Meditation and Yoga
Featured Items
Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
Paperback      ISBN: 1585420204

Sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for your health, body, and general well-being than you even imagined possible as you take your beginning yoga class from Bikram. For more than twenty years, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class has been among the preeminent and most beloved of all yoga guides-and now it has been revised and updated by Bikram, with virtually all-new photographs and an updated section on yoga's medical benefits.

With nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is the perfect guidebook for any student of yoga, either advanced or beginner-a reference that makes Hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable.

Illustrated throughout with 160 black-and-white photographs by Biswanath "Bisu" Ghosh
El Corazón del Yoga: Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal = Heart of Yoga
El Corazón del Yoga
Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal = Heart of Yoga
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892815930

YOGA

"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.
Om Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice
Om Yoga
A Guide to Daily Practice
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811835138

Too busy to attend yoga class but can't be bothered to read the endless instructions in the latest yoga book? In OM Yoga: A Daily Practice, celebrated yoga instructor Cyndi Lee brings the rigors and reqards of yoga class to the home with a totally unique method of teaching. Instead of wordy directiosn and minimal pictures, each series of asanas is communicated entirely through easy-to-follow illustrations and tips. Designed in a practical, concealed Wire-O format that lays flat on the floor while being used, OM Yoga is organized in tabbed sections for each day of the week. Monday is devoted to the Sun Salutation to welcome the week's start. Thursday's practice focusses on sitting poses, when the week's energy is dwindling. When joined together, each day's recipe cultivates a yoga practice that is challenging, energizing, and restorative. Including sections on meditation, breathing, and do-it-yourself yoga "recipes" for all levels, OM Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice creates the possibility for a meaningful yoga practice in the privacy of the home.

Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much
Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much
Paperback      ISBN: 0345394062

Anne Wilson Schaef's bestselling Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much invited women to do less and live more. In this wise and graceful sequel to that beloved book, which is also a collection of daily meditations, Schaef encourages us to give up the worries that trouble so many of our lives.
Schaef helps us to smile at our worries and encourages us to re-examine our discontent and our desperate need to control our lives. She ponders with us the true nature of love, solitude, creativity, friendship, sorrow, intimacy, and all the experiences that go into making a life. Best of all, she inspires us to respect our own particular inner rhythm and intuitive wisdom, to live this moment, now, with trust and joy.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Hardcover      ISBN: 0970700601

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

How to Use Yoga: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Iyengar Method of Yoga, for Relaxation, Health and Well-Being
How to Use Yoga
A Step-By-Step Guide to the Iyengar Method of Yoga, for Relaxation, Health and Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0962713864

This book is a practical yoga course with step-by-step photographic guidance written by one of the leading exponents of the Iyengar method of yoga. It also includes a section on postures helpful for common problems, such as headaches, stiffness, pain in the shoulders, and backache.

Astral Travel for Beginners: Transcend Time and Space with Out-Of-Body Experiences
Astral Travel for Beginners
Transcend Time and Space with Out-Of-Body Experiences
Paperback      ISBN: 156718796x

What you've done thousands of times in your sleep can now become a totally conscious experience with the help of this handy guidebook. You'll soon learn to leave your body and explore the astral realm with confidence and safety.

Achieving your first astral travel experience is always the most difficult--and no single method will work for everyone. That's why the techniques in this book are carefully graded to step by step through an actual out-of-body experience. And with fifteen time-tested methods to choose from you're sure to be astral traveling in no time.

Once you learn to leave your body, the freedom you'll discover will transform your life. Explore new worlds... learn to travel with a partner... go back and forth through time... even find a lover... but, most importantly, lose your fear of death as you discover that you are a spiritual being independent of your physical body.

Yoga Mind & Body
Yoga Mind & Body
Paperback      ISBN: 078943301x

Designed for people with a busy lifestyle, this highly acclaimed series of inspiring and practical paperbacks cover a wide range of topics. Each book is a showcase of the trademark DK style that marries instructive photographs with easy-to-rea

Zen Meditation: Plain and Simple
Zen Meditation
Plain and Simple
Paperback      ISBN: 0804832110

First published by Tuttle in 1989 as An Invitation to Practice Zen, Zen Meditation Plain and Simple has gone on to sell nearly 20,000 copies. Now, with a new preface and updated instructional photographs, it's perfect to help a new generation of readers looking to learn the basics of zazen--zen meditation. With a concise overview of the basics and clear photographs illustrating the proper positions and postures, this comprehensive guidebook demystifies the age-old practice of zazen and brings its numerous benefits into the lives of today's Westerners.

Woman as Healer
Woman as Healer
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736162

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.