Yoga for All of Us

Yoga for All of Us

This accessible guide to gentle yoga stretches and poses will help ease you into the world of this beneficial exercise.

Author: Peggy Cappy

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429902655

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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At last, a yoga program anyone can do! An accessible guide to gentle yoga stretches, based on the popular video and PBS television program of the same name. You can enjoy the benefits of yoga – whatever your age, ability, or level of activity, even if you have never been able to participate in traditional yoga classes. This accessible guide to gentle yoga stretches and poses will help ease you into the world of this beneficial exercise. Experienced yoga instructor Peggy Cappy will help you gain energy, flexibility, and focus, through modified poses that will help strengthen and stretch your muscles and bring you peace of mind. "Peggy Cappy makes it clear that you are never 'too old', 'too overweight' or 'too out of shape' to do yoga. Thank you, Peggy for sharing your love of yoga with all of us!" - Suza Francina, yoga teacher and author of The New Yoga for People over 50
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Yoga for all Kids

Yoga for all Kids

While calmly holding our personal point of view we can assess how others see a
situation and show respect and tolerance, because each of us is entitled to our
personal way of viewing a situation. We live on a planet full of diverse cultures, ...

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ISBN: 9789078099024

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The New Yoga for Healthy Aging

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging

Her extensive knowledge and experience teaching yoga is evident, and her
wisdom and deep caring shine through her words and stories.” —Peggy Cappy
Author, Yoga for All of Us, and creator of the popular video series Yoga for the
Rest of ...

Author: Suza Francina

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757305320

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 382

View: 954

Now, under the guidance of a qualified and well-known Iyengar yoga teacher, readers can reap the benefits of yoga with this gentle guide written specifically with today's baby boomers in mind. Filled with clear instructions, including the use of yoga props and modified poses, plus crisp follow-along photographs, this book takes readers step by step through the asanas (poses) that can prevent or lessen ailments such as osteoporoisis, hip fractures and chronic pain.
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Yoga for Grief and Loss

Yoga for Grief and Loss

Through the lens of yoga, Helbert demonstrates that the true teachings of all
spiritual traditions help us find ways to bear the life that's asked of us. We can
hold deeply disparate realities—worlds of pain, worlds of comfort—without being
forced ...

Author: Karla Helbert

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857011633

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 438

Just as grief is an experience that affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually, yoga sustains and strengthens us in all of those same areas. This book demonstrates how the principles and practices of yoga can help relieve symptoms of grief allowing those who have experienced loss to move toward wholeness, peace, and feelings of connection with loved ones who have died. Exploring the six branches of yoga, the book shows how each branch can support us through grief in different ways whether it be the self-reflection of Jnana Yoga, the spiritual devotion of Bhakti Yoga, the meditation of Raja Yoga, or the physical postures of Hatha Yoga. We are shown how to begin and sustain a personal practice, both on and off the yoga mat, which helps us to cope with and move through grief on multiple levels. Expressive and experiential exercises are included to help explore each of the branches of yoga and find ways to put the tenets of each branch into real life practice.
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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

38 Publisher California Yoga Teachers Association Editor Maia Madden
Production Manager/ Copy Editor Deena Brown ... The key word here is natural,
for all of us have an untapped inner knowledge of what is good or bad for each of
us ...

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Page: 64

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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All That Glitters Is Not God

All That Glitters Is Not God

Lead us from mortality to immortality.” The guru: “Well, what is yoga?” All of us
looked at each other in ignorance. The guru said: “Yoga is the bridle for the
mental vacillation. It sheds light to pave a disciplined way for the spiritual horse of
the ...

