Meditation and Yoga
Featured Items
The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners
The New Yoga for People Over 50
A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 1558744533

Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination.

In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will learn how the health of the spine and posture affect every sustem of the body, and how yoga positions and breathing exercises benefit the circulatory system, the heart and other vital organs, relieve menopausal symptoms, and remove stiffness and inertia from the body. In this comprehensive guide, Iyengar yoga expert Suza Francina describes and illustrates how to begin and maintain a yoga program through personal stories and over 100 easy-to-follow instructional photos of older teachers and students.
Meditations with Teilhard de Chardin
Meditations with Teilhard de Chardin
Paperback      ISBN: 0939680475

Reflective and meditative, this collection can be embraced by all who are searching for a fruitful and evolutionary perspective on universal experience.

The Essence of Yoga: Essays on the Development of Yogic Philosophy from the Vedas to Modern Times
The Essence of Yoga
Essays on the Development of Yogic Philosophy from the Vedas to Modern Times
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817380

A collection of classic essays by two highly regarded scholars on the development of yoga and its rapport with other religious traditions.
Georg Feuerstein, one of the world's foremost scholars of yoga, and Jeanine Miller, long recognized for her insightful commentaries on the RgVeda, here pool their considerable talents in a look at the development of yogic thought across the ages and its similarities with the Christian mysticism of Meister Eckhart. Two of their essays included here, one concerning the essence of yoga and the other looking at the meaning of suffering in yoga, have long been singled out by indologists for correcting prevalent misconceptions and providing a conceptual framework for many of the subsequent studies in that field. The reprinting of these important essays in The Essence of Yoga gives new readers a chance to share some of the authors' earliest insights into yoga and their deep conviction that these discoveries are of the highest significance for a proper understanding of the human condition.

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Paperback      ISBN: 055337835x
More than 100,000 copies sold

Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation--a path that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now Stephen Cope, a Western-trained psychotherapist who has lived and taught for more than ten years at the largest yoga center in America, offers this marvelously lively and irreverent "pilgrim's progress" for today's world. He demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga, and shows how it applies to our most human dilemmas: from loss, disappointment, and addiction, to the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. And he shows us that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave our everyday lives for some transcendent spiritual plane--life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.
El Corazón del Yoga: Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal
El Corazón del Yoga
Desarrollando Una Práctica Personal
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.
The Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensai
The Way of Aikido
Life Lessons from an American Sensai
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525944133

In the bestselling tradition of classics such as Zen and the Art of Archery and Peace Is Every Step, The Way of Aikido translates the teachings of an intricate Eastern philosophy into life lessons for American readers. For three decades, George Leonard has taught more than 50,000 people a unique form of Aikido, in which life's unanticipated blows become gifts, attacks lead to reconciliation, discord is transformed into harmony, and pain is reborn as vital energy. The Way of Aikido is the culmination of these teachings, designed not only for students of the martial arts, but also for all who seek to improve themselves.

Yoga: The Iyengar Way
Yoga
The Iyengar Way
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679722874

A comprehensive, practical, and authoritative guide to the method developed by Iyengar. 100 key postures with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs. This is our most recently published yoga book and has quickly become a backlist bestseller.

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.

Meditation for Beginners: Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation
Meditation for Beginners
Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation
Paperback      ISBN: 073870203x

Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it's a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite

  • Develop concentration
  • Learn to focus your attention
  • Relax your body and mind quickly and easily
  • Release fears
  • Increase your health and wellness
  • Exchange old habits for new ones
  • Identify personal goals and aspirations
  • Discover which meditation method works best for you

2003 COVR Award Winner (Best Alternative Health Book)

Yoga Self-Taught
Yoga Self-Taught
Paperback      ISBN: 1578631270

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.