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Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

By A.G. Mohan

Here's a own tribute to "the father of recent yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), written by way of one in all his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya used to be a well known Indian yoga grasp, Ayurvedic healer, and student who modernized yoga perform and whose students—including B. ok. S. Iyengar, ok. Pattabhi Jois, T. ok. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga within the West.

In this booklet, the writer, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga instructor and yoga therapist, attracts on his personal stories and Krishnamacharya's diaries and recorded fabric, to give a desirable view of the fellow and his teachings, and Mohan's personal hot and encouraging courting with the master. This portrait of the good instructor is a compelling and informative learn for yoga academics and scholars who really are looking to comprehend the resource in their culture and perform.

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Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika

By B. K. S. Iyengar

The definitive advisor to the philosophy and perform of Yoga--the historical therapeutic self-discipline for physique and mind--by its maximum dwelling instructor. Light on Yoga offers entire descriptions and illustrations of the entire positions and respiring routines. contains a foreword through Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations all through.

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Weight-Resistance Yoga: Practicing Embodied Spirituality

By Max Popov

Rework power education right into a conscious, meditative perform

• Explains the best way to set off a peaceful, meditative country in the course of the routine, respiring, and concentration of strength-training workouts

• comprises illustrated directions for 26 routines to securely enhance the neck, shoulders, palms, hips, knees, ankles, and torso

• bargains themed meditations at the embodied event of the routines to facilitate a aware kingdom in the course of your consultation

• the suitable supplement to a yoga flexibility perform

Applying the knowledge of hatha yoga to weight-lifting workouts, Weight-Resistance Yoga finds find out how to remodel a strength-training consultation right into a conscious, calm, and meditative yoga perform. via 26 absolutely illustrated weight-resistance workouts utilizing machines, unfastened weights, and the physique itself--along with an emphasis on coordinated rhythmic respiring, balance, stillness, and whole absorption within the body’s hobbies opposed to resistance--fitness coach Max Popov explains the way to entry the tranquility that dwells inside of each one people whereas competently, successfully, and successfully strengthening your neck, shoulders, hands, torso, hips, knees, and ankles. To aid the meditative kingdom of this tradition, the writer contains 20 themed meditations at the embodied event of the routines.

The excellent supplement to yoga flexibility perform, weight-resistance yoga permits you to absolutely inhabit your physique, empty your brain of daily preoccupations, and fill your soul with comprehensions of deeper realities, delivering energy, calm, and non secular illumination via your actual health paintings.

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Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living

By Thomas Claire

Here's a complete creation to yoga geared to males of every age and backgrounds-whether they're athletic or sedentary, younger or outdated, or devotees of yoga who search new info to reinforce their present practices or neophytes simply beginning out on their yoga trips. the data is gifted in easy, how-to shape for you to practice a uncomplicated, but whole, yoga consultation by yourself. It presents an summary of the entire significant types of yoga for you to customized tailor a convention to fit your wishes. additionally, Yoga for males contains info particular to men-yoga and male well-being issues, yoga for all stages of a man's lifestyles, how yoga can improve functionality for athletic actions (and your intercourse life!), and the way yoga should be loved with a associate. Yoga for males presents contemporary guy with a prescription for a way of life that unites physique, brain, and spirit.

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The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary

By Chip Hartranft

Injust 196 brief aphorisms, this vintage paintings of Indian philosophy spells outsuccinctly how the brain works, and the way it truly is attainable to take advantage of the brain to attainliberation. Compiled within the moment or 3rd century CE, the Yoga-Sutraisa highway map of human consciousness—and a very priceless consultant to the mindstates one encounters in meditation, yoga, and different non secular practices. Itexpresses the truths of the human with nice eloquence: how we knowwhat we all know, why we undergo, and the way we will notice the best way out of suffering.Chip Hartranft's clean translation and large, lucid statement carry thetext superbly to lifestyles. He additionally presents priceless auxiliary materials,including an afterword at the legacy of the Yoga-Sutraandits relevance for us this day.

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Lovers' Yoga: Soothing Stretches for Two

By Darrin Zeer

Best-selling writer Darrin Zeer is aware it takes to tango—and to yoga! His newest winner, Lovers' Yoga, exhibits how effortless it truly is for to bask in nurturing, soothing accomplice routines to chill, rejuvenate, and create deep, lasting bonds. Delightfully illustrated, this little guide outlines 60 strangely easy stretches equipped into 5 chapters: Playful, robust, peaceable, sufferer, and Passionate. The workouts construct on each other, so can bask in one stretch, a bankruptcy series, or the complete ebook from commencing to finish. no matter if time enables a couple of minutes or a couple of hours, Lovers' Yoga goals to resume the relationship and reignite the fervour.

