List books in category Health, Mind & Body / Yoga

  • The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days

    The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days
    Shona Vertue

    Revolutionise the way you approach fitness with yoga expert and celebrity trainer Shona Vertue – in just 28 days! 'Shona changed my perspective on yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear. She is the best.' – David BeckhamAre you someone who has tried every fitness class out there, but nothing has ever really stuck?Or perhaps you can run a 10k but can barely touch your toes?Heard lifting weights is good, but feel lost in the gym?Keen to calm your racing mind and get the focus you need to train?Shona Vertue's 28-day reset plan will revolutionise the way you approach fitness. Her groundbreaking three-in-one method features a blend of resistance training with weights to build strength, yoga to aid flexibility and lengthen muscles, and a positive, mindful approach to exercise, combined with delicious, nourishing recipes. Get in the best shape of your life, both physically and mentally, and feel stronger, healthier and more flexible – in just 28 days.Features photos of every exercise, complete with food plan and nutritious, energising recipes.

  • Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Vol. 2: Volume 2

    Advanced Yoga Practices – Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Vol. 2: Volume 2
    Yogani

    FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE PAPERBACK EDITION: Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner reality, leading usto Oneness and Joy in all aspects of life. Our nervous system is the doorway…Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), Volume 2 refines and enhances the core practices presented in the first volume, and provides plain English instructionsfor new practices designed to cultivate middle and end stage development onthe path of human spiritual transformation. Additional practices include advanced applications of samyama, diet, shatkarmas, amaroli, non-dual self-inquiry, bhakti and karma yoga, and a variety of approaches for building and managing a progressive and stable practice routine.Volume 2 does not stand alone, relying on the first volume as a foundation, and building on it. There are nearly 200 additional lessons here for assistingthe serious practitioner to realize a life filled with abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss, outpouring divine love, and unity.What readers are saying as they make use of the AYP lessons: "It's almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted." – MA"As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions." – KC"I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga." – MR"Far above and beyond all other yoga writings I have encountered." – KG"A growing inquiry in stillness has taken me to new levels." – CL"Especially useful for stabilizing my kundalini awakening." – SR"The tantra techniques bring great pleasure into our lives." – ZA"This approach includes a deep tolerance of other paths." – AN"Thank you for being the one who said: The guru is in you!" – KKFor more reader feedback, see the last section in the book…

  • Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing

    Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing
    Yoga Journal

    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.

  • The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional s Guide to a Fulfilling Career

    The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional’s Guide to a Fulfilling Career
    Amy Ippoliti

    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 The Spirit And Practice Of Moving Into Stilln

    Yoga The Spirit And Practice Of Moving Into Stilln
    Erich Schiffmann

    Discover the path to inner peace with this guidebook that combines hatha yoga and meditation strategies from world-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffmann.World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new techniques—the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation—to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.

  • Yoga: For Beginners: Your Guide To Master Yoga Poses While Strengthening Your Body, Calming Your Mind And Be Stress Free!

    Yoga: For Beginners: Your Guide To Master Yoga Poses While Strengthening Your Body, Calming Your Mind And Be Stress Free!
    Emily Oddo

    Learn Yoga While Strengthening Your Body, Calming Your Mind And Be Stress-Free!I think you will agree with me when I say, the world is a pretty crazy place. I mean we all wake up early in the morning, take our breakfast, disappear into our daily responsibilities (which can be work or school), return home, try to get some few hours of sleep and then wake up and repeat everything again.What are we really doing to ourselves? We have made ourselves so busy that we have lost touch with our inner selves; which is okay except for the fact that, that type of life is affecting our health negatively by piling up stress in your body and mind. You know what we need, a breather and this guide has the perfect one for you. YOGA!Yes, you heard me. For a long time now, yoga has been known to work wonders on the body and mind. Basically, it helps you get in touch with your inner self in a process that releases stress from your body, calms your mind and boosts your strength. After a session of yoga, you glow and feel light. Now, who wouldn't want that?This guide will introduce you to this magical method known as yoga. By reading it, you will get to know the history of yoga, the benefits of yoga, what to expect from yoga classes and what you need to start practicing it. You will also learn some yoga postures and routines that you can do to free your mind from stress while strengthening your body.Are you ready to learn how to channel your inner yogi? Here's what we'll cover in this Yoga For Beginners book:✓Section 1: A Deep Understanding Of Yoga✓Section 2: Pre-Yoga Orientation And Preparation✓Section 3: Basic Yoga Poses✓Section 4: Basic Yoga Routines✓Section 5: Yoga Diet✓Section 6: Frequently Asked Questions Get Your Copy Today!

  • Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies

    Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies
    Georg Feuerstein

    Learn basic yoga postures and series in a day? Easy. Want to start enjoying the benefits of yoga today? The secret's out—you can quickly get up-to-speed on the basics of yoga and begin your workout with the help of this fun guide. Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies gives you an easy-to-follow introduction on the essential beginning elements of yoga. It's packed with tips and advice for staying balanced while maintaining proper posture (when sitting or standing) and step-by-step instructions for basic yoga sequences. An overview on the basic philosophy and benefits of Yoga Essential keys to posture, sitting, and standing The mechanics and practice of breathing during Yoga practice A recommended routine for beginners Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get ready to start reaping the many benefits of this ancient practice with Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies.

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

    Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
    Mukunda Stiles

    Mukunda steers away from an increasing tendency to 'medicalize' yoga therapy by avoiding prescriptive recommendations for specific medical diagnoses. He presents sequences of Vinyasa and pranayama suited to the various Ayurvedic body types. Yoga therapists and practitioners using this book can access a deeper level of preventative self-care, attuning to the rhythm of each individual. Enlivened by wisdom teachings, it provides food for body, soul and spirit, guiding practitioners towards fulfillment of their potential.

  • Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons for the Modern Woman

    Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons for the Modern Woman
    Katrina Repka

    "This is the story of a year I spent in New York, studying with Yoga Master Alan Finger."When Katrina Repka moved to New York, she was eager to shed her past and begin a new life, but she soon discovered that her old problems had followed her to the big city, and that instead of finding herself, she was more lost than ever. It was when she was almost ready to give up on everything that she read a magazine article on Master Yogi Alan Finger and knew that she had to meet him. It was a meeting that would change her life.Over the next twelve months, with Alan's help, Katrina tackled and overcame many of the obstacles holding her back. Dealing with issues that every woman will relate to–criticism, emptiness, balance, family, and creativity (among others)–the twelve chapters in Breathing Space follow Katrina's ups and downs in New York. At the end of each chapter there is a simple but effective breathing exercise that will help readers eliminate harmful behavior patterns and speed their own process of personal transformation. Breathing Space is an inspiring and instructive book that offers every woman the chance to follow the author's path and become the person she truly wants and deserves to be.

  • Yoga: for Beginners: Your Natural Way to Strengthen Your Body, Calming Your Mind and Be in The Moment

    Yoga: for Beginners: Your Natural Way to Strengthen Your Body, Calming Your Mind and Be in The Moment
    Susan Mori

    Do you feel stressed, mentally exhausted, or not in harmony with your body? One of the ancient forms of exercise that help to relax the body, mind and the soul is yoga. Yoga has been around for hundreds of years, and it is quite beneficial. You can improve your physical health as well as your overall mental and emotional wellbeing with Yoga. Yoga isn't just about stretches and poses or asanas; it also includes several breathing exercises and meditation. If it is your first time considering yoga and you want a perfect book to help you get started, then look no further. In this book, you will learn everything you need to know about yoga. You will learn the basics of yoga, different yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation and useful tips to begin yoga. By the end of this book, it is quite likely that you will be eager to start your yoga routine as soon as possible. Yoga is not rocket science, and you can learn it quickly, provided you follow the instructions in this book. If you are ready to learn about yoga, then let us start now!

  • The Kundalini Yoga Experience: Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together

    The Kundalini Yoga Experience: Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together
    Darryl O’Keeffe

    Unleash your potential to live the life you’ve always wanted.Kundalini yoga engages your unique sources of energy—those that empower your spirit as well as your body. Drawing from the riches of ancient yogic tradition, The Kundalini Yoga Experience offers a system of physical poses, breathing techniques, and focused meditations that, when practiced together, will bring you increased physical health and strength, emotional balance, and a deeper sense of your own spirituality. With regular practice, you'll be surprised at how strong, healthy, and fulfilled you feel. Experiencing the power of Kundalini is your birthright—embrace it!

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga

    The Key Muscles of Yoga
    Ray Long

    This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

  • Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility

    Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility
    Dean Pohlman

    A no-nonsense introduction to yoga for men who want to build strength, improve performance, and increase flexibility.Maximize your athletic performance, reduce your post-workout aches, and help prevent injuries with yoga. With more than 25 yoga routines and over 50 key postures, you'll discover how yoga can make you stronger, fitter, and more flexible. Professional athletes are making yoga a regular part of their fitness routines, and GQ, HuffPost, and Men's Health have all advocated yoga for men. Flexibility is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of fitness, and stretching has been proven to help you improve your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve injuries, and help you beat your competition on the field. If your muscles are tight, they won't let your body move as it should. Yoga increases flexibility, building a bigger range of motion and allowing you to work more muscle fibers with every movement.With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the key yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength–no chanting required. It also includes yoga routines and programs tailored to help you meet specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength and back pain relief. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better.

