The Heart of Yoga Book
Score: 4
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The Heart of Yoga


  • Author : T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions
  • Release Date : 1999-03-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 089281764X

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The Heart of Yoga Excerpt :

The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.

Yoga of Heart Book

Yoga of Heart


  • Author : Mark Whitwell
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 159056068X

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Yoga of Heart Excerpt :

Truth is not something we have to seek out. It is not something that is absent and far away, requiring great effort to find. Truth is present within you as the Life that is you. In Yoga of Heart, Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Mark Whitwell takes us back to the time when yoga was first developed--to the shamanic past of the Upanishads, when yoga was practiced as a means of acknowledging, enjoying, and participating in the very source of Life. Whitwell explores the deeper tantric dimensions of hatha yoga--how yoga's purpose is to link the mind to the wonder of our own condition. He shows how hatha yoga is participation in life's polarities already in union--through the male surrender to the female principle. Yoga of Heart shows how we can forge that union of polarities within our body: above and below, front and back, left and right, male and female. Yoga of Heart focuses especially on clearing the energy centers and meridians, fostering dynamic health and allowing practitioners to create a deeper intimacy with both their partners and the energetic life forces in the universe.

Revolution of the Soul Book

Revolution of the Soul


  • Author : Seane Corn
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622039180

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Revolution of the Soul Excerpt :

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty—enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings—to help us heal, evolve, and change the world “My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think.” So begins Revolution of the Soul. What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. Except, this book is so much more than that. Seane's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing—not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include: The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.

The Heart of Yoga Revealed Book

The Heart of Yoga Revealed


  • Author : Judy L. White
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Christianity and yoga
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0984318909

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Heart Yoga Book
Score: 4
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Heart Yoga


  • Author : Andrew Harvey
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556438974

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Heart Yoga Excerpt :

***WINNER, 2010 Spirituality & Practice Best Spiritual Book Award – Yoga In Heart Yoga, renowned spiritual writer and Sacred Activist Andrew Harvey and longtime yoga teacher Karuna Erickson present a vision of hatha yoga practice that links ancient spiritual traditions to contemporary life. Including excerpts of poetic sacred writing from mystical sages through the ages, the book reminds readers that the purpose of yoga is not to improve one's physical health or even to achieve peace of mind (although these results may be achieved along the way), but to reach a state of unity with the divine, the goal of mystics from all traditions. With detailed descriptions and photographs of fifty yoga poses and their alchemical effects on the body and consciousness, Heart Yoga presents yoga as a simple meditative practice that enables the practitioner to dwell in the heart and experience the bliss of union with the sacred power underlying all of life. The book explains how to prepare for Heart Yoga and describes the “Five Great Joys” that are part of the path. Included are the authors' own compelling stories of their individual journeys along the path of yoga: stories of suffering, transcendence, and joy that both inspire and enlighten.

The Secret Power of Yoga Book
Score: 5
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The Secret Power of Yoga


  • Author : Nischala Joy Devi
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307497765

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The Secret Power of Yoga Excerpt :

In The 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.

The Art of Mindful Relaxation Book

The Art of Mindful Relaxation


  • Author : Ed Shapiro
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486833415

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The Art of Mindful Relaxation Excerpt :

This expert guide takes a radically different approach to coping with stress. Its in-depth method of achieving relaxation leads to a natural state of ease, helping readers to unlock their true potential.

The Pure Heart of Yoga Book

The Pure Heart of Yoga


  • Author : Robert Butera
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2012-09-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738722696

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The Pure Heart of Yoga Excerpt :

Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being. With clear instruction, Dr. Robert Butera guides you through ten steps on the path of yoga that are based on traditional yogic principles and practices, yet designed to fit seamlessly into your life. Yoga enthusiasts of all kinds will discover effective tools for creating a life of healthful beauty and inner peace. Understand the role of physical poses within the larger, holistic system of yoga Practice breathing techniques (pranayama), work with your energy centers (chakras), and develop your concentration Overcome psychological blocks, balance your emotions, and grow emotionally and spiritually Visit www.pureheartofyoga.com for free video clips of demonstrated yoga postures. "The Pure Heart of Yoga will bring increased depth to your yoga practice . . . It is an excellent book: thoughtful, reflective, deep, and accessible." —Eleanor Criswell, Ed.D., author of How Yoga Works "That he's able to instruct and inspire with a warm heart and skillful direction, without judgment or prejudice about the "style" or your yoga of choice, is good reason to believe this book will bring life to your practice."; —Yoga Journal

Myths of the Asanas Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683838487

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Myths of the Asanas Excerpt :

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Go in and In Book

Go in and In


  • Author : Donna Faulds
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: American poetry
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 0974410608

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Go in and In Excerpt :

Poems inspired by yoga, meditation and the natural world, by long-term practitioner and teacher of yoga.

Science of Yoga Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Science of Yoga


  • Author : Ann Swanson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465491664

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Science of Yoga Excerpt :

Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive book is an invaluable resource to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga for your body and mind.

The Nature of Yoga Book

The Nature of Yoga


  • Author : Susanne Daeppen
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780473514686

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The Nature of Yoga Excerpt :

In a world now full of commodified and westernised gymnastics sold as yoga, it's difficult for a person to find or even understand an actual yoga practice that is right for them and genuinely transformative. Fortunately for the people of Switzerland and the world, Susanne Daeppen has for over twenty years been dedicated to the practices of Yoga that have come directly from the great tradition via the scholarship of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and his brilliant son, TKV Desikachar. With clarity and creativity, Susanne communicates directly from the heart of her own real experience of Yoga, with the passion and depth of a teacher of many years. Accompanied by stunning photography in the wild nature of Iceland by her partner Christoph Lauener, this book is a treasure: real Yoga for real people.

The Heart of Practice Book

The Heart of Practice


  • Author : Orit Sen-Gupta
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 1478175486

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The Heart of Practice Excerpt :

The Heart of Practice is an invitation to explore the place of practice in a life guided by a path. It brings wisdom from the ancient traditions of Chan and Zen alongside insights and methods of Yoga, which links the intelligence of the body with the adventure of consciousness. This book explains clearly and accessibly the practices of meditation, breath control and posture, highlighting their effect on the person and personality. It reflects on the obstacles that can arise on the path, offering ways to work with these, so as to bring closer our spiritual endeavors and daily life. Finally, it describes practicing at the most difficult moment of all: when the body falls apart and death approaches. This book will be a precise guide and a steady friend to new practitioners, established students, and also to experienced teachers, in Yoga and in other traditions. It throws wise and fresh light on the questions of teaching, learning and the shared queries that accompany us in our lives.

Yoga of the Heart Book

Yoga of the Heart


  • Author : Alice Christensen
  • Publisher : Rodale Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 087596429X

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Yoga of the Heart Excerpt :

Illustrates how yoga theory allows practitioners to achieve a state of contentment

Light on Life Book
Score: 4
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Light on Life


  • Author : B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2006-09-19
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609619589

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Light on Life Excerpt :

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.