Yoga Assists

Author : Sharon Gannon
ISBN : 9781497665231
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 68.65 MB
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The founders of Jivamukti Yoga outline the fundamental principles of the assist, and how to apply them in practice and service to others. The benefits of both giving and receiving an assist—the extraordinary mind/body/spirit connection between yoga teacher and student—depend on knowing what an assist is, and fully understanding the method of Jivamukti itself. Though “corrections”—with teachers who fixed students’ mistakes—had evolved to “adjustments,” the world-renowned founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method recognized this still suggested that changes to one’s technique were necessary. In this book, they use “assist” to communicate the idea of two beings interacting on various levels of consciousness to bring into focus the five central tenets of Jivamukti: Shastra (or scripture), devotion, nonviolence, music, and meditation. From cultivating trust and patience to final relaxation and massage, this step-by-step, fully illustrated guide—featuring dozens of asanas—explores the giving of yoga as an art, a flowing dance of body, breath, and energy between two connected beings. Whether we receive or give, an assist is an active process in the resolution of a relationship between teacher and student, a microcosm of the flowing interrelation among all people, and all species.
Category: Health & Fitness

Restorative Yoga

Author : Sue Flamm
ISBN : 1493687328
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 86.82 MB
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Master the art of teaching and practicing Restorative Yoga and deep relaxation with this easy to follow and well written manual. A great recourse for yoga teacher training programs, seasoned teachers and students of yoga. Includes a chapter on postures for pregnancy from conception to after birth and sequences for a variety of conditions. Includes over 100 photos to help you to understand each posture and a set of simple yet profound assists to take your students into deeper relaxation. With decades of teaching yoga to every level of practitioner in the US, Central America, Europe and Asia, Sue Flamm delivers a clear, compassionate training manual to deepen your understanding of Restorative Yoga.
Category: Health & Fitness

Extra Love

Author : Jill Abelson
ISBN : 0615708404
Genre :
File Size : 83.38 MB
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Yoga students and teachers alike appreciate the power and art of hands-on assists. Many teachers would like to assist more, but don't yet have the confidence or skills -- increasingly important as yoga and teacher training programs grow in popularity, and new generations of teachers are called to serve their communities. EXTRA LOVE: The Art of Hands-on Assists is a "MUST" for Yoga teachers, assistants and advanced students who want to assist more, but need a little extra confidence and technical insight. Based on 13 years of teaching experience and a popular workshop series taught on both coasts, the manual reveals how to assist, as well as what to look for - to optimize students' alignment/energy flow, ensure their safety, and deepen their experience and joy of Yoga. The manual covers general principles (AKA "golden rules") of assisting, crystal clear, detailed recommendations for assisting popular poses for students of all levels, including common misalignments for each pose, thumbnail photos to enhance your understanding, and practical ethics and safety considerations.
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Yoga Adjustments

Author : Mark Stephens
ISBN : 9781583947845
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 76.92 MB
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The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga Posture Adjustments And Assisting

Author : Stephanie Pappas
ISBN : 9781412233354
Genre :
File Size : 87.70 MB
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Yoga teachers and students will cherish this unique book on the art of performing hands-on yoga posture adjustments! The book contains over 200 photos, precise instructions, and insightful suggestions.
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Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author : Leslie Kaminoff
ISBN : 9781450419888
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 34.56 MB
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Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.
Category: Health & Fitness

Jivamukti Yoga

Author : Sharon Gannon
ISBN : 0307486648
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 32.68 MB
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The long-awaited, complete guide to the popular, vigorous American method of yoga that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and scriptures “In this day and age of health and fitness trends, it is assuring to know that Sharon and David encourage their students to draw inspiration from the classical texts of Yoga and timeless scriptural sources. What I appreciate so much about David and Sharon is how they help their Yoga students to understand and appreciate the wisdom of all the great saints and jivamuktas who have contributed to raising consciousness. Ultimately, it is Self-Realization, that is the true goal of Yoga.” –SRI SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA Creators of the extremely popular Jivamukti Yoga method and cofounders of the New York City studios where it is taught, Sharon Gannon and David Life present their unique style of yoga for the first time in book form. As they explain their intensely physical and spiritual system of flowing postures, they provide inspiring expert instruction to guide you in your practice. Unlike many books about yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not only on the physical postures but also on how they evolved–the origins of the practices in yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions–the psychotherapeutic benefits that accrue with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the mind and body. Jivamukti Yoga, which means “soul liberation,” guides your body and soul into spiritual freedom, physical strength, peace of mind, better health, and Self-realization–the ultimate goal of any practice. Gannon and Life help you understand each of the practices that comprise the yoga path to enlightenment: AHIMSA–The Way of Compassion: choosing nonviolence, respecting all life, practicing vegetarianism, living free of prejudice ASANA–The Way of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, breathing, transforming energy, understanding the bandhas KARMA–The Way of Action: creating good karma, giving thanks NADAM–The Way of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga MEDITATION–The Way of the Witness: how to sit still and move inward BHAKTI–The Way of Devotion to God: living with love, grace, and peace Whatever yoga you practice, Jivamukti Yoga will help you to strengthen and deepen that practice and lead you onto a path of spiritual clarity and self-discovery. “If there is only one book you read about the practice of Yoga, this should be the one. Sharon and David are deeply dedicated students and teachers of Yoga who have the rare capacity to translate their profound understanding to the reader. This book is for anyone who wishes to find transformation through Yoga. I’m grateful for their work and teaching.” –STEPHAN RECHTSCHAFFEN, MD Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga Beyond Belief

