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Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga

By Benjamin Lorr

A impressive research into the area of Bikram Yoga, through turns stunning, hilarious and enlightening. Hell-Bent explores the attention-grabbing, usually surreal international of Bikram Yoga, a method taught to thousands via a really dwelling guru, Bikram Choudhury. Bikram Yoga is extraordinary from extra 'conventional' varieties via the intense warmth it really is practised in, an overt, virtually masochistic specialize in soreness, and the rabid materialism of its founder. it's also special through awesome effects - activity stars akin to David Beckham and Andy Murray swear through it, whereas body-conscious supermodels rave approximately its advantages, or even Prince Harry is rumoured to be a fan. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, obese and curious, and quick chanced on the yoga reinventing his lifestyles. He used to be content material to narrow down and tone up until eventually a run-in with a aggressive yoga champion confident him to take his perform to the following point: to coach for the nationwide championship. So starts off a trip into the unusual, striking global of aggressive yoga. Populated via athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, scientific miracles, and predatory hucksters, Hell-Bent follows Lorr as he grapples together with his new obsession: discovering the wellbeing and fitness claims and historical past, humanising its maniacal guru, and at last stepping on degree on the nationwide Asana Championship to compete for glory. The fruits of 2 years of analysis, that includes 1000's of interviews with yogis, scientists, medical professionals and students, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. a glance on the technological know-how in the back of a arguable perform, a narrative of greed and corruption, and a mind-bending story of private transformation, it's a e-book that may not simply problem your perception of yoga, yet switch how you view the delicate, inspirational strength of the human physique.

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Moola Bandha: The Master Key

By Swami Buddhananda

Moola Bandha - the grasp secret's for these devoted yoga practitioners discovering for the grasp key to liberate the homestead of maha kundalini. Little has been written concerning the old perform of bandha, that's considered as a massive element of either hatha and kundalini yoga. Moola Bandha is a straightforward but dynamic perform with profound actual, psychological and religious advantages for the practitioner.

The textual content makes a speciality of the idea and perform of bandha. The actual, pranic and psychotherapeutic results are explored, together with the connection among moola bandha and acupuncture. A concise sensible part comprises either initial practices and complicated concepts to let the practitioner to pursue this sadhana to the maximum, hence awakening the primal strength inside. contains the drawings and diagrams.

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

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga--revised and up to date with complete colour illustrations and photos--is the main finished and authoritative paintings on hand correlating the research of hatha yoga with anatomy and body structure. it's a must-have for someone who's occupied with learning or instructing yoga, and a useful source for an individual in a box when it comes to actual conditioning. the writer holds a PhD in Anatomy and was once a sought-after professor, instructor and yoga practitioner for over thirty years. He lived and taught on the Himalayan Institute for Yoga technological know-how and Philosophy, and the collage of Minnesota and Columbia collage clinical schools.

The publication is exclusive within the literature, combining the breadth and intensity of a textbook with the clarity, humor and circulation of the nice technology writers of our time, whereas bridging the distance among biomedicine and complementary medication. In it, you can find a complete review of yoga anatomy and body structure, with exact emphasis at the musculoskeletal, apprehensive, and cadiovascular systems.

The ebook provides the anatomy of yoga in clinical phrases, whereas even as respecting its ideas. the writer discusses the elemental premises of hatha yoga with foundational fabric accredited in biomedical sciences, expressly keeping off touch upon non-physical thoughts corresponding to prana and the chakras. Postures are mentioned intimately and depicted in first-class caliber colour photos, followed by way of anatomical diagrams to demonstrate serious methods and muscle groups.

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Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life

By Brad Willis, Bhava Ram

From overlaying front traces of the Gulf battle to investigating Colombian drug lords to dwelling with freedom opponents within the mountains of Afghanistan, conflict correspondent Brad Willis used to be familiar with probability. but if mortal hazard got here, it was once from an unforeseen direction.

At the head of his occupation, a damaged again and failed surgical procedure left Willis completely disabled and condemned to existence in a physique brace. Then got here a analysis of terminal, level IV throat cancer.

At his fiftieth birthday celebration, acquaintances amassed round Willis, who used to be crippled, virtually mute, depressed, strung out on narcotic medicines, and death. midway during the party Willis discovered the party’s actual purpose—his pals have been there to claim goodbye.

Everyone knew Willis used to be on his approach out...everyone other than his 2-year-old son, who instructed, “Get up, Daddy!”

His son’s phrases ringing in his ears, Willis selected to desert Western medication and include the main esoteric practices of Yoga to heal his physique, brain, and soul—ridding himself of melanoma and completely restoring his again. As a logo of his trip, he took the religious identify Bhava Ram, which stands for “Living from the Heart.”

Warrior Pose is an event chronicling probably the most momentous occasions of our time via a journalist’s eyes, an unforgettable tale concerning the strength of affection among father and son, and a transformational trip of self-healing, internal peace, and wholeness.

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Hatha Yoga Illustrated

By Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro

Adventure the actual merits and physique expertise from hatha yoga—the most well-liked type of yoga this day. Hatha Yoga Illustrated offers approximately 650 full-color photographs to visually display seventy seven average poses from hatha yoga that follow to all significant hatha types together with Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

person poses are offered from begin to end, exhibiting you the way to accomplish right alignment and respiring to make sure hard but secure execution. the result's a rise within the effectiveness, either bodily and mentally, you’ll adventure with each one pose. a number of pose diversifications in keeping with your own choice, skill, and health point also are incorporated.

