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: 2012-02
ISBN 10: 9781590309445
ISBN 13: 1590309448
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:

A radical presentation of the most rigorous form of contemporary yoga as meditation in motion In The Art of Vinyasa, 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-synchronized 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), 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.

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.

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 for a World Out of Balance

Yoga for a World Out of Balance
Author: Michael Stone
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780834823235
ISBN 13: 0834823233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for a World Out of Balance Book Review:

Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes. Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.

Mirror of Light

Mirror of Light
Author: Nida Chenagtsang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 9780997731910
ISBN 13: 0997731915
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.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: Patanjali
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN 10: 1681463628
ISBN 13: 9781681463629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Review:

The 'Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali' are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga. In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy.

The Women s Health Big Book of Yoga

The Women s Health Big Book of Yoga
Author: Kathryn Budig
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 1609618394
ISBN 13: 9781609618391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women s Health Big Book of Yoga Book Review:

Presents postures and total body sequences, offers breathing and meditation techniques, provides advice on finding the right style of yoga and shares a nutrition plan centered around clean, calming foods.

Jivamukti Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga
Author: Sharon Gannon,David Life
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-06
ISBN 10: 0307486648
ISBN 13: 9780307486646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jivamukti Yoga Book Review:

The long-awaited, complete guide to the popular, vigorous American method of yoga that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and scriptures “In this day and age of health and fitness trends, it is assuring to know that Sharon and David encourage their students to draw inspiration from the classical texts of Yoga and timeless scriptural sources. ”—Sri Swami Satchidananda Creators of the extremely popular Jivamukti Yoga method and cofounders of the New York City studios where it is taught, Sharon Gannon and David Life present their unique style of yoga for the first time in book form. As they explain their intensely physical and spiritual system of flowing postures, they provide inspiring expert instruction to guide you in your practice. Unlike many books about yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not only on the physical postures but also on how they evolved—the origins of the practices in yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions—the psychotherapeutic benefits that accrue with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the mind and body. Jivamukti Yoga, which means “soul liberation,” guides your body and soul into spiritual freedom, physical strength, peace of mind, better health, and Self-realization–the ultimate goal of any practice. Gannon and Life help you understand each of the practices that comprise the yoga path to enlightenment: AHIMSA–The Way of Compassion: choosing nonviolence, respecting all life, practicing vegetarianism, living free of prejudice ASANA–The Way of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, breathing, transforming energy, understanding the bandhas KARMA–The Way of Action: creating good karma, giving thanks NADAM–The Way of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga MEDITATION–The Way of the Witness: how to sit still and move inward BHAKTI–The Way of Devotion to God: living with love, grace, and peace Whatever yoga you practice, Jivamukti Yoga will help you to strengthen and deepen that practice and lead you onto a path of spiritual clarity and self-discovery. “If there is only one book you read about the practice of Yoga, this should be the one. . . . This book is for anyone who wishes to find transformation through Yoga. I’m grateful for their work and teaching.”—Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute

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 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.

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.

Freud and Yoga

Freud and Yoga
Author: Hellfried Krusche,T. K. V. Desikachar
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0865477604
ISBN 13: 9780865477605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freud and Yoga Book Review:

Lessons from a great yoga master and an eminent psychoanalyst that explore what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common Yoga philosophy and Freud's revolutionary approach to psychology could not have been developed in more different times, places, or cultural conditions. And yet these two profound and dynamic systems of understanding human behavior, emotions, perception, and what's essential in our existence have an astonishing amount to share. What we learn by comparing their similarities as well as their differences can enhance how we comprehend our lives and our potential for change. In Freud and Yoga, the great yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar and the eminent psychoanalyst Hellfried Krusche examine forty classic sayings, or sutras, from the vantage point of their respective disciplines. Through clear, candid conversations that draw on long experience and are illustrated by case studies from the clinic and the shala, these two experts explain the concepts, terms, forces, and processes in their traditions. Therapists and patients, yoga adepts and professionals, and readers interested in psychology and spirituality will find this unique investigation fascinating, enriching, and useful. In a time when Western and Eastern modalities have ever more to offer each other, Freud and Yoga is a watershed work—one that draws us closer to understanding our own nature and the deep workings of the human psyche.

Complete Book of Yoga

Complete Book of Yoga
Author: Swami Vivekanand
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Book of Yoga Book Review:

Swami Vivekananda revealed to the world the true foundations of India's unity as a nation. He taught how a nation with such a vast diversity can be bound together by a feeling of humanity and brother-hood. Vivekananda emphasized the points of drawbacks of western culture and the contribution of India to overcome those. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose once said: “Swamiji harmonized the East and the West, religion and science, past and present. And that is why he is great. Our countrymen have gained unprecedented self-respect, self-reliance and self-assertion from his teachings.” Vivekananda was successful in constructing a virtual bridge between the culture of East and the West. He interpreted the Hindu scriptures, philosophy and the way of life to the Western people. He made them realize that in spite of poverty and backwardness, India had a great contribution to make to world culture. He played a key role in ending India's cultural isolation from the rest of the world.

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.

Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror
Author: Jia Tolentino
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0525510567
ISBN 13: 9780525510567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trick Mirror Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "From The New Yorker's beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television."--Esquire "A whip-smart, challenging book."--Zadie Smith * "Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time."--Vulture FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HARVARD CRIMSON AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * Chicago Tribune * The Washington Post * NPR * Variety * Esquire * Vox * Elle * Glamour * GQ * Good Housekeeping * The Paris Review * Paste * Town & Country * BookPage * Kirkus Reviews * BookRiot * Shelf Awareness Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino's sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet. FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY

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.

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.