Yoga Sequencing

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583944974
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

Written for a broad yoga market that includes teachers, teacher trainers, studio owners, and students, Yoga Sequencing presents 67 sequences of poses designed for a range of yoga student experience and offers a comprehensive resource for designing and refining yoga classes. Drawing on ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary teaching methods, Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents detailed instructions and photos for 67 sequences of yoga poses that include multiple sequences for students at all levels, children and teens, women across the life cycle, seniors, people with depression and anxiety, and poses for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions.

Yoga Adjustments

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583947845
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Yoga

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583944721
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Namaslay

Author: Candace Moore
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-09-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Candace's approach to yoga, which combines old-world principles with a modern-day perspective comes from her own experience fighting back against a dangerous illness and depression. Her focus on perseverance and overcoming adversity transforms Namaslay into a powerful, motivational guide to help you live your most authentic life. With a distinct visual format, Namaslay guides readers step by step through more than 100 yoga poses. The poses are broken down by experience level into a series of progressions and include modifications for those who can't quite achieve the full expression of a pose just yet. Full-color photos and tips on overcoming common mistakes helps people get the most out of every pose. Namaslay also features three 30-day yoga programs that focus on: de-stress, core strengthening, and back pain. You will also find specific yoga sequences that are customized for everyone from the office dweller to the endurance athlete. Written with heart, humor, and swagger, Namaslay is a book for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners and even the simply curious. Namaslay's high-quality, edgy yet beautiful photographs add an artful flair that puts it in a class of its own—as appropriate for a coffee table as a yoga studio!

Yoga

Author: Rodney Yee
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312273312
Release Date: 2002-01-14
Genre: Health & Fitness

Guides beginners through eight full yoga practices, each prefaced by a student-teacher dialogue, in a volume that is complemented by hundreds of photographs and covers the author's personal philosophies. Original.

The Yoga Deck

Author: Olivia H. Miller
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811828891
Release Date: 2001-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Now beginners, experts, and teachers alike can make rejuvenating meditations part of daily life with this beautifully illustrated deck of fifty yoga poses and meditations. Each easy-to-use card gives detailed instructions, benefits, and an affirmation. If you're short on time, you can pick just a single card, or for a more guided experience, follow one of the sequences provided. Create an exercise routine that focuses on your specific needs. In the park or at the office, these portable cards are perfect for stress relief, promoting strength and energy, and relaxation--anytime, anywhere.

Essential Kundalini Yoga

Author: Karena Virginia
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622037308
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core principles and practices of this revered tradition in an inviting and accessible guide. “Kundalini yoga opens joyous space for connecting deeply with the energy states of our being,” write Karena and Dharm, “It brings vital health to the body and opens our consciousness to new potentials of awareness.” Created for the modern practitioner, this book offers clear, comprehensive instruction in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga. From philosophy and lifestyle, to working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a uniquely practical and in-depth manual. Highlights include: Gorgeous photos illuminating step-by-step instructions Detailed instructions, explanations, and illustrations for core kundalini practices—mantra, pranayama, bhanda, asana, kriya, meditation, and more Seven traditional kundalini yoga routines, including a pituitary gland series for intuition, yoga for the immune system, and detoxing for radiance Understand the science of the practice, including its effects on the glandular system, spine, nervous system, and skeleton Meditations, mantras, and yoga poses to activate each of the chakras and bring health to your energetic body Remedies for common emotional challenges—dealing with fear, shame, and depression, among others Kundalini secrets for getting better sleep, aging gracefully, enhancing fertility, cultivating vitality, and more Rooted in tradition and infused with a sense of infinite possibility, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a joyful invitation for practitioners of all levels to awaken the vital energy within and receive the gifts that emerge from connecting more deeply with your own potential for creativity, abundance, and joy.

Power Yoga

Author: Ulrica Norberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616081720
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness

A book with step-by-step photos offers specific instructions and advice for beginners and advanced practitioners, as well as those struggling with injuries. Original.

Yoga II Reference to Go

Author: Olivia H. Miller
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811875523
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Like its best-selling companion ebook, Yoga II: Reference to Go allows beginners, experts, and instructors to make rejuvenating meditations part of daily life. Yoga II: Reference to Go includes a new selection of breathing exercises, warm-ups, poses, and meditations (providing even more variety and options for workouts) and can be used on its own or in combination with Yoga: Reference to Go. On a beach, in the home, or even at the office, this ebook is ideal for stress relief and for promoting strength and energy.

Yoga Healing

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623171063
Release Date: 2017
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

Mark Stephens gives yoga teachers and students a practical resource for learning how to adapt yoga practices to best accommodate and heal a wide array of common injuries and ailments. Surveying historical writings on yoga, ayurveda, and other early approaches to health and healing, Stephens distills this received wisdom of ancient and modern practices for more insightful and practical application in today's world. He applies these insights to healing musculoskeletal injuries; promoting a healthy reproductive system; addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties; and working with a variety of physiological diseases and disorders, ranging from asthma and diabetes to stroke and vertigo. A final chapter suggests ways to use yoga to address health conditions in order to continue to live an extraordinary life.

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

Author: Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608682270
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Thousands of yoga lovers take teacher training courses each year, hoping to share what they learn with others. Many want to make yoga teaching their full-time career, but most training programs fall short in covering business acumen, and they may not equip graduates with the entrepreneurial skills and savvy they need to make a go of it. This indispensable and inspiring book guides both new and established professionals toward maximizing their impact as teachers and achieving their career goals. You’ll learn to: • build a loyal student base • plan dynamic classes • optimize your own practice • become more financially stable • maintain a marketing plan • use social media effectively • create a unique brand identity • inspire even more students to embrace yoga

Cartas de Sencuencias de Yoga

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: Editorial Sirio
ISBN: 8417030468
Release Date: 2018-10-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck empowers yoga students and teachers to be their best in designing yoga classes. With a 92-page booklet covering the principles of sequencing yoga classes, the deck includes 100 yoga flash cards color-coded by pose family.

The November Criminals

Author: Sam Munson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481462877
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Fiction

Addison Schact and his best friend Digger become obsessed with investigating the murder of a classmate as they travel through Washington DC’s underworld in this “thoughtful coming-of-age story and engaging teenage noir” (The New York Times). High school senior Addison Schacht is taking the prompt for his college entry essay to the University of Chicago to heart: What are your best and worst qualities? He begins to look back on his life so far and considers what getting into college, selling some pot to his classmates, his relationship with his best friend—not girlfriend—Digger, Virgil’s Aeneid, and his growing obsession with the murder of a classmate, Kevin Broadus, all mean. The more he digs into his own past, the farther he stumbles into the middle of the murder investigation. Filled with classic adolescent reflection and an intriguing mystery, The November Criminals is “one of the funniest, most heartfelt novels in recent memory—a book every bit as worthy of Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger” (The Chicago Tribune).

The Joy of Yoga

Author: Emma Silverman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781510723948
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Huge response to the hardcover publication; this book has been translated into multiple languages, including German, Dutch, Chinese, and Italian, and was also sold to book clubs. A follow-up, Yoga Twists and Turns will be published in January 2017. Sequences are designed for every type of yoga practitioner, from the teacher creating sequences for his/her classes to the beginner who is trying yoga for the first time in the comfort of their home. Every pose is accompanied by helpful instructions and detailed photographs.