11 pattern yoga workouts express easy methods to gather the poses into routines that meet your particular time, hassle, and depth parameters. colourful and finished, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is geared up on your final comfort and use. Use it to steer your muscle tissues, in addition to your brain, and raise power and stamina, decrease rigidity and nervousness, lessen blood strain, and elevate flexibility.

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The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift

By Annelise Hagen

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To maintain their faces having a look more youthful, ladies this day attempt every thing from invasive approaches resembling cosmetic surgery and Botox to pricey cosmeceuticals. The Yoga Face is a brand new and fully average substitute anti-aging routine that ladies can do each time and anywhere-and in exactly mins. The routines, constructed through yoga professional and teacher Annelise Hagen, are in line with an easy precept: The muscular tissues of the face aren't any varied from the muscle tissues of the remainder of the physique. in case you do not workout the muscle groups under the neck, they turn into vulnerable and flabby, and an analogous factor will occur in your face with age. simply as yoga exercises paintings the muscular tissues within the physique, the stretches and pursuits in The Yoga Face tighten and tone the face muscles-and strive against wrinkles. "Working out" with enjoyable facial workouts reminiscent of the Louis Armstrong "Satchmo," the Marilyn Monroe "kiss," and the "Lion Face," readers will discover adjustments quick; and over the years, the implications are dramatic. Illustrated with greater than seventy-five instructive pictures all through, The Yoga Face bargains a simple, secure, and powerful method to support girls flip again the clock and feature attractive, young-looking epidermis.

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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

By Stephen Cope

Hundreds of thousands of american citizens be aware of yoga as an excellent kind of workout and as a effective resource of calm in our stress-filled lives. some distance fewer are conscious of the total promise of yoga as a 4,000-year-old sensible course of liberation—a direction that matches the wishes of contemporary Western seekers with startling precision. Now Stephen Cope, a Western-trained psychotherapist who has lived and taught for greater than ten years on the biggest yoga middle in the United States, bargains this marvelously energetic and irreverent "pilgrim's growth" for modern global. He demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and perform of yoga, and indicates the way it applies to our so much human dilemmas: from loss, unhappiness, and dependancy, to the everlasting conflicts round intercourse and dating. And he indicates us that during yoga, "liberation" doesn't require us to go away our daily lives for a few transcendent non secular plane—life itself is the trail. specifically, Cope indicates how yoga can heal the discomfort of self-estrangement that pervades our society, major us to a brand new experience of objective and to a deeper, extra pleasant existence on this planet.

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Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body

By Donald Moyer

Written by way of an writer who has practiced Iyengar-style yoga in view that 1971, and who studied it with B. ok. S. Iyengar himself, Yoga: Awakening the interior Body is a radical, updated source for college kids and academics. utilizing questions reminiscent of "Do you have got sloping shoulders or square-set shoulders?" and "Are the muscle mass in the back of your top hands weak?" the e-book permits readers to tailor the guideline to slot their wishes. 8 chapters conceal every little thing from balancing the sternum to aligning the shoulder blades to exploring the connection one of the collarbone, kidneys, and groin. The publication additionally good points an advent within which the writer defines the interior physique and some of the levels of awakening and offers feedback for utilizing the book.

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Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters

This is an inspirational and available advent to the deep internal knowledge of yoga accrued from assets either old and glossy through one in every of America’s Most worthy yoga scholars.

YOGA GEMS

For the thousands of american citizens who now perform yoga frequently, this is the ideal advent to the wealthy philosophical and religious culture at the back of the routines.

George Feuerstein has drawn brief, memorable quotations from the main texts of this five-thousand-year-old legacy, with an emphasis at the knowledge of recent yoga masters.The quotations were chosen and organized to handle the wishes of yoga practitioners within the twenty-first century.

Among the various topics touched on during this treasure of a publication: the method of internal development; the price of silence; the best way to meditate; the way to infuse daily life with pleasure; common kinship; overcoming discomfort; facing grief, loss, anger, and jealousy; remembering and cultivating one’s actual internal self; constructing strength of will; and bringing out the nice in all you assert and do.

For either new and skilled yoga scholars alike, Yoga Gems is definitely the right shuttle spouse at the highway to internal peace.

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Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha/2008 Fourth Revised Edition

By Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Asana Prana Yama Mudra Bandha is known the world over as the most systematic yoga manuals at the present time. for the reason that it really is first ebook by way of the Bihar college of yoga in 1969 it's been reprinted seventeen instances and translated into many languages. it's the major reference textual content utilized by Yoga lecturers and scholars of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga in the overseas Yoga flow, and lots of different traditions besides. This entire textual content offers transparent illustrations. step-by-step instructions and info of chakra expertise. It courses the practitioner or instructor from the easiest to the main complicated practices of hatha yoga method. A healing index is equipped to be used by means of medical professionals and yoga therapists incorporating contemporary info from examine into yoga. This variation effectively brings the exposition of yoga practices to the normal of a college textual content. This most up-to-date Fourth Revised version has been revised and up to date less than the course of Swami Niranjananda Saraswati,the successor of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. considering book of the 1st edition,interest in yoga has unfold widely.Now the booklet is utilized in ashrams,centres and yoga colleges in lots of international locations because the regular textbook for academics and scholars alike.The concepts awarded were assimilated through fields as assorted as medicine,education,entetainment,business,sports and the educational of religious aspirants.

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