Prajna Yoga Book

Prajna Yoga


  • Author : Hareesh Raja
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 8187100508

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The Practice Is the Path Book

The Practice Is the Path


  • Author : Tias Little
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834842922

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The Practice Is the Path Excerpt :

Internationally known yoga teacher Tias Little shares powerful, inspiring wisdom from a lifetime of practice. For over 30 years, Tias Little has explored yoga as a spiritual path. In this book he offers key teachings from his journey that will resonate with anyone who has dedicated themself to a mind-body discipline. In short, accessible chapters, Little shares his struggles and joys as a yogi and chronicles the transformation of his understanding and practice along the way. There are many physical and emotional trials that come up in yoga as a spiritual practice: the urge toward perfectionism, the desire to get it all right, the way we push ourselves in the practice, being with "not-knowing," and the many ways some people use yoga as a sedative. To help the reader embody and experience each theme, Little includes companion practices at the end of each chapter including poses, reflections, meditations, and explorations.

Yoga of the Subtle Body Book

Yoga of the Subtle Body


  • Author : Tias Little
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834829763

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Yoga of the Subtle Body Excerpt :

With his expert teachings, philosophical insights, and pragmatic imagery, world-class yoga instructor Tias Little turns the anatomy of the physical body into a tool for navigating the subtle body. If you spend considerable time doing yoga, you begin to see that it is about much more than just the body—the practice of yoga in fact reveals that the body is in no way separate from the psYchospiritual forces that animate it. Tias Little here provides a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body, mind, and spirit. He unites somatic concepts and wisdom teachings in this practical guide to the anatomy of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle (or energetic) body. Little is a master teacher who offers us a guided tour of the body’s structure and physical anatomy, then uses this new structural awareness as the basis for exploring the subtle body. In a meaningful and pragmatic way, the book maps the connection between the body and the rich symbolism that pervades the yogic imagination, including the chakras, nadis, and koshas. Further, Little offers readers clear, insightful yoga, pranayama, and meditation exercises that apply these body-mind principles.

Celebrating Life with Yoga Book

Celebrating Life with Yoga


  • Author : Ajay Bhardwaj
  • Publisher : DK Printworld (P) Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-09-07
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9788124610169

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About the Book This volume addresses the wisdom of yoga with a practical approach. While many people think of yoga simply as a series of postures and breathing exercises, which is only a part of the vast yoga wisdom, it unveils yoga in its true sense. Yoga is not meant for doing, but for being; being in our real nature, being in complete communion with the Supreme Consciousness, i.e. Truth, Bliss and Consciousness. Yoga helps one to discover oneself “who am I”? And the moment we know who we really are, every moment of life becomes a celebration. Yoga is thus the key to celebrating the life festival. Giving an introduction to the origin, history, traditions and different paths and aspects of yoga, the book authoritatively answers the basic questions: how can we apply yoga in our personal, family and social life?, what are the causes of suffering?, how can we live a stress-free and blissful life? and how can we attain the supreme goal of life, i.e. Self-realization, God-realization? As the book is designed to conform to the course contents of yogic science of Indian universities, it will be of great use to students, academicians and yoga aspirants alike. About the Author Ajay Bhardwaj, PhD, has four masters under his belt, two in English literature, one in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science, and the other in Journalism and Mass Communication. “A Study of Yoga-related Coverage in Print Media” was his PhD thesis. Dr Bhardwaj is Senior Asst Professor in the Dept of Communication at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (DSVV), Haridwar. He is also associated with the Dept of Yoga and Health, DSVV, where he is teaching post-graduate and other courses. He has co-authored a book Human Consciousness and Yogic Science. His research papers and articles have been published in various jounals of national and international repute, and magazines and newspapers. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars. He is also a member of the editorial boards o

The EcoNest Home Book

The EcoNest Home


  • Author : Paula Baker-Laporte
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925685

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“Every aspect of creating a beautiful, sensible, and healthy home is explored and demonstrated with elegance and clarity.” —Martin Hammer, architect, co-director, Builders Without Borders An EcoNest is not just a home—it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light straw clay, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living sanctuary. By bringing together time-honored traditions and modern innovations, owners of EcoNests enjoy living spaces that reflect the best of both worlds. The EcoNest Home is an in-depth exploration of the benefits of choosing this technique over conventional alternatives, combined with a complete practical guide for prospective designers and builders. Authors Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte draw on their own extensive experience to provide: A detailed explanation of the nature-based science behind EcoNests Fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions to guide you through construction Dozens of inspiring photos of completed projects The most comprehensive, North American resource on light straw clay construction, written by its leading proponents, The EcoNest Home is a must-read for anyone considering building their own healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly, natural home. “A great new book for the ecological designer, builder and homeowner.” —Sukita Ray Crimmel, coauthor of Earthen Floors “The EcoNest Home is made from well designed, sophisticated techniques rooted in simplicity. This book demonstrates the outstanding results that arise to their steadfast commitment to creating healthy, natural homes.” —Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce, authors of Using Natural Finishes

The Yoga of Delight  Wonder  and Astonishment Book

The Yoga of Delight Wonder and Astonishment


  • Author : Jaideva Singh
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438420165

