The Top 100 Best Yoga Poses: Relieve Stress, Increase Flexibility, and Gain Strength
Author: Susan Hollister
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546851028
Category: Physical fitness
Page: 216
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"Do you feel sluggish, mentally exhausted, or disconnected from life? Whether you want to (1) increase your strength and flexibility (2) relieve pain and prevent injury, or (3) reduce stress and become happier, then keep reading to discover how to easily do this with the best yoga positions of all time!"--Amazon.


Mastering the Basics
Author: Sandra Anderson,Rolf Sovik
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
ISBN: 9780893891558
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 239
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This book covers all aspects of yoga practice including postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, lifestyle and fundamental philosophy. Provides two illustrated posture sequences and has 420 photographs.

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

The Classic Yoga Bible

Godsfield Bibles
Author: Christina Brown
Publisher: Godsfield
ISBN: 1841814814
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.

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.

Yoga Sparks

108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less
Author: Carol Krucoff
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882702X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Given the popularity of yoga in this day and age, you probably know about the benefits it can have on both the mind and body. An increase in positive mood, a decrease in stress, better sleep, and fewer aches and pains are just a few. Maybe you’ve been busy, and have been meaning to try it—or maybe you have tried it but still find it difficult to fit into your schedule. The most common excuse people give for not exercising is that they have no time. Between work, family, school, and social obligations, many of us are overbooked and scrambling to get things done in our daily lives. But what if there were quick, easy yoga exercises that could be integrated into your daily routine? Yoga Sparks offers 108 quick, practical, and accessible yoga exercises that you can practice anytime, anywhere—no matter how busy or stressful your schedule. In this book, you will learn how yoga in “bite-size” pieces can become a healthy habit that can relieve emotional stress, increase your physical strength and flexibility, and help you to lead a happier, healthier life. Whether practicing relaxed breathing while in traffic, sitting with proper alignment while working at your computer, or even balancing on one leg while waiting in line, the step-by-step, breath-by-breath practices in this book will help you bring the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga practice into your daily life.


The 30 Greatest Yoga Poses for Beginners
Author: Associate Professor of History Mark Thomas,Mark Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533276360
Page: 84
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Discover The 30 Greatest Yoga Poses For Beginners For Weight Loss, Stress Relief, Focus, Anxiety Relief, and Self Esteem. The Most Natural Cure There Is The World! Yoga is a very ancient practice, whose exact origin is yet to be traced. While some claim its presence has been around for more than 5000 years, there are others who feel that yoga had been practiced by people who lived more than 10,000 years ago. This beautiful form of exercise that originated in India is now being practiced across the globe, of course, with countless variations in the style of practice.Yet, the core form is still Hatha Yoga, which in fact is a mild, yet strong set of postures, breathing techniques, Mudras or gestures, meditations, and Bandhas [energy locks]. Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Power Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Kundalini Yoga - there are countless variants, including the latest ones like aerial yoga and aqua yoga, from which you can choose a style that suits your needs. While yoga, indeed, helps in curing various physical ailments, it primarily deals with managing your mind. It teaches you the numerous ways you can improve and enhance your mental clarity and balance. When your mind is clear, your physical health is always balanced. Yoga teaches you to restore this lost natural balance through its postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practice. The concepts of yoga looks simple, but it is like a treasure hunt. "Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better," says Donna Farhi, a renowned yoga teacher. So, are you ready for the treasure hunt? Here Is The Overview Of The Lessons You Will Learn Why You Should Practice Yoga How Yoga Is The Cure For The Body 30 Minute Fat Burning Yoga 30 Minute To Bid Goodbye To Stress and Anxiety 30 Minute To A More Confident You And Much More... Take charge and change your life with Yoga!

Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits

A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health
Author: Eiko
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1635651786
Page: 176
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Experience amazing health benefits by learning how to do the splits in just 4 weeks! Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it. With only five minutes of stretching a day, you'll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits such better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! With world-renowned yoga teacher Eiko's revolutionary program, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles, and see unbelievable results. All you need is this book, two legs, and a floor, and you're on your way to doing the splits!

1,500 Stretches

The Complete Guide to Flexibility and Movement
Author: Hollis Liebman
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316473685
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 736
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1,500 Stretches--the follow-up book to the New York Times bestseller 2,100 Asanas-- compiles all stretching poses in one place, organized by body part, with stunning photographs, easy-to-follow steps, and the health benefits of each pose. Does your lower back ache from sitting all day? Can you barely walk after your cycling class? Do you stretch your back and feel only more tension? Stretching is vital for chronic pain, building muscle tone, and full movement. 1,500 Stretches has the complete collection of stretches organized by body part--back, calf, hamstrings, chest and many more. They are demonstrated in beautiful full-color photographs. The steps are easy to follow and explain what muscle groups are targeted and its benefits for pain relief and physical appearance. There are additional chapters on yoga and partner stretches and the importance of stretching correctly.1,500 Stretches celebrates the beauty of the body through photography, while providing practical advice to feel and look better.

The Science of Yoga

The Risks and the Rewards
Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451641427
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 298
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Yoga Body and Mind Handbook

Easy Poses, Guided Meditations, Perfect Peace Wherever You Are
Author: Jasmine Tarkeshi
Publisher: Sonoma Press
ISBN: 9781943451562
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 220
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"Written specifically with the beginner in mind, the Yoga Body & Mind Handbook is Jasmine's encouraging introduction to essential yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditations."

Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide

Author: Loren Fishman,Ellen Saltonstall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342964
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 318
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A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis, with more than four hundred illustrations. Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises—hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga.

