Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy

By Stephen H. Phillips

For critical yoga practitioners curious to grasp the traditional origins of the artwork, Stephen Phillips, a certified thinker and sanskritist with a long-standing own perform, lays out the philosophies of motion, wisdom, and devotion in addition to the strategies of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that shaped the foundation of yoga in historic and classical India and proceed to form it this day.

In discussing yoga's primary commitments, Phillips explores conventional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and exhibits how such middle options as self-monitoring realization, karma, nonharmfulness (ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of cognizance relate to trendy perform. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of attractiveness and artwork and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His ebook comprises unique translations from the early Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra (the whole text), the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and seminal tantric writings of the tenth-century Kashmiri Shaivite, Abhinava Gupta. A word list defining greater than 300 technical phrases and an in depth bibliography supply extra support to nonscholars. A notable exploration of yoga's conceptual legacy, Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth crystallizes rules approximately self and truth that unite the various incarnations of yoga.

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Yoga Nidra/2009 Re-print

Yoga Nidra is an easy but profound method tailored by way of Swami Satyananda Saraswati from the conventional tantric perform of nyasa.The textual content explains the idea of Yoga Nidra in either yogic and clinical phrases and comprises type transcriptions of the practice.It additionally offers a number of the functions of this flexible technique,which has been used for deep relaxation,in rigidity administration and therapy,to improve the educational approach in education,to harmonize the deeper subconscious and wake up internal potential,and as a meditative technique.A examine part is additionally incorporated.

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Hatha Yoga Illustrated

By Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro

Adventure the actual advantages and physique wisdom from hatha yoga—the most well liked type of yoga this day. Hatha Yoga Illustrated provides approximately 650 full-color images to visually show seventy seven typical poses from hatha yoga that follow to all significant hatha kinds together with Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

person poses are provided from begin to end, displaying you ways to accomplish right alignment and respiring to make sure demanding but secure execution. the result's a rise within the effectiveness, either bodily and mentally, you’ll event with every one pose. numerous pose diversifications in keeping with your own choice, skill, and health point also are incorporated.

11 pattern yoga workouts exhibit find out how to gather the poses into routines that meet your particular time, trouble, and depth parameters. colourful and entire, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is geared up in your final comfort and use. Use it to steer your muscle groups, in addition to your brain, and elevate energy and stamina, lessen tension and anxiousness, decrease blood strain, and elevate flexibility.

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The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga

Written through a number one authority on Shaktic and Tantric inspiration, this ebook is taken into account the top record for research and alertness of Kundalini yoga. It probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini, the esoteric anatomy linked to it, the research of mantras, the chakras, or psychic facilities within the human physique, a lot more.

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Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy

By Georg Feuerstein

Publish yr note: First released in 1998
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Tantra—often linked to Kundalini Yoga—is a basic size of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a route to endless bliss. Tantra has been commonly misunderstood within the West, although, the place its practices are usually careworn with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: the trail of Ecstasy dispels many universal misconceptions, offering an obtainable advent to the historical past, philosophy, and perform of this awesome religious culture.

The Tantric teachings are aimed toward the attainment of enlightenment in addition to non secular energy and are current not just in Hinduism but additionally Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. during this booklet, Georg Feuerstein bargains readers a transparent figuring out of real Tantra, in addition to acceptable counsel for religious perform and the attainment of upper awareness.

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Going Om: Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat

By Melissa Carroll

With candid, witty, and compelling stories of yoga from well known memoirists, together with Cheryl Strayed (author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Wild), Claire Dederer (author of nationwide bestseller Poser: My existence in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (author of The unintended Buddhist), Neal Pollack (author of Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) etc, Going Om stocks more than a few observations approximately this well known perform. in contrast to books on yoga that supply guideline on strategy, Going Om is a different choice of own narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of unique fabric values the standard of writing over the authors’ flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang stocks his heartbreaking fight as a 375 pound yoga pupil studying self esteem on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the perform of stillness with lyrical splendor in the middle of her busy brain; Neal Pollack’s signature sarcasm ends up in fantastic turns at yoga category along with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky makes use of yogic knowledge whereas dealing with her mother’s devastating Alzheimer’s.

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Creative Yoga for Children: Inspiring the Whole Child through Yoga, Songs, Literature, and Games

By Adrienne Rawlinson

Creative Yoga for Children deals an easy, ready-to-teach Montessori-based yoga application for kids age twelve and below. Following age-appropriate lecture room issues, the book's 40 distinct, one-hour classes are designed to complement any studying atmosphere and are available to folks and academics alike--no distinctive education is needed. In a up to date research through California country college, l. a., yoga used to be came across to enhance scholars' habit, actual healthiness, educational functionality, and attitudes towards themselves. study additionally exhibits that some great benefits of yoga are rather powerful between teenagers with exact wishes. This booklet demonstrates how yoga can turn into a enjoyable day-by-day perform within or outdoor the college school room.

Enhanced with over a hundred black and white pictures, the book's subject matters, or classes, are divided via age diversity (ages 4 to 6, seven to 9, and ten to 12) and discover issues in line with the kid's developmental point. For 4- to six-year-olds there are twenty hour-long classes on topics starting from colours and the vacation seasons to sounds and phrases. Ten hour-long classes for seven- to nine-year-olds introduce such subject matters because the physique, international locations of the area, botany, zoology, and the universe. For ten- to twelve-year-olds, ten hour-long classes hide the surroundings, geometry, the Earth, fractions, the meals chain, and extra.

