The Yamas & Niyamas

Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

Author: Deborah Adele

Publisher: On Word Bound Books Llc

ISBN: 9780974470641

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas—a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints"—and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances—purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. A self-study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion.
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Yoga for a World Out of Balance

Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

Author: Michael Stone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823235

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes. Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.
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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy

Author: Stuart Ray Sarbacker,Kevin Kimple

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 0865477698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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A clear, concise guidebook to the essentials of yogic thought and practice Many people think yoga simply means postures and breathing. Not true. The intention of this short guide is practical and straightforward: to say what yoga really is and to apply its principles to everyday life. It leads us through the eight-limbed system, a coherent framework that has been handed down and elaborated upon for thousands of years and consists of five "outer limbs," which pertain to our experience of the social world and the operation of our senses, and three "inner limbs," which focus on the mind. Stuart Ray Sarbacker and Kevin Kimple present the eight-limbed system as something that can be turned to again and again to deepen and expand understanding and practice. As an introduction and overview to the essence of yoga, The Eight Limbs of Yoga is unparalleled for clarity, usefulness, and concision.
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Living Love, the Yoga of Yama and Niyama

Timeless Teachings for Transformation and Awakening

Author: Maetreyii Ma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986304712

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Living Love is practical mysticism at its best. This rare and wonderful work, based in the ancient teachings of yoga, is a poetic and penetrating therapeutic guidebook for transformation and awakening. It eloquently maintains the integrity of the ancient scriptures while bringing the teachings down to earth and.at the same time uplifting us into a sublime connection to our deepest truth.The book conveys an approach that is so simple, so immediate to everyday life, so helpful to psychological healing and yet thrilling and intoxicating. Maetreyii Ma's use of language brings with it a gift of upliftment and attunement. Her expressions touch, refresh, surprise, astonish and inspire. She takes the reader there. This is a guidebook, a workbook and a journal all in one so you can learn concepts, implement them and integrate them. Why just read about transformation when you can live it with go-to practices for manifesting the teachings in your daily life. Here's to creating a life you really love and feel great about through inner transformation and awakening. That is the beauty of truly Living Love.
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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

Author: Darren Main

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1617923753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Everyday, millions of people roll out their yoga mats or sit on their meditation cushions in an effort to quiet the mind and heal the body. Some practice Iyengar yoga, while others practice vinyasa or restorative yoga—almost all who practice yoga have touched something deep within themselves and had their lives transformed by this ancient practice. In Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main offers a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga. He shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every aspect of life. From work and relationships, to death and dying—allowing even our busiest days to become powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns. This is not a book about perfecting yoga asanas or pranayama breathing techniques. It is a book about changing the way we see the world—transforming every experience and relationship into a yoga practice unto itself. Since teachers like Swami Vivakananda and Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga to the West, yoga students and teachers alike have sought to integrate the practice and philosophy of yoga into modern life. Find out why this best-selling yoga book has been used in yoga teacher training programs the world over and has become a modern spiritual classic.
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Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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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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The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali - The Book Of The Spiritual Man (Annotated Edition)

Author: Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619125

Category:

Page: 67

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This edition includes an extensive preface by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He gives the reader deep insights about Yoga and the Ultimate Goal in Life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands. We think of ourselves as living a purely physical life, in these material bodies of ours. In reality, we have gone far indeed from pure physical life; for ages, our life has been psychical, we have been centred and immersed in the psychic nature. Some of the schools of India say that the psychic nature is, as it were, a looking-glass, wherein are mirrored the things seen by the physical eyes, and heard by the physical ears. But this is a magic mirror; the images remain, and take a certain life of their own. Thus within the psychic realm of our life there grows up an imaged world wherein we dwell; a world of the images of things seen and heard, and therefore a world of memories; a world also of hopes and desires, of fears and regrets. Mental life grows up among these images, built on a measuring and comparing, on the massing of images together into general ideas; on the abstraction of new notions and images from these; till a new world is built up within, full of desires and hates, ambition, envy, longing, speculation, curiosity, self-will, self-interest. The teaching of the East is, that all these are true powers overlaid by false desires; that though in manifestation psychical, they are in essence spiritual; that the psychical man is the veil and prophecy of the spiritual man.
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The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Pathway to Liberation

Author: Bhava Ram

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 1607259079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

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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.
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Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path

Author: Kyczy Hawk

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1936290804

Category: Self-Help

Page: 258

View: 6874

Connection between yoga and Twelve-Step principles is explicit, without being didactic. Easy to follow instructions for poses and practices.
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21st Century Yoga

Culture, Politics, and Practice

Author: Carol Horton,Roseanne Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615617602

