The Power of Ashtanga Yoga

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 9780834830417
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga, gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development. MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its philosophy manifests in contemporary lifestyle and dietary choices. She also explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice. Her clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—including standing, seated, backbending, twisting, hip-opening, and closing postures—is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate experienced yogis toward perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a way that will inspire all practitioners.

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 1611800056
Year 2013
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Discusses the history and tradition of Ashtanga yoga and explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Gregor Maehle
ISBN-10 9781577319863
Year 2011-02-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through: • the history and lineage of yoga • the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement) • a detailed breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count • a lively and authentic rendering of the complete Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's ancient sacred text • a glossary of yoga terminology In the asana section, Maehle describes each posture with clear, meticulous instructions, photographs, anatomical illustrations, and practical tips. Information on the mythological background and yogic context of specific postures brings further insight to the practice. In the philosophy section, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra using the major ancient commentaries as well as his own insights. This volume makes the entire path of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to modern practitioners. Both practical guide and spiritual treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is an excellent introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and an invaluable resource for any yoga teacher or practitioner.

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II the Intermediate Series

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II  the Intermediate Series Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 1611801591
Year 2015-06-23
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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A user's guide to intermediate-level practice of Ashtanga Yoga--by the dynamic yoga teacher Kino MacGregor. Ashtanga Yoga is a popular and athletic type of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, one of the great modern gurus. In this follow-up to her popular first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Kino MacGregor, one of Jois's disciples, presents and explains the Second, or Intermediate, Series. MacGregor gives a basic introduction to Ashtanga Yoga philosophy, provides essential background information on the Intermediate Series, gives tips on how to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice, explains the purification aspects of the practice, and gives instructions for the pranayama techniques associated with the practice, along with other key points. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series in 125 photographs. This book is appropriate for those who are already practicing Ashtanga Yoga and who want a solid, engaging entrée into intermediate-level practice.

Guruji

Guruji Author Guy Donahaye
ISBN-10 9781429980425
Year 2010-07-20
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher North Point Press
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AN UNPRECEDENTED PORTRAIT OF A GREAT YOGA TEACHER AND THE WAYS IN WHICH TEACHINGS AND TRADITIONS ARE PASSED ON It is a rare and remarkable soul who becomes legendary during the course of his life by virtue of great service to others. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was such a soul, and through his teaching of yoga, he transformed the lives of countless people. The school in Mysore that he founded and ran for more than sixty years trained students who, through the knowledge they received and their devotion, have helped to spread the daily practice of traditional Ashtanga yoga to tens of thousands around the world. Guruji paints a unique portrait of a unique man, revealed through the accounts of his students. Among the thirty men and women interviewed here are Indian students from Jois's early teaching days; intrepid Americans and Europeans who traveled to Mysore to learn yoga in the 1970s; and important family members who studied as well as lived with Jois and continue to practice and teach abroad or run the Ashtanga Yoga Institute today. Many of the contributors (as well as the authors) are influential teachers who convey their experience of Jois every day to students in many different parts of the globe. Anyone interested in the living tradition of yoga will find Guruji richly rewarding.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author John Scott
ISBN-10 0609807862
Year 2000
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Harmony Books
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Demonstrates, with step-by-step exercise sessions and accompanying photographs, how to derive physical and mental benefits from practicing ashtanga, or "power", yoga.

The Yogi Assignment

The Yogi Assignment Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 9781611803860
Year 2017
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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An inspirational 30-day yoga and lifestyle program that will challenge your mind, body, and spirit--by one of the most dynamic and high-profile contemporary Ashtanga yoga teachers, Kino MacGregor. "The brave heart of a yogi is defined by actions that make the world a better place." Live with authenticity, practice patience, let go of negativity--these are some of the core tenets of a yoga lifestyle, on and off the mat. Yoga is about much more than twisting yourself into shapes--the heart of this ancient practice is an inner journey, one of reflection, spiritual awakening, and ultimately a calm, clear mind. The Yogi Assignment is a 30-day introduction to these life-affirming and simple, yet revolutionary, principles. Led by master teacher Kino MacGregor, this journey will challenge and uplift your body, mind, and spirit. Each day offers a practice and meditation that will help you confront your emotional, physical, and mental limitations and inspire real change in your life. MacGregor is a fierce, loving guide who encourages you to look deeply within to find your wellspring of inner strength and courage.

