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The Key Muscles Of Yoga

Author : Ray Long
ISBN : 9781607432388
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

Liberation Through Yoga

Author : Caio Miranda
ISBN : 1452007640
Genre : Education
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This book is addressed to everyone who desires to evolve and transcend the limits of human potential. It reveals the laws of the universe that are well-defined in the Yogic Philosophy; laws that are exposed here in a unique, succinct fashion by Caio Miranda. Liberation through Yoga is the result of a lifetime dedicated to the research of yoga. It becomes a landmark in our lives for it refines our vision of the world, opens a portal to a broader consciousness, and delivers teachings that awaken us to a richer, fuller life. These teachings are rare jewels, and the benefits they provide are invaluable, given the depth and clarity with which the author exposes complex subjects such as the formation of the universes and solar systems, as well as the origin and constitution of Man. The writing style reflects the authenticity of the author and his pledge to the truth and to what he believes to be morally just and correct. This work is his contribution to a deeper and more extensive understanding of life and the sense of existence itself.

The Doctrine And Practice Of Yoga

Author : A. P. Mukerji
ISBN : 9781465538772
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Concentration signifies the state of being at a centre (con and centrum). Applied to thought, it is the act of bringing the mind to a single point. Each human being must practise concentration subjectively and objectively. In other words, each human being aims with more or less precision at concentration on a point within and a point without his own world. Concentration "without" is illustrated when you devote all your attention upon Nature, such as learning a trade, a profession, a science, an art or some form of business. This is Evolution, outgoing or positive mental energy. I shall call this Objective Concentration. Concentration "within" implies the withdrawing of attention from the external world and the placing of mind on "God," "Spirit," "Heaven," "Religion," "Peace," "Nirvana," "Eternity," etc. This is Involution, i.e., incoming or negative energy. When Objective Concentration alone is practised, you develop into a hard-headed, practical man of the world or a successful man of business. You are keen and shrewd. The world is a very matter-of-fact thing to you. You cannot think of anything else beyond money-making and pleasures and worldly affairs. You are a "worldling of the world," very clever, rich, and a master along your own lines. But spiritually you are an imbecile, worse than a baby. This is the Objective MindÑthe "deepest immersed in matter, literally made of the dust." "It is the brain of worldly wisdom, common sense, prudence, methodical arrangement, order, discipline, classification, the skill and knowledge of the expert in any branch or department of art or science." This side of the mind is well developed in Scientists, Mathematicians and Businessmen, etc. Where it is not guided by the Subjective Mind, it can only see diversity and difference and is the slave of MayaÑthe slayer of the Real. Subjective Concentration is seeking the Kingdom of Heaven within you. "God is Spirit and they that worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth." LAPLACE, the great astronomer, asserted that he had swept the heavens with his telescope and found neither God nor Heaven. Yes, poor LAPLACE! He looked for God objectively instead of subjectively.

Religiousness In Yoga

Author : T. K. V. Desikachar
ISBN : 0819109673
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The value of the book lies in the author's expertise in yogic theory and practice, the questions and responses of the students attending the course, and the many figures designed to facilitate understanding of yogic concepts and practice... both teachers and students will find the book useful as a supplemental text. The questions by the course participants are invaluable to instructors since they reflect the understanding and difficulties of beginning students...

Science Of Yoga A Comprehensive Approach

Author : Dr.P.K.Aiyasamy
ISBN : 9781684665310
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Yoga is an ancient science and traced to Indus – Saraswathy Civilization of 5000 years and more. The rudiments of yoga were in practice for long in the Indian soil. Sage Patanjali’s ‘Yoga Sutra’ and ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika’ by Yogi Swatmarama are veritable sources of knowledge and wisdom enshrined in Yoga philosophy. Thirumoolar’s ‘Thirumandhiram’ is one another rich source on Astanga Yoga. These treatises cover the entire gamut of Yoga. The subjects specified by Patanjali in Astanga Yoga are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhayana and Samadhi. The same was the case with Thirumoolar. ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika’ listed Asanas, Breath, Mind, Kumbhaka, Mudras, Samadhi, Laya and Nada. Apart from the Sages and Yogins of Indian origin, many researchers from West and East delved deep in this fathomless ocean and interpreted the wisdom and knowledge to benefit humanity’s health, happiness and ever-lasting peace. With the dedication of International Day of Yoga (21st day of June every year) It is now globally recognised that yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being of world population. A comprehensive coverage of the subjects outlined in the earliest treatises, their further interpretations and adoptions are being made in the book.

