Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul
Author: Edith R. Brotman, PhD, RYT-500
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
View: 9041An accessible introduction to an embodied spiritual practice for anyone seeking profound and lasting self-transformation. “Mussar practice aims to help us become more whole in our lives. It is focused on helping us move from partialness or even brokenness toward wholeness. Yoga embodies a similar concept.... By marrying Mussar practice and yoga practice, this book opens a new pathway to developing greater wholeness.... The wholeness that comes of our efforts in turn affects both body and soul, and we experience the fruit of our efforts in the form of inner peace.” —from the Foreword In this clear and easy-to-use introduction to Mussar Yoga—a blending of Jewish and Eastern spiritual practices—you will learn how to explore the physical dimension of ethical behaviors and attitudes such as humility, generosity, enthusiasm and gratitude through yoga poses and the yogic practice of breath work. Intended for the novice as well as the yoga expert, and for people of all faiths, each exercise is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful photographs, mantras and journaling exercises. With practice, Mussar Yoga can help free you from bad habits and self-destructive behavior, increase your capacity for compassion and acts of goodness, and help you develop a more fulfilling, meaningful life.
Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions
Author: Niva Piran
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 2291For five decades, negative body image has been a major focus of study due to its association with psychological and social morbidity, including eating disorders. However, more recently the body image construct has broadened to include positive ways of living in the body, enabling greater understanding of embodied well-being, as well as protective factors and interventions to guide the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment is the first comprehensive, research-based resource to address the breadth of innovative theoretical concepts and related practices concerning positive ways of living in the body, including positive body image and embodiment. Presenting 37 chapters by world-renowned experts in body image and eating behaviors, this state-of-the-art collection delineates constructs of positive body image and embodiment, as well as social environments (such as families, peers, schools, media, and the Internet) and therapeutic processes that can enhance them. Constructs examined include positive embodiment, body appreciation, body functionality, body image flexibility, broad conceptualization of beauty, intuitive eating, and attuned sexuality. Also discussed are protective factors, such as environments that promote body acceptance, personal safety, diversity, and activism, and a resistant stance towards objectification, media images, and restrictive feminine ideals. The handbook also explores how therapeutic interventions (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Dissonance, and many more) and public health and policy initiatives can inform scholarly, clinical, and prevention-based work in the field of eating disorders.
Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
Author: Deborah Adele
Publisher: On Word Bound Books Llc
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 4349The 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.
Practical Insights from Spiritual Traditions
Author: Gary J. Boelhower
Publisher: Paulist Press
View: 1226A model for wise decision making that proposes a process and a set of criteria based on core principles found across the spiritual traditions of the world.
Author: Marin McCue
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9571This is my story of struggle and triumph as I faced my toxic relationship with food, religion, death and negative self-talk while working towards my life goal of being an elite athlete. Ultimately, this is the story of how I practiced my way into a new state of being. Mental Health affects us all. I have learned that when I share from my heart and create a conversation around tools, exercises and how to practice, we all benefit and evolve into the best version of ourselves. With support and leading by example, I pave the way for you to re-frame your life's story to become a source of power and growth. We all have a story, and when we retrain our brain to align with our core - rather than who we have been habituated, programmed or traumatized into being - we get to create a unique impact that is your privilege and birth right. Welcome to my Hero's Journey.
Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship
Author: Donna Farhi
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 6442Drawing 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.
Von der Erkenntnis zur Befreiung
Publisher: Theseus Verlag
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 6094Das Yogasutra des Patañjali ist einer der bedeutendsten Klassiker des Yoga und bildet die Grundlage für alle modernen Yogalehren. R. Sriram, einer der renommiertesten Yogalehrer im deutschsprachigen Raum, hat sich viele Jahre lang mit diesem Text beschäftigt und ihn neu übersetzt. Er verdeutlicht in seinen Erläuterungen, dass die 2000 Jahre alte Lehre viele Lösungsmodelle für Fragen enthält, die sich in unserem modernen Leben stellen. Seine klare Sprache und anschaulichen Beispiele machen die Aussagen des Yogasutra lebendig und gut nachvollziehbar und lassen R. Srirams große Erfahrung in der Vermittlung dieses Textes erkennen. Das Glossar am Ende des Buches ermöglicht das schnelle Auffinden der wesentlichen Begriffe. Ein unerlässliches Buch für Yoga-Praktizierende und für alle, die sich für die altindischen Lehren der Befreiung interessieren.
