Briefing of Asanas and Pranyama following loosing exercises and breathing techniques. More than 1,00,000 copies sold. Swami Vivekananda proclaimed "each soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling Nature – external and internal. Do it either by work or worship, psychic control or philosophy; by one or more, or all of these and be free.' The systematic methodology of unfoldment of this inner potential Divinity, by moving towards Self-perfection is referred to as Yoga by Sri Aurobindo. Yoga is thus a process by which the Animal-man ascends through the stages Man-man, Super-man and the Divine-man.
Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.
Lllustrated Chart of 60 Common Yoga Postures (Positions) - Yoga Pose Names in Sanskrit and English - Great for Hatha Yoga Beginners to Advanced (Paperback Book Format With 6 Pull-Out Posters Within) - White / 8.5 X 11"
Author: The Mindful Word
Yoga Asanas Poster Book contains pictures and names of 60 common Yoga poses (also known as asanas, postures or positions). This book organizes poses into the following categories: standing, seated, kneeling, supine, prone and other. The Yoga asanas are named in both Sanskrit and English to aid learning. This 24-page booklet comes with six identical pull-out posters inside (of four panels each) to give you more options to use the material and study the poses better (or to give extras away to friends!). Use Yoga Asanas Poster Book in the following ways: Poster - Pin two copies up on the wall (one for each side) to make a Yoga poses wall chart Book - Leave one copy in the book and stand it up as you do your Yoga practice Flash cards - Cut the figures out and make flash cards out of them to aid in your study of the poses Handouts - Give out Yoga poses handouts to your students The idea is that the more different ways you practice learning the poses the more easily you will remember them. This chart is designed with dark silhouette figures and easy-to-read text so it can be read at a good distance relative to its size. A practical aid to your Yoga practice, Yoga Asanas Poster Book makes a great addition to your home practice room or Yoga studio.
"Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision." Two women. A yoga class, an art gallery. The little Gulf Coast resort town of Tamarind seems to go to sleep when the 'season' is over, when tourists and winter residents alike return north. But turmoil lurks beneath that drowsy surface. For Lynn and Karen, their yoga class becomes something more. Workaholic Karen decides yoga instructor Pat is 'just what she needed.' But would she ever be what he needs? Lynn has her doubts, as she does about own relationship with a charismatic married artist. Through the heat and storms of a South Florida summer, passions and tensions grow, testing both love affairs and friendships. Life has its own asanas, its movements and postures, as surely as a yoga class, and its own lessons to teach in ASANAS, a novel by Stephen Brooke.
Finally, an easy-to-use quick-reference guide that captures the beauty and essence of hatha yoga itself. Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice features full-color photos, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses, including these Bound angle Bow Bridge Chair Child's Cobra Crescent lunge Crow Dancer I Downward-facing dog Forward bend Garland Half moon Headstand Intense side stretch Lord of the fishes Lotus Pigeon Shoulder stand Side angle Staff Tree Triangle Upward-facing dog Warrior Wheel Simple, attractive, and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.
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 to Help Children with their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness
Author: Shawnee Thornton Hardy
Pubpsher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook. Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.
Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas - Awakening Ecstatic Kundalini provides a practical approach for incorporating yoga postures and specialized inner physical maneuvers into a compact daily routine of practices that includes spinal breathing pranayama and deep meditation. Kundalini awakening is covered with clarity, including a discussion of symptoms and specific methods for self-pacing and regulating the inner energies to provide for progressive and safe unfoldment of abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss and outpouring divine love - the essential characteristics of rising enlightenment. Yogani is the author of two landmark books on the world's most effective spiritual practices: Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, a comprehensive user-friendly textbook, and The Secrets of Wilder, a powerful spiritual novel. The AYP Enlightenment Series makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas is the fourth book in the series. The third in the series is Tantra - Discovering the Power of Pre-Orgasmic Sex. The second is Spinal Breathing Pranayama - Journey to Inner Space. The first is Deep Meditation - Pathway to Personal Freedom.