  • YOGA: ASANAS * PRANAYAMA * MUDRAS * KRIYAS

    YOGA: ASANAS * PRANAYAMA * MUDRAS * KRIYAS
    Vivekananda Kendra

    Briefing of Asanas and Pranyama following loosing exercises and breathing techniques. More than 10,60,000 copies sold. Swami Vivekananda proclaimed "each soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling Nature – external and internal. Do it either by work or worship, psychic control or philosophy; by one or more, or all of these and be free.' The systematic methodology of unfoldment of this inner potential Divinity, by moving towards Self-perfection is referred to as Yoga by Sri Aurobindo. Yoga is thus a process by which the Animal-man ascends through the stages Man-man, Super-man and the Divine-man.

  • Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

    Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.
    Jessamyn Stanley

    From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It’s a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It’s a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. It’s a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. It’s a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it’s a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like “I Want to Energize My Spirit,” “I Need to Release Fear,” “I Want to Love Myself.” Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

  • The Yoga Body Diet: Slim and Sexy in 4 Weeks (Without the Stress)

    The Yoga Body Diet: Slim and Sexy in 4 Weeks (Without the Stress)
    Kristen Schultz Dollard

    A yoga body is the one you have now, only healthier. This book is your complete guide to how to get it. And the benefits don't stop at your appearance. At the end of 4 short weeks, you'll feel better, you'll think more clearly, and you'll find it's much easier to keep a positive mindset and roll with life's inevitable punches. It's not as difficult as you might think! Here's how it works: The newest research has demonstrated beyond the shadow of a doubt that active relaxation triggers better blood flow to your organs, improving digestion and immune function. Yoga also puts you more in touch with your body, decreases stress and blood pressure, and regulates your nervous system, cultivating balance in the body. And it pulls muscle toward bone, creating a lithe and lean frame rather than gym-built bulk. The Yoga Body Diet shows you exactly how to eat well, shop wisely, and stretch yourself slim. The best part? NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. On this easy, 4-week plan, you will eat, move, and think according to your natural rhythms. You'll relax your systems rather than stressing them out, so that you won't experience the intense hunger pangs that often come when the body is in overdrive. In 4 short weeks, The Yoga Body Diet shows you how to de-stress your life, balance your system, and get the yoga body you've always wanted…for life.

  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated

    Hatha Yoga Illustrated
    Martin L. Kirk

    Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included. Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.

  • Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

    Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom
    B.K.S. Iyengar

    B.K.S. Iyengar–hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters–has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

  • Reiki for Beginners: Enhance Your Life Using the Power of Universal Energy

    Reiki for Beginners: Enhance Your Life Using the Power of Universal Energy
    Fusae William

    If you are suffering from an unbalance of spirit, or looking for a healing method that does not require medication or a way to get your mental health back on track, Reiki is for you. This ancient healing method is what is called an energy healing because it draws upon energy, Reiki energy, which is also called universal life energy. Reiki is a spiritual way of healing that works on healing people mind, body, and spirit through the manipulation of energy through the use of hands. By using various hand placements, including the chakra points, which helps direct energy to where it needs to go. Reiki can be used as a self-treatment or on others; it can even be used on animals. If you are looking for a time honored healing method that will open up a new outlook on life and comes with a spiritual opening, then Reiki is just what you are looking for.

  • Kokoro Yoga: Maximize Your Human Potential and Develop the Spirit of a Warrior--the SEALfit Way

    Kokoro Yoga: Maximize Your Human Potential and Develop the Spirit of a Warrior–the SEALfit Way
    Mark Divine

    Kokoro Yoga, by New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Divine, is an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual training, designed initially for the nation's elite special-ops soldiers and now taught to anyone seeking to develop the heart and mind of a warrior. Kokoro, the Japanese concept of warrior spirit—or merging heart and mind into action—is the central focus of Divine's new approach to teaching yoga. Coach Divine's yoga sequences are focused to adapt to all physical and mental capabilities, combining breathing, meditation, and visualization into both traditional poses as well as cross-training/combat-conditioning exercises. His decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALs, and wounded warriors uniquely qualifies him as an expert motivator and teacher.With Kokoro Yoga the practitioner will:* Get an unbeatable full-body workout through body-weight functional movements that can be done at home or on the on go* Increase flexibility while building long, lean muscle mass* Improve physical and mental balance, focus, and control at all levels—including a special segment designed for those recovering from PTSD* Find emotional, intuitional, and spiritual harmony to achieve peak performance Coach Divine’s methods have been tested by the toughest warriors in the world. Use this book as a guide to experience the profound power of yoga as a developmental system that will allow you to break through any barriers holding you back.

  • The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma

    The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma
    Richard C. Miller

    If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly “on alert.” Living with PTSD is extremely difficult, but there are ways that you can manage your symptoms and, in time, recover.In The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Richard C. Miller-named one of the top twenty-five yoga teachers by Yoga Journal-offers an innovative and proven-effective ten-step yoga program for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The deep relaxation meditations in this book will help you overcome the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and maintain emotional stability so that you can return to living a full, meaningful life.The author's iRest protocol is an integrative approach that heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It recognizes the underlying sense of calm that is always present, even amidst all changing circumstances of life. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the US, as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).If you are ready to start healing from your trauma and get back to living the life you once knew-a life free from fear, anxiety, and sleepless nights-this book will help you find your way. To find out more about Richard C. Miller and the iRest program, visit www.irest.us.

