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Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas Book
Author : Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
Publisher : Mandala Publishing
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 1683838483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas Book
Author : Alanna Kaivalya
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-11
ISBN : 1683830237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas Book
Author : Insight Editions
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 1683838491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Sacred Sound

Sacred Sound Book
Author : Alanna Kaivalya
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2014-03-15
ISBN : 1608682439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice. Alanna Kaivalya has refined her teaching over a decade with tens of thousands of diverse audience members. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool.

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories

Yoga Mythology  64 Asanas and Their Stories Book
Author : Devdutt Pattanaik,Matthew Rulli
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2019-06-21
ISBN : 9353570859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The popular names of many yogic asanas - from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana - are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures? Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga Beyond the Mat Book
Author : Alanna Kaivalya
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 2016-10-08
ISBN : 0738749710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga's most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through a complete range of topics, including Removing Obstacles Appreciating the Present Moment Balancing the Chakras Healing Childhood Wounds Creating Your Own Rituals Transforming Your Archetypal Energy Entering the Blissful State This book shows you that yoga doesn't make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss. Praise: "[Alanna] guides and inspires students and teachers alike toward their own liberation, with patience, generosity, and wholehearted enthusiasm."—Linda Sparrowe, former editor-in-chief of Yoga International and author of Yoga At Home "This is the book I dreamed of when I started my yoga path...[Yoga Beyond the Mat includes] all the steps, tools, rituals, and wisdom for lasting bliss."—Dana Flynn, founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga "Alanna has pioneered a relevant, educational book; deep thinking and laced humor."—Ana T. Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga and author of Fierce Medicine "Alanna reveals with great clarity and approachable language the nuances, shadings and shadows of this ancient ritual of wellness. I highly recommend it."— Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, author of Riting Myth "Alanna's rigorous scholarship interweaves with applicable and tangible to-do's that brings reality to your spirituality."—Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® and bestselling author of The Roll Model "In today's hectic life, the revival of yoga-past when combined with soul centered engagement offers the remedy we seek...a breakthrough book."—Stephen Aizenstat, PhD, chancellor of Pacifica Graduate Institute "In this groundbreaking book integrating yoga, Jungian psychology, and personal mythology, Alanna Kaivalya recovers the spiritual dimension of yoga for contemporary Western practitioners."—Dr. Patrick Mahaffey, professor and associate chair of Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and author of Evolving God-Images "Alanna writes with honesty and clarity about the quest to find self-knowledge and bliss, perfectly balancing skepticism and enthusiasm. The result is a practical guide to the history and philosophy of yoga, and a useful map to living an integrated, satisfying and richly meaningful life."—Dave Stringer, Grammy-nominated Kirtan artist "Drawing on yoga, psychology, mythology, and ritual, Alanna guides readers on a transformative journey toward self-awareness and 'personal bliss,' through an amazing array of practices. Yoga Beyond the Mat is like a library of ideas for studying your self."—Kaitlin Quistgaard, writer and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal

Beyond Asanas

Beyond Asanas Book
Author : Pragya Bhatt
Publisher : Ebury Press
Release : 2019-06-21
ISBN : 9780143446873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Downward dog, tree pose, Marichyasana . . . Have you ever wondered how these names for yoga poses came about, inspired from animals, nature, and even sages? Using thirty carefully researched asanas, yoga teacher Pragya Bhatt draws upon her own yoga practice and research to make a connection between ancient Indian mythology and modern yoga practice. By depicting the beauty and form of each asana through the lens of Joel Koechlin, this book intends to add meaning and value for practitioners and non-practitioners alike, shedding new light on a familiar subject.

Yoga

Yoga Book
Author : Rama Jyoti Vernon
Publisher : Lotus Press
Release : 2014-12-01
ISBN : 0940676265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most Westerners already know that practicing yoga can improve health and create peace of mind. But for those who yearn to add meaningful depth to their lives, even greater riches are possible... In this book, master teacher Rama Vernon shares techniques and knowledge suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced students and teachers.

