Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394527X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 528

View: 6190

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944974

Category: Education

Page: 507

View: 314

"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"--

Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 5040

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.

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170613

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 52

View: 6545

"The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deckempowers yoga students and teachers to be their creative best in designing yoga classes. With a 50-page booklet covering the principles of sequencing yoga classes and providing clear guidance on arranging postures in the most effective ways, the deck includes 101 yoga flash cards with the English and Sanskrit names for each of 101 postures (side one) and detailed information on how to put postures together in sequences that work for unique students and special class intentions (side two). The perfect companion to Yoga Sequencingor for use on its own, this deck is a hands-on way for readers to gain knowledge and skill for planning and designing yoga classes."

Yoga Adjustments

Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 5033

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.

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga

The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha

Author: Srivatsa Ramaswami

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9781569244029

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8743

Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today's best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya's wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami—Krishnamacharya's longest-standing student outside his own family—presents his master's teachings of yogasanas in unprecedented detail. Drawing upon his 33 years of direct study, beginning in 1955 and continuing nearly until his teacher's death, Ramaswami presents more than nine hundred poses and variations in logically structured sequences, precisely describing Krishnamacharya's complete Vinyasakrama system. Along with every movement of each yoga posture, he covers the proper breathing techniques for each pose—something no other book also derived from Krishnamacharya's teaching does. Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs are featured in this authoritative landmark presentation of the study practiced by the "grandfather of modern yoga."

Pick Your Yoga Practice

Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga

Author: Meagan McCrary

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681807

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9618

On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you’ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary discovered when she began exploring different classes, finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice. Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Those new to yoga will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory. Ashtanga * Iyengar * Kundalini * Integral * Kripalu Bikram * Jivamukti * Sivananda * Ananda Viniyoga * Svaroopa * Power * Forrest * ISHTA Anusara * Moksha * AcroYoga

The Joy of Yoga

Fifty Sequences for Your Home and Studio Practice

Author: Emma Silverman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510723943

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 686

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.

2,100 Asanas

The Complete Yoga Poses

Author: Daniel Lacerda

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316270628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

View: 7856

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits. Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc. is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career

Author: Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682277

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 7077

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

Yoga Twists and Turns

50 Sequences to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

Author: Emma Silverman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510703136

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7531

In yoga instructor Emma Silverman’s first book, beginning yogis learned how to bend, stretch, and relax while waiting for water to boil, standing at a bus stop, and even sitting in the stuffy middle seat in an airplane. In More Joy of Yoga, Silverman now lays out a series of warm-ups, yoga postures, and stretches to lead to specific intermediate and advanced yoga postures. This follow-up will bring readers more poses in the style format they loved so much in the first, but will be organized by the part of the body that receives the most benefit from each sequence. Also included are brief discussions about how each body part is related to different emotions. While working with More Joy of Yoga, students will not only advance to more difficult yoga postures, but also advance to the next level of connecting their body and emotions to their yoga practice.

Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practicioners

A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing

Author: Ram Jain,Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789082705614

Category:

Page: 400

View: 967

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.

365 Yoga

Author: Julie Rappaport

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143649

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 3570

An elegant and enlightening companion book for yoga practitioners. This beautifully designed book invites readers to dis-cover the rich tradition of yoga through single pieces of wisdom-one for each day of the year. Filled with thought-provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest yogic texts and yoga teachers throughout history, as well as invaluable instruction on specific poses, it is an essential resource and companion for anyone who practices yoga. A celebration of the powerful ancient practice that is yoga, this book guides readers-day by day-through centuries of yogic philosophy. 365 Yoga infuses yoga practice with a deeper understanding of the intricate connection of mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga Therapy

Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171067

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 689

View: 2639

ark Stephens, best-selling author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing,and Yoga Adjustments,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. Stephens provides a thorough summary of the philosophical and historical foundations of yoga as a healing method and presents the basic principles and techniques of this healing modality. 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 lead extraordinary life notwithstanding particular health conditions. An extensive glossary of asanas and asana contraindications provides a quick reference for learning what to do-and not do-for each of the 63 specific conditions covered in the book.

The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga

The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness

Author: Kathryn Budig

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609618394

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 834

Presents postures and total body sequences, offers breathing and meditation techniques, provides advice on finding the right style of yoga and shares a nutrition plan centered around clean, calming foods.

Structural Yoga Therapy

Adapting to the Individual

Author: Mukunda Stiles

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609252342

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

View: 8044

Once you have learned the basics of yoga, where do you go? This book has been written for teachers and serious practitioners who want to use yoga to bring complete balance to the body. Stiles provides a comprehensive overview of the spiritual philosophy of yoga and its many branches, and discusses everything that a beginning student needs to consider when choosing a practice, including how to find a yoga teacher. Then he shares his solid understanding of anatomy and kinesiology (how specific muscles and bones react during movement) so that you can understand how each asana affects your body.

Yoga The Spirit And Practice Of Moving Into Stilln

Author: Erich Schiffmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147673562X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 621

Discover the path to inner peace with this guidebook that combines hatha yoga and meditation strategies from world-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffmann. World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new techniques—the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation—to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

Author: Bernie Clark

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9781935952503

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

View: 8175

A comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of Yin Yoga includes discussions of anatomy, the energy body and the practice's poses and benefits, explaining its distinctiveness from other yoga forms while revealing how yin yoga can offer a targeted approach for specific needs. Original.

Designing and Managing Programs

An Effectiveness-Based Approach

Author: Peter M. Kettner,Robert M. Moroney,Lawrence L. Martin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483388328

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4964

The Fifth Edition of the classic Designing and Managing Programs for human services helps readers grasp the meaning and significance of measuring performance and evaluating outcomes. Authors Peter M. Kettner, Robert M. Moroney, and Lawrence L. Martin, all leaders in the field, incorporate the principles of effectiveness-based planning as they address the steps of designing, implementing, and evaluating a human services program at the local agency level. Meaningful examples at every stage of the process—from problem analysis and needs assessment to evaluating effectiveness and calculating costs—enhance reader understanding of how concepts are implemented in the real world.