Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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.
Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living. It is a book for people of all faiths - anyone yearning to know what life is truly all about. Self Realization Fellowship's editions, and non others, incorporate all of the author's significant revisions to the text of the 1946 first edition.
Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
Yoga unterrichten ist für alle Yogalehrer und Yogaschüler gedacht, die ihr Wissen erweitern und ihre Fähigkeiten verbessern möchten. Mit knapp 200 Fotos und Illustrationen eignet es sich hervorragend als Grundlagentext für die Yogalehrerausbildung. Es bietet den Leserinnen und Lesern ausführliche praktische Informationen zu Unterrichtsmethoden, dem Aufbau von Übungsfolgen, 108 Yogahaltungen (Asanas) sowie Techniken zur Vermittlung von Meditation und Atemübungen (Pranayamas). Das Standardwerk geht auf die Geschichte und Philosophie des Yoga ebenso ein wie auf die klassischen und modernen Aspekte der Anatomie. Der renommierte Yogalehrer und Ausbilder Mark Stephens zeigt, wie man den Beruf des Yogalehrers erlernen und seinen Lebensunterhalt damit verdienen kann. Im Anhang befinden sich noch nützliche Informationen zu Verbänden, Instituten und Organisationen sowie Informationsmaterial für Yogalehrer.
From New York Times Featured Author With more than 200 color photos of more than 40 common yoga postures, plus detailed instructions and intuitive cues, Yoga's Touch is an easy-to-use reference book designed to empower you to be a more effective, versatile and confident teacher. Martia Bennett Rachman, E-RYT 500 and LMBT, has taught thousands of classes and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers. Renowned for combining therapeutic touch with specific asanas to strengthen and heal the body, she has witnessed firsthand how effective hands-on adjustments can be. However, many teachers--especially new ones--shy away from giving adjustments due to lack of confidence or uncertainty about the precisions of a posture. Yoga's Touch is unique in that, in addition to dramatic, detailed photos of both asanas and adjustments, this easy-to-use reference book offers: * Instructions on the specifics of teaching more than 40 of the most popular yoga postures * Details on how the body works kinesthetically * Emphasis on how prana is affected in a yoga posture * Precise guidance on what and how to touch once a student is in a posture While other programs address one or two of those elements, Martia's signature YogaTouch Method℠ and her diverse background show the interconnectivity of all these elements, within individual postures and throughout a practice--which can be applied regardless of an instructor's teaching style or yoga lineage. This unique yet universal approach to teaching is what makes Yoga's Touch the definitive guide for teachers, studios, and training programs. This book is the definitive guide to hands-on adjustments, alignment and verbal cues for new and experienced yoga instructors! Also available in paperback, and don't forget to check out our quick reference guide poster, the perfect supplement to Yoga's Touch. Save on the bundle, which includes both the paperback book and the quick reference guide poster.
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Author: Frank J. Bruno
Release Date: 1983-01-21
Emphasizing how to apply principles and concepts of psychology to daily life, explores adjustment and growth from seven psychological perspectives: depth psychology, behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, transactional analysis; psychotechnology; existential-humanistic psychology; and transpersonal psychology. Completely updated to reflect contemporary concerns, this edition incorporates an Applied Explorations section at the end of each chapter to link concepts to everyday experiences. Each section also includes a Critique followed by ``Implications for Adjustments and Growth.''
Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practitioners is a must-read if you want to derive maximum benefits from your yoga practice and master the art of comprehensive sequencing. You will be presented with powerful tools to classify yoga poses and instantly create customized sequences for different levels, themes, and goals. Starting from the traditional approach to yoga, you will discover how yoga poses affect the internal body and how systematic yoga sequencing can increase your holistic health and well being. You will also understand the medically-proven benefits of yoga and you will learn the ancient principles of sequencing asanas according to their corresponding chakras (energy centres). Esteemed yoga teachers and trainers of more than 2000 yoga teachers, Ram Jain and Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain describe how to create safe, fulfilling, and holistic Hatha Yoga practices. Ram and Kalyani provide you with practical descriptions of over 200 asanas, with their respective instructions, alignment cues, contraindications, and modifications - which will bring your yoga classes and practice to a whole new level.
Author: Michael Lenarz
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
Chiropractic has become America’s most popular form of alternative health care, offering lasting relief from pain--and many other health benefits--to more than 25 million patients annually. Yet many people still wonder exactly how chiropractic heals, and even experienced patients may be able to get more from their treatments. In this accessible and fascinating book, Dr. Michael Lenarz illuminates the basic principles of spinal health, showing how the body naturally lets go of stored pain and disease once the flow of vital energy has been restored. He also explains: *Why adjustments keep the communication flowing clearly, quickly, and cleanly *Why the billion-plus nerve pathways carried by the spine can be the key to a wide range of health problems--from arthritis, headaches, and back and neck pain to chronic fatigue and digestive ailments *Why many of the health complaints we associate with aging may in fact be the result of old injuries and therefore treatable *The different techniques of chiropractic, and how to choose the beset chiropractor for you. PLUS--complete chapters on the diet, exercise, and stress-relief programs that will help you achieve a healthy, vibrant, energized, and pain-free lifestyle--the chiropractic way. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.
You're no idiot, of course. You know the importance of good nutrition, regular exercise, and stress reduction. But when it comes to relaxing and being more flexible, you doubt you'll ever feel like anything other than one giant knot. Don't give up yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga shows you how easy it is to get involved in yoga--from understanding the importance of breath control to starting your own practice. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: