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Publication Date: 2014-11-14
Yoga has become extremely popular in todays' fitness world, but its benefits go well beyond the physical. Author Barbara Sheen discuss the scientific principals behind the sport of yoga. This book describes the physics used and how to avoid injuries. It also details the benefits that doing yoga has on the body and the mind.
Yoga for Beginners by
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
'Yoga for Beginners' explains how practising yoga can give you energy, make you feel fit, improve strength, mobility and co-ordination, and help you relax in even the most stressful situations. The clear instructions and the accompanying photographs are a thorough guide to the practice of yoga.
The Heart and Science of Yoga by
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
This is an encyclopaedic introduction to Yoga Science, The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter shares his extraordinary knowledge of the worlds oldest and most practical mind/body medicine. Leonard is one of the Wests foremost guides to understanding the nature of consciousness. He will gently lead you to a realisation of the profound wisdom and power that you already possess. This is both the record of a personal journey and a transformational teaching. The content is filled with easy-to-learn prayers, meditations, breathing practices, teaching stories from the worlds great spiritual traditions, techniques for accessing intuitive wisdom, a users guide for the mind, an introduction to ancient Ayurvedic health principles, and a holistic series of easy-gentle yoga exercises. As modern medicine rediscovers and systematically documents the physical, mental and emotional benefits of Yoga, millions of people from all walks of life are incorporating the timeless practices of this ancient science into their lives. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time student, Leonard provides loving support and valuable insights to advance your understanding, deepen your practice and nurture your Self-transformation. The book promises that through the process of personal experimentation you too can access an inner reservoir of creativity to make every relationship rewarding no matter what. This is the first, comprehensive Yoga Science curriculum accredited by the American Medical Association, American Nurses Association and American Psychological Association for continuing medical education credit. This book is an empowering guide for the greatest adventure you will ever have your personal journey to a happy, healthy and joyful life. It comes with an index and directory of practices.
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Yoga explores the importance of simple and thoughtful movements and taking time to pause. This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.
Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain by
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Based on the popular Mindful Yoga program developed at Duke University, this book will help you soothe your body and calm your mind--bringing gentle relief to the physical and mental suffering caused by chronic pain. If you live with chronic pain, you need solutions now to help you feel better and get back to living your life. If you're looking for an alternative to pharmaceutical pain medication, yoga is powerful practice for managing pain and building resilience. Based on the proven-effective Mindful Yoga program developed by the authors at Duke University, this safe and easy-to-use book--accessible for all levels of fitness and mobility--has everything you need to get started today. In this workbook, you'll find an eight-step, integrative approach drawing on both modern western medicine and the ancient wisdom of the yoga tradition. The gentle poses and practices in this book are informed by a state-of-the-art understanding of physiology, and can be safely used to help alleviate pain associated with several common health problems, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, and more. This is not a book about getting into pretzel positions or sitting on a yoga mat for hours. This is a book about gentle, easy, and calming yoga that will help you manage your pain and improve your overall well-being.
Pick Your Yoga Practice by
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you'll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary discovered when she began exploring different classes, finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice.Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Those new to yoga will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory. Styles included: Ashtanga * Iyengar * Kundalini * Integral * Kripalu Bikram * Jivamukti * Sivananda * Ananda Viniyoga * Svaroopa * Power * Forrest * ISHTA Anusara * Moksha * AcroYoga
Yoga XXL by
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm. For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes: Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipmentOver 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobilityVariations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safetyPostures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffnessQuick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the dayDetailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more. WithYoga XXL you'll have everything you need to bring yoga - and more health and wellness - into your daily life immediately.
Yoga for Anxiety by
Publication Date: 2010-02-02
Many of us face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties that cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear. When you feel this way, it's healing to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of innate goodness and well-being. For centuries, yoga has offered a quiet retreat away from life's pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace. Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity. Before long, you'll free yourself from the anxiety and fears that hold you back and learn to live with a more open heart and resilient mind. Just as yoga helps you feel more at home in your body, the mental and physical practices in Yoga for Anxiety help you increase your sense of contentment in life.
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