisi n del yoga, de los antiguos maestros al mundo moderno.

Un ingeniero estructural te rico, T.K.V. Desikachar vivi y estudi con su padre hasta la muerte de ste en 1989. Ha dedicado su vida a la ense anza del yoga a personas de todas condiciones y niveles de habilidad, y en la actualidad ense a en la escuela fundada en memoria de su padre en Madr s, as como en Europa, los Estados Unidos, Australia y Nueva Zelandia.
Yoga: The Secret of Life
The Secret of Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1576878562

In silence, ask the questions. Who am I? Why am I here?

Yoga: The Secret of Lifeis a photo-documentary about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. Through photographs and text this fine art book explores the personal experiences of 108 of today's leading practitioners and how this ancient practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit.

The photographs are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850s. With the use of a large format wooden camera and antique brass lens, glass plates are hand coated to produce one of a kind ambrotype images. The collodion process transcends us to another place, another time. When light and chemistry collide we enter a mysterious world where art and science meet and the alchemy reveals itself.

The photographs take on another dimension with the spoken words that accompany them. The text provides an intimate and enlightening account of each person's personal journey.

Beyond the physical posturesYoga: The Secret of Lifedelves deep into the purpose of our existence and how to live a happy and fulfilled life. It explores understanding who we truly are, why we are here, and what our ultimate purpose is on this planet.

Included are world renowned yogis Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh Kaur Khasla, Sri Dharma Mittra, Krishna Das, Tao-Porchon Lynch, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn and Rodney Yee.
Yoga 365: Daily Wisdom for Life, on and Off the Mat
Yoga 365
Daily Wisdom for Life, on and Off the Mat
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452145008

Yoga 365 presents a year's worth of daily readings that invite yoga lovers of every skill level to bring the inspiration they experience on their mats into their everyday lives. Each entry explores a mind-body theme such as balance, strength, and resilience in a short, illuminating paragraph that can be enjoyed in the morning or at bedtime, incorporated into a yoga session, or read on the go. Featuring a serenely beautiful hardcover and a spacious, color-washed interior, the package is as calming in the hand as the readings are to the eye. Yogis will find it to be a motivating tool for personal growth and a lighthearted, gift-worthy way to share the joys of their practice with others.