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Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment

By Suzanne Morrison

What occurs whilst a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating twenty-five-year-old atheist comes to a decision it's time to get involved along with her religious part? now not what you’d expect…
whilst Suzanne Morrison makes a decision to shuttle to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she desires not anything greater than to be remodeled from a twenty-five-year-old with a crippling worry of loss of life into her spell binding yoga instructor, Indra—a girl who turns out to have came upon all of it: love, self, and God.
yet issues don’t cross particularly as anticipated. as soon as in Bali, she unearths that her liked yoga instructor and all of her yogamates get up each morning to drink a wide, steaming mug…of their very own urine. Sugar is a mortal sin. Spirits inhabit kitchen home equipment. And the extra she attempts to discover her larger self, the extra she faces her cynical, egomaniacal, cigarette-, wine-, and chocolate-craving lower self.
Yoga complain chronicles Suzanne’s hilarious adventures and misadventures as an aspiring yogi who will be just a little too skeptical to drink the Kool-Aid. yet alongside the best way she discovers that no religious attempt is wasted; no matter if her yoga retreat doesn’t flip her into the gorgeously calm, clever believer she hopes it is going to, it does plant seeds that proceed to blossom in dazzling methods over the following decade of her life.

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Yoga for Computer Users: Healthy Necks, Shoulders, Wrists, and Hands in the Postmodern Age (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts)

By Sandy Blaine

An ever-increasing variety of humans rely on desktops for either paintings and leisure, this means that an ever-increasing variety of hours spent slumped in a chair — and an ever-increasing variety of hand, wrist, neck, and shoulder accidents. Yoga for computing device Users bargains a brand new form of preventive self-care. It comprises 23 illustrated poses and routines, plus respiring and rest recommendations, that elevate move and variety of movement, hinder accidents to the higher physique, increase posture, and circumvent power stagnation. they are often played despite age or yoga adventure and are mixed in sequences starting from quickly five-minute stretching breaks that may be performed whereas on the laptop to extra in depth 30-minute classes designed for morning strength and night rest. a distinct “Everyday Yoga” part provides way of life tips that aid readers discover ways to exchange mouse arms, improve their middle, stretch during the day, and agenda time for joy.

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10 Minute Yoga Workouts: Perfect Weight, Perfect Shape

By Barbara Currie

This publication comprises routines to tone and company the physique, lightly operating the muscle groups and inner organs, and holding the backbone and joints in excellent stipulations.

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Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

By Neal Pollack

From Neal Pollack, acclaimed writer of Alternadad and The Neal Pollack Anthology of yankee Literature, comes Stretch: The not likely Making of a Yoga Dude. this is the hilarious yet real account of an obese, balding, skeptical man who undergoes a mind-blowing transformation right into a fit, completely happy, obsessively devoted yoga fiend.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga

By Benjamin Lorr

A extraordinary research into the area of Bikram Yoga, through turns stunning, hilarious and enlightening. Hell-Bent explores the attention-grabbing, frequently surreal international of Bikram Yoga, a method taught to thousands through a really residing guru, Bikram Choudhury. Bikram Yoga is exceptional from extra 'conventional' kinds via the extraordinary warmth it really is practised in, an overt, nearly masochistic specialize in discomfort, and the rabid materialism of its founder. it's also wonderful through striking effects - recreation stars equivalent to David Beckham and Andy Murray swear via it, whereas body-conscious supermodels rave approximately its advantages, or even Prince Harry is rumoured to be a fan. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, obese and curious, and fast came upon the yoga reinventing his existence. He used to be content material to narrow down and tone up until eventually a run-in with a aggressive yoga champion confident him to take his perform to the subsequent point: to coach for the nationwide championship. So starts off a trip into the unusual, impressive global of aggressive yoga. Populated through athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, clinical miracles, and predatory hucksters, Hell-Bent follows Lorr as he grapples together with his new obsession: learning the well-being claims and historical past, humanising its maniacal guru, and at last stepping on level on the nationwide Asana Championship to compete for glory. The fruits of 2 years of study, that includes thousands of interviews with yogis, scientists, medical professionals and students, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. a glance on the technological know-how in the back of a debatable perform, a narrative of greed and corruption, and a mind-bending story of non-public transformation, it's a publication that may not purely problem your notion of yoga, yet switch how you view the delicate, inspirational power of the human physique.

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The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards

By William J Broad

A lead technological know-how author for The ny Times—and lifelong yoga practitioner—examines centuries of historical past and study to scrutinize the claims made approximately yoga for future health, health, emotional health, intercourse, weightloss, therapeutic, and creativity. He finds what's actual and what's illusory, within the procedure exposing strikes which could damage or maybe kill. A New York Times bestseller.

The technological know-how of Yoga attracts on greater than a century of painstaking study to offer the 1st neutral evaluate of a convention millions of years outdated. It celebrates what’s genuine and exhibits what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and helpful and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. huge unveils a burgeoning international that pulls not just curious scientists yet real believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, lays out unforeseen merits, and provides a compelling imaginative and prescient of ways the traditional perform may be better.

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Integrative Approaches for Health: Biomedical Research, Ayurveda and Yoga

By Bhushan Patwardhan

Despite fantastic advances, glossy medication faces ambitious worldwide demanding situations in numerous key areas―notably the patience of significant killer ailments comparable to malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, and more recent threats together with HIV/AIDS, resistant infections, and Ebola. As such, sleek medication has now not resulted in an important lessen in power ailments like diabetes, weight problems, and different degenerative and autoimmune ailments. The authors think that glossy drugs must adventure a paradigm shift, an integration of traditions―in specific from the traditional platforms like Ayurveda and Yoga.

Integrative techniques for future health: Biomedical examine, Ayurveda and Yoga brings jointly the fundamental ideas of interdisciplinary structures technique for an evolving build of destiny medication. Such an procedure is already rising on the leading edge of present learn in omics, bioinformatics, computational and platforms biology. a number of top associations of medication have followed Yoga and complementary drugs to widen their succeed in, and deepen effectiveness in healing practices. The amalgam of contemporary medication, with its strengths in medical rigor, mixed with the elemental ideas of lifestyles drawn from Ayurveda and Yoga may evolve right into a drugs of day after today. Integrative ways are not any longer replacement, possibly taking those ways is the one real way to heal our in poor health planet. This publication introduces vital traits and instruments for biomedical researchers and physicians alike, to innovate the perform of medication for the better.

  • Contains a harmonious confluence of old and glossy suggestions, ancient views, philosophical underpinnings, and a proper assessment of literature supported through around the globe case studies.
  • Provides a severe research of historical knowledge, pointing to strength components for destiny examine, which supply meals for concept for public debate on integrative well-being take care of the twenty-first century.
  • Explains Ayurveda wisdom, and its relevance to drug discovery, foodstuff, genomics, epigenetics, regenerative biology, toughness and custom-made medicine.
  • Shares Yoga wisdom insights, and explains its relevance to body–mind advanced relationships, psychology, neurobiology, immunoendocrinology, bioenergetics, awareness, and cognitive sciences.
  • Offers illustrations and good judgment diagrams for better realizing of the thoughts presented.

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Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies

By Georg Feuerstein, Larry Payne

Learn uncomplicated yoga postures and sequence in an afternoon? Easy.

Want to begin having fun with some great benefits of yoga this present day? the key is out—you can quick get up-to-speed at the fundamentals of yoga and start your exercise session with the aid of this enjoyable guide.

Basic Yoga Postures & sequence In an afternoon For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow advent at the crucial starting parts of yoga. it is filled with suggestions and recommendation for staying balanced whereas retaining right posture (when sitting or status) and step by step directions for uncomplicated yoga sequences.

  • An evaluation at the simple philosophy and advantages of Yoga
  • Essential keys to posture, sitting, and standing
  • The mechanics and perform of respiring in the course of Yoga practice
  • A instructed regimen for beginners
  • Online part takes you past the e-book with bonus content material and features

Get able to commence reaping the various merits of this historical perform with Basic Yoga Postures & sequence In an afternoon For Dummies.

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Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living

By Thomas Claire

Here's a entire creation to yoga geared to males of every age and backgrounds-whether they're athletic or sedentary, younger or outdated, or devotees of yoga who search new details to augment their current practices or neophytes simply beginning out on their yoga trips. the knowledge is gifted in easy, how-to shape for you to practice a simple, but whole, yoga consultation by yourself. It presents an summary of the entire significant forms of yoga that you can customized tailor a tradition to fit your wishes. furthermore, Yoga for males comprises info particular to men-yoga and male well-being issues, yoga for all stages of a man's existence, how yoga can improve functionality for athletic actions (and your intercourse life!), and the way yoga might be loved with a associate. Yoga for males presents ultra-modern guy with a prescription for a way of life that unites physique, brain, and spirit.

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Le joyau du yoga shivaïte : Shiva-Yoga-Ratna de Jnânaprakâsha

By Jñānaprakāsha

Ce livre est l. a. traduction d’un traité shivaïste non-duel de l’Inde du Sud composé par le maître Jñânaprakâsha au xviè siècle.
Ce traité vise à conduire à l’identification absolue avec Shiva grâce au yoga. Yoga signifie ici méthode, voie, et le Shiva-yoga est los angeles démarche par laquelle toute relation de contrast entre l’être individuel et l’âtman suprême est abandonnée. Cette voie s’appuie essentiellement sur los angeles Connaissance (jñâna) et est secondée par les concepts de rétention du souffle et de focus du Yoga classique. Moins connu que le Shivaïsme du Cachemire du Nord de l’Inde, le Shivaïsme non-duel du sud possède néanmoins de magnifiques trésors comme ce traité.

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