Many people think yoga simply means postures and breathing. Not true. The intention of this short guide is practical and straightforward: to say what yoga really is and to apply its principles to everyday life. It leads us through the eight-limbed system, a coherent framework that has been handed down and elaborated upon for thousands of years and consists of five "outer limbs," which pertain to our experience of the social world and the operation of our senses, and three "inner limbs," which focus on the mind. Stuart Ray Sarbacker and Kevin Kimple present the eight-limbed system as something that can be turned to again and again to deepen and expand understanding and practice. As an introduction and overview to the essence of yoga, The Eight Limbs of Yoga is unparalleled for clarity, usefulness, and concision.
In Breaking Free from Sloth, Donna Farhi presents the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students and writing in an engaging and accessible style, Farhi guides readers through the pitfalls of sloth and reveals the promises of navigating a spiritual practice.
“If we define a Yoga practice as an awareness of and investment in our most cherished values, we may be dismayed to discover how little real energy we designate to the central purpose of our life. So when I speak of a habitual disinclination toward effort, I am speaking specifically about purposeful effort. In what ways are we sabotaging ourselves, and how can we extricate ourselves from the mire of self-indulgence?”—from Breaking Free from Sloth
Do you suffer from back, neck and shoulder pains?
Are you unable to lose weight?
Do you have a weak core and flabby muscles?
Chances are you’ve been seeking expert advice, getting countless x-rays done, downing protein shakes and raising a mountain in medical and fitness bills.
But the solution to your woes may lie in something as simple as your posture. Unbelievable? It is true! Posture is not just about sitting straight – it is intelligent awareness of your body’s framework and balance, and it can be used to banish the aches and pains associated with age and modern lifestyles.
The Power of Posture is your one-stop guide to successfully resolving your body’s issues and replenish your health and vitality. Here you will find:
? answers to weight loss issues
? ways to boost flexibility and metabolism
? corrections for muscle imbalance from over-exercising
? solutions to aching neck, shoulders and back
? the key to pain-free legs and knee joints
…and much more.
With Yoga and Pilates therapies and more than 100 images to show postures and techniques, you will only wish you had known the Power of Posture earlier.
Dr. Renu Mahtani, MD, is a practicing physician who runs the Param Yoga centre (www.paramyoga.in ) in Pune. Her holistic approach towards health and lifestyle incorporates customised breath therapy, yoga and pilate techniques, not just for aches and pains but also for chronic diseases, low immune conditions, anxiety and depression.
Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.
"Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written."— John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga