Understanding Yoga TherapyUnderstanding Yoga Therapy

Concepts essential to understanding yoga, such as dharma, the trigunas, the pancha koshas, and the kleshas, are explained with clarity, with well-designed diagrams and appropriate references.

Author: Marlysa B. Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429016738


Page: 260

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Understanding Yoga Therapy offers a comprehensive and accessible perspective on yoga therapy as a complementary, integrative route to promoting whole-person well-being. Readers will come away from the book understanding how the philosophy, texts, and teachings of yoga benefit a wide range of health conditions. The book is split into three helpful sections: Part I discusses foundational texts and their interpretations; Part II outlines the biopsychosocial-spiritual and neurophysiological model of integrative health pertinent to yoga therapy; and Part III focuses on practical applications separate from the more familiar diagnosis-driven models. Experiential activities and case studies throughout the text illuminate how yogic practices can be incorporated for optimal health. Bridging the ancient and modern, philosophical and scientific, Understanding Yoga Therapy offers a clear explanatory framework for yoga therapists, physicians, allied and complementary healthcare providers, and their patients and students.

Yoga Yoga for Beginners Understanding Yoga Spirit Body Mind Increase Your Energy Levels Lose Weight Feel GreatYoga Yoga for Beginners Understanding Yoga Spirit Body Mind Increase Your Energy Levels Lose Weight Feel Great

YOGA: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS! Understanding Yoga Spirit, Body & Mind, Increase Your Energy Levels, Lose Weight & Feel Great Jamadagni Dutta Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used ...

Author: Jamadagni Dutta

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329164185



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It is no secret that yoga is like that magic potion that does away with ailments. Back pain? Try yoga. Leg pain? Try yoga. Headache? Try yoga Problem concentrating? Try yoga. Before I discovered yoga and Buddhism my worries and complaints were many. Physical aches and a broken self- esteem plague my personal and professional life. Since taking the leap into the world of yoga all that has changed. This is why I wrote this guide, so others could experience the joy to be unleashed when the mind and body become free through yoga meditation and exercise. It is something well worth the go. Don’t miss your chance. Download this powerful guide and refresh your mind, body and spirit with the miracle steps in yoga.

Medical Understanding of YogaMedical Understanding of Yoga

What is S ̈ryanamaskåra Let us first see the form of S ̈ryanamaskåra we have been handed down. S ̈ryanamaskåra is a 12-step series of bodily postures, which millions of yoga aspirants follow as a daily routine. Yoga gur ̈s describe it ...

Author: Prakash C Malshe

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789352700141


Page: 238

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Medical Understanding of Yoga is a research-based book that reveals several facets of yoga that are unknown either to yogis or to medical doctors. The book describes how periodic fasting can benefit people suffering from obesity, menstrual disorders and several autoimmune diseases. Medical Understanding of Yoga states that several yogic techniques like Pranayama, Nauli-kriya and Agni-sara offer several benefits through brief intermittent hypoxia, such as increasing Nitric Oxide production, generation of collateral vessels in ischemic areas and facilitating stem-cell trafficking. Chapters in this book discuss the positive role of air in the gastrointestinal tract, in inhibiting the causative organism of peptic ulcer, contributing to satiety and uplifting mood; and also helping release of factors that prolong life of insulin-secreting beta cells and facilitate their regeneration. This book reveals that breath-holding beyond comfort zone switches on non-shivering thermogenesis. Activation of parasympathetic nervous system by nose-gazing, by Aunkar japa and some other techniques and that of sympathetic nervous system through mulabandha which bring about favorable changes in heart rate and blood pressure have also been discussed. A new twist has been given to the understanding of the well-known Suryanamaskara which, according to the author, is not a physical exercise but a great technique to fill the intestines with air, which can enable one to reduce food intake without getting the usual cravings and also inhibit several intestinal pathogens. One can even bloat oneself to buoyancy and stay afloat on waters of immeasurable depth. The secret air-drinking yogic technique has been revealed in this book. With revolutionary concepts like 'Eating Protein is Madness' and possible reality and utility of Human hibernation (Hatha-yogic Samadhi) this book will serve as an invaluable companion not only for doctors but for those who are established in Yoga practice or involved in Yoga-teaching or Yoga-research -- Provided by the publisher.