Following the constitution of a lecture room lesson plan, each one lesson contains parts of yoga together with poses, breath paintings, meditation, and mindfulness. A dialogue of the subject matter and purpose of the lesson is through a warm-up of yoga poses. the youngsters then interact in a cooperative "connecting" task designed to carry them jointly, and a enjoyable and vigorous theme-oriented job that contains circulation and knowledge. the category winds down with breath paintings, a craft, and infrequently a narrative. eventually, there's leisure time and a guided meditation. With this preset constitution, the kids suppose secure whereas being challenged and encouraged.

Derived from the tutorial philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and the author's personal event within the lecture room and yoga studio, Creative Yoga for Children permits youngsters to maneuver at their very own speed and to be unfastened to profit and develop inside a non-competitive, nurturing atmosphere. a vital source for the 4,000 qualified Montessori faculties within the united states, this publication will entice yoga lecturers, lecture room academics, mom and dad, and an individual who works with young ones.

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Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

By Sharon Gannon, David Life

The long-awaited, complete advisor to the preferred, full of life American approach to yoga that's deeply rooted in historical knowledge and scriptures

“In this point in time of overall healthiness and health developments, it truly is assuring to understand that Sharon and David inspire their scholars to attract thought from the classical texts of Yoga and undying scriptural resources. What I have fun with loads approximately David and Sharon is how they assist their Yoga scholars to appreciate and savor the knowledge of the entire nice saints and jivamuktas who've contributed to elevating recognition. finally, it really is Self-Realization, that's the actual target of Yoga.”
–SRI SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA

Creators of the very hot Jivamukti Yoga process and cofounders of the hot York urban studios the place it really is taught, Sharon Gannon and David lifestyles current their specified form of yoga for the 1st time in ebook shape. As they clarify their intensely actual and religious process of flowing postures, they supply inspiring specialist guideline to steer you on your practice.

Unlike many books approximately yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not just at the actual postures but additionally on how they evolved–the origins of the practices in yoga’s historic sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions–the psychotherapeutic advantages that accrue with a gentle perform, and the religious energy that's let out whilst power flows in the course of the brain and physique. Jivamukti Yoga, this means that “soul liberation,” publications your physique and soul into religious freedom, actual power, peace of brain, greater overall healthiness, and Self-realization–the final aim of any perform. Gannon and lifestyles assist you comprehend all the practices that include the yoga route to enlightenment:
AHIMSA–The manner of Compassion: determining nonviolence, respecting all lifestyles, practising vegetarianism, residing freed from prejudice
ASANA–The approach of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, respiring, remodeling power, knowing the bandhas
KARMA–The approach of Action: growing sturdy karma, giving thanks
NADAM–The method of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga
MEDITATION–The approach of the Witness: tips to sit down nonetheless and flow inward
BHAKTI–The method of Devotion to God: dwelling with love, grace, and peace

Whatever yoga you perform, Jivamukti Yoga can assist you to bolster and deepen that perform and lead you onto a direction of religious readability and self-discovery.

“If there's just one publication you examine the perform of Yoga, this could be the only. Sharon and David are deeply committed scholars and academics of Yoga who've the infrequent skill to translate their profound realizing to the reader. This e-book is for an individual who needs to discover transformation via Yoga. I’m thankful for his or her paintings and teaching.”
–STEPHAN RECHTSCHAFFEN, MD
Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute

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Weight-Resistance Yoga: Practicing Embodied Spirituality

By Max Popov

Remodel power education right into a conscious, meditative perform

• Explains the way to set off a peaceful, meditative country in the course of the activities, respiring, and concentration of strength-training routines

• comprises illustrated directions for 26 routines to soundly enhance the neck, shoulders, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, and torso

• bargains themed meditations at the embodied event of the routines to facilitate a conscious kingdom in the course of your consultation

• the right supplement to a yoga flexibility perform

Applying the knowledge of hatha yoga to weight-lifting routines, Weight-Resistance Yoga unearths how you can rework a strength-training consultation right into a aware, calm, and meditative yoga perform. via 26 absolutely illustrated weight-resistance workouts utilizing machines, loose weights, and the physique itself--along with an emphasis on coordinated rhythmic respiring, balance, stillness, and whole absorption within the body’s activities opposed to resistance--fitness coach Max Popov explains the way to entry the tranquility that dwells inside every one people whereas appropriately, successfully, and successfully strengthening your neck, shoulders, hands, torso, hips, knees, and ankles. To aid the meditative kingdom of this custom, the writer contains 20 themed meditations at the embodied event of the routines.

The ideal supplement to yoga flexibility perform, weight-resistance yoga enables you to totally inhabit your physique, empty your brain of daily preoccupations, and fill your soul with comprehensions of deeper realities, delivering power, calm, and religious illumination via your actual health paintings.

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Tantra Yoga Secrets: Eighteen Transformational Lessons to Serenity, Radiance, and Bliss

By Mukunda Stiles

The perform of Tantra Yoga is taken into account to be the top and so much speedy route to enlightenment. grasp instructor Mukunda Stiles bargains 18 classes in Tantra Yoga, a convention of transformational self-healing during which we will be able to deepen know-how of bodies, their strength forces, and the connections to the flora and fauna round us and people we love.

While many routine this day describe tantra as a sexual perform promising longer and higher orgasms, elevated stamina, and ecstasy, the genuine Tantra goals to rouse Kundalini, the dormant capability strength within the human personality.

The Tantra culture incorporates a significant variety of useful teachings resulting in the growth of human attention and the liberation of primal strength. via heightening their wisdom to this connective power readers will learn how to include and advance a better point of intimacy, the center of tantra. Stiles explains this intimate and lifestyles altering perform with grace, constitution, and clarity--an easy-to-follow Tantra Yoga workshop in publication shape.

Tantra Yoga Secrets will empower readers to beat feelings, achieve new wisdom, and reside a extra enjoyable non secular way of life.

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