  • The Key Poses of Yoga

    The Key Poses of Yoga
    Ray Long

    This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, Edition 2

    The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, Edition 2
    T. K. V. Desikachar

    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. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level–physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga–poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy–and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.

  • Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

    Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture
    Andrea Jain

    Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed–that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.

  • Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

    Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses
    Claire Dederer

    The studio was decorated in the style of "Don't Be Afraid, We're Not a Cult." All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only spot of color came from the Tibetan prayer flags strung over the doorway into the studio. In flagrant defiance of my longtime policy of never entering a structure adorned with Tibetan prayer flags, I removed my shoes, paid my ten bucks, and walked in . . .Ten years ago, Claire Dederer threw her back out breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love.Over the next decade, she would tackle triangle, wheel, and the dreaded crow, becoming fast friends with some poses and developing long-standing feuds with others. At the same time, she found herself confronting the forces that shaped her generation. Daughters of women who ran away to find themselves and made a few messes along the way, Dederer and her peers grew up determined to be good, good, good—even if this meant feeling hemmed in by the smugness of their organic-buying, attachment-parenting, anxiously conscientious little world. Yoga seemed to fit right into this virtuous program, but to her surprise, Dederer found that the deeper she went into the poses, the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife—and the more they made her want something a little less tidy, a little more improvisational. Less goodness, more joy.Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

  • A Woman s Book of Yoga

    A Woman’s Book of Yoga
    Machelle M. Seibel

    Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman's health and mental well-being. The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one's own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women's health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga's positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.

  • The Yoga Bible

    The Yoga Bible
    Christina Brown

    Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including lyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this book is a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step guide to achieving each posture. It offers advice on altering postures where necessary, enabling beginners to try more difficult positions. Experienced yoga practitioners will also find a number of challenging, advanced positions–perfect inspiration for developing their practice.In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. Readers will also find advice from the author on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.

  • The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

    The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine
    David Frawley

    For the first time, here is a detailed explanation and classification of herbs, using the ancient system of Ayurveda. More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108 herbs explained in detail. Included are many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included.

  • 7 Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong

    7 Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong
    Lee Holden

    A blend of Eastern movements rooted in qi gong and Western fitness, 7 Minutes of Magic offers the perfect total workout to dramatically change your energy and fitness levels each day. In the morning, the seven-minute sequence wakes up the body with flowing movements and stretches designed to charge the muscles with energy and focus the mind for the rest of the day. In the evening, the exercises clear stress and calm the mind for sound sleep. Author Lee Holden also provides breathing techniques, nutritional tips, and advice on simple lifestyle changes throughout the day to increase vitality.Complete with more than 125 step-by-step, black-and white photographs, variations for more targeted workouts, and additional routines for more relaxed weekends, with 7 Minutes of Magic readers will start feeling their best today.“By skillfully blending the ancient tenets of Eastern disciplines into our Western lifestyle, 7 Minutes of Magic gives us the key to a long, healthy, happy life through an enjoyable and accessible fitness program.”–Nicholas Perricone, bestselling author of 7 Secrets to Health, Beauty and Longevity

  • Yoga Girl

    Yoga Girl
    Rachel Brathen

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day.Whether she’s practicing handstands on her stand-up paddleboard or teaching Downward-Facing Dog to the masses, Rachel Brathen—Instagram’s @Yoga_Girl—has made it her mission to share inspirational messages with people from all corners of the world. In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers beyond her Instagram feed and shares her journey like never before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her hometown in Sweden to her adventures in the jungles of Costa Rica, and finally to the beautiful and bohemian life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today. Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga with breathtaking tropical backdrops, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to a Caribbean spa.

  • All Men are Brothers: Life and Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in His Own Words

    All Men are Brothers: Life and Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in His Own Words
    Mahatma Ghandi

    All Men Are Brothers, which was first published in 1958, is a compelling and unique collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s most trenchant writings on nonviolence, especially in the context of a post-nuclear world. This compendium, which reads like a traditional book—“Gandhi without tears”—is drawn from a wide range of his reflections on world peace. In his own words: “It is not that I am incapable of anger, but I succeed on almost all occasions to keep my feelings under control. Such a struggle leaves one stronger for it. The more I work at this, the more I feel delight in my life, the delight in the scheme of the universe. It gives me a peace and a meaning of the mysteries of nature that I have no power to describe.”

