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The Art of Vinyasa

The Art of Vinyasa

Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

  • Author: Richard Freeman,Mary Taylor
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834840405
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 368
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The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. 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-synchonized 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); and samadhi (harmony, insight)—and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practice.

The Art of Healthy Living

The Art of Healthy Living

How Good Nutrition and Improved Wellbeing Leads to Increased Productivity, Vitality and Happiness

  • Author: Denise Kelly
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0857088114
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 232
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We could all benefit from a more energetic, vibrant, healthier quality of life. There are many reasons to live a healthy lifestyle and just as many approaches to achieving it. It’s not always easy to embark on a quest for a healthy life – some methods may seem too extreme, too limiting or too short lived, obstacles may often block the way. However, if you are looking to be inspired and motivated, the practical tips contained in The Art of Healthy Living, you will see improved creativity, an increase in personal development and elevated performance levels in work, sports, the classroom, relationships, the home and throughout your life. This book will help you: Live a healthy life to make you smarter and more motivated in both your personal and professional life Enjoy higher energy, better mental and physical ability and increased strength Learn how proper nutrition and exercise will enhance every aspect of your life Create motivation for a more toned and healthy-looking you Give yourself the knowledge and power to stand out and thrive

The Art of Observing and Adjusting

The Art of Observing and Adjusting

An Innovative Guide to Yoga Asana Adjustment for Your Postural Type

  • Author: Vayu Jung Doohwa
  • Publisher: Lotus Pub.
  • ISBN: 9781905367948
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 128
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This book is for yoga practitioners of all levels. It begins with the "know-how" and fundamentals of postural imbalances and guides the reader through the observation and adjustment of these imbalances, on the basis of the postural type of the practitioner. The book avoids complex anatomical references and opts instead to use over 250 simple color diagrams and images, which make it easier to convey the ideas more clearly, and are simple for teachers and practitioners to follow during self-experimentation. Just as a doctor would prescribe the most relevant treatment after a thorough examination and diagnosis, the teacher will be able to recognize unbalanced postural patterns through observation, and "prescribe" the most appropriate alignments or adjustments. Understanding postural types will guide the teacher toward the correct adjustments in order to restore balance to the practitioner's body. In Part 1 of this book, the author explains how to observe imbalances. In Part 2, the reader will learn postural types systemically according to section imbalance patterns. In Part 3, the author recommends specific ways and principles of adjustment for the different postural types. Vayu Jung Doohwa started teaching traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes in his hometown of Busan in 2007, and he established the Yoga VnA studio in 2010. Since then he has been working on the contemporary scientific interpretations of the traditional Ashtanga yoga.

Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

  • Author: Mark Stephens,Mariel Hemingway
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1556438850
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 411
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Describes each of the 11 major styles of contemporary yoga; explores traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology; and provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditations, in a book with 170 photos and illustrations. Original.

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career

  • Author: Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1608682277
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 200
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Thousands of yoga lovers take teacher training courses each year, hoping to share what they learn with others. Many want to make yoga teaching their full-time career, but most training programs fall short in covering business acumen, and they may not equip graduates with the entrepreneurial skills and savvy they need to make a go of it. This indispensable and inspiring book guides both new and established professionals toward maximizing their impact as teachers and achieving their career goals. You’ll learn to: • build a loyal student base • plan dynamic classes • optimize your own practice • become more financially stable • maintain a marketing plan • use social media effectively • create a unique brand identity • inspire even more students to embrace yoga

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

  • Author: Ray Long
  • Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • ISBN: 1607439433
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 219
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Astadala Yogamala Volume-2

Astadala Yogamala Volume-2

Collected Works

  • Author: B.K.S Iyengar
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: 8177641786
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 332
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Collected works on Yoga, Haṭha Yoga etc.

Writing the Fire!

Writing the Fire!

Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive

  • Author: Gail Sher
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0307422739
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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Writing the Fire! offers writers a new and visionary practice: using yoga to release the body’s inner intelligence and then support, shape, and inform the creative process. Indeed, “writing is yoga,” declares Gail Sher, introducing the “writing asana”—an invaluable new tool for every writer’s routine. Her insightful and lyrical book, organized around eight thematic “immersions,” plumbs yoga’s wisdom heritage. As Donald Moyer, director of the Yoga Room in Berkeley, comments, “She encourages writers to approach their writing with the clarity and presence of yogis, and teaches yogis how to temper their awareness with the heat of words and images.” Writing the Fire! celebrates the fullest expression of our being. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga the Art of Balance

Yoga the Art of Balance

A Practical Guide to Yoga for the 21st Century

  • Author: Jim Gaudette
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 144010168X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 148
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Yoga - The Art of Balance is a yoga instruction book with photos of people of all ages and body types demonstrating a complete yoga workout that guides the reader from the beginner to the intermediate level and beyond. There is also helpful information on how to find the right style of yoga for you, the right studio, the right teacher and how to practice yoga without injuries. There are sections on the history of yoga as well as on yoga philosophy. The information and ideas presented are not only non-dogmatic, they are accessible and useful to people of all faiths or no faith. This book is unique in that it will help the yoga practitioner find their own yoga. The emphasis is on self-discovery and balance, not conformity to an existing norm, ancient or modern. Yoga - The Art of Balance will help you balance your body, mind and spirit. You will build strength and flexibility as you learn to relax and really enjoy this journey, called life, to its fullest.

Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care

Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care

  • Author: Dr Joi Lewis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781634891813
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 124
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