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May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind

By Cyndi Lee

For all her knowledge as a instructor, Cyndi Lee understood intuitively that she nonetheless had much to profit. despite her good fortune in bodily not easy professions - dancer, choreographer, and yoga instructor - Lee was once stuck in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment approximately her physique. rather than the unconventional contentment anticipated in overseas yoga lecturers, she realised that hating her physique used to be a kind of discomfort, which used to be infecting her closest relationships - together with her courting to herself. encouraged by way of the honesty and vulnerability of her scholars, Lee launched into a trip of self-discovery that led her outward - from the sacred websites of the parched Indian geographical region to the guts of the 2011 earthquake in Japan - and inward, to hunt the assistance of clever girls, associates and strangers either. employing the traditional Buddhist perform of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee realized that compassion is the one antidote to hatred, thereby therapeutic her middle and altering her brain. With prose as agile because the yoga sequences she creates, might I feel free supplies voice to Lee's trust that each lifestyles arises, abides, and finally dissolves. via changing into her personal top scholar, Lee internalizes the energy, balance, and readability she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga periods.

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Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom

By Colleen Saidman Yee

From a rebellious younger girl with a perilous heroin behavior to a globe-trotting model version to “First girl of Yoga” (The big apple Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the amazing tale of ways she chanced on herself during the therapeutic strength of yoga—and then encouraged others to do the same.

I’ve discovered how one can extract the wonderful thing about a standard day. I’ve discovered that the easiest excessive exists within the joy—or the sadness—of the current second. Yoga permits me to surf the ripples and sit down with the dust, whereas catching glimpses of the readability of my domestic on the backside of the lake: my precise self.

The first actual time Saidman Yee took a yoga classification, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside of had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga turned the heart of her lifestyles, assisting her come to phrases along with her insecurities and locate her precise id and voice. From studying to deal with a daunting seizure illness to navigating marriages and divorces to turning into a mom, discovering the suitable lifestyles associate, and grieving a liked dad or mum, Saidman Yee has been via it all—and has discovered that yoga holds the solutions to life’s maximum challenges.

Approachable, sympathetic, humorous, and candid, Saidman Yee stocks own anecdotes together with her compassionate insights and functional directions for using yoga to daily matters and anxieties. particular yoga sequences accompany each one bankruptcy and tackle every thing from hormonal temper swings to cleansing, melancholy, pressure, and elevated self belief and effort. step by step directions and images reveal her signature circulation of poses so that you can persist with them effortlessly.

Yoga for all times offers strategies to convey know-how to each a part of your actual and religious being, permitting you to suppose actually alive and to embrace the peace of the current second.

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The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga : Notes of the Seminar Given in 1932 by C.G. Jung

"Kundalini yoga offered Jung with a version of whatever that used to be virtually thoroughly missing in Western psychology--an account of the advance levels of upper consciousness.... Jung's insistence at the psychogenic and symbolic importance of such states is much more well timed now than then. As R. D. Laing stated... 'It was once Jung who broke the floor the following, yet few him.'"--From the creation through Sonu Shamdasani

Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, offered to the mental membership in Zurich in 1932, has been commonly considered as a milestone within the mental knowing of japanese notion and of the symbolic variations of internal adventure. Kundalini yoga awarded Jung with a version for the developmental stages of upper cognizance, and he interpreted its symbols when it comes to the method of individuation. With sensitivity towards a brand new generation's curiosity in replacement religions and mental exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has introduced jointly the lectures and discussions from this seminar. during this quantity, he re-creates for trendy reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of prewar Europe seemed jap spirituality as they found increasingly more of its assets, from yoga to tantric texts. Reconstructing this seminar via new documentation, Shamdasani explains, in his advent, why Jung concept that the comprehension of jap suggestion was once crucial if Western psychology was once to strengthen. He is going directly to orient ultra-modern viewers towards an appreciation of a few of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar crew: what's the relation among jap faculties of liberation and Western psychotherapy? What connection is there among esoteric spiritual traditions and spontaneous person event? What gentle do the symbols of Kundalini yoga shed on stipulations clinically determined as psychotic? not just have been those questions very important to analysts within the Thirties yet, as Shamdasani stresses, they proceed to have mental relevance for readers at the threshold of the twenty-first century. This quantity additionally deals newly translated fabric from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by way of the indologist Wilhelm Hauer provided together with that of Jung, illustrations of the cakras, and Sir John Woodroffe's vintage translation of the tantric textual content, the Sat-cakra Nirupana.

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Dahn Yoga Basics

By Ilchi Lee

This practitioner's consultant information the basics of Dahn Yoga's powerful mind-body education process. The publication gains full-color images and unique rationalization of simple Dahn Yoga workout, together with stretching, respiring, and meditation. This easy-to-use reference consultant can help you excellent your postures as you study the foundations at the back of the perform. Dahn Yoga fundamentals is a must have crucial for all Dahn Yoga and holistic healthiness fanatics.

via transparent, concise clarification, you'll achieve higher realizing of the human power approach, whereas additionally studying how one can stimulate the circulation of strength via your physique. All stretching and respiring postures are absolutely illustrated with step by step directions, in an effort to assist you in achieving the correct place for elevated power and tension reduction. inside of Dahn Yoga fundamentals: - complete colour images and illustration.- Concise, easy-to-follow directions for each exercise.
- absolutely illustrated clarification of the body's strength system.- Dahn Yoga posture chart and glossary.- transparent rationalization of uncomplicated Dahn ideas and philosophy.

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