  • Yoga Anatomy: Edition 2

    Yoga Anatomy: Edition 2
    Leslie Kaminoff

    The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

  • Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

    Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
    Margo Shapiro Bachman

    Pregnancy is an extraordinary time of transformation and a profound rite of passage that requires special care and guidance. The complementary tools and practices of Ayurveda and yoga have been used together for thousands of years to support a healthy body, balanced mind, and higher consciousness. With Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby, Margo Shapiro Bachman brings readers the first book to show how these "sister sciences" can support the miraculous journey of pregnancy. This thoroughly detailed guidebook shares practical and easy-to-apply teachings and information to help women experience pregnancy with radiant health and abundant joy, including:The basics of Ayurveda, yoga, diet, and lifestyle—cornerstone principles, basic terms and concepts, essential self-assessments, and moreMonth-by-month exercises and practices, including meditation, mantra, breathwork, asana, journaling, and massagePractical tips to encourage natural labor and deliveryGuidance on staying healthy and happy in the precious first postpartum weeks with babyFor women everywhere, Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby is an indispensable resource for treasuring every moment of pregnancy and blessing the mother and child with health, happiness, consciousness, and love.

  • Original Light: The Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga

    Original Light: The Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga
    Snatam Kaur

    The Kundalini Yoga tradition speaks of a call to the Divine that awakens “the Original Light of the soul.” Through meditation, prayer, and sacred song, those of all faiths can connect with this illuminating source—Kundalini, the universal energy of awareness and healing that awakens within. With OriginalLight, kirtan (devotional chant) singer Snatam Kaur takes us into the heart of the path, as taught in the Aquarian Sadhana, its primary guide to daily practice. Readers explore Kundalini Yoga’s key principles, enriched by Snatam Kaur’s stories and insights as a lifelong practitioner. She then teaches its five stages of practice, including preparation, sacred recitations, breathing fundamentals, energizing yoga sets, meditations, morning chants, and more. This invaluable resource offers for the first time Snatam Kaur’s personal instruction—a direct transmission from her teacher and Kundalini Yoga’s founder, Yogi Bhajan—to anyone inspired by yoga or devotional singing. Includes two CDs with guided chants and practices.

  • Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management

    Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management
    Amy Weintraub

    A toolkit of “no mat” yoga strategies for you and your clients. Drawing on her study of multiple traditions and lineages—from ancient yoga practices to current neuroscientific research on yoga benefits and contraindications—Weintraub presents a compendium of guided breathing exercises, meditations, self-inquiry practices, relaxation exercises, and simple postural adjustments that can readily accompany and complement psychotherapy—no mat or difficult postures required! Therapists learn exactly how to introduce these simple practices into a session, all within the comfort of their therapy room, no prior yoga training or experience necessary. Weintraub shows therapists how to introduce and apply a full range of yogic approaches: targeted breathing practices called pranayama that meet the present mood and bring it into balance; healing hand gestures called mudras; special sounds and tones called mantras; guided imagery and affirmation; yogic self-inquiry, and much more. Clinical stories and anecdotes explore how these yoga-based interventions, rooted in a firm, evidence-based foundation, can be used as effective treatments for a particular mood or mental state. With over 50 photographs that clearly illustrate the practices and gestures, detailed, step-by-step instructions, and scripts for guided relaxation and meditations, Yoga Skills for Therapists is a practical, hands-on guide that teaches the power of basic yoga techniques to bring great self-awareness, balance, and lasting well-being to you and your clients.

  • Shiva: The Lord of Yoga

    Shiva: The Lord of Yoga
    David Frawley

    Lord Shiva is the personification of all the main practices of Yoga, as the origin and ruling power over asana, prana, mantra, inner seeing and meditation. The current book unfolds the presence, light, energy and consciousness of the Supreme Shiva to take us beyond all death and duality.

  • Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body

    Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body
    Dianne Bondy

    50 poses for every type of bodyFor years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite–for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them.This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled–everyone. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focuses on specific physical and mental benefits.No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can do yoga–and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!

  • Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You

    Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You
    Kristin McGee

    From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day. For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga…Chair yoga! – Desk-bound? You can do chair yoga!- Have limited range of motion? You can do chair yoga!- Never done yoga before? You can do chair yoga!- Don’t own a pair of stretchy pants? You can do chair yoga!- Own plenty of athleisure or loungewear, but haven’t moved much in weeks/months/years? You can do chair yoga!Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises. Now with Chair Yoga, anyone can benefit from just a few moves a day—and garner the remarkable physical and mental health rewards.

  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
    Stephen Cope

    More than 100,000 copies sold!Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in the midst of our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as "the way of the fully alive human being"–a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision.Now one of America's leading scholars of yoga psychology–who is also a Western-trained psychotherapist–offers this marvelously lively and personal account of an ancient tradition that promises "the soul awake in this lifetime." Drawing on the vivid stories of practitioners at the largest yoga center in America, where he has lived and taught for more than ten years, Stephen Cope describes the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga–a practical science of development that urges us not to transcend or dissolve the self, but rather to encounter it more deeply.In this irreverent modern-day Pilgrim's Progress, Cope introduces us to an unforgettable cast of contemporary seekers–on the road to enlightenment carrying all the baggage of the human condition: confusion, loss, disappointment, addiction, and the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. As he describes the subtle shifts of energy and consciousness that happen at each stage of the path, we discover that in yoga, "liberation" does not require us to leave life in the world for some transcendent spiritual plane. Life itself is the path.Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.