Author: A.K.B. Kumar

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482815153

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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This fictionAll that Glitters Is Not Godis the readers own story because, while reading, youll realize that you yourself are the writer and the reader, creator and creation, hero and villain. The climax occurs in your period of living, in your native place where youre the hot and the cold, beautiful and ugly, hard and soft, rude and gentle, ups and downs, fire and water, matters supporting birth and death, also beneficial and harmful bacteria. Thus youre the god and the devil in this book. You may or may not grant this ecological novel as your autobiographical story as the narrator is a tree, and all the characters, places, times, and reasons in this book are imaginary. Youd love to imbibe the italic wording used by the tree is alien to the time and place of the occurrence of the story, especially the slang indication and figures of speech like simile and metaphor. If you find the hero tree is mettlesome and metaphysical, it is with the academic support of his mother (earth), a key protagonist. And, you know the earth is the oldest, largest, and greatest university ever established by the Almighty God.
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Yoga for Surfing

Yoga for Surfing

Have fun with it, and remember not to take anything in life too seriously. It is
seriousness that makes us grow old. As we peel away the layers of all that we are
not and leave these to be washed away in the vast loving waters of Mother
Ocean, ...

Author: Dashama Konah

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493032389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Strengthen and Balance Your Body and Soul for Health, Happiness, and Longevity Yoga for Surfing guides you through over 100 yoga and meditation practices that effectively teach the reader how to access the flow state of consciousness for greater health, happiness, creativity, success, and life fulfillment. Fully illustrated with photos and clear, concise instructions that demonstrate how to do yoga in a variety of settings—on the beach, on the board, while floating on water, with or without props—there is something here for everyone to benefit from, whether they are advanced surfers or beginners. Notable contributors include: Shiva Rea Donica Shouse Jeremie Vaine Peggy Hall Zane Kekoa Schweitzer Noelani Love Eoin Finn Kendyl Beschen Jessi Moon With helpful advice on surfing techniques, performance focus, and relaxation, as well as inspiring short stories about surfers who have healed themselves via yoga, this is the ultimate guide to mind/body wellness in and out of the water.
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Yoga for Warriors

Yoga for Warriors

SLOWING THE BRAIN WAVES Yoga nidra can be thought of as a prelude to
meditation. ... As all of us who practice yoga experience, the mind can learn to
control things like stress levels, respiration, heart rate, skin temperature, muscle ...

Author: Beryl Bender Birch

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622033867

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Here is a book for finding your way as a warrior and adapting to a peaceful life at home. The techniques of yoga and meditation have extensive scientific support for their effectiveness in relaxing the stress response, sharpening mental acuity, boosting immunity and recovery time, and promoting a general sense of health and psychological well-being. In Yoga for Warriors, acclaimed teacher Beryl Bender Birch presents a beginner-friendly approach that she originally developed while working with civilians and first-responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Adaptable for readers' individual needs, these step-by-step practices include: Basic Breathwork—learn the foundational skill of ujjayi breathing to get grounded, present, and in control Build Your Fire—yoga's traditional "sun salutations" to warm up the body while quieting the mind Power and Balance—standing postures to open up, stretch, and strengthen the joints and muscles Turning Inward—the practice of yoga nidra for a highly alert yet deeply peaceful state of mind that can lead to restorative sleep Powerful meditation techniques that help heal the body and balance energy War leaves more than physical scars. Military servicemen and women bear invisible wounds—including PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), anxiety, and depression—all just as real and painful. If you or someone you know are just entering military service, preparing for deployment, or returning home, Yoga for Warriors offers the tools for one of the most challenging of transitions.
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Yoga for Everyone

Yoga for Everyone

I'd go as far as to say that this book is the most important yoga book released this year. This book smashes the myth of the thin, able-bodied yogi and provides a safe introduction to the art of yoga in a way that's accessible to all.

Author: Dianne Bondy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465487162

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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50 poses for every type of body For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite--for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled--everyone. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focuses on specific physical and mental benefits. No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can do yoga--and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
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Yoga Philosophy for Everyone

Yoga   Philosophy for Everyone

Yoga. as. Environmentalism. All over the world, individuals and communities are
encountering the environment in ... realities and global experiences, while varied
in their manifestation, are similar in the consequences they bear for all of us.

