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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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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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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Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas

10 Principles for Peace & Purpose

Author: Courtney Seiberling

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722910204

Category:

Page: 118

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"Finally, a truly accessible, comprehensive guide on how to apply yoga's yamas and niyamas to everyday life. Both for the yogi and non-yogi alike, this beautiful manual has powerful teachings about relating to self and others. I can't wait to share it with my yoga students and yoga teacher trainees." ~Stacey Vespaziani, E-RYT and owner of South Hills Power Yoga and Bloomfield Yoga The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's essential, ethical principles originally mentioned in the Yoga Sutras, the first written explanation of yoga compiled by Patanjali over 2,000 years ago. In the West, yoga is mostly known as a form of exercise, though the Sutras say yoga is an eight-part system working in unison to control the mind. These "limbs" as they are called in the Sutras include the Yamas and Niyamas, breathwork, yoga postures, and various stages of meditation. The Yamas (how to treat others) and the Niyamas (how to care for yourself) include values such as peace, truth, gratitude, and contentment. When practiced, they make life more manageable and meaningful. Although similar to other moral or religious codes, the Yamas and Niyamas are more freeing than restrictive and a thought process over a hard set of rules. They are basically 10 ways to be a better person. YOGA'S YAMAS AND NIYAMAS is a practical, relatable yoga philosophy text. Informational and instructional, this book is for anyone curious about yoga philosophy, self-improvement, or is seeking more out of life. It is also of value to yoga instructors who want to incorporate yoga philosophy into their teaching or yoga teacher trainees who are deepening their understanding of the first two limbs of yoga. In this book is a chapter for each Yama and Niyama explaining what it is as well as a physical yoga practice, consideration, mantra, journal prompt, and a personal account of how the author used the principle in her own life. This book can be applied as a textbook, resource, or workbook to live life with peace, purpose, awareness, and accountability. This book comes with online yoga videos to physically practice the principles: courtneyseiberling.com/yoga
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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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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Patanjali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681463628

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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The 'Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali' are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga. In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy.
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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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Teaching Yoga

Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

Author: Donna Farhi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930485174

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 177

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Drawing on decades of experience training yoga teachers and cowriting the California Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA) code of ethics, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for teaching yoga. Teaching Yoga explores with depth and compassion a variety of topics both practical and philosophical, including how to create healthy boundaries; the student-teacher relationship (including whether a sexual relationship is acceptable); how to create physical and emotional safety for the student; what is a reasonable class size; how much a class should cost; and how to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the integrity of Yoga as a philosophy, a science, and an art. A bonus CD features the author speaking about yoga ethics at a 2002 conference.
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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 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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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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The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Pathway to Liberation

Author: Bhava Ram

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 1607259079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 4826

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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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Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone

Bending Mind and Body

Author: Fritz Allhoff,Liz Stillwaggon Swan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118121430

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophical dimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone presents a wide array of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched by yoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topics include body image for men and women; the religious and spiritual aspects of yoga; and issues relating to ethics, personal growth, and the teaching of yoga. Written by philosophers and non-philosophers alike, with contributions from professional yoga instructors, lifelong practitioners, and first-timers, Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone offers a wealth of material for both enjoyment and deep reflection.
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The Secret Power of Yoga

A Woman's Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras

Author: Nischala Joy Devi

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307497765

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Yoga is well known for its power to create a healthy body, but few realize the emotional and spiritual benefits. In The Secret Power of Yoga, world-renowned Yoga expert Nischala Joy Devi interprets Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the principles at the basis of Yoga practice, from a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective, resulting in the first translation intended for women. Devi’s simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretations capture the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Don't Be an Asshole Yoga Teacher

A Studio Owner's Perspective on the Ethics of Teaching Yoga

Author: Lisa Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536945331

Category:

Page: 148

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Are you interested in becoming a better yoga teacher? Do you own a yoga studio? Are you a teacher-in-training who wants to be more successful in your chosen craft? If so, then this book-the perfect combination of business advice and yoga ethics-is for you. Discussing everything from pay scales to ishvara prandihana-the practice of surrender-Dr. Lisa Mitchell pulls on her decade of experience in owning yoga studios and teaching yoga to create a guide to a better practice, a better teaching approach, and ultimately, a better business. A lighthearted and easy read, this book is as accessible as it is eye-opening. Speaking from the perspective of a studio owner, Mitchell addresses controversial topics like how to determine the relative value of an instructor and what studio owners look for when hiring. Moreover, Mitchell breaks down the concepts of Yama and Niyama-the don'ts and dos of yogic philosophy-and she connects them to their real-life implementation in yoga instruction. Following these practices can help anyone avoid becoming an asshole yoga teacher.
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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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The 3T Path

Self-Improvement and Self-Realization in Yoga

Author: Giridhari Das

Publisher: Gustavo D.V. Silva

ISBN: 8590722937

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

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Transform a life of anxiety, uncertainty and frustration into one of peace, strength, purpose and joy For the first time, find in a single book the principal means of changing your consciousness and reshaping your brain, for an increasingly better life experience. Discover the power of your mind. In The 3T Path you’ll find hundreds of time-tested and scientifically proven suggestions, facts and techniques for your growth and self-improvement. The 3T Path is a comprehensive system that works in multiple fronts at the same time, bringing your noticeable results in a short time. The 3T Path will bring about enormous personal transformation to help you resolve and transcend the challenges of life, maximizing your potential. The strength of The 3T Path lies in its use of ancient and powerful tools from the yoga tradition: 1. Mindfulness 2. Dharma 3. Inner peace 4. Knowledge 5. Devotion All these together with lifestyle suggestions to maximize your potential, and finally, The 3T Method to keep your progress steady. If self-realization seems like something from another world to you, out of your day-to-day reality, this book will change your views. The 3T Path shows how spirituality must be totally integrated into our daily activities and is nothing more than the perfection of the art of living well here and now. This book will give you a new vision of God, of your spiritual nature and of the process of enlightenment, in a practical and down to earth form. You’ll see how spirituality will give you a clear advantage when dealing with everything in life, without you having to put aside your intelligence or common sense. This book is the result of decades of practice and research by the author, speaker and teacher of self-improvement and self-realization in yoga, Giridhari Das. He shows in this book how you can overcome your anxiety and frustration, how to find your purpose in life and guide your life day by day, the secrets of how to develop inner peace, how to use knowledge as an instrument of growth and enlightenment and the process of bhakti, the highest aspect of the path of yoga. This book will give you the tools to take control of your life experience.
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