  • Yoga for the Creative Soul: Exploring the Five Paths of Yoga to Reclaim Your Expressive Spirit

    Yoga for the Creative Soul: Exploring the Five Paths of Yoga to Reclaim Your Expressive Spirit
    Erin Byron

    Use the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga to Explore the Deepest Aspects of Your Creative Self Combining expressive arts and yoga therapy, Yoga for the Creative Soul is an invaluable guide to healing emotional wounds and creating a joyous life. Through drawing, writing, dancing, humming, and cooking—as well as yoga postures, meditation, relaxation, breathing, and self-inquiry—this book helps you cultivate your true intentions and live your deepest values. With helpful tips for daily practice and a quiz to support you in identifying areas of imbalance, author Erin Byron shares techniques that you can personalize to meet your specific needs. Discover how to bring color, movement, and melody into everyday moments with the five paths to self-realization: Karma, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Tantra. Engaging a process of personal transformation and learning how take control of your life are gifts you can give yourself with Yoga for the Creative Soul Praise:"I'm dazzled. Yoga for the Creative Soul is more than a program or philosophy. It's a gift, merging the tenets of ancient and yoga-based psychology with the expressive arts and personal healing…In this blessed book, Erin presents us with an all-inclusive path to joy."—Cyndi Dale, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras "A DIY guide full of exceptional exercises to awaken your best and most creative self . . . Yoga for the Creative Soul will help you to gently release fear, embrace change, gather courage, and overcome your inner-perfectionist."—Amy B. Scher, author of How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

  • The Chakras Made Easy

    The Chakras Made Easy
    Hilary H. Carter

    ‘The Chakras Made Easy’ is aimed at the reader who wants straightforward and easy to understand information about the chakras without having to read through a load of ‘bumph’ to get to the facts. Written by a qualified and experienced British Wheel of yoga teacher, this book explains what the chakras are in a clear and simple way. This is a very down to earth handbook that enables the reader to determine the state of their own chakras through the use of a simple tick list. Practical techniques for healing each of the seven chakras are also listed. By healing your chakras you can realise your full potential as an amazing human being! When your chakras are spinning freely you will experience improved physical, mental and emotional health. Understand your chakras, understand yourself. Bring your chakras into balance, bring your life into balance. Heal your chakras, heal your life.

  • The Tibetan Book of Yoga: Ancient Buddhist Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga

    The Tibetan Book of Yoga: Ancient Buddhist Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
    Geshe Michael Roach

    Yoga came to Tibet from India more than a thousand years ago, and it was quickly absorbed into the culture's rich traditions. In this small book readers will discover Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises wtih special Tibetan poses, and methods of working from the inside to give a healthy and a happy heart. Roach discovered a number of previously unknown Tibetan works on yoga in the course of his ongoing efforts to find and preserve ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts. He discusses the ideas and insights presented in these texts and places them within the context of the Buddhist tradition. To help readers incorporate this ancient wisdom in their daily lives, he provides a specific regime of yoga postures and meditations. Combining instructive illustrations with the unique philosophical underpinnings of the Buddhist approach, Geshe Roach has created a unique program for yoga on a physical and spiritual level.

  • Wheels of Life: A User s Guide to the Chakra System

    Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System
    Anodea Judith

    As portals between the physical and spiritual planes, the chakras offer unparalleled opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. Anodea Judith's classic introduction to the chakra system, which has sold over 200,000 copies, has been completely updated and expanded. It includes revised chapters on relationships, evolution, and healing, and a new section on raising children with healthy chakras. Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams. Praise: "Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written."— John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

  • Meditate Your Weight: A 21-Day Retreat to Optimize Your Metabolism and Feel Great

    Meditate Your Weight: A 21-Day Retreat to Optimize Your Metabolism and Feel Great
    Tiffany Cruikshank, LAc, MAOM

    The mind makeover that makes over your metabolism.Hundreds of medical studies have shown the spectacular health benefits of meditation. Now Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine, puts that scientific research to good, practical use by incorporating easy-to-use, targeted meditations into a unique weight-loss program. This 21-day plan optimizes health as well as body image by tapping the hidden strength of the mind. We learn a whole new way to lose weight; and it takes just a few relaxing and energizing minutes a day.Learn:• How to get started: advice for new meditators (no weird positions or chants required) • 3, 5, 7, and 10 minute meditations that bust cravings, break self-defeating habits, stress-proof the body, and reboot the brain • What to eat—and the top 5 foods to consider avoiding• How to continue your success after your 21-day retreat • Bonus: 10 stress-relieving, cardio-revving yoga exercises to complement the plan Each day of the plan in Meditate Your Weight helps you explore and release what's weighing you down physically, emotionally, and mentally—the mental blocks, thoughts, habits, and behaviors that stand in your way—to make it easier to think more clearly, make better choices, and maximize metabolism. As you lighten up on the inside, you’ll lighten up on the outside. Less stress=less belly fat. More calm + more balance = a healthier you.- Well+Good “The 10 Most Exciting Healthy Books to Read in 2016”

