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An Introduction to Yoga – Annie Besant 1907 2011

From Foreward: These lectures[FN#1Delivered at the 32nd Anniversary of the Theosophical Society held at Benares, on Dec. 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1907.] are intended to give an outline of Yoga, in order to prepare the student to take up, for practical purposes, the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, the chief treatise on Yoga. I have on hand, with my friend Bhagavan Das as collaborateur, a translation of these Sutras, with Vyasa's commentary, and a further commentary and elucidation written in the light of Theosophy. These have never been finished or printed. To prepare the student for the mastering of that more difficult task, these lectures were designed; hence the many references to Patanjali. They may, however, also serve to give to the ordinary lay reader some idea of the Science of sciences, and perhaps to allure a few towards its study. Read online or download


Deity Yoga - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Tshongkhapa and Jeffrey Hopkins 1981

Amazon Synopsis: Teaches the meditative techniques of Action and Performance Tantras—the basis of all higher tantric practices.


Hatha Yoga Illustrated - Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon and Daniel DiTuro 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you’ll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.

Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.


If You Could Do Anything… What Would It Be? Coming Unstuck - Jo De Rosa 2012

Publishers Synopsis: Have you ever been unhappy and not felt content in your job or relationship? Perhaps you struggle with an addiction to cigarettes, drugs or alcohol? Follow the journey of five characters who are just like you. They have the same struggles, problems and challenges that you face. Read how they have overcome some of life’s difficulties and be inspired by their stories – perhaps you too could get unstuck.

“Jo brilliantly captures the essence of yoga in this book. She understands how yoga can provide strength and comfort not just physically, but in all corners of our lives.” - Martin Clark, Editor of Om Magazine


Private Yoga Lessons: Yoga for Beginners. Yoga Poses For Beginners That Will Make Your Dog Go "What The..." - Michelle Nicole 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Private Yoga Lessons is not just a book is a collection of books that guides you through the world of yoga exercises and shows you how to practice yoga the right way, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced yoga student.

The first volume of this series, entitled Yoga for Beginners, shows you the right way to begin practicing yoga. Find out the benefits of yoga, warm-up exercises and how to do them properly, the easiest yoga positions for beginners, what are the recommended types of yoga for a beginner, yoga techniques that anyone can do and much more.

Every pose and exercise is accompanied by pictures and graphics which will show you exactly how to perform a specific pose.

Now you can practice yoga at home whenever you want, how often you want with these yoga lessons for beginners.


The Secrets of Relaxation – Mariane Kohler

Yoga exercises for relaxation complete with photographs of positions.



The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit – Deepak Chopra 2005

Amazon Synopsis: The remarkable benefits of yoga, which include improved flexibility, balance, muscle tone, endurance, and vitality, only hint at the extraordinary power of this deeply spiritual practice. When adhered to and practiced mindfully, yoga can unlock readers’ full creative potential, their capacity for love and compassion, and ability to find success in all areas of their lives.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga brings spirituality back to yoga. It shows how the Seven Spiritual Laws play a crucial role in yoga’s path to enlightenment while providing readers with a wealth of meditation techniques, mantras, breathing exercises, and yoga poses. Whether a newcomer to yoga or an experienced practitioner, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a portal to yoga’s deeper spiritual dimension and a beautiful step to a happier, more harmonious, and more abundant life.


Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities - Dean Radin 2013

Amazon Synopsis: Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence objects with our minds? Envision future events? And is it possible that some of the superpowers described in ancient legends, science fiction, and comic books are actually real, and patiently waiting for us behind the scenes? Are we now poised for an evolutionary trigger to pull the switch and release our full potentials?

Dean Radin, Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, presents persuasive new experimental evidence for the existence of such phenomena. He takes us on a thrilling scientific journey and challenges outdated assumptions that these abilities are mere superstition. Focusing on Patanjali's mysterious Yoga Sutras -- 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers -- Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.


Taoist Yoga: Alchemy & Immortality - Charles Luk 1973

Amazon Synopsis: A comprehensive course of Taoist yoga. Instructions by ancient enlightened patriarchs and masters are translated here for the first time. A classic work.


Yoga - Linda Sparrowe 2002

Amazon Synopsis: Yoga’s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Ever increasing numbers of people come to the practice and encounter its many benefits: the union of opposites; an understanding of the effect of the outside world on the body; a significant reduction in stress; a path to liberation; and the discovery of one’s true self. Above all else, yoga has been and continues to be about the process of transformation.

Linda Sparrowe discusses yoga’s roots in the sacred texts and provides a look at the 20th-century yogis who brought it to the West — Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Indra Devi, and B. K. S. Iyengar, to name a few. Four hundred artful posture-illustrating photographs of the most famous yoga practitioners, including Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Richard Freeman, pull the reader ever closer to this powerful practice.


The Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Postures - Christina Brown 2003

Amazon Synopsis: Yoga practice helps individuals to find mental and physical balance. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and should bring about a sense of spiritual and physical well-being, as well as suppleness. This text encourages beginners and experts alike to design a yoga sequence to suit their own personal needs and abilities. Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, "The Yoga Bible" provides a comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary - easier postures are highlighted for beginners or the less supple. The book also includes more advanced positions for advanced yogis. The text includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. In addition to the wide range of postures, the author includes advice on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.


Yoga Poses For The New Yogi: 37 Wickedly Effective Yoga Postures To Transform Your Day - Julie Schoen and Little Pearl 2012

Amazon Synopsis: What are the best yoga poses for transforming your life, your body, and your yoga practice? Don't wait any longer -- begin improving your body and life with yoga today!

With detailed descriptions of the benefits of each pose, beautiful illustrations, and step-by-step instruction for safely performing each of the 37 postures, this is the only book you will need. Experienced yoga instructor, Julie Schoen, shares her 37 favorite yoga poses, the ones she teaches on a regular basis, the only 37 needed on a deserted island.

Master these poses and you are set for a beautiful, healthy life and a new and improved you!

Whether you are new to yoga, an experienced yogi, an instructor, or just someone who is sick of pain and weakness in their body, 37 Wickedly Effective Yoga Postures will not disappoint.


Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes - Mark Stephens 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power.

Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology.

The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga.

Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Seats - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dzong-ka-ba and Jeffery Hopkins 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings if such a nature in this topic, about which so little is understood. This is one of the most important works and a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature, and the basis for the Dalai Lama's teaching. This is an invaluable book for anyone who is practicing or interested in Buddhist tantra in general.


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