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Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

Author : Gregor Maehle
ISBN : 9781577319870
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.
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The Power Of Ashtanga Yoga Ii

Author : Kino MacGregor
ISBN : 9780834841246
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this follow-up to her popular first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Kino MacGregor presents and explains the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga practice. MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the method, gives a basic introduction to Ashtanga Yoga philosophy; provides essential background information on the Intermediate Series; gives tips on how to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice; explains the purification aspects of the practice; and gives instructions for the pranayama techniques associated with the practice, along with other key points. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series in over 250 photographs. This solid, engaging entry into intermediate-level practice is a wonderful resource for both practitioners and teachers.
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Ashtanga Yoga

Author : Caroline Klebl
ISBN : 0615566359
Genre : Aṣṭāṅga yoga
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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a method of Yoga Asana practice, which includes hundreds of Yoga postures, which are connected by breath initiated movements. This book is an illustrated guide to over a 125 Yoga postures and contains the precise method, by which one can, over time, perform all of these Yoga Asanas.
Category: Aṣṭāṅga yoga

The Ashtanga Yoga Collection

Author : Richard Freeman
ISBN : 1591792657
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The breath and body move as one in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. This classical path harnesses the power of the postures to reveal the pure awareness, freedom, and depth of all that is yoga. With The Ashtanga Yoga Collection, celebrated teacher Richard Freeman masterfully guides you through a precise union of breath, alignment, and flowing postures. An indispensable resource for all student levels, this boxed DVD set includes: An Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga-Foundational techniques that combine breath, movement, and meditation to help you develop strength, flexibility, and self-observation. Ashtanga Yoga: The Primary Series-Nearly 70 postures to "ignite your inner fire" and awaken your nervous system to its natural, vital state. Ashtanga Yoga: The Intermediate Series-A dynamic flow of powerful postures that create radiant health and joy, and spark spontaneous moments of meditation.
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Ashtanga Yoga

Author : David Swenson
ISBN : 1891252089
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Nadi Sodhana

Author : Petri Räisänen
ISBN : 1906756503
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Nadi Sodhana uniquely illustrates the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate series practice, its benefits and the tradition as it is taught in Mysore, India. This beautifully outlined book was written in India from Petri Räisänen's interviews with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, the masters of the Ashtanga Yoga system.
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Ashtanga Yoga

Author : Richard Pilnick
ISBN : 1781453675
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Photographer Richard Pilnick has created an unprecedented study of the asanas in the first four series by working with four of the leading teachers from the global community, all of whom studied under the guidance of the father of Ashtanga yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). Both a detailed reference of the practice, and an elegant gift for its practitioners, this book curates over 150 inspirational images, all photographed using a large format camera and black-and-white film. They present the asanas in a detail that captures the mindful nature of the practice. The photographs are given the space to speak for themselves, each accompanied merely by its name in English and Sanskrit. The book proceeds from the Sun Salutation and Fundamental Postures, through the Primary and Intermediate series, to two Advanced series and a Finishing sequence. The backgrounds used for the portraits progress from dark to light, reflecting the progression of the inner self from darkness to light through the journey of the Ashtanga yoga movement meditation. Each chapter is introduced by an accompanying poem and a portrait of the internationally respected teacher demonstrating the postures and the fluid movements and breaths that connect them.
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Pranayama The Breath Of Yoga

Author : Gregor Maehle
ISBN : 0977512622
Genre : Cooking
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In his third book Gregor Maehle aims at bringing about a renaissance of pranayama, the yogic school of breathing. For millennia pranayama was considered to be the quintessential yogic limb, yoga's main motor for spiritual evolution. To show pranayama's importance Maehle supports his findings at every turn with hundreds of quotations from yogic scripture. With unprecedented detail the author shows how pranayama is used to connect posture practice to yogic meditation and why it will accelerate your progress in both. Also covered are: - how pranayama creates health and its use in therapeutic application - mental and spiritual benefits of pranayama - the function of prana and the effects of pranayama - effect of pranayama on brain hemisphericity and balance of the nervous system - purpose of breath retentions and their precise technical application - in depth guidelines for the practice of pranayama - illustrations of the major pranayama and kriya techniques - the use of mantra and digital counting during pranayama - the appropriate diet and postures for pranayama - the importance and use of bandhas and kriyas before and during pranayama - how to set free your breathing pattern through exercising breath waves - descriptions of the classical pranayamas such as Nadi Shodhana, Bhastrika, Surya Bhedana with never before seen detail - how pranayama relates to raising Kundalini - a workable order in which techniques are to be learned and put into sequence with other yogic limbs - pranayama as it relates to the stages of life Gregor Maehle is practising and researching all aspects of yoga since 1982. He lived for several years in India studying with a variety of yogic masters and sadhus. He has previously published Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series, which have been translated into several languages.
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Rocket Yoga

Author : Lambert M Surhone
ISBN : 613639068X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rocket Yoga, also known as ''The Rocket'', is a style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980's. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of yoga. It is combined with and restructured from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Schultz's yoga was first called "Rocket Yoga" by Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, because Weir said, "It gets you there faster." Rocket Yoga is a dynamic and fast placed flow of yoga. Dani Burlison of the New Bohemian Magazine says; "Rocket yoga promises to get students to fitness nirvana faster."

