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Accessible Yoga

Author : Jivana Heyman
ISBN : 9780834842397
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This daring, visionary book revolutionizes yoga practice--and makes it truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age, and in any state of health. Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all--conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges. Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right--saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga For The Young At Heart

Author : Susan Winter Ward
ISBN : 1577312228
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book presents a series of yoga poses for all levels of ability including beginners of all ages. The basic series can be expanded with suggested alternative poses offering challanges for the more experienced yoga student. The book included sections on seated yoga for office, travel and the physically challenged, yoga for menopause and restorative poses.
Category: Health & Fitness

Pop Culture Yoga

Author : Kristen C Blinne
ISBN : 9781498584388
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Pop Culture Yoga: A Communication Remix was born out of a series of questions about the paradoxical nature of yoga: How do individuals and groups define yoga? What does it mean to "practice yoga", and what does this practice involve? What are some of the most important principles, guidelines, or philosophical tenets of yoga that shape people's definitions and practices? Who has the power and authority to define yoga? What are the limits, if any, of shared definitions of yoga? Kristen C. Blinne explores the myriad ways "yoga" is communicatively constructed and defined in and through popular culture in the United States. In doing so, Blinne offers insight into the many identity work processes in play in the construction of yoga categories, illuminating how individuals' and groups' words and actions represent practices of claiming--part of a complex communicative process centered around membership categorization--based on a range of authenticity discourses. Employing popular culture writing styles, Blinne ultimately contends that the majority of yoga styles practiced in the United States are remixes that can be classified as pop culture yoga, a distinct way of understanding this complex phenomenon.

Handbook Of Research On Evidence Based Perspectives On The Psychophysiology Of Yoga And Its Applications

Author : Telles, Shirley
ISBN : 9781799832553
Genre : Health & Fitness
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While yoga was originally intended to be practiced for spiritual growth, there is an increasing interest in applying yoga in all areas of life. It is important to understand this ancient science and way of life through as many perspectives as possible (e.g., based on biomedical engineering). As its popularity and interest grows, more practitioners want to know about the proven physiological effects and uses in healthcare. The Handbook of Research on Evidence-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications provides research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of yoga therapy and its physiological effects from diverse, evidence-based viewpoints. The book adds in-depth information regarding the (1) physiological effects of yoga; (2) neurobiological effects of yoga meditation; (3) psychological benefits related to yoga, such as mental wellbeing; (4) molecular changes associated with yoga practice; and (5) therapeutic applications (for lymphedema, mental health disorders, non-communicable diseases, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and trauma, among other conditions). Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as pain management, psychotherapy, and trauma treatment, this book is ideally designed for yoga practitioners, physicians, medical professionals, health experts, mental health professionals, therapists, counselors, psychologists, spiritual leaders, academicians, researchers, and students.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga The Body And Embodied Social Change

Author : Beth Berila
ISBN : 9781498528030
Genre : Social Science
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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.
Category: Social Science

Selling Yoga

Author : Andrea R. Jain
ISBN : 9780199390243
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.
Category: Health & Fitness

Simple Yoga

Author : Cybéle Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781609252243
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An easy-to-absorb, practical guide to getting started, and finding the style of yoga that’s right for you. From co-director of the Berkeley Yoga Center and Yoga Journal contributor Cybele Tomlinson, Simple Yoga explains what yoga is, how it evolved in ancient India, and how it can benefit the typically harried Western lifestyle. It gives practical information on: the various yoga styles available in the West, with suggestions on choosing a style and finding an appropriate teacher a basic routine to try on your own a modified routine for the office Also featuring a special chapter on women and yoga, Simple Yoga is designed for those who want to give yoga a try—and want a clear, concise guide that can help them begin practicing today.
Category: Health & Fitness

Chair Yoga

Author : Kristin McGee
ISBN : 9780062486455
Genre : Health & Fitness
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From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day. For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga… Chair yoga! - Desk-bound? You can do chair yoga! - Have limited range of motion? You can do chair yoga! - Never done yoga before? You can do chair yoga! - Don’t own a pair of stretchy pants? You can do chair yoga! - Own plenty of athleisure or loungewear, but haven’t moved much in weeks/months/years? You can do chair yoga! Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises. Now with Chair Yoga, anyone can benefit from just a few moves a day—and garner the remarkable physical and mental health rewards. “Kristin’s classes strike a perfect balance of effort and letting go, seriousness and lightheartedness, movement and stillness. She is among the best teachers in the city and I consider myself lucky to be among her students.”—Ellie Krieger
Category: Health & Fitness

The Essence Of Yoga

Author : Bernard Bouanchaud
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110178626
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline
Category: Health & Fitness

Healing Yoga

Author : Swami Ambikananda Saraswati
ISBN : 8180560392
Genre : Chakras
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Today healing yoga helps you to do just this, by teaching you how to integrate an awareness of the panchatattva - the five forces of vitality - into your yoga practice.
Category: Chakras

Gurus Of Modern Yoga

Author : Mark Singleton
ISBN : 9780199374953
Genre : Religion
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Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students. Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.
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Bottom Line S Ultimate Healing

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ISBN : 0887234739
Genre : Alternative medicine
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A distillation of the latest findings and advice regarding a wide range of health topics from a stellar group of experts in a wide range of specialties.
Category: Alternative medicine

A Woman S Guide To Tantra Yoga

Author : Vimala McClure
ISBN : 9781577312765
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Often mistaken as solely the "yoga of sex," Tantra Yoga is more accurately described as the "yoga of everything," in which the spiritual is united with every aspect of life. This book offers step-by-step instructions and illustrations to explain the practice and philosophy of Tantra Yoga — adapted to the specific physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns of women. The author explains differing methods of meditation and mantras, breathing and relaxation, yoga positions, visualization, and affirmations — demonstrating how a daily routine of meditation and yoga can bring focus and strength both physically and spiritually. More than a guide to fitness, A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga brilliantly adapts one of the most venerable Eastern practices to the demands of modern life.
Category: Health & Fitness

Body Soul

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131525946
Genre : Health
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Yoga For Everyone

Author : Dianne Bondy
ISBN : 9781465487162
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 82.71 MB
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50 poses for every type of body For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite--for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled--everyone. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focuses on specific physical and mental benefits. No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can do yoga--and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
Category: Health & Fitness