Archive for February, 2012

Torah Yoga

by on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This highly original book introduces a fascinating new approach to yoga and Torah by combining the practice of classic yoga postures with traditional and mystical Jewish wisdom. Each chapter begins by presenting a central Jewish spiritual concept that engages readers of all faiths on a personal level. It offers an in-depth exploration of the concept, quoting and commenting on sacred Jewish texts from the Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses) and other sources. It then guides its readers with mastery and clarity through a meditation and a set of fundamental yoga postures–clearly illustrated by beautiful photographs–for both beginning and advanced yoga students. The Torah concept is actualized and experienced through the practice of these postures. Torah Yoga helps to heighten awareness of body, mind, and spirit it illuminates the heart of Jewish wisdom. Includes more than 100 photographs.(192 Pages)

The Joy of Yoga by Jennifer Schwamm Willis

by on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

As interest in yoga continues to grow ever more broadly in the U.S., more and more Americans are trying out yoga and discovering its benefits. At the same time, millions of people who already practice yoga are finding that it can play many different roles in their life—from physical release to spiritual growth—and wonder how to unlock that potential fully. The Yoga Mind offers a bridge between yoga as a physical practice and yoga as a spiritual inquiry. A wide-ranging, considered investigation of the deep mind-body connection yoga promotes, it includes the best work of great yoga teachers and philosophers, as well as contemporary yoga teachers and practitioners who draw wisdom and insight from their practice. Selections include writings by Patanjali, B. K. S. Iyenger, Judith Lasater, Margot Anand, Stephen Cope, Geeta Iyengar, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Erich Schiffman, and many others. The Yoga Mind is for people who want to explore yoga’s deepest potential to change and enhance their lives on the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes.

Yoga in Bed by Naomi Sophia Call

by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Full colour, 92 colour photographs, 80 pages paperback with semi-concealed wire-O binding + bonus DVD

Sometimes it feels too hard to pull yourself out of bed and work out, so many of us just don’t bother. But now there’s a perfect way to start your day, with Naomi Call’s Yoga In Bed. There’s no need to squeeze into your exercise gear or drive over to the gym. Your yoga studio is warm and cosy.

So, stretch out with one of the twenty stretches and postures presented in the book and in the dvd, and follow the simple directions and clear photographs. If you’re a newcomer to yoga you’ll find Yoga In Bed has been designed to help you achieve and maintain an enjoyable form of exercise that can fit into any busy life. Plus, the book has useful information on breathing, nutrition and relaxation.
A blissfull night’s sleep deserves to be followed by Yoga In Bed — the perfect transition to prepare body, mind and spirit for whatever the coming day will hold.

365 Yoga by Julie Rappaport

by on Sunday, February 19th, 2012

A year’s worth of inspirational and meditative quotes by key yogic texts and instructors encourages practitioners to forge a deeper understanding of the yoga philosophy and the connection between the mind, body, and spirit.

This beautifully designed book invites readers to dis-cover the rich tradition of yoga through single pieces of wisdom-one for each day of the year. Filled with thought-provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest yogic texts and yoga teachers throughout history, as well as invaluable instruction on specific poses, it is an essential resource and companion for anyone who practices yoga.

A celebration of the powerful ancient practice that is yoga, this book guides readers-day by day-through centuries of yogic philosophy. 365 Yoga infuses yoga practice with a deeper understanding of the intricate connection of mind, body, and spirit.

Guru Yoga by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

by on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The practice of guru yoga, merging with the mind of the master, lies at the heart of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Although the path can be traversed only by individual effort, the advice of an experienced spiritual guide is essential.

This particular guru yoga is called the Wish Fulfilling Jewel, and is the outer practice from the Longchen Nyingtik terma revealed by Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. The hallmark of the guru yoga practice, in fact the very practice itself, is a lucid, pure and intelligent devotion. Through the power of devotion and the blessing of the master, a moment will come when a transformation takes place, in which the student recognizes the wisdom mind of the guru to be no different from his or her own mind, and boundless realization is born.

“Through the guru yoga practice, all obstacles can be removed and all blessings received, and through merging our mind with the mind of the guru and remaining in that state of inseperable union, the absolute nature will be realized. This is why we should always treasure guru yoga and keep it as our foremost practice.”Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.