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Yoga for Beginners
Mark Ansari
0062736485
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
...demonstrates, through numerous color photographs, elementary positions and breathing techniques ideal for the yoga novice.


Hatha Yoga Illustrated

0736062033


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Book Description
Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram. Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you’ll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included. Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity...


Back RX
Vijay Vad
1592400450
Feb 2004
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"After three months, the results have been striking: 80%… reported that their pain was reduced by at least half"

Ellen Barkin
"[Dr. Vad’s] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought."

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The Runner's Yoga Book: A Balanced Approach to Fitness

0962713813


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Book Description
The Runner's Yoga Book is an ideal companion for the weekend or professional athlete, for the reader who wants to stretch and relax, and for the developing yoga student who wants to establish a home practice. Drawing on over thirty years of teaching and personal practice, author Jean Couch offers precise instruction in all types of poses, guidelines for home practice, yoga routines for other sports, including bicycling, skiing, swimming, tennis, and walking, a resource guide for further study, and a yoga-poses-by-alphabetical-listing index. With over 400 photographs and illustrations showing students at various levels of expertise, The Runner's Yoga Book is a complete guide for yoga students of all ages and most levels of fitness.


Light on Life
B. K. S. Iyengar
1594862486
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Preface
If this book is to lay any claim to authenticity, it must make one point clear above all others. It is this: By persistent and sustained practice, anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey and reach the goal of illumination and freedom. Krishna, Buddha, and Jesus lie in the hearts of all. They are not film stars, mere idols of adulation. They are great inspirational figures whose example is there to be followed. They act as our role models today. Just as they reached Self-Realization, so may we.

Many of you may worry that you are unable to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I want to assure you that you can. I am a man who started from nowhere; I was heavily disadvantaged in many ways. After much time and effort, I began to reach somewhere. I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to...


Yoga: A Gem for Women

0931454980


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Juniper Glass, Ascent Magazine, 2001
Geeta Iyengar found the power to survive and thrive through her practice of Hatha Yoga.

Book Description
Yoga, A Gem for Women presents a detailed, practical guide for the yoga student who wants to go deeper with her practice of Hatha Yoga. The book is divided into three sections that create an integrated path of yoga suitable for both the beginner and advanced student: Theory--Yoga and Women A natural bridge to health and well-being Practice--Knowing Your Body Techniques and benefits of over 80 asanas complete with photographs and detailed instructions Experience--On the Threshold of Peace Relaxation, breathing and the practice of meditation

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Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice
David Swenson
1891252089
bound - September 1, 1999
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
This is the most user-friendly yoga book available! It contins the entire Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga with three options for every asana. It is spiral bound to easily remain open while practicing. It contains over 650 photos with clear instructions and commentary. It is a great book for all levels of practitioners to enjoy and teachers will find it to be an invaluable tool for teaching their students.

From the Publisher
"The Most User-Friendly Yoga Book Ever Produced"

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Light on Yoga
B. K. S. Iyengar
0805210318
Jan 1976
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.

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The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.


Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
H. David Coulter
0970700601
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
...marrying academic discourse with detailed and pictorial representations of posture, anatomy of Hatha Yoga is a premier book in the field...


Yoga to Go with Other
Laurie Gail Newman
0762413778
Sept 2002
Paperback
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A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya
Satyananda Saraswati
8185787085
December 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is the most comprehensive text ever published on yoga. It contains a complete course of 36 structured lessons on all the practices of integral yoga. The lessons were compiled from the teachings given by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and are useful as a practical and theoretical guide for all levels of yoga teachers and aspirants. The book presents a synthesis of yoga in a scientific and systematic manner. The different branches of hatha yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are progressively introduced with special emphasis on practice, theory and application in daily life. Includes line drawings,diagrams and colour plates.

About the Author
Swami Satyananda was born at Almora in 1923. In 1943 he met Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh and...


