Yoga for Life

Yoga for Life
Author: Colleen Saidman Yee,Susan K. Reed,Rodney Yee
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476776781
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice. From learning to cope with a frightening seizure disorder to navigating marriages and divorces to becoming a mother, finding the right life partner, and grieving a beloved parent, Saidman Yee has been through it all—and has found that yoga holds the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Approachable, sympathetic, funny, and candid, Saidman Yee shares personal anecdotes along with her compassionate insights and practical instructions for applying yoga to everyday issues and anxieties. Specific yoga sequences accompany each chapter and address everything from hormonal mood swings to detoxing, depression, stress, and increased confidence and energy. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate her signature flow of poses so you can follow them effortlessly. Yoga for Life offers techniques to bring awareness to every part of your physical and spiritual being, allowing you to feel truly alive and to embody the peace of the present moment.

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life
Author: Gail Boorstein Grossman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440575204
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Release: 2014-12-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Yoga A Manual for Life

Yoga  A Manual for Life
Author: Naomi Annand
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781472963208
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be calmer, happier and more creative. In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world. Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired. Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you'll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care.

Teaching Yoga for Life

Teaching Yoga for Life
Author: Nanette Tummers
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9780736070164
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Release: 2009
Editor: Human Kinetics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can - help kids become more confident and self-directed, - use a holistic approach to enrich students' lives, and - guide kids to manage stress more effectively. Yoga is gaining popularity in schools and community programs for good reason: It provides an antidote to our fast-paced, technology-based society in which we never stop to relax, dig deeper, and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can employ a simple, safe, and pragmatic method for yoga instruction even if you've never taught it before. The clear, step-by-step directions and ample illustrations make it easy for you to present each of the activities, lessons, and 52 poses included in the book. These lessons are based on a holistic approach that focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga. The book introduces basic yoga philosophy in simplified take-home messages that help students live better lives. It also explains how yoga can enrich students' health and why it should be a vital part of their lives. Yoga students commonly - improve their self-awareness and emotional intelligence; - enhance their abilities to focus and concentrate; - develop greater cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility; and - learn how to handle stress (particularly helpful for kids with learning, behavioral, or social and economic challenges). This visual and user-friendly book is based on applied research and evidence from piloted programs, and it applies the pedagogical standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The book supplies lessons and unit plans, and you'll learn all about the basic physical poses, breathing techniques, play, visualizations, and relaxation methods. You'll also discover how to teach yoga effectively and learn the science and movement principles behind yoga. Teaching yoga can help you create a safe and relaxed atmosphere for students. You can use a multiple-intelligence approach to engage all of your students, particularly those who don't enjoy traditional sport-based activities. Yoga requires little or no equipment and can be adapted to anyone's needs. It helps people slow down and discover, or rediscover, who they are. Best of all, anyone can do it. With the expert guidance and practical approach of this text, yoga can revitalize your classroom and your students.

Yoga A Manual for Life

Yoga  A Manual for Life
Author: Naomi Annand
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781472963192
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Be calmer, happier and more creative. In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world. Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired. Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you'll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care.

Yoga for the Three Stages of Life

Yoga for the Three Stages of Life
Author: Srivatsa Ramaswami
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0892818204
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Release: 2000
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The influential yoga teacher shows practitioners of the ancient meditation technique how to take their daily practice to the next level. Original.

Yoga for Life

Yoga for Life
Author: Josephine Fairley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0857830430
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Release: 2012-09-16
Editor: Kyle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Showing why yoga is so important for you as you age - strengthening bones, balancing hormones and even helping with mild depression - this title takes you through the most suitable types of yoga for older bodies and offers specific exercises.

Living Your Yoga

Living Your Yoga
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781930485853
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life
Author: Gail Boorstein Grossman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440575211
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Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Restorative yoga poses for healing your mind and body! Written by instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and published in partnership with Yoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences. Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.

Light on Life

Light on Life
Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781609619589
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Release: 2006-09-19
Editor: Rodale Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

I Am the Tree of Life

I Am the Tree of Life
Author: Mychal Copeland
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1681155524
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Life Worth Breathing

A Life Worth Breathing
Author: Max Strom
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781616084271
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Promises to help readers reach their full potential through yoga, meditation and mindful breathing, in a book that includes exercises, anecdotes and analogies. Original.