Yoga Mala

Yoga Mala Author Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
ISBN-10 9781429965064
Year 2010-07-06
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher North Point Press
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The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline There is a yoga boom in America, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is at the heart of it. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West a quarter of a century ago and has been the driving force behind its worldwide dissemination. Based on flowing, energetic movement, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it--have become the most widespread and influential styles of practice in the United States today. Mala means "garland" in Sanskrit, and Yoga Mala--a "garland of yoga practice"--is Jois's distillation of Ashtanga. He first outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline and explains its important terms and concepts. Next he guides the reader through Ashtanga's versions of the Sun Salutation and its subsequent sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. Brought into English by Eddie Stern, a student of Jois's for twelve years and director of the Patanjali Yoga Shala in New York City, Yoga Mala will be an indispensable handbook for students and teachers of yoga for years to come.

Yoga Mala

Yoga Mala Author Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
ISBN-10 9780865477513
Year 2010-07-06
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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YOGA FOR EXERCISE. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago. Based on flowing, energetic movement coordinated with the breath, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it have become the most widespread and influential styles practiced today. "Yoga Mala" - a 'garland of yoga' - is Jois' authoritative guide to Ashtanga. In it, he outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline, explains important terms and concepts, and guides the reader through Ashtanga's Sun Salutations and the subsequent primary sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. It is a foundational work on yoga by a true master.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Petri Räisänen
ISBN-10 1906756422
Year 2016-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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A physical and dynamic form of yoga, Ashtanga combines an impressive sequence of yoga poses with special breathing techniques to heat the body internally and allow safe stretching of the muscles. Each of the yoga poses in this book is presented both separately and as part of complete practice, allowing the reader to gain a deep knowledge of the multidimensional philosophy of Ashtanga yoga and how it relates to everyday life.

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

Ashtanga Yoga   The Intermediate Series Author Gregor Maehle
ISBN-10 9781577319870
Year 2012-06-25
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

It s a Man s World and a Woman s Universe

It s a Man s World and a Woman s Universe Author Patricia Allen PhD.
ISBN-10 9781504370080
Year 2017-03-09
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press
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It’s a Man’s World and a Woman’s Universe delves into the challenging and sometimes uncomfortable realm of interpersonal communication. It takes the reader on a journey of growth, with valuable insight into the inner workings of the mind as it relates to the duality of the individual’s energy. It is the ultimate handbook for learning how to develop greater understanding of how to communicate and foster deeper, longer lasting relationships. Learn to harness your energy rather than work against it. Learn to recognize and embrace your role, and how to implement and optimize your strengths in all your interactions, whether social, romantic, or professional.

Yoga The Spirit And Practice Of Moving Into Stilln

Yoga The Spirit And Practice Of Moving Into Stilln Author Erich Schiffmann
ISBN-10 9781476735627
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Discover the path to inner peace with this guidebook that combines hatha yoga and meditation strategies from world-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffmann. World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new techniques—the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation—to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.

The Pure Heart of Yoga

The Pure Heart of Yoga Author Robert Butera
ISBN-10 9780738722696
Year 2012-09-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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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

Yoga Girl

Yoga Girl Author Rachel Brathen
ISBN-10 9781501106774
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day. Whether she’s practicing handstands on her stand-up paddleboard or teaching Downward-Facing Dog to the masses, Rachel Brathen—Instagram’s @Yoga_Girl—has made it her mission to share inspirational messages with people from all corners of the world. In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers beyond her Instagram feed and shares her journey like never before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her hometown in Sweden to her adventures in the jungles of Costa Rica, and finally to the beautiful and bohemian life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today. Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga with breathtaking tropical backdrops, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to a Caribbean spa.