30 Essential Yoga Poses

Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485662
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 41.72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 404
Read : 444

In 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater draws on her wealth of yoga practice and teaching experience, as well as her training as a physical therapist, to present this comprehensive guide for beginning students and their teachers. The author discusses yoga’s ancient eightfold path and its relevance in today’s world, and goes to the heart of yoga—the all-important student-teacher relationship. Thirty essential yoga poses (asana), their variations, and breathing practices (pranayama) are also provided, with guidance for the student practicing at home, and points for the classroom teacher. Sequences are presented with photographic charts for easy visual reference, and a "Mantra for Daily Practice" and glossary of anatomical terms and resources for further study are also included.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Student S Anatomy Of Yoga Manual

Author : Sally Parkes
ISBN : 9780857627667
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 61.89 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 413
Read : 1045

The essential introduction to the anatomy of 30 key yoga asana, or poses, this detailed guide explains what happens in your body on an anatomical level during the practice of yoga. Beginning with a clear breakdown of the musculoskeletal system and an introduction to yoga itself, the book explores 30 key poses in detail, with an easy to follow step-by-step advice on how to achieve the proper posture safely for each one plus options for practical modifications to allow for individual ability and injury. Alongside an in-depth analysis of each pose, including notes on the type of muscle activation, plane of movement, and axis of the spine, stunning full-colour illustrations show the musculature at work, allowing you to visualise what is happening in different parts of your body during each pose and increasing your awareness of anatomy. This is a must-have book for all serious yoga students, trainee yoga teachers, and all those with an interest in how the body works during movement.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga Abs

Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485624
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64.49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 737
Read : 1062

We have unique ways of ascribing a variety of emotions to the belly: "My guts are in a knot," "I knew it in my gut," "gut-wrenching," and "No guts, no glory." Yet, too often, we place more emphasis on the way the abdomen looks rather than how it feels and functions. Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses (asana), and breathing practices (pranayama), designed to achieve optimal health for this crucial area, which houses the organs of both digestion and procreation. Drawing on her experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, discusses the anatomical and philosophical aspects of the abdomen, and offers a set of movements that create awareness of these important muscles, and develop and maintain abdominal strength. Each exercise and asana lists: • the props or supports needed • safety guidelines • practice instructions In addition, she has created a special section called "Everyday Abs," where you will experiment with moving mindfully through your everyday activites, such as driving, cooking, sweeping the floor, and more.
Category: Health & Fitness

A Year Of Living Your Yoga

Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485563
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 77.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 689
Read : 569

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.
Category: Health & Fitness

Relax And Renew

Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485761
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 22.82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 527
Read : 582

Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. This book presents nurturing physical postures and breathing techniques called restorative yoga. When practiced regularly, they will help you to: • Heal the effects of chronic stress • Recover from illness or injury • Balance energy and quiet the mind With clear instructions and photographs, Relax and Renew gently guides the experienced practitioner and enthusiastic beginner—regardless of age, flexibility, or strength—in techniques that will ease your way through this hectic world. The first book devoted exclusively to restorative yoga, Relax and Renew offers: • A general restorative sequence • Programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems • A special section for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause • Routines for when time is limited, including one for the office • Practical suggestions that help you prevent stress and live more fully in the present moment
Category: Health & Fitness

Essential Yoga

Author : Olivia H. Miller
ISBN : 9781452125671
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 123
Read : 622

From the author of the best-selling Yoga Deck comes Essential Yoga—the only hatha yoga book to offer this many poses (over 100), this many illustrations (over 180), and this many suggested sequences (over 50). Practical and interactive, it focuses on the poses themselves, providing clear, concise instructions and detailed illustrations for each, all in a lay-flat format that's easy to refer to during yoga practice. It also includes six classic moving meditations (such as Sun Salutation and Camel Vinyasa), 10 beginner-to-advanced sessions, and 48 mini-sequences designed to build strength for specific activities or alleviate health problems. Essential Yoga combines physical poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayamas), and meditations (dhyanas) into a simple and complete reference guide for yoga practitioners of all levels. Along the way, author Olivia Miller provides guidance on proper technique and alignment; modifications for beginners or those with knee, neck, or back pain; suggestions for preventing injury; and ways to keep a regular practice interesting and active. For beginners as muchas experts looking for one complete book that has it all, Essential Yoga is it.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga For Beginners

Author : Michelle Nicole
ISBN : 1483977846
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 53.21 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 320
Read : 166

A complete guide that walks you through the world of yoga and shows you how to practice yoga poses and exercises the right way, like an expert, even if you are a total beginner. The book comes with plenty of poses, high quality pictures, breathing and meditation techniques, warm-up exercises, and everything you need to know to start practicing yoga today. It covers all the basics of yoga and presents them in an easy to understand way.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga For Pregnancy

Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485648
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 43.51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 310
Read : 1125

Drawing on her experience as a mother, a yoga teacher, and a physical therapist, author Judith Lasater, PhD presents a comprehensive and easy-to-follow program of yoga poses and breathing practices. These will help the mother to stay flexible and healthy throughout the pregnancy, remain present during the challenges of labor and delivery, and care for herself during the postpartum period. In addition, the author has created a special section called "Mantras for Mom and Baby," where the mother can explore heart-centered practices, one for each month during pregnancy and baby’s first year.
Category: Health & Fitness

What We Say Matters

Author : Ike Lasater
ISBN : 9781930485532
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 87.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 492
Read : 1066

Have you ever tried to tell someone what you want only to feel misunderstood and frustrated? Or hesitated to ask for what you needed because you didn't want to burden the other person? Or been stuck in blame or anger that wouldn't go away? Judith and Ike Lasater, long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, experienced dilemmas like these, too. Even though they had studied the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech, it was not until they began practicing Marshall Rosenberg's techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that they understood how to live satya and right speech. In What We Say Matters, Judith and Ike describe their journey through NVC and how speech becomes a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion—everywhere, all the time—whether at home, at work, or in the world. Their writing is deeply personal, punctuated by their recounts of trial and error, success and failure, laughter and challenge—even in writing this book! They guide you through an introduction to NVC with clear explanations, poignant examples, suggested exercises, and helpful resources. With practice, you'll learn new ways to: • extend empathy to yourself and others • distinguish between feelings and needs • make requests rather than demands • choose connection over conflict • create mutually satisfying outcomes
Category: Self-Help