The Mirror of Yoga

The Mirror of Yoga
Author: Richard Freeman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 9780834824874
ISBN 13: 0834824876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror of Yoga Book Review:

The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and Samkhya philosophies, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the eight limbs of astanga yoga, the process and purpose of hatha yoga, and much more. He also explores the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and the yogic imperative of offering service to others. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply the wealth of information to daily life. The Mirror of Yoga will be a welcome resource to all yogis who wish to better practice the profound philosophy underlying their practice.

Yoga for Life

Yoga for Life
Author: Colleen Saidman Yee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 1476776806
ISBN 13: 9781476776804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for Life Book Review:

From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice. From learning to cope with a frightening seizure disorder to navigating marriages and divorces to becoming a mother, finding the right life partner, and grieving a beloved parent, Saidman Yee has been through it all—and has found that yoga holds the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Approachable, sympathetic, funny, and candid, Saidman Yee shares personal anecdotes along with her compassionate insights and practical instructions for applying yoga to everyday issues and anxieties. Specific yoga sequences accompany each chapter and address everything from hormonal mood swings to detoxing, depression, stress, and increased confidence and energy. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate her signature flow of poses so you can follow them effortlessly. Yoga for Life offers techniques to bring awareness to every part of your physical and spiritual being, allowing you to feel truly alive and to embody the peace of the present moment.

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance
Author: Roxanne Kamayani Gupta
Publsiher: Inner Traditions
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780892817658
ISBN 13: 0892817658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance Book Review:

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India have been inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and movements of Indian classical dance can only be achieved through yogic concentration. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance enhance the practice of yoga. These two traditions, so complementary and essential to one another, are united and explicated for the first time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance. Twenty-five years ago Roxanne Kamayani Gupta embarked on a journey of dance and yoga, yearning to unlock their mysteries and discover their common origins. As a twenty-year-old student from America she was miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian culture, became a Hindu, and began an odyssey so unusual and unique that the reader will be enchanted by its telling. Choosing the path of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta accomplished what no Western woman had done before: being accepted and trained by Indian masters and then performing in the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the arts festivals of Europe and America--while at the same time achieving a doctorate in the anthropology of religion and being initiated into a number of yogic traditions. Having mastered the classical form of Kuchipudi dance and studied with teachers of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings together these two great streams of consciousness and practice. In this tantric approach to yoga and dance, expressed through the body and through a yoga of emotions, we see the traditions embodied in a manner that embraces the totality of the human experience. The result is the dance of the yogini, the sacred feminine initiatress who dances with one foot in nature and the other in the realm of the gods. With extensive photographs of innovative yoga routines, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her experience into techniques for yogic study certain to assist students of all levels to achieve a dynamic, beautiful, and graceful practice.

Yoga Is a Mirror to Look at Ourselves from Within

Yoga Is a Mirror to Look at Ourselves from Within
Author: Thoughtful Journals
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798653603471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Is a Mirror to Look at Ourselves from Within Book Review:

Do you practice yoga? This motivational yoga journal will keep you on your feet. Write down things you need to do for the day, this journal is for everyday use. Take it with you wherever you go. Great little gift for yoga lovers. Three unique templates to get your day going!

Polishing the Mirror

Polishing the Mirror
Author: Ram Dass
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1622031377
ISBN 13: 9781622031375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polishing the Mirror Book Review:

Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga—opening our hearts to unconditional love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga—how selfless service can profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.

Krishnamacharya

Krishnamacharya
Author: A.G. Mohan
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780834822498
ISBN 13: 0834822490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Krishnamacharya Book Review:

Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Author: Stuart Ray Sarbacker,Kevin Kimple
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0865477698
ISBN 13: 9780865477698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eight Limbs of Yoga Book Review:

A clear, concise guidebook to the essentials of yogic thought and practice Many people think yoga simply means postures and breathing. Not true. The intention of this short guide is practical and straightforward: to say what yoga really is and to apply its principles to everyday life. It leads us through the eight-limbed system, a coherent framework that has been handed down and elaborated upon for thousands of years and consists of five "outer limbs," which pertain to our experience of the social world and the operation of our senses, and three "inner limbs," which focus on the mind. Stuart Ray Sarbacker and Kevin Kimple present the eight-limbed system as something that can be turned to again and again to deepen and expand understanding and practice. As an introduction and overview to the essence of yoga, The Eight Limbs of Yoga is unparalleled for clarity, usefulness, and concision.

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga
Author: Swami Vishnu Devananda
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-02-23
ISBN 10: 030778620X
ISBN 13: 9780307786203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga Book Review:

Since 1960, more than 1 million people have used this classic guide to tap the incredible power of yoga. The attractive new edition, in a new size, will appeal to a wide audience of contemporary yoga students.