Author : Ganga White
ISBN : 9781583943359
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 42.19 MB
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Yoga Beyond Belief offers a unique vision of contemporary yoga. It integrates scientific and practical approaches providing a much-needed integrative perspective that complements existing yoga books for all levels and styles of yoga students. Serving up a collection of valuable insights gleaned from a lifetime of exploration, practice, study, and teaching by one of America’s pioneering and leading teachers of yoga, the book assists readers in making sense of the many discordant claims and teaching techniques that currently exist in the yoga world, freeing readers to pursue their own individual paths of yoga and personal practice. This is an essential text and reference for all yoga practitioners. The book first sets a context for an open-minded and evolutionary approach to yoga practice, and then explains the core principles of the many branches of yoga. A clear foundation is given for how the physical practices of yoga work to produce remarkable results of health and well being. The chapter Injury, Pain, and Healing shows how to prevent injuries and how to heal injuries should they occur. The reader is given a wealth of sophisticated of tools, insights, and anecdotes gleaned from a lifetime of practice and teaching to develop, hone, and tune his or her personal yoga approach. This book makes yoga come alive for the reader. The book concludes by going beyond the physical aspects to the heart of yoga. It illuminates and gives insight into the discovery of non-dogmatic forms and evolutionary approaches to meditation and spirituality. It presents a clear argument showing the pitfalls of regimented systems and how to make everything in daily life part of yoga practice and spiritual development. Ganga White gives us his unique and creative perspectives on a time-tested discipline for a healthy and vital life. Entertaining and thoroughly readable, this book offers a coherent explication of yoga, its philosophy and practice. White’s integrative views will inspire beginners and accomplished yogis to trust their inner wisdom and creatively reassess their practice. He is a great storyteller and gives us his personal and creative perspective, breathing fresh air into an ancient discipline. Yoga Beyond Belief offers an original, integrative approach to body, mind, and spirit that is practical, inspiring, and full of valuable insights to enliven and inform anyone’s yoga practice. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Power Of Touch

Author : Monica Voss
ISBN : 0994076800
Genre : Yoga
File Size : 48.56 MB
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Yoga For Nurses

Author : Ingrid Kollak, PhD, RN
ISBN : 0826138330
Genre : Medical
File Size : 67.92 MB
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"Yoga for Nurses provides the means for nurses to support and enhance our ability to care for ourselves. It gives nurses information and strategies to deal with the physical and mental imperatives found in our daily work life." --Jill Howie Esquivel, RN, PhD University of California, San Francisco (From the Foreword) "The first yoga instruction book directed specifically toward nurses....Dr. Kollak...has written a book that assists nurses in taking time to care for themselves. The content in this book could be easily incorporated into a nursing inservice program as a means to prevent on-the-job, stress-related injuries." --Cindy Ann Howell, RN, MS, CNOR, CMLSO University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Don't let mental stress, chronic pain, and fatigue disrupt your professional and personal life any longer. Dr. Ingrid Kollak's Yoga for Nurses offers a tested therapy, proven to alleviate physical and mental pain, stress, and fatigue. As a yoga expert and a registered nurse herself, Dr. Kollak can show you how yoga is able to prevent and cure common ailments such as chronic neck and back pain, headaches, sore eyes, and lack of sleep. With this book, you'll learn how yoga works physically to reduce pain by stretching and strengthening muscles made tense from your normal, repetitive work routine. Kollak also shows you how yoga works on a mental level to provide an exceptional anti-stress program. This book, written by a nurse for nurses, presents a series of yoga exercises and practices that will allow you to regain your strength, reduce your physical pain, revitalize your mind, and transform your entire work experience. Key Features: Author is both a yoga expert and registered nurse Includes large print photos, detailing how each exercise should be done Contains different levels of yoga exercises, from easy-to-learn to advanced Exercises can be used both at work and in the home A fun, rewarding read!
Category: Medical