Yoga for Dragon Riders

Yoga for Dragon Riders

Author: Katrina Hokule'a Ariel

Publisher: Artprana Publishing

ISBN: 0987992309

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Page: 267

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Breathe Magic Into Your Yoga Practice A feeling of freedom, inner peace, feeling good in your body, clarity of mind-these are some of the things yoga can bring when you integrate its practices into your daily life. This beautifully illustrated book invites you to infuse the wisdom and tools of yoga with the soaring capabilities of your imagination, going beyond the mundane and into the realm of the extraordinary. What does yoga have to do with dragons? Well, in the symbolic sense, dragons can represent the energy of the breath, opening to its nourishing current like the spreading of wings. The movement of asana (yoga postures) on your mat can be like riding a dragon, requiring skill, strength, focus and courage. Dragons are wisdom-keepers, and yoga's wisdom is seemingly infinite. And the mystical energy of Kundalini-the rising serpent-could easily be represented by a dragon as well. Perhaps you even believe in dragons. Many people do, you know. Dragons have long symbolized power and transformation. To claim your power is to embrace your entire self, as well as the mission or purpose of your life. This book merges the realms of fantasy and reality, offering you a very readable yet incredibly detailed journey through the study of yoga. Though the theme of this book is light-hearted and unconventional, the subjects covered are comprehensive to the extent that this book has been used in teacher trainings and by yoga teachers to deepen their own knowledge. That said, a raw beginner receives a wonderfully accessible guide to the full spectrum of yoga as well, going beyond the physical asanas to the philosophies and meditative practices of yoga. When it comes to the physical practice of yoga, you'll find hundreds of photos and exceptional alignment instruction. As with the entire book, the asana section is designed so you can "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure." You are invited to do the poses that work for your body and just look at the pretty pictures if it isn't something you want to do right now. Beginners can focus on the single pose descriptions, and build simple sequences from the full ones offered. For the advanced and intermediate practitioners, you'll find creative and engaging sequences that will challenge you in the most delightful way Here is a Preview of What You Will Receive: Friendly, accessible instruction that allows you to start doing yoga right awayEasy to understand explanations of yoga's philosophical foundations, with encouragement to take what works for you and let the rest go, Step-by-step alignment cues to some of yoga's most fundamental (and fun) poses, Comprehensive yoga asana sequences that you can tailor to your own level of practice, A wealth of meditations and affirmations that gently but powerfully bring you a sense of clarity and calm, Energy healing techniques and visualizations, Step-by-step instruction on breathing practices (pranayama), A sense of personal empowerment, and much, much more Check Out What Others Are Saying . . . "This book is extremely well written and laid out, I have already learned so much. I love the section on the Sutras. This is not something that I have studied before, but already through my afternoon I am repeating them, saying the words over and over and loving the way they feel. I love the way you explain the meanings and how to apply them in your life. 'The space between breath' - wow, this is incredible Everything that I have read so far is explained in such a perfect and loving way." M. Morrison "Yoga for Dragon Riders is a transformational ROAR " E. Beeds "This book contains a wealth of illustrated, excellent, specific suggestions for all who are interested in yoga on and off the mat." C. Ewy Tags: Yoga Guide, Yoga for Beginners, Meditation, Yoga Poses, Energy
Fiction

War of the Fae: Book 9 (Dragon Riders)

War of the Fae: Book 9 (Dragon Riders)

Author: ELLE CASEY

Publisher: Elle Casey

ISBN: 9781939455727

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 606

Health & Fitness

Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery

Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery

Author: Lisa Sanfilippo

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857013484

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 899

Yoga therapy offers a truly holistic approach to solving the growing problem of insomnia. In this book expert yoga therapist Lisa Sanfilippo explains how yoga practices can be used to target the underlying issues that inhibit good quality sleep, with immediate results that build over time. Learn how to work with clients to release tension in the body that builds up during the day making it difficult to sleep at night. Honouring a natural yogic and Ayurvedic approach, and infusing it with modern neuroscience, Lisa also addresses the deeper emotional reasons for not sleeping well and looks at how lifestyle changes can help to achieve better quality rest. With the body-mind connection at its core, this book shows how to support better health holistically to restore balance in each layer of the body.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Author:

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Page: 104

View: 161

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Health & Fitness

Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health

Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health

Author: Charlotte Watts

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857013125

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 270

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.
Psychology

The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821914

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 484

"Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model of something that was almost completely lacking in Western psychology--an account of the development phases of higher consciousness.... Jung's insistence on the psychogenic and symbolic significance of such states is even more timely now than then. As R. D. Laing stated... 'It was Jung who broke the ground here, but few followed him.'"--From the introduction by Sonu Shamdasani Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. With sensitivity toward a new generation's interest in alternative religions and psychological exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar. In this volume, he re-creates for today's reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of prewar Europe regarded Eastern spirituality as they discovered more and more of its resources, from yoga to tantric texts. Reconstructing this seminar through new documentation, Shamdasani explains, in his introduction, why Jung thought that the comprehension of Eastern thought was essential if Western psychology was to develop. He goes on to orient today's audience toward an appreciation of some of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar group: What is the relation between Eastern schools of liberation and Western psychotherapy? What connection is there between esoteric religious traditions and spontaneous individual experience? What light do the symbols of Kundalini yoga shed on conditions diagnosed as psychotic? Not only were these questions important to analysts in the 1930s but, as Shamdasani stresses, they continue to have psychological relevance for readers on the threshold of the twenty-first century. This volume also offers newly translated material from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by the indologist Wilhelm Hauer presented in conjunction with that of Jung, illustrations of the cakras, and Sir John Woodroffe's classic translation of the tantric text, the Sat-cakra Nirupana. ?
Health & Fitness

Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Author: Fiona Agombar

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857012234

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 935

Aimed at yoga therapists and yoga teachers, this detailed book presents unique ways to harness energy for fatigue conditions such as exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and stress with the help of yoga therapy. Split into four parts, the book discusses how modern-day living exacerbates stress and how it manifests itself, how healing can be approached from a yogic perspective, the solutions that yoga provides, as well as step-by-step guidance to different yoga practices developed by the author - such as breathing and meditation - that help with these issues. Accessible and containing easy-to-follow instructions, Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shares ancient teachings from the East that have the power to help alleviate the growing source and symptoms of fatigue.
Health & Fitness

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Author: Edeltraud Rohnfeld

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857010565

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 613

Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities. This step-by-step program can be practiced by virtually anyone, anywhere, in any chair, to stimulate physical and mental well-being. This fully illustrated guide contains ninety easy-to-master exercises that have been specially developed for those with a limited range of movement. Clear instructions guide the reader through each routine, all of which can be carried out safely without any previous knowledge or yoga expertise. The exercises can also be adapted by yoga teachers who want to incorporate chair yoga into their classes. This book will be popular with anyone wanting to experience the health benefits of an easy, versatile form of yoga, particularly older people, individuals rehabilitating after injury or illness and those with physical disabilities, as well as the professionals who support them.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Inheritance Almanac

The Inheritance Almanac

Author: Mike Macauley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448120048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 817

Christopher Paolini's internationally bestselling Inheritance series is an undisputed fantasy phenomenon, which has sold millions of copies in dozens of languages around the world, and has sparked the imaginations of countless children and adults. The Inheritance Almanac is a fascinating companion to the series: an A-Z guide to the exciting world of Eragon and Saphira, for both loyal fans and those who are new to these epic adventures. Where did the Dragon Riders, the Ra'Zac and the Dwarves all originally come from? What is the secret of the magic behind Brom's tomb? What is the history behind Roran, Elva, Selena, Angela - and many more? Packed with the intricate details that make this world so real and yet so magical, with hundreds of entries arranged alphabetically, this is the definitive guide to one of the most popular fantasy series of recent years.
Health & Fitness

Yoga for Sports Performance

Yoga for Sports Performance

Author: Jim Harrington

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857013620

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 804

Many sports people are interested in trying yoga techniques in the hope of improved flexibility, strength, breathing and concentration, but many can be prevented from optimal results due to a lack of understanding on the part of yoga teachers of the specific physical requirements of their sport. This is a manual for professionals who work with athletes of all disciplines and shows them how to adapt yoga practice for swimmers, cyclists, runners, tennis players and more. This bridge between evidence-based modern sports medicine and the ancient practices of yoga, provides solid training guidance as well as offers psychological wisdom to help control and refine the actions of the mind. Essential reading for yoga therapists and teachers, athletic coaches and bodywork professionals who work with athletes.
Health & Fitness

Yoga for a Happy Back

Yoga for a Happy Back

Author: Rachel Krentzman

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857012531

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 191

This unique book offers a framework for using yoga therapeutically to heal back and spinal problems. Combining detailed instruction on evaluation and treatment techniques with personal narrative and case studies, Yoga for a Happy Back bridges the gap between practicing yoga for better physical health and understanding the role of the mind-body connection in back pain. Utilising her vast experience as a physical therapist and yoga therapist, and the latest advances in the field, Krentzman advises on how to design therapeutic yoga classes for individuals with back pain. She includes information on creating class themes, and never before published sequences from the Purna yoga tradition for alignment based treatment of specific spinal conditions. With over 300 photos and illustrations, this book enables practitioners to access the benefits of yoga therapy for the treatment of orthopaedic dysfunctions and to promote general spinal health.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

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Page: 136

View: 293

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.