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This book offers 112 dharanas -- 112 meditations or techniques -- for experiencing the extraordinary and paradoxical reality of unbounded consciousness called Bhairava. In her initial question to Bhairava, the Goddess asks him to reveal his own essential nature to her. Bhairava praises her question as pertaining to the very essence of the Tantra, and he praises the transcendent aspect of the Supreme. The Goddess then beseeches Bhairava to teach her the method by which she may gain an understanding of this blissful, nondual reality. The methods offered here hint at a profound secret: only a subtle shift of attention is required in order to bring this astonishing reality into view. The shift will open a chink in the apparently impregnable smoothness of the ordinary world. Here are 112 secret gestures of attention that will reveal infinity. True to its tantric provenance, the Vijnana-bhairava discovers Supreme Reality in unexpected and bizarre places. As one scans the great variety of methods it offers, one is struck by the contrast in tone between this text and the classical expositions of Yoga. While equally serious, the Vijnana-bhairava has a playful approach anchored in the confidence that one can really never stray from the reality of Shiva. Because it is grounded in the tantric realization, the text has a freedom to explore meditational domains puritanically disdained by classical Yoga. All things, all experiences, all moments are bathed in the unassailable purity of the absolute consciousness. Only a shift of attention, a subtle refocusing, is required for that extraordinary reality to come into view The Vijnana-bhairava contains no sustained philosophical position. Rather, it is an instructional guide that continuously invites the practitioner to look more deeply and more subtly at her own experience. The blissful and shattering realizations that she will undergo as a result of its method serves as the only form of proof or justification. This is an initiatory

Selling Yoga Book

Selling Yoga


  • Author : Andrea Jain
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199390250

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Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.

Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health Book

Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health


  • Author : Charlotte Watts
  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857013125

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Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health Excerpt :

Digestive issues are widespread and prove difficult to address through mainstream medicine. Senior yoga teacher Charlotte Watts sheds light on the connection between the gut and the brain, explains the links between stress, trauma and digestive issues and demonstrates how yoga with its focus on stilling the mind can have profound effects on conditions such as IBS, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Breath awareness allows the breath to drop into the belly and diaphragm, essential for good digestive function and understanding the fascial connections within the viscera help shape movement that enables optimal function. Fully illustrated with clear diagrams and instructions, this volume provides yoga, movement and medical professionals with a solid understanding of the digestive system in relation to breath, mindfulness, posture, anatomy, movement, stress and trauma. It helps them to apply this knowledge to their practice and teaching approach.

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Book

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga


  • Author : Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608682270

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The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Excerpt :

Thousands of yoga lovers take teacher training courses each year, hoping to share what they learn with others. Many want to make yoga teaching their full-time career, but most training programs fall short in covering business acumen, and they may not equip graduates with the entrepreneurial skills and savvy they need to make a go of it. This indispensable and inspiring book guides both new and established professionals toward maximizing their impact as teachers and achieving their career goals. You’ll learn to: • build a loyal student base • plan dynamic classes • optimize your own practice • become more financially stable • maintain a marketing plan • use social media effectively • create a unique brand identity • inspire even more students to embrace yoga

Meditations on Intention and Being Book

Meditations on Intention and Being


  • Author : Rolf Gates
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101873502

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Meditations on Intention and Being Excerpt :

Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today's hectic world. In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life. Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps readers--from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility--to fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being, giving readers the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.

Prajna Book

Prajna


  • Author : Mira Manek
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472267719

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'Each page solidifies my commitment to living a life of ritual, observance and beauty' Kathryn Budig 'Mira's book is a timely reminder to love yourself - to give yourself that much needed moment to stop and breathe' Asma Khan Beautifully simple age-old rituals for modern-day living that will enhance your wellbeing and bring you happiness. Prajna is the Sanskrit word for wisdom, and this book brings the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into your life by guiding you through simple practices for every day and every occasion. Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest healing systems, rooted in the principle of a mind-body-spirit connection that is more relevant than ever to our busy modern lives. This book extracts the essence of this Indian philosophy and provides a wealth of timeless rituals to effect positive change. Prajna offers rituals and routines for the entire day, from the moment you wake up and need the energy and positive mindset to help you start the morning, to night-time practices that allow you to wind down, relax and get the most benefit from the healing power of sleep. In between there are numerous breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, yoga stretches and simple recipes to enjoy, all to help you destress and reset, bringing you back to yourself and to lasting peace and happiness.

Mudras of India Book
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Mudras of India


  • Author : Cain Carroll
  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0857010670

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Mudras of India Excerpt :

For thousands of years hand mudras have been used in India for healing, storytelling, emotional expression, and to evoke and convey elevated spiritual states. For the first time, the elaborate system of mudras-as applied in yoga and Indian dance-has been organized into a comprehensive, fully-indexed and cross-referenced format that allows readers access to this still esoteric body of knowledge. Mudras of India presents over 200 photographed hand mudras each with detailed instructions on technique, application, health and spiritual benefits and historical background. The authors have extensively researched the usage of mudras and their significance in the larger context of Indian spiritual systems, and taken painstaking efforts to ensure each mudra is rendered with correct Sanskrit name, transliteration and translation to English. The book will appeal to spiritual seekers, students and teachers of yoga and Indian Dance, scholars and lay people, and anyone interested in the rich cultural heritage of Indian mudras, and the transformative effects of these powerful hand gestures.

The Secret Power of Yoga Book
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The Secret Power of Yoga


  • Author : Nischala Joy Devi
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307497765

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The Secret Power of Yoga Excerpt :

InThe 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. Yoga is well known for its power to create a healthy body, but few realize the emotional and spiritual benefits. 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