Om: A Girl Goddess's Guide to Yoga 325 Undercover Exercises: Turn Everyday Activities into Fitness and Fun 440 Understanding Mantras 3¡ Understanding the E›ects of a SixWeek Prenatal Yoga Class as It Relates to General Well-Being and ...

Author: Daren Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786431625


Page: 365

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Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

Yoga TravelingYoga Traveling

... creation of modern yoga should be considered not just between cultures as delineated by national borders, but also between the subcultures within a particular national context.3 Rather than understanding yoga as a distinct tradition ...

Author: Beatrix Hauser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319003153


Page: 248

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This book focuses on yoga’s transcultural dissemination in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the course of this process, the term “yoga” has been associated with various distinctive blends of mental and physical exercises performed in order to achieve some sort of improvement, whether understood in terms of esotericism, fitness, self-actualization, body aesthetics, or health care. The essays in this volume explore some of the turning points in yoga’s historico-spatial evolution and their relevance to its current appeal. The authors focus on central motivations, sites, and agents in the spread of posture-based yoga as well as on its successive (re-)interpretation and diversification, addressing questions such as: Why has yoga taken its various forms? How do time and place influence its meanings, social roles, and associated experiences? How does the transfer into new settings affect the ways in which yogic practice has been conceptualized as a system, and on what basis is it still identified as (Indian) yoga? The initial section of the volume concentrates on the re-evaluation of yoga in Indian and Western settings in the first half of the twentieth century. The following chapters link global discourses to particular local settings and explore meaning production at the micro-social level, taking Germany as the focal site. The final part of the book focuses on yoga advertising and consumption across national, social, and discursive boundaries, taking a closer look at transnational and deterritorialized yoga markets, as well as at various classes of mobile yoga practitioners.

Yoga PsychologyYoga Psychology

This is as it should be since science is clearly involved with understanding the workings of nature for the material betterment of humanity. Yoga is largely indifferent to material betterment. Its concern is with spiritual awakening and ...

Author: Robert Leslie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595393688


Page: 152

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You are not who you think you are! Here you can begin to re-educate yourself out of spiritual blindness and recognize your True Self-nature. Yoga psychology offers a discipline for freeing yourself from life's miseries. You are invited to enter a path of meditative concentration and self-inquiry leading to deep self knowledge. This path is founded on the proposition that you can truly be yourself, but that to be yourself you must first find and know yourself. When you have learned to let go of the delusions foisted on you by social conditioning you will recognize your inherent freedom from misery. Do not, however, think that this path is easy. Spiritual freedom requires that you face and come to terms with the roots of your spiritual ignorance. You must face and master your inner "demons".

The Yoga Minibook for Stress ReliefThe Yoga Minibook for Stress Relief

chapter 1 Understanding Yoga Would you like to feel more relaxed and enjoy peace of mind? Global upheaval, along with the pressures of two- career families, longer work hours, the shifting employment landscape, financial concerns, ...

Author: Elaine Gavalas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743227018


Page: 180

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Why let stress control your life when you can send it packing? In as little as 10 minutes a day, this targeted yoga program relieves tension effectively and restores the sense of balance that stress so often disrupts ...

Yoga as MedicineYoga as Medicine

assessments should be taken seriously because the practice of yoga directly cultivates the ability to perceive ... While these concepts may be useful in understanding yoga, they are completely unpersuasive to most Western scientists.

Author: Yoga Journal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553903942


Page: 592

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The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,” Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

Secrets of Yoga and Christianity Are They Compatible Secrets of Yoga and Christianity Are They Compatible

I also believe that it would be a great challenge to put that stuff together because explaining the term 'Yoga' itself is a colossal task. A huge population thinks that 'Yoga' and 'Hinduism' are one. That's not true.

Author: Rasa Von Werder

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430306092


Page: 249

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'The Secrets of Yoga and Christianity' is a gift of two faithful souls, one a born Christian who practices Yoga, and two, a born Yogi who also knows Christianity. Together, they, Rasa Von Werder and Ashankah Yogi, explain what they know about the Source of our being, presenting the theology of each discipline in their creative wisdom. Ashankah, who is dedicated to a Universal application of religion and purports that Yoga is not a religion but a science of religion, was the perfect specimen for Rasa to address. Neither one of these souls is limited in their scope, but embraces all perspectives, nor does either shut out new possibilities, the Vision of God always expanding to their sights.