From one-minute miracles to daily routines, this guide to the micro practice of yoga has you covered. Not everyone can get to a yoga studio, so let The Little Book of Yoga Practices be your portable guide. From one-minute miracles to daily routines, this guide to the micro practice of yoga has you covered. With yoga routines for any time of day, perfecting your balance and relaxing your body has never been simpler. Flip to poses that will target key emotions, or follow the monthly guide, the choice is yours. With easy-to-follow poses just a page turn away, you’ll have one less reason to skip your daily workout.
Yoga is an ancient practice, harnessing the breath and strengthening the body to boost physical health and mental wellbeing. Whether you want to relax, become more flexible or get in touch with your spiritual side, this book will show you the way. Find out which type of yoga is right for you, experience the calming effects of yoga breathing techniques and learn simple daily practices that will make you feel strong, calm and focused. In this book, expert practitioner Lucy Lucas shows you how to integrate yoga into your life, simply, every day.
Yoga, the ancient mind-body practice, is booming in popularity, but there's no attractively packaged overview for the mainstream enthusiast. Introducing The Little Book of Yoga. This petite hardcover presents all the basics for yoga lovers of every interest and skill level—beginner or advanced, committed or just curious. The contents, broken into five sections for a customizable reading experience, include illustrated pose instructions and practical wisdom that yields rewards on and off the mat. Authoritative yet approachable, compact yet robust, it's a timely offering for a practice that continues to grow. Fans will recognize it as the only fundamental yoga book and gift givers will rejoice in finding the perfect present for the yogi in their life.
There are plenty of reasons to try yoga - strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to help you get started and is packed with a variety of poses that target a range of abilities. Be inspired to enjoy all that's best about an AWESOME YOGA LIFESTYLE.
The Little Book of Yoga Breathing is a great little package that offers a lot. Pranayama, the practice of breath control, is detailed here in an easy-to-understand and even easier-to-practice format. Professional yoga instructor, Scott Shaw introduces 16 breathing exercises and how to get the best benefit from each of the forms by training, refining, and witnessing your breath. This book is for yoga practitioners and those who only consider themselves yoga admirers. Having trouble falling asleep? Try one of the calming breaths, Nadi Sudi, or the Nerve Purifying Breath. Have a long day ahead with no breaks until after dinner? Allow Ujjayi or the Hissing Breath to work its miracles. Also learn the Pranayama term in Sanskrit, how to pronounce it, what it means in English, and how to properly execute the breath to get the best results. And learn how to breathe while moving, standing, and leaning, and how each of these variations can affect your breathing practice.
Introducing the fun, furry fitness sensation: goat yoga! Lainey Morse didn't set out to start a fitness craze, but she got one when her yoga-instructor friend asked her if she could hold a yoga class on Lainey's farm. The appeal was immediately apparent, with word spreading quickly and waitlist developing almost overnight. Now, Lainey has people traveling from every corner of the globe -- from Iceland to Australia -- to experience goat yoga where it all began. If you don't have goat yoga in your city just yet, this book offers a delightful "armchair goat yoga" experience, complete with adorable photos of Lainey's goats (each of which has a big personality and will be profiled in the book) and a gentle yoga sequence you can do with or without hooved friends.
The Little Book of Yoga Themes contains 52 suggested themes for yoga classes taken from class notes collected over the years I have been teaching. Each theme is a suggestion of a subject for creating a yoga class around, some are anatomical, or the changing seasons, the Chakras or emotions. Within each topic there are a few warm up poses, main poses and some cool down poses all working around the same idea or into the same body area. Then, adding in a hand mudra, a mantra, a suggested pranayama practice and some words of wisdom, to help to build the theme, and deliver a very distinct message to your students. I find in my teaching when I have a topic in mind, it helps me structure the class, and the practice flows effortlessly. Working to a specific subject also helps me get quickly back on track, as I know what I am trying to teach. Love and light to all in your teachings Namaste.
More and more people are feeling the pressures of life, being literally overwhelmed in today's accelerating world of constant change. We are all being challenged with the need to relax and cultivate mental peace to counter the growing stresses within our own lives and what we see around us. How do we keep up our energy and stay mentally and physically balanced so that we can maintain our composure and prevent harm to ourselves? How can we return to a road of vibrant health, boundless energy, peace of mind and wellbeing? The answer is through meditation. The ancient practice of meditation teaches you how to calm your mind to nd an internal mental peace and tranquility despite all the stresses surrounding you. The bene ts of learning how to meditate include the ability to enjoy a quiet empty mind, better health, more energy, and wellbeing. There are not just physical and mental bene ts to meditation but profound spiritual bene ts as well, which is why meditation has become a foundational practice within many spiritual traditions. Even so, few people know how to meditate correctly to reap all its possible bene ts, and even fewer understand how it helps nurture spiritual growth and spiritual strength. In this small book you will learn everything you need to know, including answers to the most often asked questions, to be able to master four of the most common meditation practices found across the world. You will learn how to recite mantras or prayers to quiet your mind. You will learn how to watch your thoughts and behavior with alert awareness, called vipassana mindfulness meditation practice, so that your wandering thoughts calm down. If you learn how to constantly watch your mind and your behavior with an inner mindfulness, you will be continually practicing self-improvement and purifying your consciousness. You will also learn visualization concentration practice, which has been used by many famous scientists, to cultivate the ability to hold visual images in your mind without wavering. Lastly, you will learn the methods of cultivating your breath, or respiration, through yoga pranayama practices and anapana practices that teach you to watch your breathing to calm your mind, and even attain high spiritual states called samadhi. While you will learn how to master the big four methods, other meditation techniques are also introduced that come from not one, but from a variety of spiritual traditions. These methods will not only teach you how to live better, but will also give you the tools for mastering this thing we all have called "consciousness" and learning about the true nature of your mind. The results of meditation practice not only lead to greater internal peace, but physical changes such as the rousing of internal energies that lay the foundation for higher spiritual growth and wellbeing. These physical changes include more energy, the healing of internal illnesses, muscle softening, greater flexibility and longevity. You will learn how to lay this foundation through the meditation practice of quieting the mind, how these internal energies arise and what they do, and how wisdom and merit-making can actually lead you to even higher stages of meditation progress. You'll also nd answers to the most typical questions about the diet for meditation practice, sexual discipline, and even how to detoxify the body for better health, all of which may speed your meditation progress. Most of all, you will learn how to set up a practice schedule for meditation that ts into in a busy life. In short, if you wanted just one book on how to meditate for yourself or your friends in order to teach them how to practice, this contains all you need to know.
This little guide is the answer to a single radical question: what if changing the way we breathe can change the way we live? In approachable, friendly prose, each chapter gently tackles aspects of the world that can be overwhelming - and suggests exercises, hints and tips to make it better. Are you using your phone too much? Are you having too much coffee? Are really getting the most out of your day? Questions such as these form the unspoken basis of each chapter: is your life the best it could be? And how can you get there through the simple magic of breathing? The Little Book of Breathing is a collection of techniques, exercises and helpful thoughts from life coach and counsellor Una L Tudor. She draws upon rigorous research combined with lessons from her own daily practice to guide you through the day. Structured loosely around the clock, the book takes you from "Rise and Shine", all the way to bed-time, making the book accessible and open to everyone.