Category: Yoga

  • Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy

    By Stephen H. Phillips

    For critical yoga practitioners curious to understand the traditional origins of the artwork, Stephen Phillips, a certified thinker and sanskritist with a long-standing own perform, lays out the philosophies of motion, wisdom, and devotion in addition to the approaches of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that shaped the foundation of yoga in historical and classical India and proceed to form it at the present time.

    In discussing yoga's basic commitments, Phillips explores conventional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and exhibits how such middle recommendations as self-monitoring recognition, karma, nonharmfulness (ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of recognition relate to trendy perform. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of attractiveness and artwork and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His e-book contains unique translations from the early Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra (the complete text), the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and seminal tantric writings of the tenth-century Kashmiri Shaivite, Abhinava Gupta. A word list defining greater than 300 technical phrases and an intensive bibliography supply additional support to nonscholars. A extraordinary exploration of yoga's conceptual legacy, Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth crystallizes rules approximately self and fact that unite the various incarnations of yoga.

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  • Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, and Practice (Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series)

    By Gregor Maehle

    In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first ebook, Ashtanga Yoga: perform and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle deals an in depth and multifaceted consultant to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate sequence. a professional yogi and instructor, Maehle will consultant you for your subsequent point with an remarkable intensity of anatomical rationalization and unheard of realization to the practice’s philosophical and mythological history. you are going to learn:
    • The history and purposes of every of the 3 sorts of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
    • How to exploit Indian delusion and cosmology to deepen your practice
    • The value of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition
    • The mythology in the back of the names of the Intermediate sequence postures
    • The services and barriers of physique elements imperative to the Intermediate sequence, together with the backbone, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint
    • How to harvest the total merits of working towards the Intermediate Series
    Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate sequence via pictures, anatomical line drawings, and useful, informative sidebars. He additionally discusses the philosophical and non secular history of Ashtanga Yoga and locations the perform in the context of Indian cultural background. With passionate erudition, Maehle will arrange you to harvest actual, non secular, and psychological success out of your evolving practice.
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  • Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment

    By Suzanne Morrison

    What occurs while a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating twenty-five-year-old atheist comes to a decision it's time to get in contact together with her non secular aspect? now not what you’d expect…
    while Suzanne Morrison comes to a decision to commute to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she wishes not anything greater than to be remodeled from a twenty-five-year-old with a crippling worry of demise into her captivating yoga instructor, Indra—a lady who turns out to have came across all of it: love, self, and God.
    yet issues don’t move particularly as anticipated. as soon as in Bali, she reveals that her cherished yoga instructor and all of her yogamates get up each morning to drink a wide, steaming mug…of their very own urine. Sugar is a mortal sin. Spirits inhabit kitchen home equipment. And the extra she attempts to discover her greater self, the extra she faces her cynical, egomaniacal, cigarette-, wine-, and chocolate-craving lower self.
    Yoga complain chronicles Suzanne’s hilarious adventures and misadventures as an aspiring yogi who may be just a little too skeptical to drink the Kool-Aid. yet alongside the way in which she discovers that no religious attempt is wasted; whether her yoga retreat doesn’t flip her into the gorgeously calm, clever believer she hopes it's going to, it does plant seeds that proceed to blossom in impressive methods over the following decade of her life.
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  • The Nature and Practice of Yoga

    Yoga is a technology, and never a imprecise, dreamy drifting or imagining. it truly is an utilized technology, a systematized choice of legislation utilized to result in a distinct finish. It takes up the legislation of psychology, appropriate to the unfolding of the total cognizance of guy on each airplane, in each international, and applies these rationally in a selected case. This rational program of the legislation of unfolding awareness acts precisely at the comparable rules that you just see utilized round you each day in different departments of technology. you recognize, through the realm round you, how greatly the intelligence of guy, co-operating with nature, may perhaps quicken "natural" methods, and the operating of intelligence is as "natural" as anything.
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  • The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Tone Your Body and Transform Your Life

    By Susan Westbrook

    The 5 Tibetans is helping the reader to facilitate the internal paintings with the robust mix of the body-strengthening day-by-day perform of the mythical yoga-like poses often called the “5 Tibetans” besides spirit-nourishing tales and metaphors born of seas and rainbows and mountain vistas. As you progress throughout the pages and actions of the booklet you'll find for your self the confident results of appearing the rites which have been touted because the “ancient mystery of the fountain of youth.” you'll believe the sand underneath your ft, persist with a mountain river on its path, and watch a rainbow dance at the horizon. you are going to giggle on the panicking pheasants, cheer for the uncertain downhiller, and fall in love with the 6th grade snake-handler. within the mist of all of it, Susan Westbrook will lightly motivate you to seem inward at what she refers to because the “grasping behaviors” that aren't serving you and should assist you tackle suggestions and activities (the therapeutic behaviors) that may help you therapeutic and growth.