Yoga for Regular Guys
Diamond Dallas Page
1594740798
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Listen up, guys: If you think yoga is just for earthy-crunchy New Agers, think again! Three-time World Champion Wrestler Diamond Dallas Page—one of the biggest superstars in professional wrestling—is here to prove that yoga is for regular guys, too.

Chock-full of smartass humor and a whole lot of attitude, Yoga for Regular Guys is an illustrated fitness program that men can relate to—because Dallas understands the things men care about: improved strength and endurance, a better sex life, reduced stress levels, and (maybe most importantly) access to ridiculously hot yoga babes. Every chapter offers clear, step-by-step explanations of yoga poses and circuits—along with hilarious full-color photos of "regular guys" in action.

Written in conjunction with Dr. Craig Aaron—an...



Moving Toward Balance
Rodney Yee
0875969216
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Yee’s trademark long dark ponytail, rock-hard body and constantly serene facial expression have comforted many stressed-out would-be yogi who watch his dozens of bestselling yoga videos. In this new work, he offers yoga practitioners a two-month regimen that they can adopt as a home practice. Yee promises that his regimen will bring readers "physical and emotional well-being," as well as "various insights... about the nature of yoga." The book begins by covering practical concerns—how to prepare a home yoga practice, decide on practice times, set up a location and props—before proceeding to lay out the eight-week program, which tackles a different aspect of yoga each week (e.g., "Moving Toward Balance" and "Being Present"). Anatomy lessons, advice on breathing, copious photographs and detailed...


Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
8186336141
November 2002
Paperback
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Publisher
Since it's publication first time in 1968, it has been reprinted in English 12 times and translated into many languages. It is referred to by yoga teachers and students,not only from the International Yoga Fellowship movement Schools but also by many from other traditions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Asana Prana Yama Mudra bandha is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals today. Since it's first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted thirteen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movenet, and many other traditions as well. This...


The Yoga Mini-Book for Energy and Strength
Elaine Gavalas
074322700X
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
This new addition to the Yoga Minibook series is a useful guide, chock-full of information. With illustrated yoga programs designed to preserve strength and vitality. The Yoga Minibook for Energy and Strength provides programs based on Ayurvedic body types. Gavalas describes the three basic body types in the Indian Ayurvedic system (vata/ectomorph, pitta/mesomorph, kapha/endomorph) and suggests yoga strengthening routines for each. Both books have clear illustrations of all poses, making the routines easy to follow. Jane Tuma
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Book Description
Unleash your natural energy to build the body you've always wanted Few fitness goals rank higher than lean strength and high energy -- and yoga...


Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health
B.K.S. Iyengar, Daphne Razazan
0789471655
January 31, 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Yoga is now as mainstream as Madonna, as indispensable to fitness culture as the StairMaster. In Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, 82-year-old Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar (Light on Yoga; The Tree of Yoga), one of the world's leading yoga teachers, makes it even more accessible, offering detailed instructions for postures of all levels of difficulty, illustrated by color photos and accompanied by helpful explanations of their health benefits. The basic Adhomukha Svanasana (Sanskrit for "downward-facing dog posture") stimulates the nervous system, while the more daunting Salamba Sirsasana (headstand) promotes clarity of thought and improves your memory. Other postures, according to Iyengar, boost the respiratory and immune systems, tone muscles and, most important, relieve stress. Not only a how-to, Iyengar's book...


Essential Yoga
Olivia H. Miller
0811841154
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the simplest yet most comprehensive yoga books to be published in recent memory, Miller's work could become a classic. Using elegant, gentle prose and graceful line drawings to illustrate poses, the book serves as an excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with or just getting used to breathing in downward facing dog position. Miller, who has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and [has written] for Yoga Journal and other publications, takes a three-pronged approach to teaching yoga, focusing on the equally important components of breathing, poses and meditation. She doesn't spend much time on the history and origins of yoga, and quickly moves to technique. Focusing on hatha yoga, Miller teaches readers breathing exercises and how to warm up, and then proceeds to standing, seated, prone, supine and...


Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Swami Muktibodhananda
8185787387
September 1, 1998
Paperback
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Publisher
This Book represents the fructification of the author's unlimited wisdom to interpret and illuminate this ancient Hatha Yoga Text for the common man.

Book Description
This book is a classic treatise on Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a combination of two beeja mantras. It has been explained in hatha yoga that tha represents prana, the vital force and ha represents mind the mental energy. So hatha yoga means the union of the pranic and mental forces. When union between the pranic and mental forces takes place,then a great event occurs in man. This is the awakening of higher consciousness. Read, practice and enjoy.

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Meditations from the Mat
Rolf Gates
0385721544
Dec 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
This is a wonderful book of instructive and encouraging daily meditations centered on the practice of yoga. Gates synthesizes his experiences as a yoga student and teacher, former army ranger, and recovering alcoholic, and explores the practice of yoga in a fresh, relevant manner perfect for American readers. Each day's reflection begins with a thought-provoking quote and then explores one intriguing aspect of yoga philosophy. Gates weaves stories of his own remarkable healing and growth with the yoga sutras of Patanjali, and provides illuminating and moving explanations of how yoga teachings apply to real-life situations. With the help of accomplished writer Kenison, Gates succeeds in taking readers beyond the mat, and showing them how yoga works as a tool for transformation. Candid and engaging, Gates will inspire both...


Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
Mary Pullig Schatz
0962713821
May 1992
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program For Back And Neck Pain Relief offers a gentle and effective approach to back rehabilitation without drugs or surgery. Using the therapeutic techniques of Iyengar style yoga, Dr. Mary Schatz's program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook. Readers will learn simple and practical ways to heal their back, restructure their bodies, and cope with stress. Readers will become more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and learn what to do to ward it off. Readers will learn how their daily activities may be hurting their back and how to modify them to prevent pain and injury. Back Care Basics is "must" reading for anyone with chronic back pain, and an invaluable (and popular) addition to any community...


Experience Yoga Nidra: Guided deep relaxation
Swami Janakananda Saraswati
9163094886
May 1997
Audio CD
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Book Description
Two genuine relaxation methods from the Nyasa Tantra, 20 minutes and 45 minutes - and a piece of music. 20 page information booklet included. Swami Janakananda guides you into a deep relaxation of body and mind. He also uses the tantric mantras and visual symbols to awaken and harmonize the chakras. With a background of nature sounds and music. Roop Verma, on sitar, is the first musician to record the chakras' ancient music symbols.

From the Author
Relaxation is a state. It is best achieved by using a technique that triggers it. During relaxation the blood pressure is normalized, the immune system is strengthened and the brain relaxes. All the organs and senses of the body are rested in a way that sleep seldom provides. Thus the senses are sharpened and you feel invigorated...


Yoga Nidra Meditation CD: Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
0972471901
October 2003
Audio CD
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Book Description
Yoga Nidra means "Yogic Sleep". It is a deep relaxation in which you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and enter into the deep sleep state, while remaining fully awake and alert. This state of awareness is extremely beneficial, both for releasing stress, and for experiencing the joy of subtler spiritual explorations or experiences. The voice will systematically guide you to explore your physical body, then move through 61 specific points within the body, and then practice ascending breath awareness along the body and spine. Your attention will be brought to the space between the eyebrows, then to the throat, and finally to the heart center, where you will go deep into stillness and silence, beyond the activities of the mind. Following the custom of the ancient sages, the depth of Yoga Nidra comes...


The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
T. K. V. Desikachar
089281764X
March 1, 1999
Paperback
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Yoga Journal
Krishnamacharya was one of the greatest yogis of modern times-a master scholar, healer, and spiritual teacher-whose students have changed the face of yoga in the West. Now Krishnamacharya's son, himself a renowned teacher, talks about his father's unique vision of yoga. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Publishers Weekly
Here, the practice of yoga is directed toward the individual's needs and goals. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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