Archive for March, 2012

The Source Book for Teens I Love Yoga

by on Friday, March 30th, 2012

I Love Yoga: A Source Book for Teens Ellen Schwartz Tundra Books May 29, 2009 Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who are already hooked, as well as for those who are just curious about this ancient activity. Ellen Schwartz author of Im a Vegetarian presents the history of yoga, different styles, yoga benefits, concerns, cautions, misconceptions, equipment, and basic postures. There is information for those with physical disabilities and tips on yoga as part of a lifestyle even for those who do not use the poses especially to de-stress. Fascinating information is offered in a teen-friendly format. From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author
Ellen Schwartz lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia. She is the author of Im a Vegetarian, a non-fiction book for teens, and numerous works of fiction.

5 minutes Yoga for men

by on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

This book should be of special interest for people over 40, especially men. I would like to introduce you to the very basis of Yoga. This short workout takes no more than 5 minutes but covers a lot. It helps improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and spinal column. It also warms up the body and tones the abdominal muscles.

Ananda Yoga by Swami Kriyananda

by on Monday, March 26th, 2012

Ananda Yoga has been taught to many thousands of students and yoga teachers over the last thirty years. Designed to give valuable benefits on many levels—physical, mental, emotional—its highest purpose is to tune practitioners into the body’s subtle energy flows, allowing them to experience the full spiritual dimensions of each posture. Most Ananda Yoga postures are done with affirmations to help the practitioner expand the benefits of yoga beyond the body, into the mind and soul.

This unique book teaches hatha yoga as it was originally intended: as a way to uplift your consciousness and aid your spiritual development. Kriyananda’s inspiring affirmations and clearly written instructions show you how to attune yourself to the consciousness of each pose, so that each yoga posture becomes a doorway to life-affirming attitudes, clarity of understanding, and an increasingly centered and uplifted awareness.

Covers the basic principles of hatha yoga including standing poses, relaxation poses, spinal stretches, sitting poses, and inverted poses—all with photographs. Also includes suggestions for routines of varying lengths for both beginning and advanced students.

Aleph-Bet Yoga by Steven A. Rapp

by on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

This unique guide shows both the yoga enthusiast and the yoga novice how to use hatha yoga postures and techniques to physically connect with Jewish spirituality.

“If you are curious about hatha yoga, Aleph-Bet Yoga provides a safe introduction to the basic yoga postures and techniques. If you are one of the tens of thousands of Jews who already practice hatha yoga, Aleph-Bet Yoga will connect your yoga to something explicitly Jewish. With its Jewish content and intent, Aleph-Bet Yoga will enhance rather than interfere with your religious identity.”
—from the Introduction

As we move our bodies through the Hebrew aleph-bet, turning toward the inner meaning of the letters, we can tap into the deep connections between our body, mind and spirit.
Drawing on the sacred texts and mystical writings of Judaism, combined with the insights of yoga teacher Steven Rapp, Aleph-Bet Yoga is an East-meets-West experience for our whole selves.
Aleph-Bet Yoga makes it easy for anyone to incorporate yoga into their life, and combines the physical and spiritual aspects of Judaism. It features step-by-step instructions, photographs clearly demonstrating each yoga pose, and insightful words to inspire and guide us in connecting the spiritual meaning of the Hebrew letters to our yoga practice.

Yoga Therapy for Overcoming Insomnia by Peter Van Houten

by on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Insomnia is the most common disorder of sleep. It’s also one of the most frequent reasons a person visits a doctor. About 10% of people have some ongoing insomnia nightly, and roughly half the adults in our culture have some trouble with insomnia–a huge number considering how debilitating insomnia can be!

Yoga Therapy is a revolutionary new approach to working with common physical and mental ailments. Combining yoga postures with the latest in conventional and alternative medical treatments, each book in the Yoga Therapy series presents a fresh, effective approach to healing.

In Yoga Therapy for Overcoming Insomnia, an experienced medical doctor and an acclaimed professional yoga teacher share the ingredients that support a good night’s sleep. You’ll discover simple and important steps to help prepare you for sleep. And, you’ll learn how to use Ananda Yoga, a relaxing series of gentle stretches, breathing exercises, and positive thoughts—all of which have been proved to be helpful in insomnia.

You’ll discover:

Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep.
Types, causes, and treatments of insomnia.
How to create good “sleep habits.”
Instructions for simple yoga postures and breathing exercises to lead you into sleep.
How to use “self-talk” affirmations to relax your mind and body.
Yoga Therapy is clear and comprehensive. Most people can easily practice and enjoy these exercises and suggestions immediately. Get ready for a good night’s sleep!