Mindful Yoga Mindful Life

Mindful Yoga  Mindful Life
Author: Charlotte Bell
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781930485570
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A longtime yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation practitioner, Charlotte Bell describes in passionate detail how she applied the eightfold path of the Yoga Sutras and the Buddha’s heed for mindfulness to her hectic Western life—with practicality and precision, grace and guts.Her insights honor these timeless teachings while staying relevant to contemporary life. She recounts personal stories that depict her commitment to practice in her own life: in relationships, music, asana, meditation, teaching, and even writing this book. And it's not all rosy. She writes about self-doubt and struggles, all while welcoming, time and again, the life she has, imperfections and all.Charlotte Bell shows by example how to be a yogi in the particularity of your own life. Her suggestions about how to bring mindfulness into asana will deepen your practice; her recommended daily practices, or Reflections, will reveal new inner landscapes. Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life is an inspiring guide for anyone seeking to live a yogic life.

Poser

Poser
Author: Claire Dederer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1429973188
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Release: 2010-12-21
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The studio was decorated in the style of "Don't Be Afraid, We're Not a Cult." All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only spot of color came from the Tibetan prayer flags strung over the doorway into the studio. In flagrant defiance of my longtime policy of never entering a structure adorned with Tibetan prayer flags, I removed my shoes, paid my ten bucks, and walked in . . . Ten years ago, Claire Dederer threw her back out breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Over the next decade, she would tackle triangle, wheel, and the dreaded crow, becoming fast friends with some poses and developing long-standing feuds with others. At the same time, she found herself confronting the forces that shaped her generation. Daughters of women who ran away to find themselves and made a few messes along the way, Dederer and her peers grew up determined to be good, good, good—even if this meant feeling hemmed in by the smugness of their organic-buying, attachment-parenting, anxiously conscientious little world. Yoga seemed to fit right into this virtuous program, but to her surprise, Dederer found that the deeper she went into the poses, the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife—and the more they made her want something a little less tidy, a little more improvisational. Less goodness, more joy. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

Yoga Where You Are

Yoga Where You Are
Author: Dianne Bondy,Kat Heagberg
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780834843301
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Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Find freedom in your yoga practice with this empowering guide from beloved yoga teacher and social justice activist Dianne Bondy and Yoga International editor-in-chief Kat Heagberg. Yoga Where You Are welcomes readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities into the practice of yoga. Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg offer everything you need to know to build a custom yoga practice that supports you exactly where you are--now and at every stage of your life's journey. Yoga Where You Are discusses how yoga intersects with body image, introduces essential information on elements like breathwork and meditation, and celebrates yoga's diverse roots through an introductory chapter on its origins and history. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or a yoga teacher, the step-by-step instructions for hundreds of customizable pose variations provide an essential resource you can turn to as your practice evolves. Bondy and Heagberg also present tips to find inspiration and creativity on the mat. With truly inclusive language, alignment options for real bodies, and photos of a range of practitioners, the book provides you with everything you need to customize and deepen your practice with clarity and confidence.

Will Yoga Meditation Really Change My Life

Will Yoga   Meditation Really Change My Life
Author: Stephen Cope
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781603424486
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Release: 2012-03-14
Editor: Storey Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stephen Cope asked 25 yoga and meditation teachers to share their "tales from the path" – their thoughts on how the long-term practice of yoga and meditation has changed their lives. The result is a unique collection of stories offering insight and inspiration for everyone seeking a more satisfying life.

Yoga

Yoga
Author: Francesco Mastalia
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1576878562
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Yoga for Real Life

Yoga for Real Life
Author: Maya Fiennes,Sheryl Garratt
Pages: 207
ISBN: 085789577X
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Release: 2012-01
Editor: Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Demonstrates poses, meditations, breathing exercises, and mantras to introduce Kundalini yoga and its seven chakras, spiritual centers that are connected to major body organs.

A Woman s Book of Yoga

A Woman s Book of Yoga
Author: Machelle M. Seibel,Hari Kaur Khalsa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440627989
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Release: 2002-11-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman's health and mental well-being. The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one's own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women's health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga's positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.

A Year of Living Your Yoga

A Year of Living Your Yoga
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781930485563
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching an annual yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch, in Helena, Montana, for twenty-eight years. When Lasater learned that one of her students was collecting her thoughts—which she called "Judith’s aphorisms"—Lasater decided to collect them in this book. Featuring one thought for each day of the year, along with a suggested practice, these brief, powerful insights reflect the author’s knowledge of classic yoga philosophy and years of experience. Humorous, inspiring, and surprisingly down-to-earth, they guide seekers both on and off the yoga mat. These aphorisms address love, asana, fear, trust, expectations, pranayama, suffering, laughter, presence, the Yoga Sutra, and much more. They emphasize the experience of being present to one’s self and to life’s ups and downs—day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment. A Year of Living Your Yoga is a gentle invitation to readers to know themselves on a deeper level.