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 201

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Yoga may be rooted in ancient India, but it's morphed into something new in North America today. Precisely what that might be, however, is difficult to say. Yoga is taught everywhere from spas to prisons, and for everything from weight loss to spiritual transcendence. With its chameleon-like ability to adapt equally well to advertising, athletics, and ashrams, contemporary yoga is a fascinating phenomenon that invites investigation. Written by experienced practitioners who are also teachers, therapists, activists, scholars, studio owners, and interfaith ministers, 21st Century Yoga is one of the first books to provide a multi-faceted examination of yoga as it actually exists in the U.S. and Canada today. CONTENTS: Introduction: Yoga and North American Culture - Carol Horton Enlightenment 2.0: The American Yoga Experiment - Julian Walker How Yoga Makes You Pretty: The Beauty Myth, Yoga and Me - Melanie Klein Questioning the "Body Beautiful": Yoga, Commercialism, and Discernment - Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio Bifurcated Spiritualities: Examining Mind/Body Splits in the North American Yoga and Zen Communities - Nathan Thompson Starved for Connection: Healing Anorexia Through Yoga - Chelsea Roff Yoga and the 12 Steps: Holistic Recovery from Addiction - Tommy Rosen Modern Yoga Will Not Form a Real Culture Until Every Studio Can Also Double as a Soup Kitchen and other observations from the threshold between yoga and activism - Matthew Remski Yoga for War: The Politics of the Divine - Be Scofield Our True Nature is Our Imagination: Yoga and Non-Violence at the Edge of the World - Michael Stone How Yoga Messed With My Mind - Angela Jamison Afterword: The Evolution of Yoga and the Practice of Writing - Roseanne Harvey
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Yogadevotion Practicing in the Presence

Author: Heidi Green

Publisher: God Breath Books

ISBN: 9781625860606

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 133

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Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence, is a book of weekly devotions for use in a pose-based, asana practice. The devotions will deepen your practice experience and create additional space for God to be present in your life. The devotions describe a practice of faith lived both on and off of the yoga mat, leading to spiritual growth and healing.
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The Path of the Yoga Sutras

Author: Nicolai Bachman

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958668

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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Unlocking the Secrets of Patanjali’s Yoga A path-breaking guide for mind-body balance Author Nicolai Bachman skillfully demystifies the practices of the 2000-year-old Patanjali yoga tradition for modern readers. The book covers five sections on the central teachings of Patanjali addressing concerns pertaining to the mind and body. Each sutra beautifully explains the yoga philosophy of the asanas with practical examples that can be applied in the fabric of our lives. From emotional afflictions and preservation of energy to optimal focus for heart-mind balance, the book is meticulously researched to broaden our understanding of the yoga philosophy. Bachman enlightens us on the ancient knowledge of Patanjali with contemporary wisdom and depth for lay readers as well as yoga practitioners. The Path of the Yoga Sutras is for anyone who believes in integrating yogic philosophy with practice for a holistic life experience. Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, Ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over 15 years. He is the author of several book-and-CD learning tools, including The Path of the Yoga Sutras, the first home-study course of its kind.
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The Sacred Tradition of Yoga

Philosophy, Ethics, and Practices for a Modern Spiritual Life

Author: Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834800020

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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In today’s complex world, how is it possible to truly live as a yogi? Traditional yoga theory offers fresh, insightful solutions to today’s practical lifestyle concerns, ranging from environmentalism to personal health and wellness. Tuning in to classic yoga philosophy and teachings can bring to light our greatest strengths while showing us how to maintain a healthy body and clear mind while attaining inner happiness. Drawing from his personal experiences of yoga and insight into ancient Sanskrit texts, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois connects yogic philosophy to how we approach food, work, education, relationships, and other conscious lifestyle choices to support our deepest longings for happiness, peace, and balance. Practical and insightful, The Sacred Tradition of Yoga begins with a clear and deep inquiry into the human condition, reminding us of the true purpose of Yoga. The second half of the book focuses on the yamas and niyamas, the personal disciplines and social ethics of yoga. Throughout, Dr. Jois’s teachings honor ancient traditions and underscore the benefits we can gain from adopting a yogic way of life in the modern world.
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How Yoga Works

Healing Yourself and Others with the Yoga Sutra

Author: Geshe Michael Roach,Christie McNally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976546900

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 406

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The secrets of how yoga works to make us truly whole are revealed here in a delightful story based on how these precious teachings reached Tibet form their home in India, over a thousand years ago.
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Meditations from the Mat

Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

Author: Rolf Gates,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307773949

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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365 daily reflections offering a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life, from the acclaimed yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, the daily reflections in Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.
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The Mirror of Yoga

Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind

Author: Richard Freeman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824874

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and Samkhya philosophies, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the eight limbs of astanga yoga, the process and purpose of hatha yoga, and much more. He also explores the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and the yogic imperative of offering service to others. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply the wealth of information to daily life. The Mirror of Yoga will be a welcome resource to all yogis who wish to better practice the profound philosophy underlying their practice.
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Power Yoga

The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout

Author: Beryl Bender Birch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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THE OFFICIAL YOGA PROGRAM OF THE NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS CLUB Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout. Unlike any other yoga program, Power Yoga is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints, and loosening muscles. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions guide you through this effective and popular routine. Based on the classical and original yoga system called astanga, Power Yoga is a complete mind and body workout that develops concentration and reduces stress. With its focus on mindful breathing and body heat, Power Yoga goes beyond the relaxation benefits of traditional yoga to offer a route to health and fitness that athletes of all levels will embrace.
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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.
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Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944974

Category: Education

Page: 507

View: 9067

"Written for a broad yoga market that includes teachers, teacher trainers, studio owners, and students, Yoga Sequencing presents 67 sequences of poses designed for a range of yoga student experience and offers a comprehensive resource for designing and refining yoga classes"--
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