2,100 Asanas

The Complete Yoga Poses
Author: Daniel Lacerda
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316270628
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 736
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits. Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc. is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Yoga for Beginners

Author: Mark Ansari,Liz Lark
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062736482
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 96
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A unique hands-free, eye-level, step by step guide Beginner and intermediate programs Full range of sequences Breathing Exercises Meditation techniques Modified programs for those less able

Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice
Author: Amy Auman,Lisa Purcell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628739967
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor! Yoga is more than just an exercise; it’s a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That’s why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects: • Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you • Warm-up stretches and why they are important • Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility • Step-by-step photos • And much more! Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana’s benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you’ll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!

The Yoga Bible for Beginners

30 Essential Illustrated Poses for Better Health, Stress Relief and Weight Loss
Author: Charice Kiernan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546609483
Page: 170
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New 2nd Edition! Now Includes Free Bonus: The 5 Most Common Yoga Mistakes: How Can You Avoid Them? Learn why successful people like Hillary Clinton, Ryan Gosling and Arianna Huffington all practice yoga! Get access to 30 yoga poses with step-by-step instructions to develop your own yoga practice BONUS: Free Guided Relaxation Inside! Do you often feel stressed, tense, or even anxious? Do you have the tendency to ruminate about past events? Would you like to live a healthier and happier life instead? Then you have come to the right place: 'The Yoga Bible For Beginners' will allow you to reconnect with your deepest self again, so you can experience deep joy, contentment and inner peace. The number of Americans that practice yoga regularly has increased grown from 20.4 million in 2012 to a staggering 36 million in 2016! This many people can't be wrong. We live in a fast-paced world in which our senses are constantly stimulated. Yet, this progress comes at a cost. We are constantly tempted to keep up with Joneses, and many people have lost the connection between their mind and body. Sound familiar? Yoga can help restore this balance. For example, one study showed that yoga - even when practiced for the very first time! - can normalize levels of the stress hormone cortisol. In this book, you will be taken by the hand so you can develop your own yoga practice and take back control of your health and happiness. In 'The Yoga Bible For Beginners' You Will Learn: What Yoga is The Health Benefits of Yoga How to Perform a Yoga Pose Correctly 30 Yoga Poses (Beginner, Advanced, and Expert) The Foundation of a Yoga Practice: Breath Awareness and Relaxation How to Make Yoga a Habit The Eight Limbs of Yoga How to Meditate And Much More! And as a FREE BONUS, you will find a script inside that you can use to record your own guided relaxation! Sound good? Then let's get started! Now is the day on which you can take the first step to changing your life through yoga. So...ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION? ==> ACT NOW! Scroll up now and click the 'buy' button to get your copy today! PAPERBACK EDITION: Kindle edition included for FREE with purchase of paperback!

The Yoga Man(ual)

Author: Jen Murphy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989888257
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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The Yoga Man(ual) overs everything from the basics and benefits of yoga to how to master a handstand, and includes dozens of essential poses you need to develop your own practice--whether at the studio, at home, or on the road.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility
Author: Marlynn Wei, M.D.,James E. Groves M.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219371
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
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An Easy, Accessible Yoga Program for Health & Wellness Are you looking for a new health practice to enhance your day-to-day routines? Have you been interested in trying out yoga, but are too intimidated by the seemingly fancy and challenging poses? The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is your guide to the true healing heart of yoga, sharing the techniques that Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to tremendous success with their clients. In this simple, science-based eight-week program, you'll learn about the countless benefits of this proven practice, including: Increased flexibility and balance Greater muscle and bone strength Improved sleep Better stress management and resilience Strengthened immune system Enriched brain health And much more! Complete with illustrations, dozens of yoga breathing and meditation techniques, adaptable sequences, and principles of yoga safety, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga will guide you to health and wellness.

Kilted Yoga

yoga laid bare
Author: Finlay Wilson
Publisher: Yellow Kite
ISBN: 1473667852
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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FROM THE VIRAL YOGA STAR - 43 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST FIVE DAYS Yoga as it's never been seen before! 'Yoga can feel elitist but the book does not alienate. Partly because of its gentle humour, and partly because the language does not assume any knowledge of terms or sequences. It's straightforward and to the point. And the scenery beats a sterile yoga studio.' - Evening Standard 'Apparently there is something about the recipe of beards, kilts, butts and the Scottish highlands that just works.' - Finlay Wilson 'Yoga and kilts in a Perthshire forest has proved to be just what the world was waiting for.' - BBC Get ready to lose yourself in the wilds of Scotland and reconnect with the natural world in this gorgeous little book that will make you look at yoga in a whole new way - kilt optional! After recovering from an accident, Finlay Wilson found yoga was the best way to rebuild his strength. Now a qualified yoga instructor himself, he's decided to bring a modern take to this ancient practice. Feast your eyes on his yoga moves and discover why his Kilted Yoga video became an instant global sensation. This beautiful book is both dramatic and inspirational, but also tongue in cheek, quirky and funny. Finlay introduces you to the fundamentals of yoga through four progressive sequences to help you develop your practice. Combining stunning photography of the Scottish highlands with practical advice, Kilted Yoga is the inspiration you've been waiting for - join the movement here. Check out the video that went viral:

Pocket Yoga

52 Basic Asanas for Practice at Home Or on the Road
Author: Vera Sana,Jenny S. Wilker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419680533
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 130
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This tongue-in-cheek flipbook of 52 essential yoga asanas is "written and performed by Vera Sana," a girl with a passion for yoga and a body made of Sculpey. Fully illustrated.