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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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Don T Hold Your Breath A Guide To Good Breathing

Author : Jenny Beeken
ISBN : 9780954538996
Genre : Health & Fitness
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To breathe is to live, and yet we all take breathing for granted. In this unique book, Jenny Beeken helps us to understand how we breathe, and why most of us don't breathe effectively, so depriving ourselves of energy and vitality. Effective breathing is also the key to profound relaxation and deep meditation. It is the key to how we cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. In this illustrated guide, Jenny describes exercises and techniques that lead to better breathing. With a little daily practice, we can all feel more energetic and alert, relaxed and de-stressed, fit and healthy. The practices described require no other knowledge than is given in the book, and they can be used alongside other therapies to enhance their effect. DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH offers to transform our bodies, lives and consciousness and is a unique contribution to self-help literature.
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Yoga Journal

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Kundalini Meditation Theory And Practice

Author : V. RAVI
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This book about Kundalini discusses about both theoretical and practical aspects of kundalini meditation, which is generally considered as a complex subject. There are many serious problems associated with kundalini meditation, known as kundalini syndrome. These syndromes manifest only due to lack of proper understanding and practice. This book dwells at length both theoretical and practical aspects of kundalini meditation. This book also explains the importance of proper postures, breath control, meditative techniques, etc. A few explanatory images are also provided. Apart from dwelling in detail on preliminaries and practices, this book also explains step by step procedure to attain perfection in kundalini meditation. Throughout this book, IAST font is used

Mind Ayurveda And Yoga Psychology

Author : Dr. John Cosby
ISBN : 9781504383264
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In the first part of this book, we will look at the foundational concepts of several yoga philosophies, especially pertaining to the nature of the mind. We will begin with the philosophy of Samkhya which explains the creation of the universe, enfoldment of cosmic consciousness, development of the individual soul, and to the rise of the operative faculties of the mind in perception, feeling, ego, memory and intelligence. In the second part, we will look at the tradition of yoga and its techniques to develop the aspirant to rise above physical and mental agitation and restraint which holds one back from emerging into higher knowledge of the self. In the third, we will look at the basic principles of ayurveda including its perspectives to establish balance and harmony of body and mental states. Through the universal principles of ayurveda, knowledge of ones physical and mental constitution can lead to continuum of health and restoration of disease into a balance state of individuals. Its goal is to achieve equilibrium between body and mind by the use of a number of disciplines diet, medicinal herbs, and detoxification and rejuvenator programs, breathe exercises, asanas, meditation, and lifestyle changes to maintain ones body and mental type. Ayurveda and Yogic traditions offer a profound and intuitive insight into the nature of mind, root cause of mental disease, mental afflictions, deep seated impression and subtle desire (vasana) which lead to mental bondage, unconscious (instinctive, habitual behavior), blockage in adversities, and unawareness in the play of misery and pain. Together, they can expunge mental impurities, transpire negativity, develop conscious awareness, control of thought movement, and sharpen concentration and meditation to bring about transparency into ones true existence. Through the cultivation of yogic disciplines one can attain liberation or peace of mind through the actions of moral and righteous behavior (Yama and Niyama), selfless service (Karma yoga), devotional practices (Bhakti yoga), will and meditation disciplines (Raja Yoga) and intuitive knowledge (Jnana yoga). These are not interdependent of one another but collectively move one towards the goal of all yoga in the attainment of self realization.
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A Woman S Book Of Meditation

