Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body

By Melanie Klein, Anna Guest-Jelley

In this notable, first-of-its-kind ebook, twenty-five contributors―including musician Alanis Morissette, superstar yoga teacher Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling writer Dr. Sara Gottfried―discuss how yoga and physique snapshot intersect. via inspiring own tales you’ll detect how yoga not just impacts your actual health and wellbeing, but additionally the way you think approximately your body.

Offering certain views on yoga and the way it has formed their lives, the writers supply counsel for utilizing yoga to discover self-empowerment and more suitable physique photo. This anthology unites a various number of voices that handle issues around the spectrum of human adventure, from tradition and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and physique Image may also help you learn how to connect to and love your appealing body.

2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual

2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for physique, brain & Spirit

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Yoga Dipika : Lumière sur le Yoga

By B. K. S. Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar se consacre depuis plus de 70 ans à l. a. pratique et à l’enseignement du yoga. Ses ouvrages traduits en plusieurs langues (Lumière sur le yoga, Lumière sur le pranayama...) sont désormais des classiques.

Maître de yoga mondialement respecté, ses voyages l’amènent sur les cinq continents où son enseignement s’est largement répandu. Il vit aujourd’hui à Pune, dans le sud de l’Inde, où il a fondé son école, le Ramamani IYENGAR Memorial Yoga Institute (R.I.M.Y.I.), en 1975.

A l. a. fois traditionnelle et moderne, sa méthode prouve que le yoga peut être pratiqué par des femmes et des hommes de toutes les cultures, et que cette technological know-how millénaire est une réponse efficace aux problèmes de notre temps.

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30-Minute Yoga: For Better Balance and Strength in Your Life

By Viveka Blom Nygren

In 30-Minute Yoga, qualified yoga teacher Viveka Blom Nygren demonstrates tips to do a 30 minutes Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga consultation on your own residence that you can in attaining concentration and calm on a extra ordinary foundation. With full-color images of yoga positions to aid advisor you thru your house exercise routine, Nygren explains what it capability to perform yoga and the way to respire adequately, then walks readers via a variety of yoga movements—basic positions, ahead bends, leisure poses—and closes with an exploration of the way to make your yoga perform really person for you, via mantras and meditation. while you're new to yoga, newbie variations are supplied that can assist you reach a profitable exercise routine. when you are extra complex, use 30-Minute Yoga as a complement on your complete yoga sessions.

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Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement

The presentation of fascial anatomy during this booklet presents a brand new context for employing wisdom of the anatomical physique in a pragmatic and appropriate technique to move. making use of fascial anatomy to yoga, this ebook deals the way to the yoga instructor of experiencing and seeing in 3 dimensions - the best way we actually stream. this permits the yoga instructor to paintings extra creatively within the genuine existence category.

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Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

By Holly Bellebuono

A social gathering of the therapeutic traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.

The fresh pattern towards holistic residing has heightened our nationwide fascination with natural treatments and not more traditional cures resembling acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and encouraging ebook opens up the area of natural drugs to these attracted to studying concerning the heritage of those thoughts and techniques.

Women Healers of the World stocks with readers a unprecedented number of therapeutic crops from worldwide that experience encouraged today’s “alternative” medication, in addition to the tales, demanding situations, and triumphs of exceptional ladies healers from earlier and present—all of whom advertise using medicinal herbs.

Through this publication, herbalist and writer Holly Bellebuono goals to teach readers approximately 16 plant-based global therapeutic traditions and thirty ladies who've practiced them. Bellebuono additionally explores the geography, background, and clinical background of twenty nations the place those traditions originated.

With thorough wisdom of the makes use of and results of those therapeutic traditions, readers can then circulation directly to featured recipes for natural treatments they could make of their domestic kitchens. Following Bellebuono’s directions, readers will produce treatments equivalent to soothing lip balms, wound pastes, face mask, arthritis oils, stress-free bathtub salts, and revitalizing teas.