Everything You Wanted To Know About Ashtanga Yoga

Author : James David Rockefeller
Genre : Health & Fitness
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If you are searching for a form of yoga that gives you a toned body, better control over your thoughts, better management of your emotions, and a road to attain spiritual liberation, try out Ashtanga Yoga. This yoga form has its roots in the ancient text of Yoga Korunta, which was written by Vamana Rishi. In the early 1900s, Rama Mohan Brahmachari passed on the information present in Yoga Korunta to his disciple, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who in turn passed it on to his disciple, Pattabhi Jois, in the beginning of 1927. Sri K. Patthabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927, when he was just 12 years old. In 1948, he established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for helping others incorporate the practice of Ashtanga in their lives. Ashtanga, or “eight limbed,” is taken from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and anyone who can slowly go on from one stage to the other can reach the level of samadhi and achieve the ultimate goal of yoga, that is, kaivalya or separation of purusha from prakriti and attainment of liberation. It takes years and years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga to attain samadhi and kaivalya. The path is surely not easy, but it is definitely not impossible. You don’t need to retreat from the material world to reach the stage of samadhi. You can do so in your day-to-day life. Each limb of Ashtanga Yoga is taken from the Yoga Sutras. If you follow the guidance of Patanjali and Sri Pattabhi Jois, you can surely experience a spiritual way of living that you may have never even dreamed of. Although the Yoga Sutras considered asana as the third limb and states that the first two limbs should be followed first, Sri Pattabhi Jois believed that asana, or postures, is where you should begin since it makes you aware of your body, your mind, and your breath. As you continue with your asanas, you will notice yourself to be calmer. Your mind will quieter and stiller. The aim of this book is to introduce you to Ashtanga Yoga. It aims at introducing the eight limbs of this way of living. You will learn the experiences you can expect during each stage. You will learn about the foundation principles of Ashtanga Yoga. You will know how to get started and how to move on from one stage to the other. You will learn about the dos and don’ts of thinking and action. Learn about the vrittis or the fluctuations of the mind that prevent you from seeing your true self and reaching samadhi and attaining liberation. You will also get to know about the asanas and pranayamas that Ashtanga Yoga comprises of. But don’t just stop there. The book will also introduce you to the other limbs of ashtanga, that is, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. Believe it or not, these practices are not just for hermits; you can also aim at reaching these stages while continuing your life in the material world. It will take years and years of sustained practice, but it is definitely doable. Let’s get started and start living a more spiritual, healthier and complete life by following ashtanga.
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The Ashtanga Handbook

Author : Manju Jois
ISBN : 1773660527
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Ashtanga system, which is in the Hatha yoga tradition, was passed down by Sri T. Krishnamacharya and is now practiced by thousands of people around the world. Traditionally in Ashtanga, there are three main sequences of postures: Primary (Yoga Chikitsa), Intermediate (Nadi Sodhana), and Advanced Series (Sthira Bhaga). Ashtanga yoga is a traditional system of yoga based on Patanjali's philosophy of "eight limbs" of yoga. Students practice a sequence of poses linked with Vinyasa (breath movement) using Ujjayi Pranayama (deep rhythmic breathing), Bandha (muscular and energetic locks), and Drishti (meditative gaze points). This system has often been misunderstood in the west as it has been taught as a powerful form of exercise with little emphasis on the therapeutic benefits. Finally, two of the world's leading Ashtanga teachers team up to demystify the practice and its teachings, bringing to light the role of yoga in long-term health, the benefits of each pose as well as illustrating safe adjustments for poses in each series.
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Ashtanga Yoga

Author : Jana A. Czipin
ISBN : 9783734765421
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This comprehensive introduction presents the practice, theory and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. It describes in a short and concise way its historical development and philosophical background. The author not only studies the goals of Ashtanga yoga but looks equally closely at the theory and the environment of yoga practice. The detailed description of the ancient system of Ashtanga yoga, which dates back thousands of years, is compared with modern scientific findings. In the final chapter the author also discusses obstacles to the practice of yoga and how to overcome them.
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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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Power Yoga For Dummies