The Inner Tradition of Yoga

The Inner Tradition of Yoga
Author: Michael Stone
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-08-12
ISBN 10: 9780834824430
ISBN 13: 0834824434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inner Tradition of Yoga Book Review:

There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga
Author: Kino MacGregor
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 1611800056
ISBN 13: 9781611800050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga Book Review:

A user's guide to the philosophy and practice of one of the most popular types of yoga—by the dynamic yoga teacher Kino MacGregor Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor—a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga—gives a comprehensive view of the practice, demonstrating how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development. MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its philosophy manifests in contemporary lifestyle and dietary choices. She also explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice. Her clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—including standing, seated, backbending, twisting, hip-opening, and closing postures—is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate experienced yogis toward perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a way that will inspire all practitioners.

Yoga Fitness for Men

Yoga Fitness for Men
Author: Dean Pohlman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1465477632
ISBN 13: 9781465477637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Fitness for Men Book Review:

You don't have to go to the yoga studio to practice yoga. Grab your mat and discover the power of yoga for yourself. Perfect for beginners! With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength. Prop the book in front of your mat and let the full-color, step-by-step photography guide you through everything you need to know for an effective yoga practice. Get your body moving, maximize athletic performance, restore your muscles from daily aches, reduce post-workout soreness, and help prevent injuries. Mobility is one of the most important, yet overlooked elements of your fitness, which is why 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. Stretching and strengthening with yoga to improve mobility is proven to help you increase your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve aches, and help you beat your competition on the field. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better. Here is what you'll find in this amazing beginner's guide: 25 yoga workouts, and over 50 key postures so yoga can make you stronger, fitter, and more mobile. Visual modifications show you how to tailor the pose for your body. A dashboard for every pose explains what you should and shouldn't be feeling in your body while doing the pose. Workouts and multi-week programs are tailored to your specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength, restoration from hours of sitting, rotational power, or back pain relief.

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.

Awake in the World

Awake in the World
Author: Michael Stone
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780834827493
ISBN 13: 0834827492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awake in the World Book Review:

How can we live a balanced life in unbalanced times? How can the practices of meditation and yoga support our relationships, our work lives, and the greater good? Author, teacher, and psychotherapist Michael Stone presents the essential insights of mindfulness and yoga, emphasizing the teachings of simplicity and the interdependence of all life. Stone explains that the practices of yoga and meditation are not about escaping reality but about living fully in the here and now, opening to our experience, and gaining access to stillness within the flow of life. The essence of yoga and Buddhist practice is opening the heart—our own and the heart of the world. With that awareness, Stone encourages us to get involved in our communities, to speak out when we see wrongdoing, and to find ways of helping others.

Vital Yoga

Vital Yoga
Author: Meta Chaya Hirschl
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-12-13
ISBN 10: 1615191445
ISBN 13: 9781615191444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Yoga Book Review:

From a longtime yoga teacher, this highly visual, broadly informative resource gives serious yoga practitioners a wide-ranging framework that will enrich their practice. As any yoga student or teacher knows, there’s more to yoga than Downward Dog. Meta Chaya Hirschl’s immersive guide offers a complete vision of yoga, from its historical and spiritual roots to modern practice. Whether you are a novice yogi or an experienced instructor, Vital Yoga will help you unlock yoga’s full potential—and your own. Focusing on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, Hirschl covers a wide range of essential topics in three sections: Before the Mat, On the Mat, and Into the World. In Before the Mat, you’ll learn about the history and philosophy of yoga, with fresh insights into: • Fundamental texts like the Bhagavad Gita • The role of vibration in yogic practice • Mantras for everything from health to job hunting In On the Mat, you’ll find practical instructions for every aspect of yoga, including: • Breathing consciously to guide your vital energies • Meditating to master and heighten your senses • Posing with intention, strength, and balance And finally, you’ll go Into the World. For Hirschl, the true benefits of yoga come not from perfect poses, but from using yoga every day to help yourself and others—so she covers how you can improve your confidence, health, and even your sex life with yoga, and how you can teach others to do the same. Throughout, Vital Yoga invites you to delve into the heart of yoga with derivations of Sanskrit terms, “stealth” yoga practices you can do anywhere, wisdom from the great sages, and accounts by contemporary yogis. Its goal is to help you connect to your inner self, transcend fear and attachment to the stresses of life, and achieve bliss—and when you’ve achieved it, you’ll be able to share it.

A Life Worth Breathing

A Life Worth Breathing
Author: Max Strom
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 1616084278
ISBN 13: 9781616084271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life Worth Breathing Book Review:

Promises to help readers reach their full potential through yoga, meditation and mindful breathing, in a book that includes exercises, anecdotes and analogies. Original.