    Regardless of your age or your conditions, The five Tibetans is a publication for you, to your physique, on your spirit, and to your heart.
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  • Emotional Yoga: How the Body Can Heal the Mind

    By Bija Bennett

    Drawing on her large education in yoga treatment, dance, and meditation, Bija Bennett has created a groundbreaking yoga software that takes complete good thing about the body-mind connection.

    Based at the classical eightfold course of yoga, Emotional Yoga deals a extensive variety of easy body-mind thoughts that could definitely have an effect on our emotional health and wellbeing, together with the dynamic interaction of hobbies, respiring workouts, meditations, way of life abilities, rituals, gestures, and therapeutic sounds. every one procedure is gifted in a manner that's precise to Bennett's heritage within the culture of Viniyoga, which permits the reader to evolve this system to his or her particular wishes.
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  • Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering

    By Mary NurrieStearns

    Many people have skilled a nerve-racking occasion in our lives, no matter if in youth or maturity. This trauma might be emotional, or it will probably reason extreme actual ache. from time to time, it may reason either. reports have proven that compassion and mindfulness established interventions will help humans being affected by trauma to event much less actual and emotional soreness of their day-by-day lives. What’s extra, many long-time yoga and meditation lecturers have a heritage of training those practices to their consumers with winning outcomes.

    In Yoga for Emotional Trauma, a psychotherapist and a meditation instructor current a yogic method of emotional trauma via educating you to use aware understanding, respiring, yoga postures, and mantras to their emotional and actual ache. within the e-book, you’ll research why yoga is so potent for facing emotional trauma.

    Yoga and mindfulness can rework trauma into pleasure. It has performed so for numerous thousands. The practices defined during this e-book will train you the way to exploit and adapt the traditional practices and meditations of yoga on your personal therapeutic. Drawing upon practices and philosophy from japanese knowledge traditions, and texts similar to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bagavad Gita, and the Buddhist Sutras, this e-book will take you on a trip into wholeness, person who embraces physique, brain and spirit. within, you can find the lasting influence that trauma has on body structure and the way yoga resets the fearful system.

    Combining yogic ideas, mild yoga postures, and mindfulness practices, this publication choked with sustenance and sensible aid that might circulation you alongside your personal therapeutic path.

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  • Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali

    Courting from in regards to the 3rd century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the actual and non secular self-discipline of yoga into fewer than 200 short aphorisms. it's the center textual content for any examine of meditative perform, respected for hundreds of years for its superb research of psychological states and of the method wherein internal liberation is accomplished. but its problems are mythical, and previously, no translation has made it absolutely available.

    This new translation, hailed by means of Yoga Journal for its "unsurpassed readability," is by way of one of many major Sanskrit students of our time, whose Bhagavad Gita has develop into a famous vintage. It contains an advent to the philosophy and psychology underlying the Yoga Sutra, the complete textual content with explanatory observation, and a word list of key phrases in Sanskrit and English.
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  • Yoga for Back Pain

    By Loren Fishman, Carol Arden

    Enable the world over well known rehabilitation professional Loren Fishman, MD, be your individual teacher for a more fit again! With down-to-earth innovations and guide for all degrees, medication again discomfort with Yoga is helping you:

    • distinguish among the 9 significant explanations of backache;
    • aim your resource of soreness via diagnosis-specific yoga poses;
    • deal with, decrease, and eventually finish your pain.

    Depending at the severity and chronicity of your ache, the postures during this consultant, defined intimately and illustrated by means of images, can help you establish the best way to commence your individual yoga perform or adjust your current perform to be able to in attaining lasting convenience and power.
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