The Key Muscles of Yoga


Author: Ray Long,Chris Macivor
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607432382
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 239
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This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

The Key Poses of Yoga


Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607432390
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 213
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Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.

Yoga Mat Companion 3

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists
Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439441
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 219
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Author: David Coulter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120819764
Category: Hatha yoga
Page: 623
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his book combines the perspectives of a dedicated yogi with that of a former anatomy professor and research associate at two major American medicine schools. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of hatha yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it deserves. Useful as both a textbook and a reference work, this is a book that all serious yoga teachers and practitioners will want on their shelves.

Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends


Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439425
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 219
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions


Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 160743945X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 219
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition


Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Amy Matthews
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450419887
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 276
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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.

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses


Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439433
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 219
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Mindfulness Yoga

The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Frank Jude Boccio
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458783766
Category:
Page: 588
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Whether you have no background in meditation or yoga or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga, which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice. Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends to fixate solely on the physical benefits of yoga. Unlike any other Buddhism-meets-yoga book, Mindfulness Yoga presents the two disciplines as a single practice that brings health to the body and liberates the mind and spirit, awakening compassion and fostering equanimity and joy. Mindfulness Yoga will appeal to the many people who have an interest in yoga, Buddhism, and meditation, but who may not have been able to find a teacher who could bring these practices together in a meaningful, practical way. In the first part of the book, author Frank Jude Boccio offers a superb and lively introduction to the Buddha's teachings and locates them within the larger context of the Indian spiritual traditions. Then, in second half of the book, Boccio offers three complete Mindfulness Yoga sequences, including over 100 pictures, with detailed guidance for body, breath, and mind. Special lay-flat binding makes this book even more useful as a practice aid. Look below at the ever-increasing amount of reviews and endorsements that this book is gaining for figures in the yoga, Buddhism, meditation, and natural living communities.

Living Your Yoga

Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485859
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as ways to practice. This edition includes three new chapters (Relaxation, Empathy, and Worship), a full index, and new interior and cover designs.Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you.Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result: a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.

Yoga for Wellness

Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga
Author: Gary Kraftsow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140195699
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 334
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The healing properties of yoga are released in a step-by-step guide to Vinivoga, using numerous case studies and specific yoga sequences to reveal the physical and spiritual benefits of this ancient meditation practice. Original.

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy

An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Motion
Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949844
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is the definitive guide to the study of yoga anatomy--a perfect companion book for any yoga teacher or practitioner seeking to understand the biomechanics of the body as it applies to yoga practice. The book is visually designed in quick reference format to offer useful information about the main skeletal muscles that are central to yoga, with asanas to demonstrate the particular muscles and muscle groups. Over 230 full color illustrations detail each muscle's origin, insertion, and action in order to clearly reveal how the muscles come into play in the movements and postures of yoga. Knowledge of yoga anatomy is paramount to the ability to teach or practice with no injury to oneself or others. With this foundation in place, it is possible to focus on the spiritual element of yoga as well as the physical. Yoga is a union of the two, so where appropriate, the more profound side of the practice is mentioned as it relates to the body. The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy illustrates the form and function of the muscles first, then interlays the muscles into the yoga posture for full understanding in a clear and integrated way, explaining the technique of the asanas, as well as other important aspects of yoga: pranayamas, the bandhas, and chakras. Table of Contents About This Book 1 Anatomical Orientation 2 Muscles of Respiration 3 Muscles of the Face and Neck 4 Muscles of the Spine 5 The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand 8 Muscles of the Hip 9 Muscles of the Knee 10 Muscles of the Ankle/Foot Resources General Index Index of Muscles From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anatomy for Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action


Author: Leigh Brandon,Nicky Jenkins
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071633628
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
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Get an inside look at the body's muscles at work during yoga Anatomy for Yoga provides an in-depth tour of muscles as you progress through yoga exercises. The detailed four-color anatomical illustrations depict exactly what happens to the body's muscles and skeletal system while performing these incredibly spine-intensive movements. This book is divided into sequences, 10 to 20 poses each, and involve specific stretches/mobilizing for that particular postural imbalance as well as strengthening. The sequences cover an entire routine, which could last from 30 minutes to an hour or longer. In addition, there is a breathing practice and a related meditation practice. You will be able to use the basic skills in the early chapters and, as your abilities develop, apply them to more advanced techniques featured later in the book. Full-color anatomical illustrations that detail the muscles engaged. Gives you the information you need, and shows you exactly what's going on with their body as they exercise. Build a routine custom to their abilities. Topics include: How to Use the Book; Anatomical Definitions and Terminology; Systems of the Body; Body Planes and Regions; Anatomical Terms; Joint Movements; Posture and Muscle Balance; The Spine; Overview of Postural Problems; How Can Yoga Improve Posture?; The Biomechanics of Breath; Meditation and its Benefits; The Chakras; The Practice; Sun Salutation; Kyphosis Posture; Longitudinal Mobilizations; Horizontal Mobilizations; Moving Cats; Shoulder Opener (1-4); Seated Twist; Locust Pose; Back Bridge; Camel Pose; Half Shoulderstand; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice Lordosis Posture; Forward Bend; Yogic Squat; Front Thigh Stretch; Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch; Warrior 1 Variation 1; Hero Pose; Child's Pose; Plank; Leg Drop; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice; Flat Back Posture; Expanded Leg Forward Bend; Intense Side Stretchl Extended Straight Leg Stretch; Warrior 1 Variation 2; Supine Toe Pose; Boat Pose; Moving Cats; Cobra; Locust Pose; Reclining Twist; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice; Sway-Back Posture; Down Dog; Half Splits; Triangle Pose; Revolved Triangle Pose; Gate Pose; Seated Forward Bend; Boat Pose; Side Plank; Locust Pose 3; Crocodile Pose; Upward Facing Spread Foot Pose; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation

Vasistha's Yoga


Author: Swami Venkatesananda
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438422849
Category: Philosophy
Page: 780
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This is Swami Venkatesananda's longer Yoga Vasistha. Its purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation. Containing the instructions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is full of intricately woven tales, the kind a great teacher might tell to hold the interest of a student. Table of Contents Blessing Scheme of Transliteration Foreword Introduction Prayer Part One: On Dispassion Part Two: On the Behaviour of the Seeker The Story of Suka Self-effort Part Three: On Creation The Story of Lila The Story of Karkati The Story of the Sons of Indu The Story of Ahalya The Story of the Great Forest The Story of the Three Non-existent Princes The Story of Lavana Part Four: On Existence The Story of Sukra The Story of Dama, Vyala and Kata The Story of Bhima, Bhasa and Drdha The Story of Dasura Kaca's Story Part Five: On Dissolution The Story of King Janaka The Story of Punya and Pavana The Story of Bali The Story of Prahlada The Story of Gadhi The Story of Uddalaka The Story of Suraghu The Story of Bhasa and Vilasa The Story of Vitahavya Part Six: On Liberation Discourse on Brahman The Story of Bhusunda Description of the Lord Deva Puja The Story of the Wood apple The Story of the Rock The Story of Arjuna The Story of the Hundred Rudras The Story of the Vampire The Story of Bhagiratha The Story of Sikhidvaja and Cudala The Story of the Philosopher's Stone The Story of Cintamani The Story of the Foolish Elephant The Story of Kaca The Story of the Deluded Man The Story of Bhrngisa The Story of Iksvaku The World Within the Rock The Story of the Sage from Outer Space The Story of Vipascit The Story of the Hunter and the Deer The Story of Kundadanta Index

Yoga Fan

Practice Guide for Everyday
Author: Jill Camera,Adrienne Burke,Kristin Leal,Andrea Barash,Martin Brading
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0971245665
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 218
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The Yoga Fan is a comprehensive practice guide featuring a rigorous Vinyasa (flow) sequence that is great for beginners and advanced students alike in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Over 50 yoga postures include complete step-by-step illustrated instructions and modifications for all levels of experience and flexibility. Poses are grouped in seven sections corresponding to the seven chakras. Each posture includes instruction on proper breathing and is followed by tips on safety, form, and alignment. There is also a glossary of yoga terms, lessons on meditation as well as basic anatomy for yoga. Inside, you’ll find: • Asana, breathing, and meditation to gain well-being in body and mind • Step-by-step instructions • Over 50 yoga postures PLUS preparatory poses and relaxation • Beginner and advanced modifications • Yogi’s tips on safety and alignment • Basic anatomy—from “sit bones” to the crown of your head • A glossary of terms • Sequencing that lets you practice from 10 minutes to 90 minutes. Co-authored by three of New York’s top yogis, Adrienne Burke, Jill Camera and Kristin Leal, the Yoga Fan makes it easy to tailor a practice sequence to suit any length of time or location—at home or while traveling. The digital version of the Yoga Fan is a trustworthy companion for students and instructors alike to assist you through a powerful sequence including forward bends, backbends, twisting poses, balancing poses and inversions.

Ashtanga Yoga

Practice and Philosophy
Author: Gregor Maehle
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577319869
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through: • the history and lineage of yoga • the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement) • a detailed breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count • a lively and authentic rendering of the complete Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's ancient sacred text • a glossary of yoga terminology In the asana section, Maehle describes each posture with clear, meticulous instructions, photographs, anatomical illustrations, and practical tips. Information on the mythological background and yogic context of specific postures brings further insight to the practice. In the philosophy section, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra using the major ancient commentaries as well as his own insights. This volume makes the entire path of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to modern practitioners. Both practical guide and spiritual treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is an excellent introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and an invaluable resource for any yoga teacher or practitioner.

The Heart of Yoga

Developing a Personal Practice
Author: T. K. V. Desikachar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778922
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.

Yoga


Author: Linda Sparrowe,David Martinez
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789399878
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 453
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In this combination of how-to guide and inspirational text, Sparrowe blends a historical overview of yoga with a wealth of exercises to help readers strengthen the mind and body.