Yoga Myths

Yoga Myths Book
Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
Publisher : Shambhala
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1611807964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Because yoga has become more and more popular and integrated into Western culture, millions of people outside of India study and practice yoga. Along with this has been a proliferation in the numbers of yoga teachers. In this book, introduces "yoga myths' in each chapter. These are the beliefs commonly held about how movements should be practiced which in fact do not represent the actual physical anatomical reality the body's structure and how it moves. These yoga myths are very common among virtually all systems of yoga asana practice. This book creates the opportunity to choose something different in our practice and teaching of yoga. This difference is that we now have the power to stop injuring ourselves, and to begin to move with more joy and ease"--

Exposing Yoga Myths V1

Exposing Yoga Myths V1 Book
Author : Ariana Rabinovitch,Kim-Lien Kendall,Melissa Gutierrez
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2021-06-21
ISBN : 1329631455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Exposing Yoga Myths V1 book written by Ariana Rabinovitch,Kim-Lien Kendall,Melissa Gutierrez, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

Ashtanga Yoga   The Intermediate Series Book
Author : Gregor Maehle
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2012-06-25
ISBN : 1577319877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

Myths and Deities

Myths and Deities Book
Author : Gangavelli Satyanarayana Rao
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Myths and Myth makers

Myths and Myth makers Book
Author : John Fiske
Publisher : Boston : Houghton, Mifflin
Release : 1892
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Yoga For Beginners

Yoga For Beginners Book
Author : Rohit Sahu
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you looking for a practice that can provide physical, mental, and spiritual healing? Are you a beginner and want to expose yourself to various fundamental poses for a general overview of yoga asana or postures? Do you want to align the body and mind to develop a stronger mind-body connection? Are you looking to improve your flexibility and lose some calories? Do you want to build muscle strength while improving your fitness, stability, and balance? If so, Vinyasa Yoga is what you need. Yoga origin can be traced back to more than 5,000 years ago, but some researchers believe that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old. The word 'Yoga' first appeared in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda, and is derived from the Sanskrit root "Yuj" which means to unite. I'm making a complete series on all 10 types of yoga. This is Vinyasa Yoga; others will also be available soon! Vinyasa is a type of yoga that is distinguished by stringing postures together such that you can shift from one to the other, seamlessly, by breathing. With fluid moves and breath control, this style feels like dancing! Just about everybody looks super elegant doing Vinyasa yoga. Commonly referred to as "flow" yoga, this is often mistaken with "power yoga." Vinyasa yoga encourages self-reflection and mindfulness. It directs students to be conscious of every step, breath, and sensation, and every thinking and emotion to open a glimpse into who we really are and what we want in life. Vinyasa practice produces heat and incorporates cardiovascular aspect that is rarely present in other forms of postural practice. It gives rhythm to the activity, keeps the building of heat, builds the power of the upper body, and serves as a counter pose to spread the legs and restore the spine to neutral for the next sequence. Vinyasa yoga is wonderful in its potential to improve the way you feel. It approaches you where you are-which is normally high intensity in today's world, moving in a million directions at once. It reaches you there and brings you back to the inner wisdom that resides inside you. After a busy day, you may come to your mat a little low or stressed, but exit in a happier, more contented present. Vinyasa is great for athletes, mainly for building strength and flexibility. Faster-paced vinyasa sessions offers more of a cardio workout than other forms of yoga. It may also be a nice choice for those who are a little impatient and don't like slower-paced style of yoga (hatha yoga, for example). This tends to be a sweaty, heart-pumping class, but it's not difficult to execute; it's ideal for beginners. This style is also a perfect way to practice the fundamentals of pranayama or yogic breathing. Vinyasa Yoga is a more complete class type since it goes over all the different asana families in a single practice. If you haven't considered Vinyasa Yoga yet, I suggest that you try it out once. It's a perfect way to introduce an aerobic aspect to your yoga practice without turning it into a full-blown, body-weight HIIT workout. In this guide, you'll discover: ✔️Science Behind Vinyasa Yoga ✔️Who Can Perform It ✔️Benefits ✔️Things You Need to Know Before Starting ✔️Vinyasa Yoga Asanas and Pranayamas ✔️Beginner's Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them ✔️Common Myths and FAQs So, are you interested in learning all about how Vinyasa Yoga can benefit you? This is a comprehensive guide to take a closer look at what this yoga style can do for you and how you can master it for your overall well-being. Covering the fundamentals of each practice in depth, and how to correct the most common errors, this Vinyasa Yoga Guide has left nothing to help you attain physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Now don't bother, claim your copy right away!!

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends Book
Author : Sheila Savill
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oriental mythology

Oriental mythology Book
Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Man Myth Magic

Man  Myth   Magic Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Masks of God Oriental mythology

The Masks of God  Oriental mythology Book
Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release : 1959
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Studies the development of man's philosophical views of supreme beings in primitive, Eastern, and Western cultures

Myths and myth makers

Myths and myth makers Book
Author : John Fiske
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1902
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Towards Understanding Hindu Myths

Towards Understanding Hindu Myths Book
Author : Sadashiv Ambadas Dange
Publisher : Nataraj Books
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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