An Introduction To Yoga

Author : Annie Wood Besant
ISBN : 1595402004
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - These lectures [FN#1: Delivered at the 32nd Anniversary of the Theosophical Society held at Benares, on Dec. 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1907.] are intended to give an outline of Yoga, in order to prepare the student to take up, for practical purposes, the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, the chief treatise on Yoga. I have on hand, with my friend Bhagavan Das as collaborateur, a translation of these Sutras, with Vyasa's commentary, and a further commentary and elucidation written in the light of Theosophy. [FN#2: These have never been finished or printed.] To prepare the student for the mastering of that more difficult task, these lectures were designed; hence the many references to Patanjali. They may, however, also serve to give to the ordinary lay reader some idea of the Science of sciences, and perhaps to allure a few towards its study.

Yoga And The Sacred Fire

Author : David Frawley
ISBN : 9780940985759
Genre : Philosophy
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Explores the evolution of life and consciousness according to the cosmology and psychology of Fire, viewing Fire not only as a material but also as a spiritual principle.

Raja Yoga

Author : Yogi Ramacharaka
ISBN : 9783849643416
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Raja Yoga" is devoted to the development of the latent powers in Man the gaining of the control of the mental faculties by the Will the attainment of the mastery of the lower self the development of the mind to the end that the soul may be aided in its unfoldment. Much that the Western World has been attracted to in late years under the name of "Mental Science" and similar terms, really comes under the head of "Raja Yoga." This form of Yoga recognizes the wonderful power of the trained mind and will, and the marvelous results that may be gained by the training of the same, and its application by concentration, and intelligent direction. It teaches that not only may the mind be directed outward, influencing outside objects and things, but that it may also be turned inward, and concentrated upon the particular subject before us, to the end that much hidden knowledge may be unfolded and uncovered. Many of the great inventors are really practicing "Raja Yoga" unconsciously, in this inward application of it, while many leaders in the world of affairs are making use of its outward, concentrated application in their management of affairs. This book consists of twelve lessons of which students have told us that they have found it necessary to read and study each lesson carefully, in order to absorb the varied information contained within its pages.

Yoga And Spiritual Growth

Author : Yogi Yagnesh Shantiom
ISBN : 9780595478545
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Written in a simple language, yet full of profound spiritual wisdom, the author brings great clarity to some of the most difficult passages of the old-testament. Yoga philosophy is explained like never before, not a mere translation or commentary, the author uses personal experiences to shine light on the subject and uses approaches suitable to the modern practitioner. A must read for anyone interested in a spiritual way of life.

The Doctrine And Practice Of Yoga

Author : Swami Mukerji
ISBN : 9781775410812
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Today, the practice of yoga is often framed as nothing more than an upscale fitness regimen, but its origins are much more meaningful than that. This bracingly straightforward volume from expert yogi Swami Mukerji gets to the heart of yoga and helps new students of the discipline understand how its diligent practice can provide a spiritual and physical transformation. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you'll be sure to learn something profound from The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga.

Yoga In America

Author : Deborah Bernstein
ISBN : 9780557046331
Genre : Religion
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This is the story of Yoga in America, as told by 46 ardent teachers and devotees from every part of the Yoga spectrum. 46 unique and compelling essays on what Yoga is in America representing the major yoga traditions, Bikram, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar and some that are much less widely known. The 46 writers assembled in this book show both the great diversity of Yoga and its unifying principles. So dive in to any page and you will find a story or musing that offers you wisdom, profound inspiration, and perhaps even a touch of enlightenment. Here is a sample of some of the fascinating and fun chapter titles:"Hot Yoga in America-Roots and Offshoots""Skip the Middle Man and Go Directly to Bliss!""How Yoga Saved My Life""Firm Buttocks or Self-Realization?""How Patanjali Comes Alive in My Classes and My Life"Proceeds from Yoga in America support Families of Fallen Firefighters.

The Yoga Of Cleaning

Author : Jennifer Carter Avgerinos
ISBN : 9781452592718
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What is The Yoga of Cleaning? These are two activities that don’t usually go together. Or do they? Yoga means union or yoking of the mind, body and spirit. When these three aspects of us are brought to the task of cleaning (which is the art of purification) a greater expansion of well-being is created. When cleaning is combined with the technologies of yoga and its sister philosophies - ayurveda, meditation and vastu the result is the cultivation of sacred space within our homes and within our lives. You do not need to practice yoga to read this book and you need not be a germ-a-phoebe either. This essential guide will show you how to spiritualize your cleaning routine, take back your life and recreate your home as sacred space. Praise for The Yoga of Cleaning: In the yoga world, a popular meme is to take the practice off the mat and bring it into daily life. The Yoga of Cleaning does just that in full force and with playful intention. This very fascinating book poses the surprising interplay between yogic principles, yogic philosophy and the processes of cleaning. The Yoga of Cleaning is not just an esoteric overview that attempts to stimulate a deeper awareness and sense of spirituality to cleaning. Nor is it simply a “how to” cleaning manual. Instead, Jennifer has produced a work that merges the two in an engaging fashion, introducing the reader to methods that inspire otherwise mundane household and personal chores to something of a higher purpose. She reminds us that all actions have meaning and impact on our lives. She supports the process with holistic, efficient and streamlined strategies for care of the self and its surroundings. Steven Weiss, MS, DC, RYT - author of The Injury-Free Yoga Practice

The Incomplete Guide To Yoga

Author : Charlotte Carnegie
ISBN : 9781780993454
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.

