Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
Author: Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
Publsiher: Mandala Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1683838483
ISBN 13: 9781683838487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Asanas Book Review:

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
Author: Alanna Kaivalya
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1683830237
ISBN 13: 9781683830238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Asanas Book Review:

Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
Author: Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
Publsiher: Mandala Publishing
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781683838470
ISBN 13: 1683838475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Asanas Book Review:

Enhance your yoga practice with this forty-five-card deck, which reveals the stories behind some of the most beloved poses. Based on a best-selling book, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck is a practical and portable collection of the stories behind the yoga poses, just right to accompany you to classes and retreats. Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like an Aesop fable or European folktale. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self-imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
Author: Insight Editions
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1683838491
ISBN 13: 9781683838494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Asanas Book Review:

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Beyond Asanas

Beyond Asanas
Author: Pragya Bhatt
Publsiher: Ebury Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780143446873
ISBN 13: 0143446878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Asanas Book Review:

Downward dog, tree pose, Marichyasana . . . Have you ever wondered how these names for yoga poses came about, inspired from animals, nature, and even sages? Using thirty carefully researched asanas, yoga teacher Pragya Bhatt draws upon her own yoga practice and research to make a connection between ancient Indian mythology and modern yoga practice. By depicting the beauty and form of each asana through the lens of Joel Koechlin, this book intends to add meaning and value for practitioners and non-practitioners alike, shedding new light on a familiar subject.

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories

Yoga Mythology  64 Asanas and Their Stories
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik,Matthew Rulli
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 9353570859
ISBN 13: 9789353570859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories Book Review:

The popular names of many yogic asanas - from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana - are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures? Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Sacred Sound

Sacred Sound
Author: Alanna Kaivalya
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-03-15
ISBN 10: 1608682439
ISBN 13: 9781608682430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Sound Book Review:

The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice. Alanna Kaivalya has refined her teaching over a decade with tens of thousands of diverse audience members. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool.

Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga Beyond the Mat
Author: Alanna Kaivalya
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-10-08
ISBN 10: 0738749710
ISBN 13: 9780738749716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Beyond the Mat Book Review:

While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga's most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through a complete range of topics, including Removing Obstacles Appreciating the Present Moment Balancing the Chakras Healing Childhood Wounds Creating Your Own Rituals Transforming Your Archetypal Energy Entering the Blissful State This book shows you that yoga doesn't make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss. Praise: "[Alanna] guides and inspires students and teachers alike toward their own liberation, with patience, generosity, and wholehearted enthusiasm."—Linda Sparrowe, former editor-in-chief of Yoga International and author of Yoga At Home "This is the book I dreamed of when I started my yoga path...[Yoga Beyond the Mat includes] all the steps, tools, rituals, and wisdom for lasting bliss."—Dana Flynn, founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga "Alanna has pioneered a relevant, educational book; deep thinking and laced humor."—Ana T. Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga and author of Fierce Medicine "Alanna reveals with great clarity and approachable language the nuances, shadings and shadows of this ancient ritual of wellness. I highly recommend it."— Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, author of Riting Myth "Alanna's rigorous scholarship interweaves with applicable and tangible to-do's that brings reality to your spirituality."—Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® and bestselling author of The Roll Model "In today's hectic life, the revival of yoga-past when combined with soul centered engagement offers the remedy we seek...a breakthrough book."—Stephen Aizenstat, PhD, chancellor of Pacifica Graduate Institute "In this groundbreaking book integrating yoga, Jungian psychology, and personal mythology, Alanna Kaivalya recovers the spiritual dimension of yoga for contemporary Western practitioners."—Dr. Patrick Mahaffey, professor and associate chair of Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and author of Evolving God-Images "Alanna writes with honesty and clarity about the quest to find self-knowledge and bliss, perfectly balancing skepticism and enthusiasm. The result is a practical guide to the history and philosophy of yoga, and a useful map to living an integrated, satisfying and richly meaningful life."—Dave Stringer, Grammy-nominated Kirtan artist "Drawing on yoga, psychology, mythology, and ritual, Alanna guides readers on a transformative journey toward self-awareness and 'personal bliss,' through an amazing array of practices. Yoga Beyond the Mat is like a library of ideas for studying your self."—Kaitlin Quistgaard, writer and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal

Downward Dogs Warriors

Downward Dogs   Warriors
Author: Zo Newell
Publsiher: Himalayan Inst Press
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780893892661
ISBN 13: 0893892661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downward Dogs Warriors Book Review:

Downward Dogs and Warriors de-mystifies traditional India stories of gods and goddesses by showing their connection to universal human emotions. Connecting these stories to common yoga poses opens a deeper dimension of practice.

Yoga

Yoga
Author: Rama Jyoti Vernon
Publsiher: Lotus Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 0940676265
ISBN 13: 9780940676268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Book Review:

Most Westerners already know that practicing yoga can improve health and create peace of mind. But for those who yearn to add meaningful depth to their lives, even greater riches are possible... In this book, master teacher Rama Vernon shares techniques and knowledge suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced students and teachers.