Author : Hari Kaur Khalsa
ISBN : 9781440629020
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Internationally renowned meditation teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa knows well the whirlwind stresses and strains placed on women today. Through the secrets of ancient Kundalini chanting and meditation techniques, women will find peace amid all the chaos, develop their creativity, and hone their inner wisdom. To introduce the newcomer to meditation, Hari Kaur helps the reader, step by step, to create a space in which to meditate, to become familiar and comfortable with different postures, to breathe deeply and effectively, and to clear the mind. Plainly organized into sections uniquely tailored to a woman's changing physical and emotional needs, Hari Kaur teaches how to: - alleviate frustration, ward off moodiness, and become calm - ease life transitions, accept change, and encourage personal creativity - fully realize the potentials of pregnancy and motherhood; and much more In addition, Hari Kaur discusses seven steps to achieve happiness and how to use meditation to build a spiritual identity. Her meditations are presented in the original Sikh as well as in English translation. And the easy-to-reference format will keep the reader returning again and again as she grows through meditation and in her daily life.
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Yoga Of Heart

Author : Mark Whitwell
ISBN : 159056068X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Truth is not something we have to seek out. It is not something absent and far-off, requiring great effort to find. Truth is present in you as the Life that is you. In Yoga of heart, Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Mark Whitwell takes us back to the time when yoga was first developed to the shamanic past of the Upanishads, when yoga was practiced as a means of acknowledging, enjoying and participating in the source of Life.
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Super Cleanse Revised Edition

Author : Adina Niemerow
ISBN : 9780062204592
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Newly Revised and Updated—Unleash your life force with the power of cleansing! Holistic chef and cleanse expert Adina Niemerow reveals the key to de-stressing, detoxing, clearing your mind, and revitalizing your body: by tapping into the miracle benefits of a cleanse. Updated with important new information and Adina’s fantastic new Super Slim-Down Cleanse, Super Cleanse can help us reboot and rejuvenate when our stressful schedules leave us feeling physically and emotionally drained. Here are eleven comprehensive cleanse experiences for both the beginning and the veteran cleanser, including more than one hundred delicious recipes for juices, soups, smoothies, salads, main dishes, and side dishes, with full menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a precleanse checklist, ways to ease the detox process, a rundown on the best juicers, tips for how to get the most out of your cleanse, and first-person success stories from Adina’s happy clients. Super Cleanse offers mini-retreats for the body, mind, and spirit and an enjoyable and effective way to jump-start your health and reenergize your life.
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Yoga Over 50

Author : Mary Stewart
ISBN : 9780671885106
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Briefly describes the history of yoga, demonstrates basic positions suitable for middle aged people, and suggests both beginning and advanced routines
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Atreya S Guide To Ayurveda Practice

Author : Vaidya Vasant Patil
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88.8 MB
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Ayurveda, the science of life, holistic medicine offers a complete solution with medicines, diet and lifestyle. The radical shift occurred in defining health encourages the medical fraternity of modern times to look deeply into empirically evolved ayurvedic techniques for the maintenance of positive health. The recent WHO report says that 70% of the world population is using herbal medicines for their primary health care. In last decade the use of herbal medicines increased tremendously. Safe and effective prescribing is a basis of proper patient care. Many pocket books or practical prescriber available for allopathic medicine in market but very few for Ayurveda. In order to fulfill this we have undertaken this task. In order to diagnose the disease on the basis of Ayurvedic principles, the physician should have to work very hard to know the subtle changes occurring inside the body due to the imbalance of Dosha. To become perfect in Ayurvedic diagnosis, the physician needs to understand Dosha Vikalpa (Dravyataha-Gunataha-Karmataha Vriddhi of Dosha), Dhatu Vaishamya (the quantum of vitiation, the status of Dhatu & Srotas), Agni Sthiti and nature of Ama. It is essential to get the practical training from the Guru (Teacher) in order to become perfect in Ayurvedic diagnosis, as evidenced from the Vagbhata’s citation “The proficiency comes by continuous practice just like the the genuineness of diamond etc. can’t be known by mere reading of books”. The fundamental principles for treating any disease are Bio-purification, Palliative medicine and avoiding the causative factors. Considering this, the author tried to incorporate these triad principles of treatment. For every diseases, there is explanation regarding causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, line of treatment, Panchakarma treatment, Palliative treatment, formulations, Prescriptions, Pathyaapathya. I hope the Vaidyas will become efficient by practicing the remedies, regime and diet described in this book.
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