Meditation and Yoga
Spirit of the Shuar
Wisdom from the Last Unconquered People of the Amazon
Paperback ISBN: 0892818654
â€¢ Discover the thoughts, history, and customs of the Shuar of the Amazon, as told in their own words. â€¢ Tribe members explain their practices of shapeshifting and headhunting; the interdependence of humans and the environment; the role of ecstatic sex; their belief in war as a path to peace; and their faith in arutam, the life spirit. The indomitable Shuar of the Amazon--reputed to be the only tribe in the Americas that has never been conquered--have lived as warriors, hunters, cultivators, and healers for generations. Even in today's acquisitive, often wasteful world they defend their rainforests and sustainable ways of life and offer their philosophy of love, joy, and hope. More than three decades after first befriending members of the Shuar, author and environmentalist John Perkins and his publisher, Ehud Sperling, inspired Shakaim Mariano Chumpi-a young Shuar warrior who has fought in the jungle war between his native Ecuador and Peru-to travel among his people and record their thoughts, history, and customs. The result is Spirit of the Shuar. Here, in their own words, the Shuar share their practices of shapeshifting, "dreaming the world," and ecstatic sex, including the role older women play in teaching uninitiated men how to please. They explain the interdependence of humans and the environment, their formula for peace and balance, and their faith in arutam, the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves. And they describe how their ancient-and current-practice of shrinking heads fits into their cultural philosophy. Whether exploring the mystery of shamanic shapeshifting, delving deeper into the powers of healing herbs and psychotropic plants, or finding new ways to live sustainably and sensitively in the face of encroaching development and environmental destruction, the Shuar have emerged as a strong people determined to preserve their identity and beliefs and share their teachings with a world in dire need of their wisdom. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ayumpum Foundation to help the Shuar conserve their forests and spread their message.
A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance
The Yogini's Mirror
Paperback ISBN: 0892817658
Here is a complete program for developing a personal yoga practice based on the author's 25-year study of sacred Indian dance and traditional hatha yoga. In the first book on the union of these two disciplines, 60 illustrated dance routines balance inner awareness with outer movement, drawing upon the sacred feminine energy of the yogini, or spiritual initiatress, and leading to a union of mind and body.
Heart of Yoga
Developing a Personal Practice
Paperback ISBN: 089281764x
Here is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. The author is a world-renowned teacher and the son of Krishnamacharya.
Light on Yoga
Paperback ISBN: 0805210318
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.
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.
Back Care Basics
A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0962713821
Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millenium: therapeutic yoga. Dr. Schatz's approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and without drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing. Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.
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.
A Woman's Best Medicine
Health, Happiness, and Long Life Through Maharishi Ayur-Veda
Paperback ISBN: 0874777852
Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayur-Veda, an alternative guide to women's health issues emphasizes the importance of prevention, using age-old natural remedies to purify the body and enhance the immune system.
The Way of Aikido
Life Lessons from an American Sensai
Hardcover ISBN: 0525944133
Draws on the philosophical teachings of aikido to present a series of life lessons on how to transform pain into joy, violence and anger into reconciliation, discord into harmony, and pain into vital energy. 25,000 first printing.