Theory And Practice of Yoga

Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson

Theory And Practice of Yoga

This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.

Yoga and Indian Philosophy

Yoga and Indian Philosophy

While Indian Philosophy has been in our time the object of mainly academic interest Yoga has become in recent decades and object of wide spread popular interest particularly in the west. But from at least the time of the Upanisads till Aurobindo Yoga has been an important source of inspiration to philosophy in Indian and philosophy in turn has often provided in turn has often provided an initial impetus and motivation for the practice of yoga and has produced various interpretations of Yogic experiences. It is therefore most appropriate that Yoga and Indian philosophy be given equal attention both in the context of academic research and in the framework of popularising Yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga

Practice and Philosophy

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through: • the history and lineage of yoga • the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement) • a detailed breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count • a lively and authentic rendering of the complete Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's ancient sacred text • a glossary of yoga terminology In the asana section, Maehle describes each posture with clear, meticulous instructions, photographs, anatomical illustrations, and practical tips. Information on the mythological background and yogic context of specific postures brings further insight to the practice. In the philosophy section, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra using the major ancient commentaries as well as his own insights. This volume makes the entire path of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to modern practitioners. Both practical guide and spiritual treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is an excellent introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and an invaluable resource for any yoga teacher or practitioner.

Yoga for Wimps

Poses for the Flexibly Impaired

Yoga for Wimps

Presents photographs and descriptions of a variety of simplified yoga poses designed especially for people who cannot manage traditional beginning moves; including warm-ups, practice sessions, and exercises for specific problem areas.

The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

On the Hatḥa Yoga tradition based on age old practice in Mysore Palace, with illustrations of asanas from the Yoga section of Śrītattvanidhi by K{u0072}sṇạrāja Vadẹyara, III, Maharaja of Mysore, fl. 1799-1868; includes English translation of the text.

Storytime Yoga

Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story

Storytime Yoga

Storytime Yoga enlightens young minds with the magic of yoga while recounting some of the world's most delightful, instructive stories in a way that encourages literacy and vibrant physical health. Includes eight multicultural wisdom stories scripted with yoga poses, as well as instruction for relaxation and meditation using story. Designed for parents, teachers, and anyone interested in working with kids from Pre-K through 6th grade, it is packed with inspired and yet practical information.

Yoga For Dummies

Yoga For Dummies

Learn the safe and easy way to benefit from the practice of yoga, as you design and follow your own personal program.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

his book combines the perspectives of a dedicated yogi with that of a former anatomy professor and research associate at two major American medicine schools. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of hatha yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it deserves. Useful as both a textbook and a reference work, this is a book that all serious yoga teachers and practitioners will want on their shelves.

The Kundalini Yoga Experience

Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together

The Kundalini Yoga Experience

Unleash your potential to live the life you’ve always wanted. Kundalini yoga engages your unique sources of energy—those that empower your spirit as well as your body. Drawing from the riches of ancient yogic tradition, The Kundalini Yoga Experience offers a system of physical poses, breathing techniques, and focused meditations that, when practiced together, will bring you increased physical health and strength, emotional balance, and a deeper sense of your own spirituality. With regular practice, you'll be surprised at how strong, healthy, and fulfilled you feel. Experiencing the power of Kundalini is your birthright—embrace it!

Yoga for Kids to Teens

Yoga for Kids to Teens

Are you looking for a way to have fun with young people while giving them a life-long tool for self-expression, physical and mental health, relaxation techniques, and improved focus? "Yoga for Kids to Teens" is another fun and easy-to-use handbook for you, as a parent, teacher, or young person, to enjoy. The authors of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids" (Sunstone Press, 2006) introduce Nicole Hamory's SOLA Stikk Yoga, a lively approach to yoga for all ages. Find creative games, interactive themes, mind-melting relaxation, five-minute classroom yoga breaks and more. Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., is the Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga. She is an author and educator, living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her family. She is a co-author of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids." Matthew R. Calhoun, C.E.Ht, is a certified children's yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He is a co-author of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids" and lives in New York. Nicole Hamory is the Program Director for GreenTREE Yoga and is the creator of the SOLA Yoga Stikk program. She teaches yoga to diverse groups of people and lives in Salt Lake City.