Author : Doug Swenson
ISBN : 0764553429
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Doug Swenson has created a book about Yoga that captures his delightful and unique teaching style." —Karen Allen, actress, Yoga Practitioner "Doug Swenson masterfully presents one of the most physically challenging styles of Hatha Yoga in a way students of any level will find safe, fun, easeful, and empowering." —John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga In just a few years, Yoga has gone from an obscure spiritual discipline practiced by a handful of the "enlightened" in the Far East, to a mainstream exercise routine taught at gyms all across America. Now, at the turn of the new millennium, Yoga has a younger sibling, Power Yoga. A high-energy physical discipline embraced by Sting, Madonna, and thousands of other celebrities, professional athletes, and health advocates, Power Yoga takes the basics of Yoga and gives it a good healthy dose of aerobics to tone all your muscles, sharpen your focus, ease your spirit, and strengthen your heart. Want to pump up your body and gain peace of mind? Power Yoga For Dummies shows you how. Featuring step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photographs that help you see each move clearly, it shows you how to: Improve flexibility, strength, and endurance Develop rock-hard abs, legs, and arms Find an instructor and the right workout gear Customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels Enhance your practice with a partner Beat stress, sharpen your focus, and lift your spirits Power Yoga celebrity Doug Swenson explains the philosophy and science behind Power Yoga. He gets you ready to take the leap into Power Yoga, and he arms you with: Three complete Power Yoga routines—beginning, intermediate and advanced Exercises to improve specific areas, including flexibility, strength, endurance, and specific muscle groups such as your arms, abs, and glutes Expert tips on diet and nutrition for enhancing your practice and improving your overall health Specific postures and exercises that benefit women and seniors A fun and easy guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this inspirational guide will help you unit a strong, sleek body with a sharp, clear mind.
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Teaching Yoga

Author : Mark Stephens
ISBN : 9781583944721
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Vital Yoga

Author : Meta Chaya Hirschl
ISBN : 9780982305508
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The word yoga, first recorded in approximately 4000 BCE, is Sanskrit for "union." Typically it signifies a uniting of body, mind, and spirit leading to deepening states of happiness and freedom. Vital Yoga: A Sourcebookfor Students and Teachers places this ancient practice in a uniquely modern-day context. Interwoven with discussions about the eight limbs of yoga as presented in the original literature, including the core principles, Sanskrit Devanagari, mantras, poses, breath work, and meditation, are recipes, a derivation of terms, compassionate communication guidelines, basic teaching principles, wisdom and photos of the great sages, and illuminating accounts by contemporary yogis. Throughout, readers are guided to connect to their inner selves, quiet the mind, and harness their power to achieve bliss and transcend fear, emotional turmoil, and attachment to the stresses of life. This informative reference features a highly visual format, including a first-ever historical timeline of yogic philosophies, texts, and key figures. Introduced too is yoga therapy for every-thing from low back or knee pain to depression. Each chapter concludes with specific invitations to delve further into the heart of yoga. Designed to enrich any chosen style of practice, this book is ideal not only for yoga students and aspiring yoga teachers but also for healing arts practitioners and their patients, as well as anyone seeking to cultivate a vibrantly healthy body, mind, and spirit. "An aesthetically beautiful book, but above all... a book permeated with explorative joy!"---Liz Lark London-based yoga teacher "A book with plenty of heart and lots of information."---Nicolai Bachman, author of The Language of Yoga "Vital Yoga supports yoga students on their search for inner freedom....with the lightness that only wisdom can give."---Rossella Baroncini Florence, Italy-based yoga teacher "A gem! If a person could have only one book on yoga, Meta's would be the one!"---Barbara Luboff Santa Fe, New Mexico---based yoga teacher
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India Today Spice

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Author : Dharma Mittra
ISBN : 9781608681945
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In 1974, the legendary “teacher of teachers” yogi Dharma Mittra photographed himself in 908 yoga postures. He printed each photo as an 8 x 10 and pasted them together to form a poster, creating the Ultimate Yoga Chart as a gift for his teacher, Swami Kailashananda (Yogi Gupta). Asanas collects 608 of those black-and-white photographs, each accompanied by the English name of the pose and the Sanskrit characters, brief commentary, and specific combinations for Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar practice. There are suggestions for beginning, intermediate, and advanced yoga practitioners, as well as a list of poses beneficial for particular health problems and chakra relationships. Because it builds on basic postures, Asanas will appeal to students of any of the 100 yoga styles.
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Yogi Bare

Author : Philip Self
ISBN : 0966689402
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Philip Self is a music business executive specializing in film and TV. He received a Sociology degree from "Louisiana Tech University" and attended "Candler School of Theology at Emory University." The avid yoga practitioner lives in Nashville with his wife and son.
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