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.

The Mirror of Yoga

The Mirror of Yoga
Author: Richard Freeman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781590307953
ISBN 13: 159030795X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror of Yoga Book Review:

Describes the basic philosophy and underlying themes which are common to the various schools of yoga, discussing how a deeper understanding of its teachings enhances the everyday practices of its followers.

The Art of Vinyasa

The Art of Vinyasa
Author: Richard Freeman,Mary Taylor
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 0834840405
ISBN 13: 9780834840409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Vinyasa Book Review:

The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat, but as a meditative form. They reveal that doing the practice—and particularly the vinyasa, or the breath-synchonized movements—in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind. It also develops an adaptable, flexible practice that can last a lifetime. Freeman and Taylor give an in-depth explanation of form, alignment, and anatomy, and how they work together in the practice. They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical technique. Unlike other books on Ashtanga, The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga. Instead, it interlinks the eight limbs—yama and niyama (ethical practices); asana (postures); pranayama (breathing); pratyahara (nongrasping of the senses); dharana (concentration); dhyana (meditation); and samadhi (harmony, insight)—and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practice.

Polishing the Mirror

Polishing the Mirror
Author: Ram Dass
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1622031679
ISBN 13: 9781622031672
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.

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.

Mirror of Light

Mirror of Light
Author: Nida Chenagtsang
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 9780997731903
ISBN 13: 0997731907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirror of Light Book Review:

Ati Yoga is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the sky-like nature of our own mind which is clear, vast, and unobstructed by the clouds of afflictive emotions. 'Mirror of Light' contains Dr Nida Chenagtsang's commentaries on the great physician and meditation adept, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo's teachings on this profound practice.

When Love Comes to Light

When Love Comes to Light
Author: Richard Freeman,Mary Taylor
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0834843293
ISBN 13: 9780834843295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Love Comes to Light Book Review:

Eminent yoga teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor explore essential lessons from The Bhagavad Gita to reveal a practical guide for living in today's complex world. The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most influential and widely recognized ancient texts in Indian epic literature. Through the telling of the story and its many different philosophical teachings, the text provides deep insight into how to meet life's inevitable challenges while remaining open, clear, and compassionate. It offers modern day wisdom seekers a framework for understanding our core beliefs and who we really are--revealing the fact that healthy relationships to others and the world are essential to living a full, compassionate, balanced life. Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, both deeply respected yogic teachers, offer a practical, immediately relevant interpretation that emphasizes self-reflection and waking up in our modern world. Following the traditional sequence of teachings in The Bhagavad Gita--from its opening scene in which Arjuna finds himself in the middle of a battlefield, hesitating and trapped between opposing sides, torn by his dharma and confused by the various paths of action he might choose in the process of awakening--Freeman and Taylor interweave insight into how these classic teachings are relevant for modern readers struggling with what it means to live responsibly in the twenty-first century. With quotes, citations, and a full translation of the original text, they look at the overall arc of the The Bhagavad Gita's teachings and how that relates to the turmoil that arises, not only for Arjuna, but for any of us in the face of crises of conscience, spirit, and form. Exploring the essential themes such as love, wisdom, and karma, and by offering embodiment exercises to apply the teachings, When Love Comes to Light guides readers in the step-by-step process of waking up their intelligence and finding a path toward compassionate action.

Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 0857863428
ISBN 13: 9780857863423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It Book Review:

From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

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.

Be Here Now

Be Here Now
Author: Ram Dass
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0517543052
ISBN 13: 9780517543054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Here Now Book Review:

A social scientist recreates his search for expanded consciousness, through the psychedelia of LSD to the final calm and inner wisdom of Rajah Yoga

Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments
Author: Mark Stephens
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1583947841
ISBN 13: 9781583947845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Adjustments Book Review:

The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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:

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.

May I Be Happy

May I Be Happy
Author: Cyndi Lee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 1101609672
ISBN 13: 9781101609675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May I Be Happy Book Review:

For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions - dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher - Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realised that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships - including her relationship to herself. Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward - from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan - and inward, to seek the counsel of wise women, friends and strangers both. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee learned that compassion is the only antidote to hatred, thereby healing her heart and changing her mind. With prose as agile as the yoga sequences she creates, May I Be Happy gives voice to Lee's belief that every life arises, abides, and ultimately dissolves. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga classes.

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.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror
Author: Marilyn Singer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 1101648430
ISBN 13: 9781101648438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirror Mirror Book Review:

With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror! "Remarkable."—The Washington Post "This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art."—Time Out New York for Kids What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both.

The Breathing Book

The Breathing Book
Author: Donna Farhi
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1996-11-15
ISBN 10: 1429997907
ISBN 13: 9781429997904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breathing Book Book Review:

A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror
Author: Gayle Bohlman
Publsiher: Chiron Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 1630517062
ISBN 13: 9781630517069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirror, Mirror Book Review:

Mirror, Mirror by Gayle Bohlman, LCSW-C, offers an in-depth exploration of narcissism, looking at how it is constructed and a transformative path of healing narcissistic wounds. She posits that this is particularly relevant today as our collective consciousness grapples with the narcissism bombarding us daily in the news. The book utilizes the mirrors in the stories of Snow White, Narcissus, and Medusa to explicate a path from narcissism to self-realization. Mirror, Mirror is for all who seek a deeper understanding of narcissism, to clinicians, and to those interested in the work of C.G. Jung. Gayle Bohlman has been a therapist for 40 years using a holistic approach that incorporates physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. She is also a yoga and meditation instructor.

Yoga: Critical Alignment

Yoga: Critical Alignment
Author: Gert van Leeuwen
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1611800633
ISBN 13: 9781611800630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga: Critical Alignment Book Review:

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

Yummy Yoga

Yummy Yoga
Author: Joy Bauer
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1683357698
ISBN 13: 9781683357698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yummy Yoga Book Review:

A wildly imaginative introduction to yoga and nutrition by bestselling author, professional nutritionist, and beloved TV personality Joy Bauer Written by beloved health expert Joy Bauer, Yummy Yoga is a fun and fresh introduction to yoga and nutrition. Playful photographs feature a diverse group of kids demonstrating yoga poses. On the opposite sides of the spreads, imaginatively sculpted fruits and vegetables mirror the same poses! Lift the gatefold flaps to find simple, child-friendly recipes incorporating all of the healthy ingredients featured in each photo.

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.