Author: Fritz Allhoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118121436

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophicaldimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone presents a widearray of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched byyoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topicsinclude body image for men and women; the religious and spiritualaspects of yoga; and issues relating to ethics, personal growth,and the teaching of yoga. Written by philosophers andnon-philosophers alike, with contributions from professional yogainstructors, lifelong practitioners, and first-timers, Yoga— Philosophy for Everyone offers a wealth of material forboth enjoyment and deep reflection.
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Yoga for Transformation

Yoga for Transformation

Classical texts of this sort might include the Yoga Sūtra-s, the Bhagavad-Gītā, the
Bible, the Talmud, the Tao Te Ching, and the writings ... It has great practical
meaning for all of us who recognize that there is room for improvement in our
lives.

Author: Gary Kraftsow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440651113

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Go beyond the physical exercise of yoga with the founder of the American Viniyoga Institute While there is no denying yoga's popularity as a form of physical exercise, the other life-enhancing aspects of this tradition remain obscure to many Westerners. In Yoga for Transformation, Gary Kraftsow introduces techniques that treat not only the physical body but also the emotions, mind, heart, and soul of the practitioner-the places where real transformation can take place. There are breathing techniques to control energy levels, exercises to train and sharpen the intellect, and meditative practices to help increase self-awareness. With more than 350 black and white photographs throughout, this unique and accessible book is dedicated to strengthening the whole self-body, mind, and spirit.
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The Quick Guide to Better Health

The Quick Guide to Better Health

That place of calm within of all us. It is where our mental ... I know we all have the
power to get there – that is what this book has been about. ... I believe with
regular practice of yoga and/or meditation can bring peace for all of us, inside
and out.

Author: Anya Hurley

Publisher: Lifemap Books

ISBN: 9781913852016

Category: Self-Help

Page: 230

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Have you not been feeling like yourself lately and you don’t really know why? Or perhaps you feel like things are getting on top of you, things that you would normally take in your stride. You might even be feeling a bit run down and the pressure of everyday life is just taking its toll? If so, this book is for YOU! What have you got to lose? The Quick Guide To Better Health - is a fast-paced guide to help you feel better mental, physical and emotional health in 40 days. Each day we cover a new topic that will help you feel great in no time. The Quick Guide To Better Health is based on my program The Path to Positive Self-Awareness. The Path to Positive Self-Awareness (or The Path for short) is the 40-step program that I created to help myself out of ill-health and into a life of mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Something which, at the height of my suffering, I never thought possible. The Path is the program I use in my other books such as You Have The Power To Keep Your Mental Health Healthy and You Have The Power To Save Yourself, but this Quick Guide provides a whistle-stop tour of The Path to Positive Self-Awareness and while using all the same steps, it moves at a faster pace and with less of my chit-chat! What have you got to lose? 40 steps in 40 days - let’s do this!
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The Incomplete Guide to Yoga

The Incomplete Guide to Yoga

As a result of avidya, we are all inherently afraid of the impermanence of our
existence and we all have an intrinsic sense of separation. Searching for love
and security to ameliorate those things are common to all of us. What yoga tells
you to ...

Author: Charlotte Carnegie

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780993454

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 666

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Whether you are completely new to yoga, a more advanced practitioner who feels they can't see the wood for the trees or simply someone who would like to know what all these people who seem to go on about yoga are actually talking about, this is the first book you need to read. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive introduction and guide to yoga, covering everything from the philosophical background and history to the nuts and bolts of how to practice - and pretty much everything in between. There are hundreds of books about yoga, covering hundreds of topics and viewpoints, many conflicting with each other. If you have ever stood in a bookshop and thought I AM JUST A NORMAL PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT ON EARTH I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT, then reading this book will do the job nicely. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a unique synthesis of the many aspects of yoga, and its relationship with modern thinking. It provides clear, unbiased explanations and will leave you with your own coherent picture of yoga and how it will work for you.
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Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image

With that lens, the authors take us through a conversation about how yoga and
body image is far from a conversation limited to women (as it is often seen), but
rather is part of a much broader consideration for all of us. Rosie Molinary starts
us ...