  • The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life

    The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life
    Lauren Roxburgh

    Celebrity trainer and goop expert Lauren Roxburgh's program that uses pelvic floor strength to release stress, fortify the body, and treat the physical and mental origins of tension.Chances are your body feels some form of stress every day, whether it's inflammation, bloating, tension, discomfort, anxiety, or pain during sex. We're constantly distracted by ailments we can't quite seem to fix. Body alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh believes that all of these problems can be solved by first unlocking the foundation of your mental and physical health: the pelvic floor. Located at the root of our pelvis, it determines how firm our core is, how we handle stress, and how much energy reaches the rest of our body. Without addressing the health of our pelvic floor, we are all missing out on a powerful key component of our overall physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Roxburgh presents an entirely new approach to building well-being–one based on a strong pelvic floor, open energy channels, and a clear mind.The Power Source offers a deep understanding of how to cultivate this strength by following a holistic, multisensory program. Starting with the pelvic floor, Roxburgh focuses on the five power centers that can be harnessed throughout the body:The pelvic floorThe deep coreThe upper coreThe heart and shouldersThe head, neck, and jawWith targeted exercises to encourage healing movement, nourishing recipes–from a Confidence-Boosting Tonic to Root-Rejuvenating Bone Broth–and holistic therapies that include visualizations, aromatherapy, and more, Roxburgh gives a full toolbox to realign your body and your life.

  • The Classic Yoga Bible: Godsfield Bibles

    The Classic Yoga Bible: Godsfield Bibles
    Christina Brown

    Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.

  • Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health

    Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health
    Eiko

    Experience amazing health benefits by learning how to do the splits in just 4 weeks! Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it. With only five minutes of stretching a day, you’ll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits such as better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! With world-renowned yoga teacher Eiko’s revolutionary program, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles, and see unbelievable results. All you need is this book, two legs, and a floor, and you're on your way to doing the splits!

  • B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

    B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
    B.K.S. Iyengar

    Updated to celebrate the Yogi's 90th birthday, this perennial bestseller is the only illustrated practical Iyengar yoga guide written by the master himself. B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health is the complete, authoritative teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar for mind, body, and health, and is suitable for every level of ability, age, and physical conditions. The book includes all the classic asanas, which are illustrated with 3601⁄4 views of step-by-step sequences. There are also yoga sequences devoted to help ease the symptoms of more than 80 ailments, from asthma and arthritis to IBS and varicose veins. This edition's new material includes a chapter of reportage-style photography focusing on the life and works of B.K.S Iyengar, chronicling his path from a sickly childhood to a worldwide yoga authority.

  • Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential

    Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential
    Karena Virginia

    For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core principles and practices of this revered tradition in an inviting and accessible guide. “Kundalini yoga opens joyous space for connecting deeply with the energy states of our being,” write Karena and Dharm, “It brings vital health to the body and opens our consciousness to new potentials of awareness.” Created for the modern practitioner, this book offers clear, comprehensive instruction in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga. From philosophy and lifestyle, to working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a uniquely practical and in-depth manual. Highlights include: Gorgeous photos illuminating step-by-step instructionsDetailed instructions, explanations, and illustrations for core kundalini practices—mantra, pranayama, bhanda, asana, kriya, meditation, and moreSeven traditional kundalini yoga routines, including a pituitary gland series for intuition, yoga for the immune system, and detoxing for radianceUnderstand the science of the practice, including its effects on the glandular system, spine, nervous system, and skeletonMeditations, mantras, and yoga poses to activate each of the chakras and bring health to your energetic bodyRemedies for common emotional challenges—dealing with fear, shame, and depression, among othersKundalini secrets for getting better sleep, aging gracefully, enhancing fertility, cultivating vitality, and more Rooted in tradition and infused with a sense of infinite possibility, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a joyful invitation for practitioners of all levels to awaken the vital energy within and receive the gifts that emerge from connecting more deeply with your own potential for creativity, abundance, and joy.

  • TIME the New Mindfulness

    TIME the New Mindfulness
    The Editors of TIME

    We live in challenging times. How can we stay sane and balanced? The New Mindfulness, the new Special Edition from the Editors of TIME takes a look at mindfulness-becoming, and remaining centered with thoughtful practices for body and spirit, including breathing, yoga, healthy eating, restful sleep, meditation and prayer, and more. This Special Edition features thought-provoking articles on the benefits of mindfulness for overcoming anxiety, depression, chronic pain, problems of aging, and more. Distinct sections-"Modern Calm," "Life Balance," and "Body Harmony"-are filled with helpful how-tos, clear explanations of the latest scientific theory, insights into human psychology, and tips on fostering mindfulness in ourselves and our children. With dozens of illuminating full-color photos and illustrations, The New Mindfulness is a must-have for everyone who wants to rise above overstretched schedules and overtaxed lives to become truly present.

  • Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion

    Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion
    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

    Practice hatha yoga at home with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for each asana (pose), anatomical illustrations, a vegetarian diet transition plan with recipes, and mindfulness techniques.Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed anatomical illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, plant-based diet advice, and recipes, this is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Progress your way through the 12 classic asanas (poses), then continue your practice with 9 programs with 20-, 40-, or 60-minute sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, this book has everything you need in one complete package.

  • Yoga: Meaning Values And Practice

    Yoga: Meaning Values And Practice
    Dr. Phulgenda Sinha

    This book is the result of years of practice, study and teaching of yoga by author. It presents yoga as a science and explains its fundanebtals in a scientific perspective. All the major yogas have been discussed in termas of their meaning, signisicance and values with emphasis on Hatha, Raja, Karma and Jnana yogas.

  • Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork

    Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork
    Dan Brule

    Hailed by Tony Robbins as the “definitive breathwork handbook,” Just Breathe will teach you how to harness your breath to reduce stress, increase productivity, balance your health, and find the path to spiritual awakening.Big meeting jitters? Anxiety over a test or taxes? Hard time focusing? What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by regulating your breath? In this simple and revolutionary guide, world-renowned pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares the Breath Mastery technique that has helped people in more than fifty countries reduce anxiety, improve their health, and tap infinite stores of energy. Just Breathe reveals the truth that elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, first responders, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you regulate your breathing, you can moderate your state of well-being. So if you want to clear and calm your mind and spark peak performance, the secret is just a breath away. Breathwork gives you the tools to achieve benefits in a wide range of issues including: managing acute/chronic pain; helping with insomnia, weight loss, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief; improving intuition, creativity, mindfulness, self-esteem, and leadership; and much more. Recommended “for those who wish to destress naturally” (Library Journal), Just Breathe will help you utilize your breath to benefit your body, mind, and spirit.

  • Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

    Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
    Rolf Gates

    365 daily reflections offering a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life, from the acclaimed yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, the daily reflections in Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.

  • On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard

    On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard
    Jennifer Pastiloff

    An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how hearing loss taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness. Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said “yes,” despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, “I got you.” Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realization over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of “I am not enough.” Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.

  • Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

    Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living
    Donna Farhi

    Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, restoring the tradition's intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living. Expanding upon the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the core text of the yoga tradition, Donna Farhi describes yoga's transforming power as a complete life practice, far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management. This is the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students, Farhi guides readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice. Farhi's engaging and accessible style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of yoga alike. And because her teachings of yoga philosophy extend into every corner of daily life, this book is an equally accessible guide to those seeking spiritual guidance without learning the pretzel bendings of the physical practice itself. As one of the top teachers worldwide, Farhi's exploration of the core philosophy of yoga is destined to become an instant classic.

  • Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

    Yoga All-In-One For Dummies
    Larry Payne

    Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your health and well-being If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or ramp up what you're already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies is the perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separate titles features everything you need to improve your health and peace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on, stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, and power yoga moves. Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, ranging from better flexibility and athletic performance to lowered blood pressure and weight loss. For those who want to take control of their health and overall fitness, yoga is the perfect practice. With Yoga All-In-One For Dummies, you'll have everything you need to get started and become a master of even the toughest yoga poses and techniques. Find out how to incorporate yoga to foster health, happiness, and peace of mind Get a complete resource, featuring information from six titles that are packed with tips Use companion workout videos to help you master various yoga poses and techniques that are covered in the book Utilize tips in the book to increase balance, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and overall fitness Take a deep breath and dive into Yoga All-In-One For Dummies to find out how you can improve your health and your happiness by incorporating yoga into your daily routine.

  • Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life

    Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life
    Rebecca Pacheco

    Yoga, Meet Life.Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during a week otherwise full of work, family, and the daily grind. Have you ever wondered how would it feel to bring that experience of awareness and calm out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life? After all, we know that practicing yoga can give us a leaner body and more sculpted limbs, but isn't its most important benefit the way it makes us feel? In Do Your Om Thing, master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog OmGal.com Rebecca Pacheco shows us that the true practice of yoga is about much more than achieving the perfect headstand or withstanding an hour-long class in a room heated to 100 degrees. "Yoga is not about performance," she tells us, "it's about practice, on your mat and in your life. If you want to get better at anything what should you do? Practice. Confidence, compassion, awareness, joy—if you want more of these—and who doesn't?—yoga offers the skills to practice them."In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles and philosophy feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today. And by illuminating how the guiding principles of yoga apply to our modern lives, Rebecca shows us that the true power of a yoga practice is not physical transformation, but mental and spiritual liberation.