Kokoro Yoga, by New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Divine, is an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual training, designed initially for the nation's elite special-ops soldiers and now taught to anyone seeking to develop the heart and mind of a warrior. Kokoro, the Japanese concept of warrior spirit--or merging heart and mind into action--is the central focus of Divine's new approach to teaching yoga.
Coach Divine's yoga sequences are focused to adapt to all physical and mental capabilities, combining breathing, meditation, and visualization into both traditional poses as well as cross-training/combat-conditioning exercises. His decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALs, and wounded warriors uniquely qualifies him as an expert motivator and teacher.
With Kokoro Yoga the practitioner will:
* Get an unbeatable full-body workout through body-weight functional movements that can be done at home or on the on go
* Increase flexibility while building long, lean muscle mass
* Improve physical and mental balance, focus, and control at all levels--including a special segment designed for those recovering from PTSD
* Find emotional, intuitional, and spiritual harmony to achieve peak performance
Coach Divine's methods have been tested by the toughest warriors in the world. Use this book as a guide to experience the profound power of yoga as a developmental system that will allow you to break through any barriers holding you back.
According to the yogic tradition of India, the seven chakras, or energy centers, concentrate and distribute refined life-force energy throughout the body. Yoga master Alan Finger, well-known for his many Yoga Zone teaching videos, presents detailed yoga practices and meditation instructions for understanding the chakras and bringing them into balance. This book is for serious students who wish to cultivate subtle energies using ancient tantric methods. Illustrated with photos and anatomical drawings, with audio recordings of guided meditations to supplement your practice available for free online.
Coulter, who received a PhD in anatomy in 1968, and has taught in numerous contexts since then, has also been a student of yoga since the 1970s. Here he conjoins his two areas of expertise. After discussion of basic premises regarding yoga practice focusing attention, becoming aware of breath, movin
If your yoga practice is giving you more stress than stress relief, Cool Yoga Tricks is the answer to your prayers. Although it seems like everyone from Madonna to your eighty-three-year-old Uncle Teddy is practicing yoga, most of us are unable to do even the simplest classic yoga poses without undue stress and strain. Now in this clear, understandable, easy-to-follow book, Miriam Austin offers alternative yoga routines that help you reap the greatest rewards from your yoga practice, and she reveals shortcuts to help you perform yoga like a pro.
Using everyday items, such as chairs, walls, and blankets, Miriam Austin shows how those of us with normal flexibility limitations can experience the very real benefits of yoga--without dislocating our joints, overstretching our muscles, or giving up in frustration. She makes the basics simple, doable, and down-to-earth. Dog Tricks--lengthen your spine more fully with these Downward Facing Dog tricks, designed to relax your neck, shoulders, and back--and make your Dog Pose much more lovable.
Befriending Backbends--increase your preztebility with a little help from your friends--and from some garden-variety folding chairs.
Tweaking Your Twists--learn the techniques that will stretch your spine and give you more life energy.
Super Stretches--feel as limber as your average bowling ball? Gently coax your muscles to new lengths by practicing the routines in this chapter.
The classic Hatha yoga manual for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind- Includes instructions for many advanced Hatha yoga exercises to build strength, stamina, and good posture, the necessary basis for spiritual development - Provides detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly practice - Explains traditional yogic methods of fasting and internal cleansing, practices to strengthen the endocrine system, methods for advanced sexual control, breath control practices, and concentration exercises to improve mind power Based upon ancient Sanskrit works on yoga as well as thousands of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga classic moves beyond the introductory level of yoga and provides illustrated instructions for many advanced asanas and other yogic techniques to build strength, stamina, and good posture--a necessary prerequisite for spiritual development. Offering detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly yoga practice as well as techniques to target specific areas of the body, such as the abdominal muscles, this book also contains detailed instructions on many forms of pr n y ma (breath control), including alternate nostril breathing, kap labh ti, and sahita, as well as meditative methods for developing your powers of concentration and mental discipline. With instructions on diet, fasting, internal cleansing, advanced sexual control, and strengthening the endocrine system, Sri S. S. Goswami's classic text presents the complete picture of an advanced Hatha yoga lifestyle for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind.
It's like having a yoga teacher in your own home Van Lysebeth, with over 50 years experience as a yoga instructor, describes more than 200 exercises and postures, using over 100 photographs and numerous illustrations that show both the right and wrong way to perform them. Unlike other yoga books which show only the completed posture, these illustrations show the intermediate steps for attaining the final postures. For beginning students, this classic book is a perfect introduction to yoga.
- Detailed instructions to a series of classic yoga poses
- How to deepen your understanding and enhance your practice
- Guidance on planning your own yoga practice If you like this, you might also be interested in Secrets of Meditation, Secrets of Chakras and Secrets of Ayurveda.
In Yoga for Breast Care, senior yoga teacher Bobby Clennell offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) designed to support breast health. The book begins with a description of breast development and structure, as well as the lymphatic and hormonal systems. After an examination into breast conditions including pain, fibrocystic breasts, dense breasts, and more, Yoga for Breast Care presents a variety of asana and pranayama divided into categories according to the position the body assumes: standing, sitting, twisting, inverting, bending forward or backward, and lying down. Also included are active and restorative sequences for immunity, energy, cyclic and noncyclic breast pain, cysts, and for pregnancy and nursing mothers. Practices for breast cancer survivors include sequences for those who have recently undergone breast-cancer surgery and are receiving intensive chemotherapy or radiation treatment and for those with decreased mobility and numbness in the arm, shoulder, and chest. Whether readers have experienced problems with their breasts or not, this book provides positive and practical methods for raising awareness and regaining confidence in the body.
Playful, simple, and beneficial yoga poses and mental exercises set in your real life to help alleviate pain and stress. No mat, big class, or huge time commitment required - just your commitment to feeling better and being happier"Highly recommended as a way to create healthy habits for a more peaceful, happy life." -- New York Journal of Books Sold globally in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada and More Translated and sold in Russia Advice from the book and author featured in: Fox Health News, HLN/CNN, Todayshow.com, USA Today, AARP Life Reimagined, Costco Connection, Real Simple, Health.com and more Yoga isn't about becoming a human pretzel, being vegan, or wearing trendy workout clothes to a green juice bar. Based on her own healing journey, instructor Christine Chen presents a fun, easy way to do yoga at home, in the office, during a commute, and more--no matter your fitness level, yoga experience, age or gender. A #1 National Bestseller on Amazon in Exercise & Fitness and Injury Prevention A #1 New Release on Amazon (2015)
In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors--including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried--discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you'll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body.
Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body.
2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual
2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit