Yoga For Life

Author: Colleen Saidman Yee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476776806
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From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice. From learning to cope with a frightening seizure disorder to navigating marriages and divorces to becoming a mother, finding the right life partner, and grieving a beloved parent, Saidman Yee has been through it all—and has found that yoga holds the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Approachable, sympathetic, funny, and candid, Saidman Yee shares personal anecdotes along with her compassionate insights and practical instructions for applying yoga to everyday issues and anxieties. Specific yoga sequences accompany each chapter and address everything from hormonal mood swings to detoxing, depression, stress, and increased confidence and energy. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate her signature flow of poses so you can follow them effortlessly. Yoga for Life offers techniques to bring awareness to every part of your physical and spiritual being, allowing you to feel truly alive and to embody the peace of the present moment.

Light On Life

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529321263
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A must-have for anyone who practises yoga or is interested in the teachings of the East. B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachings on yoga are followed throughout the world, reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yoga path. The structure of the book follows the different aspects of that path (from Freedom Awaits, through The Physical Body, The Energy Body, The Mental Body, The Intellectual Body, The Divine Body to Living in Freedom) and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life. 'Iyengar knows what the body needs, and he's introduced to the West the Easterner's best path to health and well-being' - TIME Magazine 'Revelations from a lifetime of studying yoga' - The Washington Post 'Light on Life is rich in yoga philosophy and methodology. But unlike his previous writings, this new book is full of autobiographical anecdotes' - The New York Times 'Mr Iyengar reveals in Light on Life the 'heart of yoga' that he personally discovered through more than 70 years of disciplined, daily practice ... [including] the precise ways that yoga can transform our lives and help us live in harmony with the world around us' - Yoga Journal 'The Michelangelo of yoga' - BBC TV

Gurus Of Modern Yoga

Author: Mark Singleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199374953
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Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students. Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.

Footsteps To Freedom Four Spiritual Masters Of Kriya Yoga And A Beginner

Author: Heidi Wyder
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780955992001
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This compelling book intertwines the life stories of four advanced spiritual masters of Kriya Yoga with the experiences of a young woman traveller after she arrives in Varanasi, India and decides to learn some yoga. As a complete beginner, hoping to get into shape, Heidi Wyder does not realise that a life-changing spiritual journey is about to begin...Returning to the source of Kriya Yoga, Wyder chronicles her personal progress on the much sought-after meditation technique from the beginner's perspective, whilst exploring issues such as: /What is the key to lasting inner peace and happiness? /How were Jesus and other spiritual masters able to heal? /What are the secrets behind levitation and walking on water? /What is the difference between prayer and meditation? /Why should a master with supernatural powers hide these from the general public? /How to recognise the original Kriya method

Freedom Living Your True Life

Author: Sotiria Klironomos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146912324X
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End Your Story Begin Your Life

Author: Jim Dreaver
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612831893
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Each of us has a personal story; a narrative that we tell ourselves about who we are. But too often those stories limit our possibilities and achievements. In End Your Story, Begin Your Life, Jim Dreaver offers a profound message: we can overcome obstacles, develop our creative power, and discover our true nature by letting go of the personal stories that define us. Dreaver lays out a straightforward practice that will help readers learn to see and experience life in the present moment, free of any negative thoughts, concepts, beliefs, or stories. He walks readers through his simple, easy-to-use, three-step practice for transformation: be present with your experience; notice your story; see the truth. Dreaver shares his own spiritual journey to seek enlightenment and inner freedom, and reveals how he discovered this effective practice. He interweaves stories about people he has worked with using this process, both privately and in workshops, and the successful transformations they have made to happier, more fulfilling lives.

Light On The Yoga S Tras Of Pata Jala Pata Jala Yoga Prad Pik

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: Thorsons Pub
ISBN:
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From the world's greatest and best-known teacher of yoga comes this guide to the discipline. Patanjali, an early Indian sage and mystic, was the first to systematize and codify the principle and practice of yoga. Patanjali's collection of 185 aphorisms, Yoga Sutras, remains the classical work on the subject - this book provides a commentary on Patanjali's work.

Warrior Pose

Author: Brad Willis
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856690
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After suffering a broken back, a botched surgery that left him disabled, and stage IV throat cancer, the author embraces the practice of yoga to heal his body, mind, and soul.

Journey From Anxiety To Freedom

Author: Mani Feniger
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761508601
Size: 68.93 MB
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Describes the process of coming to awareness and developing strategies that encourage real healing for sufferers of anxiety, panic disorders, and phobias