. A breakthrough book. Stephen aizenstat, chancellor of pacifica graduate Institute "In this groundbreaking book integrating yoga, Jungian psychology, and personal mythology, PhD, Alanna Kaivalya recovers the spiritual dimension of yoga for contemporary Western practitioners. Dr. Yoga beyond the mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation.
Forrest, founder of forrest yoga and author of Fierce Medicine "Alanna reveals with great clarity and approachable language the nuances, shadings and shadows of this ancient ritual of wellness. While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga's most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological.
Yoga Beyond the Mat: How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice #ad - Through ritual, yoga beyond the mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, asana, meditation, journaling, and other spiritual practices, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss. Yoga beyond the Mat is like a library of ideas for studying your self.
Kaitlin quistgaard, writer and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal Llewellyn Publications.
Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga TraditionMandala Publishing #ad - Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Myths of the asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition.
Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales.
Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition #ad - Marveling at hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Myths of the asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories.
Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations.
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Each of the twenty-one mantras and kirtans presented includes the Sanskrit version, the transliteration, suggestions for chanting, the underlying myth, the translation, and its modern-day implications. In yoga practice, mantra and kirtan call-and-response devotional chanting get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood, though they are an integral part of almost every Eastern spiritual practice.
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The Language of Yin: Yoga Themes, Sequences and Inspiration to Bring Your Class to Life and Life to Your ClassNational Library of New Zealand #ad - Finalist in the prestigious ashton wylie Award for Excellence in the Mind Body Spirit Category'The Language of Yin' is more than a book on themes. These categories define, embellish and connect the poses to the heart and soul, making the themes relatable and exciting. In this book you will find;♥the eight limbs, photocopiable graphics for quick class planning ♥pranayama, wisdom traditions, deities and chakras ♥ ayurveda and yoga nidra ♥a comprehensive resource of pick up and go sequences for teaching or home practice ♥Yoga sequences that can be adapted to any style of yoga ♥Scripts and readings to embellish your lessons or for personal contemplation ♥Quotes that are meaningful and thought provoking ♥A guide to planning and teaching your classes so they flow effortlessly ♥Essential yin methodology and pedagogy ♥Basic techniques for guiding a yin class ♥Meditation scripts including yoga Nidra ♥Easy to follow, mudra and mantraWherever you are in your practice, this book will provide you with many ways to motivate and inspire you or your students and ultimately your life.
Suitable for:★any yoga teacher who wants to bring more depth to their teaching★home practitioners who want to have laid our sequences they can follow with ease, just set your timer!★Those who want to understand how to incorporate some of the most useful yoga philosophy ideas into their class or their life★Those new to teaching yin and seasoned practitionersIf you are on the run to teach a yoga class and need a shot of inspiration or you would like to fully explore the practice of yoga in more depth, this easy to use resource will inject a shot of inspiration into your practice and ultimately your life.
The Language of Yin: Yoga Themes, Sequences and Inspiration to Bring Your Class to Life and Life to Your Class #ad - Myths of the asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition. The book then presents over 40 universal themes that will provide inspiration for both you and your students. Long after the poses have faded, the students will remember how you made them feel using the descriptive and connected language provided.
Each class has three categories; mind, heart and body.
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Through practice, we ultimately find the freedom to be who we really are, and allow others do the same. This was patañjali's original intention when he penned his legendary sutras. Used book in Good Condition. Myths of the asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition. One of the great gifts of the yogic path is that it returns us to a life of simplicity, even as we go about our lives in a world of growing complexity.
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Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your ClassNorth Atlantic Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Create class themes with yoga philosophy, inspirational quotes, and simple concepts to inspire and motivate students Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. With a unique angle and practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.
The final section includes blank templates for instructors to create their own class themes and notes. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching yoga beyond the poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, emulation, phrasing, practice, authenticity, repetition, and finding inspiration.
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The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd EditionNilgiri Press #ad - This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound. Used book in Good Condition. The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.
Myths of the asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition. His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Nilgiri Press. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism.
The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition #ad - The gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet the gita is not what it seems – it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. Easwaran grew up in the hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West.
The Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliIntegral Yoga Publications #ad - The sutras are presented here in the purest form, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. The yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The classic sutras thought-threads, and physical postures, 000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, at least 4, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life.
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. Used book in Good Condition. Nilgiri Press. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path.
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Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious ActionSounds True #ad - What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. But, believe me, not the way you might think. So begins Revolution of the Soul. The yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Used book in Good Condition. Nilgiri Press. 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.
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. 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, and change the world“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, evolve, but everything to do with waking up.
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The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your PracticeRockridge Press #ad - The yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Used book in Good Condition. Myths of the asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition. Enhance your practice and your life with the mindful wisdom of yoga. In the yoga mind, internationally renowned yoga expert Rina Jakubowicz takes a simple, accessible approach to the complex origins of yoga philosophy.
Great condition. The profound inspiration that yoga promises begins not in the body, but in the mind. With clear, thoughtful guidance, The Yoga Mind offers everything you need to deepen your yoga practice and discover a meaningful way of life. Your complete resource for bringing yoga philosophy off the mat and into your life, tangible instruction for practicing each principle in your daily lifeA structured approach to vital yoga themes that brings clarity to crucial, conceptsWhether you read The Yoga Mind cover to cover or skip to a certain topic, The Yoga Mind includes:Clear explanations of core yoga principles that turn complex theories into memorable lessonsGuided meditations and simple exercises that offer clear, but rarely understood, you’ll find simple actions to incorporate the principles of yoga into a yoga practice that is meaningful to you.
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Soul to Soul: Poems, Prayers and Stories to End a Yoga ClassMonkfish Book Publishing #ad - Though the yoga market is fractured by the great number of competing schools and philosophies, what they all have in common is the ending of the session with a period of relaxation coupled with inspiring readings. Soul to soul fills just this need with a beautiful collection of 150 inspiring perfect-length readings plus tens of quotes that are just right for ending a yoga class or private session.
Nilgiri Press. Honoring many spiritual traditions, it's the perfect teaching tool or gift for yoga teachers and practitioners, or for anyone seeking uplifting messages for any occasion. Great condition. He lives in St. Includes writing by swami kripalu, Eckart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, H. H the dalai lama, don miguel ruiz, lao tzu, hafiz, gandhi, quotes from Rumi, Meister Eckart, as well as selections from the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali.
Soul to Soul: Poems, Prayers and Stories to End a Yoga Class #ad - . The yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He was a resident at the original kripalu yoga Ashram in Sumneytown, from 1977–1981, Pennsylvania, the four years of Swami Kripalu's remarkable stay. Used book in Good Condition. Yoga continues to be a growth industry with an estimated thirty million people in North America now practicing either privately or in most cases with a class.
He is the author of twelve books, including From the Heart of the Lotus, the Teaching Stories of Swami Kripalu.