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Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice

With education counsel, workouts, and damage treatments, this can be a necessary e-book for each yogi and instructor!

Yoga is greater than simply an workout; it’s a fashion of religious dwelling that has been starting to be in attractiveness through the years. yet not anything ruins the tranquility of yoga speedier than an unlucky damage. Yoga makes a speciality of nearly each muscle within the physique, from the center of the stomach, to the muscle tissues of the again, down to the fragile muscle tissue within the neck. All of those are liable to harm, and all of these accidents can retain you off the mat. That’s why each yogi wishes Anatomy, Stretching & education for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell supply professional suggestion on the way to in attaining ideal flexibility whereas minimizing harm, with instruments and coaching at the following subjects:

• discovering the right kind apparatus: which mat works most sensible for you
• Warm-up stretches and why they're important
• Corrective workouts to enhance your stability and flexibility
• step by step photos
• and lots more and plenty more!

Anatomy, Stretching & education for Yoga information the best way to in achieving every one pose, or asana, and correctly align your physique to start a regular regimen that might offer you a peaceful concentration whereas bettering your energy, flexibility, stability, and posture. A convenient advisor allows you to be aware of which muscle groups are the most ambitions of every asana, each one asana’s advantages and cautions, and tips about perfecting your shape. the following you’ll locate the entire details you must assist you steer clear of universal accidents and develop into the simplest yogi you could be!

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Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

By Neal Pollack

From Neal Pollack, acclaimed writer of Alternadad and The Neal Pollack Anthology of yank Literature, comes Stretch: The not going Making of a Yoga Dude. here's the hilarious yet actual account of an obese, balding, skeptical man who undergoes a spectacular transformation right into a fit, comfortable, obsessively devoted yoga fiend.

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An Introduction to Yoga: By Annie Besant

Allow us to, to start with, ask ourselves, the realm round us, what it's that the historical past of the area indicates. after we learn historical past, what does the heritage let us know? it kind of feels to be a relocating landscape of individuals and occasions, however it is admittedly just a dance of shadows; the folks are shadows, now not realities, the kings and statesmen, the ministers and armies ; and the events—the battles and revolutions, the rises and falls of States—are the main shadow-like dance of all. no matter if the historian attempts to head deeper, if he offers with fiscal stipulations, with social companies, with the examine of the traits of the currents of suggestion, even then he's in the middle of shadows, the illusory shadows solid through unseen realities. This international is filled with kinds which are illusory, and the values arc all flawed, the proportions are out of concentration. The issues which a guy of the area thinks worthwhile, a non secular guy needs to forged apart as valueless. The diamonds of the area, with their glare and glitter within the rays of the surface sunlight, are mere fragments of damaged glass to the guy of information. The crown of the King, the sceptre of the Emperor, the triumph of earthly strength, are under not anything to the guy who has had one glimpse of the majesty of the Self. what's, then, actual? what's actually beneficial? Our solution should be very varied from the reply given via the guy of the area.

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Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

By B. K. S. Iyengar

BKS Iyengar’s translation and observation on those historic yoga sutras has been defined because the “bible” of yoga.
This new version of the vintage textual content incorporates a new creation through BKS Iyengar, in addition to a foreword by way of Godfrey Devereux, writer of Dynamic Yoga.

Patanjali wrote this number of yoga knowledge over 2,000 years in the past. they're among the world’s so much respected and old teachings and are the earliest, so much holy yoga reference.

The Sutras are brief and to the purpose – each one being just a line or lengthy. BKS Iyengar has translated each, and supplied his personal insightful observation and reason for glossy readers.

The Sutras exhibit the reader how we will be able to remodel ourselves during the perform of yoga, progressively constructing the brain, physique and feelings, a good way to turn into spiritually evolved.

The Sutras also are a superb advent to the non secular philosophy that's the starting place of yoga practise.

The booklet is punctiliously cross-referenced, and listed, leading to an available and useful booklet that's of tremendous worth either to scholars of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.

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