The Inner Tradition Of Yoga

Author : Michael Stone
ISBN : 0834824434
Genre : Health & Fitness
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There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.

Yoga Nidra

Author : Richard Miller
ISBN : 9781591798446
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Please note that if this title is purchased in eBook/Kindle format, the audio (CD) portion will not be included. One of the most enjoyable parts of a yoga class comes when we rest in savasana—the "corpse" pose—and realize deep serenity, a sense of effortless joy, and a glimpse into our true nature as unqualified presence. How is this so? Master teacher Richard Miller explains that this experience is a manifestation of yoga nidra, the meditative state of mind-body union at the heart of all yoga practice. A powerful integration of book and CD audio learning, Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric yoga path that leads to inner freedom. Through accessible language appropriate for any level of practice, Miller takes us step-by-step through the traditional techniques of relaxation and meditation to help us move toward the realization of "unqualified presence"—the ultimate aim of yoga—a goal unreachable through posture practice alone. Through his expert guidance, students will experience: Deep relaxation for relief from day-to-day stress The development of "one-pointedness"—a key to spiritual awakening Healing from painful emotions, such as fear, grief, and anger More effective and energizing sleep, and much more Suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners—but new to most Westerners—Yoga Nidra provides an unmatched way to experience the culmination of the art of yoga, and the deeper physical, emotional, and spiritual rewards that are its promise.

Theory And Practice Of Yoga Essays In Honour Of Gerald James Larson

Author : Knut A. Jacobsen
ISBN : 8120832329
Genre : Yoga
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This collection of original essays providesfascinating insights into yoga as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts. They cover a wide variety of traditions and topics related to yoga: Classical yoga, Samkhya, Tantric yoga, Bhakti yoga, the Guru, Indic Islamic traditions of yoga, yoga and asceticism in contemporary India, and the reception of yoga in the West. The essays are written by eighteen professors in the field of the history of religions, most of them former graduate students of Gerald James Larson, Rabindranath Tagore Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington and Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, an internationally acclaimed scholar on the history of religions and the philosophies of India, and one of the world's foremost authorities on the Samkhya and Yoga traditions. The publication is in honour of him.

Yoga And Psychotherapy

Author : Swami Rama
ISBN : 0893890367
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Provides and in-depth analysis of Western and Eastern models of the mind and their differing perspectives.

A Series Of Lessons In Raja Yoga

Author : Yogi Ramacharaka
ISBN : 9783736808386
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The lessons which compose this volume, originally appeared in the shape of monthly lessons. These lessons met with a hearty and generous response from the public, and the present volume is issued in response to the demand for the lessons in a permanent and durable form. There have been no changes made in the text. The publishers take the liberty to call the attention of the reader to the great amount of information condensed within the space given to each lesson. Students have told us that they have found it necessary to read and study each lesson carefully, in order to absorb the varied information contained within its pages. They have also stated that they have found it advisable to re-read the lessons several times, allowing an interval between each reading and that at each re-reading they would discover information that had escaped them during the course of the previous study. This has been repeated to us so often that we feel justified in mentioning it, that other readers might avail themselves of the same course and plan of study. Following his usual custom, the writer of the lessons has declined to write a preface for this book, claiming that the lessons speak for themselves, and that those for whom they are intended will receive the message contained within them, without any prefatory talk. "When the soul sees itself as a Center surrounded by its circumference when the Sun knows that it is a Sun, surrounded by its whirling planets-then is it ready for the Wisdom and Power of the Masters."

I Yoga You

Author : Genevieve Santos
ISBN : 9781534454897
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Parents and children learn how to say “I love you” through yoga as they move through their day together in a perfectly mindful way. I love you in the morning when we salute the sun. Wiggle and stretch out of bed, our day has now begun. From morning to night, I Yoga You celebrates the love a parent shares with their child while also teaching simple yoga poses. Sun salutations give way to mountain poses, tree poses, and more as families move through their mindful day together. This padded board book teaches little ones a new way to say “I love you”—reveling in those quiet daily moments that shine with energy, delight, and surprises.

Teachings Of Yoga

Author : Georg Feuerstein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110326605
Genre : Philosophy
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An anthology of writings--many of them newly translated--includes teachings from the ancient Hindu Upanishads, songs of praise to Krishna, and the sayings of Gandhi

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