Yoga Body

Yoga Body
Author: Mark Singleton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN 10: 0195395344
ISBN 13: 9780195395341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Body Book Review:

The practice of yoga has become hugely popular in the West. Most people assume (and many claim) that 'postural' yoga - characterized by the familiar, demanding, physical poses - is an ancient Indian tradition. But in fact, as Mark Singleton shows, this type of yoga is quite a recent development, with its beginnings traceable to the middle of the 19th-century. Singleton here presents the first in-depth study of the origins of postural yoga, challenging many current notions about its nature and origins.

Storytime Yoga

Storytime Yoga
Author: Sydney Solis
Publsiher: Storytime Yoga
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0977706303
ISBN 13: 9780977706303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storytime Yoga Book Review:

Storytime Yoga enlightens young minds with the magic of yoga while recounting some of the world's most delightful, instructive stories in a way that encourages literacy and vibrant physical health. Includes eight multicultural wisdom stories scripted with yoga poses, as well as instruction for relaxation and meditation using story. Designed for parents, teachers, and anyone interested in working with kids from Pre-K through 6th grade, it is packed with inspired and yet practical information.

Yoga and the Hindu Tradition

Yoga and the Hindu Tradition
Author: Jean Varenne
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9788120805439
ISBN 13: 8120805437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and the Hindu Tradition Book Review:

Yoga Mala

Yoga Mala
Author: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 1429965061
ISBN 13: 9781429965064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Mala Book Review:

The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline There is a yoga boom in America, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is at the heart of it. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West a quarter of a century ago and has been the driving force behind its worldwide dissemination. Based on flowing, energetic movement, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it--have become the most widespread and influential styles of practice in the United States today. Mala means "garland" in Sanskrit, and Yoga Mala--a "garland of yoga practice"--is Jois's distillation of Ashtanga. He first outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline and explains its important terms and concepts. Next he guides the reader through Ashtanga's versions of the Sun Salutation and its subsequent sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. Brought into English by Eddie Stern, a student of Jois's for twelve years and director of the Patanjali Yoga Shala in New York City, Yoga Mala will be an indispensable handbook for students and teachers of yoga for years to come.

Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga
Author: Mark Stephens
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 1583944729
ISBN 13: 9781583944721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Yoga Book Review:

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Gita to the Grail

From the Gita to the Grail
Author: Bernie Clark
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781935628767
ISBN 13: 1935628763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Gita to the Grail Book Review:

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.

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga
Author: William J Broad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 1451641427
ISBN 13: 9781451641424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Yoga Book Review:

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Hatha Yoga Asanas

Hatha Yoga Asanas
Author: Daniel DiTuro,Ingrid Yang
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-01-25
ISBN 10: 1492582484
ISBN 13: 9781492582489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hatha Yoga Asanas Book Review:

Finally, an easy-to-use quick-reference guide that captures the beauty and essence of hatha yoga itself. Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice features full-color photos, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses, including these Bound angle Bow Bridge Chair Child's Cobra Crescent lunge Crow Dancer I Downward-facing dog Forward bend Garland Half moon Headstand Intense side stretch Lord of the fishes Lotus Pigeon Shoulder stand Side angle Staff Tree Triangle Upward-facing dog Warrior Wheel Simple, attractive, and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Olympus

Olympus
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 9385990195
ISBN 13: 9789385990199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olympus Book Review:

• Olympus is the home of the Greek gods, much like Amravati of the Hindu devas. • Zeus, leader of Olympians, wields a thunderbolt like Indra, and rides an eagle like Vishnu. • The feats of the Greek hero Heracles, known to Romans as Hercules, reminded many of Krishna, as did his name, ‘Hari-kula-esha’ or lord of the Hari clan. • The Greek epic of a husband sailing across the sea with a thousand ships to bring his wife, Helen, back from Troy seems strikingly similar to the story of Ram rescuing Sita from Lanka. Is there a connection between Greek and Hindu mythology then? Does it have something to do with a common Indo-European root? Or maybe an exchange of ideas in the centuries that followed the arrival of Alexander the Great, when Greek emissaries travelled to the kingdoms of Mathura and Magadha? In this book, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik turns his attention to ancient Greek tales, and explores a new world of stories. Long have Europeans and Americans retold Indic mythologies. It is time for Indians to reverse the gaze.

Asanas and Other Stories

Asanas and Other Stories
Author: David Wood
Publsiher: Eternal Wanderer Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016-07-18
ISBN 10: 9780692687840
ISBN 13: 069268784X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asanas and Other Stories Book Review:

Asanas and Other Stories is a short story collection by David Martin Wood that covered his earlier years of fiction writing. His subjects range from people dealing with every day issues to animals to survival.