Meditations From The Mat

Author: Rolf Gates
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307773949
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365 daily reflections offering a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life, from the acclaimed yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, the daily reflections in Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.

Meditations On Intention And Being

Author: Rolf Gates
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101873515
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Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today’s hectic world. In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life. Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps readers—from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility—to fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being, giving readers the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.

Survivors On The Yoga Mat

Author: Becky Thompson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948279
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An inspiring collection of essays that reveal the healing power of yoga, Survivors on the Yoga Mat is an ideal companion for trauma survivors and yoga teachers alike. Weaving together stories from her classes, travels, and workshops, author Becky Thompson shows the brave and unique ways that survivors approach yoga: the creative ways that they practice, the challenges they face, and the transformative experiences they discover. Thompson skillfully draws connections between yoga and social-justice activism, demonstrating how a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga makes room for all of us—across race, class, gender, religion and nationality. Survivors on the Yoga Mat offers stories, reflections, and meditations for people who are healing from a wide range of traumas—sexual abuse, accidents, child abuse, war, illnesses, incarceration, and other injuries. The book consists of 90 true stories—alternately funny, surprising, and irreverent—that together provide a roadmap for survivors on their journey to wholeness. Organized into six sections, the book explores the challenges of beginning a yoga practice; the unique strengths of trauma survivors; the circuitous path of healing; yoga's value as a lifelong practice; the special role of teachers; and the potential of yoga as an avenue for activism. Also included is a description of Pantajali's Eight Limbs of Yoga, a list of resources, an appendix explaining the different styles of yoga, and a beautiful photo glossary with over 100 photos of the yoga postures mentioned in the book.

Daily Reflections On Addiction Yoga And Getting Well

Author: Rolf Gates
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401953972
Size: 72.51 MB
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Deeply personal essays and daily prompts for self-reflection while healing from addiction and walking the road of recovery from the author of Meditations from the Mat and Meditations on Intention and Being. You are a process that has called forth a teaching for this day. This teaching will not be new to you; rather it will be reminding you of what you already know. Reminding you of who you already are. Rolf Gates, author of Meditations from the Mat, has walked the walk of the 12-step method of recovery while traveling down the Buddhist eightfold way and practicing the Eight Limbs of Classical Yoga. His integrated approach has been the key to his understanding of sobriety for over 25 years. In his series of 365 essays, Gates explores the lessons and experiences from his own practice and study, classical teachings, and his career as a teacher and coach. Each eloquent and brief essay is accompanied by a self-reflection prompt to help guide you on your journey of introspection and change. As the co-founder of the Yoga + Recovery Conference at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Esalen Institute, Gates has made a significant contribution to understanding the role that yoga can play in recovery from addiction. With his personalized approach to both the modern and classic teachings and by embedding it within the space of the human heart and everyday life, Gates is a solid guide to finding and living the freedom that lives within each of us.

Comprehensive Stress Management

Author: Jerrold S. Greenberg
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073529622
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This engaging and easy-to-read text helps students identify, understand, and combat the stressors that most affect their lives. In an informal, anecdotal style, author Jerrold Greenberg discusses the latest research findings on the physical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of stress, as well as the appropriate coping skills.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Heart Soul

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The Pain Survival Guide

Author: Dennis C. Turk
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591470496
Size: 10.26 MB
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Chronic pain sufferers can find hope and relief with this proven ten-step program that shows how gradual changes in specific behaviors can lead to great improvements in the ability to cope. Workbook exercises, behavior logs, and suggested readings help integrate these lessons into daily life.

The World Book Encyclopedia

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ISBN: 9780716601074
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.