The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

Author: Bernie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935952503

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

View: 1913

A comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of Yin Yoga includes discussions of anatomy, the energy body and the practice's poses and benefits, explaining its distinctiveness from other yoga forms while revealing how yin yoga can offer a targeted approach for specific needs. Original.

Your Body, Your Yoga

What Stops Me? / the Lower Body

Author: Bernie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780968766538

Category:

Page: 325

View: 1805

Insight Yoga

Author: Sarah Powers

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305981

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 1564

Integrating traditional yoga techniques with the principles of Chinese medicine and meditation, a yoga teacher introduces a series of sequences designed to promote a lifetime of good health and mental and emotional clarity. Original. 30,000 first printing.

A Journey Into Yin Yoga

Author: Eliot, Travis

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492557226

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1812

A Journey Into Yin Yoga explores the origins and application of this popular, passive style of yoga. Learn the poses, breathing, and meditation techniques that have helped millions strengthen body, mind, and spirit.

Yin Yoga

Outline of a Quiet Practice

Author: Paul Grilley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883991432

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 118

View: 6597

Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures, Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.

Yin Yoga

Stretch the Mindful Way

Author: Kassandra Reinhardt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465472371

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 8326

A remedy to the stress of everyday life. 54 meditative poses and 20 targeted sequences help you attain a greater sense of mindfulness and physical well-being. In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose the balance in our lives and the connection with our bodies. Yin Yoga offers a remedy to the stress and hustle of everyday life. Based on Taoist philosophies, the slower yin-style yoga balances the more well-known and quicker yang-style yoga. Yin yoga concentrates on holding and breathing through floor-based poses, targeting your fascia and connective tissues and allowing you the time and space to clear your mind and stretch your body. The perfect complement to an active yang lifestyle and great for bringing you back into balance.

Yin Yoga

Principles and Practice

Author: Paul Grilley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935952701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4019

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. With over 80,000 copies sold, Grilley's book has been enhanced with new materials describing the evolution of Yin Yoga within the Yoga world over the last decade plus new reference materials on anatomy and the practice of Yin Yoga. Yoga as practiced in the US is almost exclusively Yang or muscular in nature. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a long time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. In addition, Yin Yoga better prepares people for meditation. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures. Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.

From the Gita to the Grail

Exploring Yoga Stories and Western Myths

Author: Bernie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935628316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 546

View: 7765

Compares the myths of yoga to stories that have influenced Western culture and explores how these spiritual stories can work at an unconscious level to provide road maps for navigating through modern life.

Yin Yoga

An Individualized Approach to Balance, Health, and Whole Self Well-Being

Author: Ulrica Norberg

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628738332

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 9409

A yin yoga practice incorporates poses designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle life force essential to organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. The postures are moved through slowly and mindfully, gently allowing tendons, fascia, and ligaments to stretch as circulation improves and the mind becomes calm. Experienced yoga teacher Ulrica Norberg describes how to balance yin and yang on and off the mat, sharing her own experiences and offering wisdom for adapting the yogic principles in modern life. Readers will learn to develop their own individualized yin yoga practice, complete with a yin yoga flow, visualization techniques, and ayurvedic health principles. Photographs and clear descriptions highlight proper alignment, ensuring the practice will be safe and effective.

Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944974

Category: Education

Page: 507

View: 1696

"Written for a broad yoga market that includes teachers, teacher trainers, studio owners, and students, Yoga Sequencing presents 67 sequences of poses designed for a range of yoga student experience and offers a comprehensive resource for designing and refining yoga classes"--

2,100 Asanas

The Complete Yoga Poses

Author: Daniel Lacerda

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316270628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

View: 5094

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits. Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc. is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Yoga Adjustments

Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 1903

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.

Brightening Our Inner Skies

Yin & Yoga

Author: Norman Blair

Publisher: MIC Mac Margins

ISBN: 9780995547001

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 6892

BEAUTIFULLY written and designed, Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga practically and provocatively explores yoga, self-transformation and social responsibility. Both a meditation on the role of yoga practice in the world and a Yin yoga manual with over 140 photographs of poses as well as suggested sequences, this book takes the practice of yoga and self to profound levels through stories, images and well-researched debates. It provides the principles and practicalities of Yin, highlighting how it acts as a bridge to a meditation practice and can allow the practitioner to experience the energy channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine (with a helpful chart of meridians, health issues and emotions). Each pose has its own spread with photos and information on how to get into the pose, modifications, alternatives and relevant anatomy and meridians. Photos include close-ups and are taken from various angles (side, above, face on). The role of props is discussed, with suggestions for their use. Sequencing is covered in depth, with a separate coverage of meridian-related sequences. A Further Reading list helps the reader to explore Yoga; Anatomy and meridians; Meditation and Buddhism; and general related topics further. Designed as a book to practise from, it opens flat, with the narrative in short sections and evocative photos of nature bringing in a breathing space of mind and eye. Useful and inspirational to newcomers to yoga as well as experienced teachers, Brightening Our Inner Skies draws together decades of practice, teaching experience with thousands of students and a deep desire to help the practitioner change themselves and change the world, one posture, one practice at a time. Students and teachers have said it is that rare thing: a yoga book that's a page turner!

Your Spine, Your Yoga

Developing Stability and Mobility for Your Spine

Author: Bernie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780968766552

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 8764

Your Spine, Your Yoga is the long-awaited second book of the Your Body, Your Yoga series. Focusing on the axial body, from the tip of the tailbone to the top of the skull, Your Spine, Your Yoga will explain how your body is unique and how this uniqueness affects your yoga practice. The latest anatomical understanding of the spine and its biomechanical abilities is described in varying levels of detail, for the novice to the experienced reader. Applying these principles to a safe and effective yoga practice holds a few surprises: you may discover that not every pose in yoga is a good idea for you, given the nature of your spine and the way we have previously been taught to stress it. Stability is more important than mobility for the vast majority of people, although many yoga classes promote the opposite view. Your Spine, Your Yoga offers alternative perspectives and prescriptions for a yoga practice that is spine sparing and strength building, based upon your unique biology and biography and your unique intentions

Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practicioners

A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing

Author: Ram Jain,Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789082705614

Category:

Page: 400

View: 3394

Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practitioners is a must-read if you want to derive maximum benefits from your yoga practice and master the art of comprehensive sequencing. You will be presented with powerful tools to classify yoga poses and instantly create customized sequences for different levels, themes, and goals. Starting from the traditional approach to yoga, you will discover how yoga poses affect the internal body and how systematic yoga sequencing can increase your holistic health and well being. You will also understand the medically-proven benefits of yoga and you will learn the ancient principles of sequencing asanas according to their corresponding chakras (energy centres). Esteemed yoga teachers and trainers of more than 2000 yoga teachers, Ram Jain and Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain describe how to create safe, fulfilling, and holistic Hatha Yoga practices. Ram and Kalyani provide you with practical descriptions of over 200 asanas, with their respective instructions, alignment cues, contraindications, and modifications - which will bring your yoga classes and practice to a whole new level.

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize, and Find Balance

Author: Gail Boorstein Grossman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440575207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2723

Presents a series of yoga exercises designed to increase relaxation, reduce stress, and target specific physical and mental ailments.

Living Your Yoga

Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Author: Judith Hanson Lasater

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485859

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 1732

If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as ways to practice. This edition includes three new chapters (Relaxation, Empathy, and Worship), a full index, and new interior and cover designs.Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you.Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result: a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.

The Classic Yoga Bible

Godsfield Bibles

Author: Christina Brown

Publisher: Godsfield

ISBN: 1841814814

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 362

Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.

The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions

Learn How to Invert, Float, and Fly with Inversions and Arm Balances

Author: Jennifer DeCurtins

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1627887598

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 6720

Turn your yoga routine on its head! Designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced yoga student, this helpful guide will help you to progress from downward dog to even the more intricate of handstand poses. Improve focus and ability as you tone your upper body and core. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common arm balance poses and yoga inversions that are found in a variety of styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, power, hatha and more. Challenge yourself with XX arm balances and yoga poses with detailed step-by-step instructions from fitness and yoga instructor Jennifer DeCurtins. Each pose includes a helpful photo along with modifications and progressions. Learn to do pivotal, foundational poses such headstand, handstand and crow. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide to improve your ability.