Filled with chakra activation charts, images and descriptions of over eight hundred poses, and Sanskrit translation guides, this comprehensive encyclopedia makes the spirituality, practice, and language of yoga more accessible than ever before.Packed with over eight hundred individual poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses is the most comprehensive yoga asana guide to date. With poses adapted to every skill level, the encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both the yoga novice and the studio owner. Nearly a millennium ago, the hatha yoga tradition included over seven hundred thousand yoga poses. Today, only a fraction of those are known. Yogi Vishvketu, a lifelong yoga devotee, bridges that gap by connecting modern poses to their ancient roots with an intuitive naming system that fuses past with present. Thorough translation charts--which provide pose names in Sanskrit script along with transliterations in Sanskrit and English--help practitioners gain an understanding of the relationship between the name and the spiritual significance of each pose. The energetic essence of each asana is unveiled through a detailed chakra chart and graphic indicators depicting the chakras activated by that pose. With poses organized into a logical sequence with roots in the traditional Himalayan system and enhanced by Yogi Vishvketu's decades of practice, this yoga compendium showcases the asanas, the language, and the spiritual path of yoga together in a single, all-inclusive volume.
No other creature in the animal kingdom embodies the spirit of yoga quite like cats
Blending meditation with exercise and the calming nature of cats, Yogi Cats truly defines what it means to be flexible and at one. From beginner to the expert, yoga poses are meant to bring out the best from your body and mind. Stretch and grow with these serene, adorable, and energetic cats as they explain and attempt famous poses along with instructions and practical wisdom for you to try.
If you are a cat lover and interested in Yoga or like books such as The Yoga Bible, The Cleansing Power of Yoga, or Yoga with Cats, you will love Yogi Cats.
Thousands of years of wisdom are distilled into one accessible and simple code of ethics comprised of seven daily practices "imbued with heart, soul, and genuine love for the empowering potential of this practice" (LA Yoga).While most of us think of yoga as a series of poses, the path of a Yogi goes far beyond the mat into a set of daily practices that can reverse aging, grant better health and confidence, help you create deeper connections, and ultimately allow you to live your true purpose. The knowledge and techniques of The Yogi Code can unleash your power to manifest your full potential, every day. In this succinct yet illuminating book, Yogi Cameron demystifies seven thousand years of ancient wisdom into accessible language, regardless of your familiarity or ability with yoga. You'll learn to balance daily demands while achieving a higher level of consciousness and self-knowledge. Your new routines will build a strong foundation for centering yourself and being guided by your intuition, ultimately leading you to gain mastery over your fears and to achieve your highest goals. With carefully crafted chapters and practices expertly created to fit into your fast-paced days, these "lucid teachings from a compassionate teacher" (Publishers Weekly) will bring order to your life and point you in the direction of your eternal purpose.
Experience the benefits of recovery through the practice of yoga
Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice.
Highlighting her own yogic journey through the steps, Hawk provides an enlightened way of thinking that allows readers to investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.
- Current findings increasingly support yoga and mindfulness as promising complementary therapies for addictive behaviors (Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2013).
- Provides clear and concise instructions requiring no prior knowledge and enabling people to experience the benefits of this ancient practice in the comfort and privacy of their own home.
- Key yoga terms are explained clearly and all poses are accompanied by illustrations.
- Consistent practice will lead to a more positive outlook on life and help eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It can also create a balanced lifestyle, bringing greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment.
- Anyone can benefit from yoga, regardless of ability, age, belief system, or life circumstance.
Kyczy Hawk is a certified yoga instructor. She lectures on yoga and recovery throughout the Bay Area and has been a presenter at the Art of Yoga Project and Niroga Institute's Yoga Therapy teacher training. As the Success Over Addiction and Relapse (SOAR) yoga teacher specialty-training founder, she has taught yoga instruction workshops throughout the United States. She hosts a weekly yoga recovery meeting on In The Rooms and manages the Willow Glen Yoga Studio in San Jose, CA.
an active and personalized way for people in recovery to extend and strengthen their yogic investigation of the Twelve Steps.
Designed for use as a companion to Yogic Tools for Recovery, this workbook allows a person from any fellowship to document his or her progress through the Twelve Steps. In the introduction of each step, yogini Kyczy Hawk focuses on a recovery concept and breaks down its healing message, utilizing the wisdom of the yoga sutras. Then, she leads readers through a self-exploration of the yogic principles aligned with the step, providing introspective questions along with activities such as poses, visualizations, breath practices, and meditations.
By working the steps in this manner, both men and women, regardless of age and physical ability, will learn how to synthesize the artifacts and memories of addiction in a new, holistic way, leading to contentment as they find their true path.
Yogilates is the future of fitness. It is the unifying essence of yoga and the powerful, therapeutic value of Pilates fused together into one system. Yogilates gives a more balanced and complete workout than when either discipline is done separately. With regular practice readers will progress safely and quickly to a stronger, more flexible body and a more relaxed state of being. Drawing from his background in sports and dance, Jonathan Urla, a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, has created original exercises that stimulate and enrich the mind, body, and spirit and is appropriate for people of all ages. Representing a new paradigm in holisitic fitness, Yogilates is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being.