Be Like A Tree

Be Like A Tree
Author: Leanne Whiting
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 152555171X
ISBN 13: 9781525551710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Like A Tree Book Review:

Inspiration Behind the Book “Look deep into Nature, then you will understand everything better” —Albert Einstein About 3.2 km along Rogart Trail at Sugar Moon Farm in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, stands a tree. Every winter when I hike this trail, this tree stands out to me, as it stands uniquely in Tree Pose [Vrksasana], the common yoga pose used to foster both inner and outer strength and stability. When the tree caught my eye just as sharply the second time as the first, this story unfolded in my head for the remaining 2.8 kilometres. I wrote it all down upon reaching the warm fire at Sugar Moon Farm. The tree demonstrates practices of movement, awareness, and empathy with himself and the boy. The role of nature is also important, an opportunity to connect with ourselves, with others, and with all creatures, to feel connected to the beauty of the world we live in as a mirror to connect to ourselves and stand in our own beauty. It is my hope that this story will encourage you to spend time in Nature, to practice yoga, and to use the skills of empathy to live peacefully and compassionately to yourself and to others. Be Like a Tree connects the qualities of the heart of humans and nature alike. May we all be like a tree and use the practices to breathe and tap deep into our roots to be our own unique selves.

Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar

Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar
Author: Jaime Amor
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1786780232
ISBN 13: 9781786780232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar Book Review:

The hugely successful Cosmic Kids YouTube channel helps children discover yoga by joining presenter Jaime on monthly yoga adventures, each one a story featuring a loveable animal character that achieves something amazing. Aimed at 4 to 8-year-olds, the Cosmic Kids yoga books offer children a chance to take the yoga more slowly than is possible in a fast-moving video, to spend more time in their favourite poses, and also to enjoy reading or listening to the story. Each book is themed around a specific area of wellbeing; in the case of Lulu, this is coping with feelings of frustration and anger, and finding and managing our own inner power. In this adventure, we're off to Tanzania to meet Lulu, a lion cub who's not quite learned how to roar yet. This makes her really sad and frustrated and taking it out on her friends just makes her feel even worse, so we help her find ways of dealing with her emotions. Then Lulu discovers that the volcano is going to erupt ... all her friends are in terrible danger! Can she find her roar in time to save the other animals? The story concludes with a relaxation and some affirmations to reinforce the message of the book. With bright illustrations, the books are designed to mirror the Cosmic Kids look, and to allow children to get to know a range of characters from the Cosmic Kids shows. There's also information at the back to help parents and teachers introduce children to yoga, even if they don't practise yoga themselves.

Equestrian Yoga

Equestrian Yoga
Author: Natalie DeFee Mendik,Danny Chapparo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 9781736160602
ISBN 13: 1736160605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equestrian Yoga Book Review:

Equestrian Yoga integrates an ancient tradition into modern life, deepening your connection with both yourself and your horse by combining the principles of yoga with the movement and energy of your horse. With poses practiced both on and off your horse, including hip openers, shoulder stretches, deep twists, and lateral stretches, you'll find improved strength, flexibility, and balance. Stretches designed for the horse mirror those for the rider. Breathing with intention brings clarity and awareness to your own body, while strengthening the bond with your horse.Equestrian Yoga complements any riding discipline and is suitable for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. No previous yoga experience is required. Step-by-step instructions, as well as modifications and variations, make equestrian yoga accessible to all. Both yoga and riding are timeless studies - explorations of self-discovery and growth. Enjoy the journey!

Yoga Myths

Yoga Myths
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1611807964
ISBN 13: 9781611807967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Myths Book Review:

The essential guide to correcting yoga misconceptions and avoiding injuries in your practice from Judith Hanson Lasater, a yoga instructor, physical therapist, and bodywork expert. "Tuck your tailbone to protect your back." "Increase your breath." "Pull your abdominal muscles into your backbone." Following these movement cues is often believed to benefit your yoga practice and protect your body when entering and holding poses. However, what may seem like a helpful correction can actually lead to injury or physical harm. In Yoga Myths, Judith Hanson Lasater draws on almost fifty years of experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist to address the most common mistakes in our yoga practice and provide clear instructions for correcting these errors. Focusing on the eleven "myths" most detrimental to our practice, Lasater provides a comprehensive discussion of what the myth is, why it can hurt us, and how we can avoid it through step-by-step instructions and guiding photos. This book will allow you to return to the inherent wisdom, natural goodness, and spiritual wholeness of yoga and avoid life altering injuries for as long as you practice.

The Yoga Diaries

The Yoga Diaries
Author: Jeannie Page,Stephen Cope
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781500475079
ISBN 13: 1500475076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yoga Diaries Book Review:

Yoga is a practice of the mind, body, and spirit. It is a practice that has the power to change, heal, and transform us. Many of us who have chosen to walk the yogic path already know this. We know this because we have not only experienced our own powerful transformations, but we have also seen dramatic, and at times even miraculous, metamorphoses of the souls that walk beside us on this path. The Yoga Diaries is a powerful collection of these stories of transformation through yoga: stories of physical and emotional healing; stories of overcoming great adversity and often finding one's true purpose; stories of breath-taking, alchemical soul transformations and spiritual healing; stories from beautiful hearts and souls from all over the globe. The inspiring stories of the brave yogis within these pages will convince you that yoga is a practice for anyone ... for everyone.