Insight Yoga

Author: Sarah Powers
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305980
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

Integrating traditional yoga techniques with the principles of Chinese medicine and meditation, a yoga teacher introduces a series of sequences designed to promote a lifetime of good health and mental and emotional clarity. Original. 30,000 first printing.

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

Author: Bernie Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935952501
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

A comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of Yin Yoga includes discussions of anatomy, the energy body and the practice's poses and benefits, explaining its distinctiveness from other yoga forms while revealing how yin yoga can offer a targeted approach for specific needs. Original.

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

Author: Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608682270
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Thousands of yoga lovers take teacher training courses each year, hoping to share what they learn with others. Many want to make yoga teaching their full-time career, but most training programs fall short in covering business acumen, and they may not equip graduates with the entrepreneurial skills and savvy they need to make a go of it. This indispensable and inspiring book guides both new and established professionals toward maximizing their impact as teachers and achieving their career goals. You’ll learn to: • build a loyal student base • plan dynamic classes • optimize your own practice • become more financially stable • maintain a marketing plan • use social media effectively • create a unique brand identity • inspire even more students to embrace yoga

Yoga

Author: Joanne Avison
Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited
ISBN: 1909141011
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The presentation of fascial anatomy in this book provides a new context for applying knowledge of the anatomical body in a practical and relevant way to movement. Applying fascial anatomy to yoga, this book offers a way to the yoga teacher of experiencing and seeing in three dimensions - the way we really move. This enables the yoga teacher to work more creatively in the real life class.

Yoga of the Subtle Body

Author: Tias Little
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834829763
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

With his expert teachings, philosophical insights, and pragmatic imagery, world-class yoga instructor Tias Little turns the anatomy of the physical body into a tool for navigating the subtle body. If you spend considerable time doing yoga, you begin to see that it is about much more than just the body—the practice of yoga in fact reveals that the body is in no way separate from the pyschospiritual forces that animate it. Tias Little here provides a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body, mind, and spirit. He unites somatic concepts and wisdom teachings in this practical guide to the anatomy of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle (or energetic) body. Little is a master teacher who offers us a guided tour of the body’s structure and physical anatomy, then uses this new structural awareness as the basis for exploring the subtle body. In a meaningful and pragmatic way, the book maps the connection between the body and the rich symbolism that pervades the yogic imagination, including the chakras, nadis, and koshas. Further, Little offers readers clear, insightful yoga, pranayama, and meditation exercises that apply these body-mind principles.

Yoga Critical Alignment

Author: Gert van Leeuwen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611800633
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to yoga practices that release the tension held in the body to create a balanced alignment covers such topics as the role of the skeleton in movement chains, enhancing the body's mobility, and deepening body awareness.

From the Gita to the Grail

Author: Bernie Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935628763
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: PHILOSOPHY

Compares the myths of yoga to stories that have influenced Western culture and explores how these spiritual stories can work at an unconscious level to provide road maps for navigating through modern life.

Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Sam Chase
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252899
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

Enlightenment isn’t a strange, mystical, or faraway place. It’s a fundamental human experience available to us all in different ways and in different moments.Learn how the ancient philosophy of yoga, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology can help you discover your life’s meaning and purpose, rewire your brain, and uncover lasting happiness and joy. Everyone is looking for happiness, but very few really know where to find it. Maybe it’s that house you’ve been dreaming of buying, or a new car, or the perfect relationship? Or maybe it’s a grand, epic revelation about the meaning of life? But when will that revelation come to you, and how long should you wait? And what if happiness isn’t something you achieve or obtain, but how you respond to the conditions of your life? After all, yogis can find peace and joy even when life is painful and unpleasant. In Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness, you’ll discover that lasting happiness is already at your fingertips—in the small, everyday moments inherently infused with purpose and meaning. The philosophy of yoga—rather than the poses and postures—boils down to one fundamental process: overcoming suffering by coming to know ourselves and aligning our actions with our own intrinsic sense of spiritual purpose. And yoga gives us the tools to address two basic existential questions: Who am I? What should I do? Meanwhile, positive psychology and neuroscience show us how our actions are constantly rewiring our brain in helpful ways—which points to happiness as something we must practice and carry out each day. Happiness is, simply put, something we do. In this unique, light-hearted guide, celebrated yoga instructor Sam Chase blends ancient wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras with his own personal journey of enlightenment to show you how to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you, end the cycle of materialism and greed that can get in the way of cultivating stillness of mind, and achieve lasting well-being.

Yoga as Medicine

Author: Yoga Journal
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553903942
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,“ Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yin Yoga

Author: Paul Grilley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1883991439
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness

Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures, Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.

Yinsights

Author: Bernie Clark
Publisher: Cardinal Publishing Group
ISBN: 096876651X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

The author explores the benefits of yoga as viewed by the Eastern and Western Worlds and related how it affects the body and mind. YinSights is divided into two main sections The first investigates the benefits of yoga on the physical body the energetic body, and the mind/emotional body. The second section explores the practice of Yin Yoga in details, and several flows are offered each with different themes.

Breath by Breath

Author: Larry Rosenberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823464
Release Date: 2004-11-09
Genre: Religion

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

Yoga for Healthy Feet

Author: Donald Moyer
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781930485860
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

In Yoga for Healthy Feet, Donald Moyer shares his insights into working with the feet and ankles gained through forty years of teaching yoga. This book includes: • Anatomy and architecture of the feet, as understood from a yogic perspective • Principles for aligning and balancing the feet • Suggestions for addressing common problems, such as foot cramps, sprained ankles, hammer toes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis • Descriptions of twenty-five poses that most concern the feet, with an emphasis on standing poses and sitting poses • The use of props such as blocks, straps, and wedges to support the feet and alleviate discomfort • Practice sequences for developing awareness, straightening toes and arches, improving balance, and supporting your ankle joints

Yin Yoga

Author: Paul Grilley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935952706
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. With over 80,000 copies sold, Grilley's book has been enhanced with new materials describing the evolution of Yin Yoga within the Yoga world over the last decade plus new reference materials on anatomy and the practice of Yin Yoga. Yoga as practiced in the US is almost exclusively Yang or muscular in nature. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a long time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. In addition, Yin Yoga better prepares people for meditation. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures. Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.