Author: Melanie C. Klein

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738741772

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors—including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried—discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you’ll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body. Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body. 2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit
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Yoga for a World Out of Balance

Yoga for a World Out of Balance

To say that it is for us or not for us creates a fragmentation from the outset that
obscures the deep continuity of all life-forms and gives us a false sense of
separateness—an artificial division that yoga teachings try to break through. The
inherent ...

Author: Michael Stone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823233

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 New Yoga for People Over 50

The New Yoga for People Over 50

The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending—as if a date
would really matter. Yoga is a good antidote for all that. Yoga will take us out of
all this historical paranoia. It's a long haul we're in. —Sting (Interview with Ganga
 ...

Author: Suza Francina

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757393402

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

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Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination. In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will learn how the health of the spine and posture affect every sustem of the body, and how yoga positions and breathing exercises benefit the circulatory system, the heart and other vital organs, relieve menopausal symptoms, and remove stiffness and inertia from the body. In this comprehensive guide, Iyengar yoga expert Suza Francina describes and illustrates how to begin and maintain a yoga program through personal stories and over 100 easy-to-follow instructional photos of older teachers and students.
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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

... the Yoga-Su ̄tra manages to cut to the heart of the human dilemma. With
uncommon directness, Patañjali analyzes how we know what we know and why
we suffer. He then provides a meditative program through which each of us can
fulfill ...

Author: Chip Hartranft

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825805

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousness—and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: how we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering. Chip Hartranft's fresh translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life. He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sutra and its relevance for us today.
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The Yoga Face

The Yoga Face

Working with the face took practice for all of us. We were clumsy mastering the
willful control of the small facial muscles that heretofore had moved only
involuntarily for most of us. But with practice we quickly became adept at isolating
our facial ...

Author: Annelise Hagen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629051

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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View our feature on Annelise Hagen's The Yoga Face. To keep their faces looking younger, women today try everything from invasive procedures such as plastic surgery and Botox to expensive cosmeceuticals. The Yoga Face is a new and completely natural alternative anti-aging regimen that women can do anytime and anywhere-and in just minutes. The exercises, developed by yoga expert and instructor Annelise Hagen, are based on a simple principle: The muscles of the face are no different from the muscles of the rest of the body. If you don't exercise the muscles below the neck, they become weak and flabby, and the same thing will happen to your face with age. Just as yoga routines work the muscles in the body, the stretches and movements in The Yoga Face tighten and tone the face muscles-and combat wrinkles. "Working out" with fun facial exercises such as the Louis Armstrong "Satchmo," the Marilyn Monroe "kiss," and the "Lion Face," readers will notice changes quickly; and over time, the results are dramatic. Illustrated with more than seventy-five instructive photos throughout, The Yoga Face offers an easy, safe, and effective solution to help women turn back the clock and have beautiful, young-looking skin.
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Prayer of Heart and Body

Prayer of Heart and Body

Meditation and Yoga As Christian Spiritual Practice Thomas Ryan. Foreword. In
this book Thomas Ryan is underlining a truly good news for us: it is possible for
all of us to enter into a loving communion with God; it is possible for us all to ...

Author: Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 080914056X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A practical "how-to" guide for persons who want to learn how to meditate or practice yoga in a way that is consistent with their Christian faith.
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Practical Yoga for Everyone

Practical Yoga for Everyone

But before we discuss that secret let us first clear away some popular
misconceptions about yoga . It is not , for instance , an orthodox religion like
Christianity , Islam or Buddhism . You can belong to any religion or no religion at
all and still be a ...

Author: Howard Murphet

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 8125020381

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Page: 116

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This book presents a simple introduction to the basic exercises of yoga, how to do them simply and safely, and how they benefit both body and mind. It gives valuable hints about the lifestyle to adopt for longevity and good health, and as well as a view of Hatha Yoga in the context of the life-enhancing and deeply spiritual philosophy that underpins it.
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