Author: Terri M. Skirven,A. Lee Osterman,Jane Fedorczyk,Peter C. Amadio
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 4743With the combined expertise of leading hand surgeons and therapists, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Edition, by Drs. Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk and Amadio, helps you apply the best practices in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, so you can help your patients achieve the highest level of function possible. This popular, unparalleled text has been updated with 30 new chapters that include the latest information on arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management. An expanded editorial team and an even more geographically diverse set of contributors provide you with a fresh, authoritative, and truly global perspective while new full-color images and photos provide unmatched visual guidance. Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com along with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, links to Pub Med, and more. Provide the best patient care and optimal outcomes with trusted guidance from this multidisciplinary, comprehensive resource covering the entire upper extremity, now with increased coverage of wrist and elbow problems. Apply the latest treatments, rehabilitation protocols, and expertise of leading surgeons and therapists to help your patients regain maximum movement after traumatic injuries or to improve limited functionality caused by chronic or acquired conditions. Effectively implement the newest techniques detailed in new and updated chapters on a variety of sports-specific and other acquired injuries, and chronic disorders. Keep up with the latest advances in arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management See conditions and treatments as they appear in practice thanks to detailed, full-color design, illustrations, and photographs. Access the full contents online with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, downloadable patient handouts, links to Pub Med, and regular updates at www.expertconsult.com. Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.
The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living
Author: Donna Farhi
Publisher: Harper Collins
View: 2128Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, restoring the tradition's intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living. Expanding upon the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the core text of the yoga tradition, Donna Farhi describes yoga's transforming power as a complete life practice, far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management. This is the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students, Farhi guides readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice. Farhi's engaging and accessible style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of yoga alike. And because her teachings of yoga philosophy extend into every corner of daily life, this book is an equally accessible guide to those seeking spiritual guidance without learning the pretzel bendings of the physical practice itself. As one of the top teachers worldwide, Farhi's exploration of the core philosophy of yoga is destined to become an instant classic.
So findest du Freiheit und innere Balance
Author: Rachel Brathen
Publisher: Knaur Balance eBook
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 4101Rachel Brathen steht für einen neuen Yoga-Lifestyle und ist dank Instagram weltweit bekannt. Die 1989 geborene Schwedin fand ihre Wahlheimat auf der karibischen Paradiesinsel Aruba. Unter dem Namen "Yoga Girl" präsentiert sie in ihrem gleichnamigen und autobiografischen Buch ein Yoga-Programm, das ihr selbst geholfen hat, Frieden, Freiheit und Liebe im Leben zu finden. In sieben Kapiteln spricht sie über Yoga für jeden Tag, über Selbstliebe und Selbstakzeptanz, über den Flow des Lebens und Spiritualität in der modernen Welt. Jedes Kapitel enthält Yoga-Sequenzen, Rezepte, Meditationen und Atemtechniken. "Yoga Girl" ist für alle, die bereits aktiv Yoga machen, für Anfänger oder einfach für Menschen, die sich für inspirierende Lebensgeschichten interessieren.
Was es verspricht - und was es kann
Author: William J. Broad
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
View: 4057William J. Broad, führender Wissenschaftsjournalist der New York Times, praktiziert Yoga seit mehreren Jahrzehnten. Im Rahmen einer investigativen fünf Jahre langen Recherche schreibt er hier über Wahrheit und Illusion der beliebten Meditationspraxis und lüftet dabei so manches Geheimnis und Vorurteil. Sehr genau überprüft er – anhand von wissenschaftlichen Forschungsergebnissen und Studien die Vorteile, die Yoga gewöhnlicherweise zugeschrieben werden: Förderung der Gesundheit, der Fitness, Steigerung des emotionalen Wohlgefühls, Hilfe bei Gewichtsverlust, innere Heilung und Steigerung der Kreativität. Er zeigt klar und verständlich, was tatsächlich mit Yoga erreicht werden kann, wo aber auch seine Risiken und Gefahren liegen. Broad beschreibt Yoga als eine prosperierende globale Industrie, die nicht nur neugierige Wissenschaftler anzieht, sondern auch Millionen von Gläubigen und charismatischen Betrügern. Er nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reise von den alten Yoga-Archiven in Kalkutta bis zu den führenden medizinischen Forschungslabors, von sagenumwobenen Ashrams bis zu schweißtreibenden Yoga-Studios mit ihren selbst ernannten Meistern. Er entschleiert Mythen, entdeckt tatsächlichen Nutzen und entwirft eine Vision für ein Yoga der Zukunft.
Author: Ted A. Lennard,David G Vivian,Stevan DOW Walkowski,Aneesh K. Singla
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 9622In the 3rd Edition of Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Dr. Ted Lennard helps you offer the most effective care to your patients by taking you through the various approaches to pain relief used in physiatry today. In this completely updated, procedure-focused volume, you’ll find nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques supplemented by a comprehensive online video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com. You’ll also find extensive coverage of injection options for every joint, plus discussions of non-injection-based pain relief options such as neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. Offer your patients today’s most advanced pain relief with nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques, masterfully presented by respected physiatrist Ted Lennard, MD. Make informed treatment decisions and provide effective relief with comprehensive discussions of all of the injection options for every joint. Apply the latest non-injection-based treatments for pain relief including neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. See how to get the best results with a comprehensive video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text and images online.