Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

Myths Of The Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781683830238
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Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

Myths Of The Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 1683838475
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Enhance your yoga practice with this forty-five-card deck, which reveals the stories behind some of the most beloved poses. Based on a best-selling book, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck is a practical and portable collection of the stories behind the yoga poses, just right to accompany you to classes and retreats. Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like an Aesop fable or European folktale. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self-imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

Myths Of The Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Myths of the Asanas by Insight Editions

Myths Of The Asanas
  • Author : Insight Editions
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781683838494
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Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories by Devdutt Pattanaik

Yoga Mythology  64 Asanas And Their Stories
  • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9789353570859
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The popular names of many yogic asanas - from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana - are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures? Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Sacred Sound by Alanna Kaivalya

Sacred Sound
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Categories : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • ISBN : 9781608682430
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The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice. Alanna Kaivalya has refined her teaching over a decade with tens of thousands of diverse audience members. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool.

Beyond sanas by Pragya Bhatt

Beyond   Sanas
  • Author : Pragya Bhatt
  • Publisher : Penguin Ananda
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Categories : Hatha yoga
  • ISBN : 0143446878
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Yoga Beyond the Mat by Alanna Kaivalya

Yoga Beyond The Mat
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2016-10-08
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780738749716
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While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga's most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through a complete range of topics, including Removing Obstacles Appreciating the Present Moment Balancing the Chakras Healing Childhood Wounds Creating Your Own Rituals Transforming Your Archetypal Energy Entering the Blissful State This book shows you that yoga doesn't make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss. Praise: "[Alanna] guides and inspires students and teachers alike toward their own liberation, with patience, generosity, and wholehearted enthusiasm."—Linda Sparrowe, former editor-in-chief of Yoga International and author of Yoga At Home "This is the book I dreamed of when I started my yoga path...[Yoga Beyond the Mat includes] all the steps, tools, rituals, and wisdom for lasting bliss."—Dana Flynn, founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga "Alanna has pioneered a relevant, educational book; deep thinking and laced humor."—Ana T. Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga and author of Fierce Medicine "Alanna reveals with great clarity and approachable language the nuances, shadings and shadows of this ancient ritual of wellness. I highly recommend it."— Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, author of Riting Myth "Alanna's rigorous scholarship interweaves with applicable and tangible to-do's that brings reality to your spirituality."—Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® and bestselling author of The Roll Model "In today's hec

Yoga by Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga
  • Author : Rama Jyoti Vernon
  • Publisher : Lotus Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780940676268
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Most Westerners already know that practicing yoga can improve health and create peace of mind. But for those who yearn to add meaningful depth to their lives, even greater riches are possible... In this book, master teacher Rama Vernon shares techniques and knowledge suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced students and teachers.

Downward Dogs Warriors by Zo Newell

Downward Dogs   Warriors
  • Author : Zo Newell
  • Publisher : Himalayan Inst Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 0893892661
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Downward Dogs and Warriors de-mystifies traditional India stories of gods and goddesses by showing their connection to universal human emotions. Connecting these stories to common yoga poses opens a deeper dimension of practice.

Roots of Yoga by James Mallinson

Roots Of Yoga
  • Author : James Mallinson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780141978246
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'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata, and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions across systems, models of the esoteric and physical bodies, and its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of knowledge. Translated and edited with an introduction by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

2 100 Asanas by Daniel Lacerda

2 100 Asanas
  • Author : Daniel Lacerda
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780316270625
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This fully-illustrated New York Times bestseller categorizes an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses through photographs and descriptions for optimal benefit including adaptations for all levels of expertise and ages. A thoughtful, inspiring, meticulously-crafted guide to the practice of yoga, 2,100 Asanas will explore hundreds of familiar poses along with modified versions designed to bring more healthful options to yogis of all experience and ability. Organized into eight sections for the major types of poses -- standing, seated, core, quadruped, inversions, prone, supine and backbends -- and each section gently progresses from easy to more challenging. Each pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and primary benefits.

Yoga Body by Mark Singleton

Yoga Body
  • Author : Mark Singleton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780195395341
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The practice of yoga has become hugely popular in the West. Most people assume (and many claim) that 'postural' yoga - characterized by the familiar, demanding, physical poses - is an ancient Indian tradition. But in fact, as Mark Singleton shows, this type of yoga is quite a recent development, with its beginnings traceable to the middle of the 19th-century. Singleton here presents the first in-depth study of the origins of postural yoga, challenging many current notions about its nature and origins.

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Teaching Yoga
  • Author : Mark Stephens
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781583944721
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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.

From the Gita to the Grail by Bernie Clark

From The Gita To The Grail
  • Author : Bernie Clark
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Categories : PHILOSOPHY
  • ISBN : 1935628763
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Compares the myths of yoga to stories that have influenced Western culture and explores how these spiritual stories can work at an unconscious level to provide road maps for navigating through modern life.

Hatha Yoga Asanas by Daniel DiTuro

Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Author : Daniel DiTuro
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2012-01-25
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781492582489
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Finally, an easy-to-use quick-reference guide that captures the beauty and essence of hatha yoga itself. Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice features full-color photos, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses, including these Bound angle Bow Bridge Chair Child's Cobra Crescent lunge Crow Dancer I Downward-facing dog Forward bend Garland Half moon Headstand Intense side stretch Lord of the fishes Lotus Pigeon Shoulder stand Side angle Staff Tree Triangle Upward-facing dog Warrior Wheel Simple, attractive, and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree

Teaching Yoga Beyond The Poses
  • Author : Sage Rountree
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781623173234
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Create class themes with yoga philosophy, inspirational quotes, and simple concepts to inspire and motivate students Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. It continues with a second section that contains fifty-four complete themes that instructors can easily use in their own classes. The final section includes blank templates for instructors to create their own class themes and notes. With a unique angle and practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.

The Science of Yoga by William J Broad

The Science Of Yoga
  • Author : William J Broad
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781451641448
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A lead science writer for The New York Times—and lifelong yoga practitioner—examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity. He reveals what is real and what is illusory, in the process exposing moves that can harm or even kill. A New York Times bestseller. The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what’s real and shows what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and beneficial and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved.

Yoga For Dummies by Georg Feuerstein

Yoga For Dummies
  • Author : Georg Feuerstein
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-26
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 0470630868
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Learn the safe and easy way to benefit from the practice of yoga, as you design and follow your own personal program.

Myths Legends by Philip Wilkinson

Myths   Legends
  • Author : Philip Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-06-15
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9780756663650
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Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.

Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon

Theme Weaver
  • Author : Michelle Berman Marchildon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Categories : Yoga
  • ISBN : 0984875514
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