Yoga Traveling

Bodily Practice in Transcultural Perspective

Author: Beatrix Hauser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book focuses on yoga’s transcultural dissemination in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the course of this process, the term “yoga” has been associated with various distinctive blends of mental and physical exercises performed in order to achieve some sort of improvement, whether understood in terms of esotericism, fitness, self-actualization, body aesthetics, or health care. The essays in this volume explore some of the turning points in yoga’s historico-spatial evolution and their relevance to its current appeal. The authors focus on central motivations, sites, and agents in the spread of posture-based yoga as well as on its successive (re-)interpretation and diversification, addressing questions such as: Why has yoga taken its various forms? How do time and place influence its meanings, social roles, and associated experiences? How does the transfer into new settings affect the ways in which yogic practice has been conceptualized as a system, and on what basis is it still identified as (Indian) yoga? The initial section of the volume concentrates on the re-evaluation of yoga in Indian and Western settings in the first half of the twentieth century. The following chapters link global discourses to particular local settings and explore meaning production at the micro-social level, taking Germany as the focal site. The final part of the book focuses on yoga advertising and consumption across national, social, and discursive boundaries, taking a closer look at transnational and deterritorialized yoga markets, as well as at various classes of mobile yoga practitioners.

Structural Yoga Therapy

Adapting to the Individual

Author: Mukunda Stiles

Publisher: Weiser Books

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

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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, Meditation, and Mysticism

Contemplative Universals and Meditative Landmarks

Author: Kenneth Rose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Contemplative experience is central to Hindu yoga traditions, Buddhist meditation practices, and Catholic mystical theology, and, despite doctrinal differences, it expresses itself in suggestively similar meditative landmarks in each of these three meditative systems. In Yoga, Meditation and Mysticism, Kenneth Rose shifts the dominant focus of contemporary religious studies away from tradition-specific studies of individual religious traditions, communities, and practices to examine the 'contemplative universals' that arise globally in meditative experience. Through a comparative exploration of the itineraries detailed in the contemplative manuals of Theravada Buddhism, Patañjalian Yoga, and Catholic mystical theology, Rose identifies in each tradition a moment of sharply focused awareness that marks the threshold between immersion in mundane consciousness and contemplative insight. As concentration deepens, the meditator steps through this threshold onto a globally shared contemplative itinerary, which leads through a series of virtually identical stages to mental stillness and insight. Rose argues that these contemplative universals, familiar to experienced contemplatives in multiple traditions, point to a common spiritual, mental, and biological heritage. Pioneering the exploration of contemplative practice and experience with a comparative perspective that ranges over multiple religious traditions, religious studies, philosophy, neuroscience, and the cognitive science of religion, this book is a landmark contribution to the fields of contemplative practice and religious studies.

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class

Author: Sage Rountree

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Create class themes with yoga philosophy, inspirational quotes, and simple concepts to inspire and motivate students Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. It continues with a second section that contains fifty-four complete themes that instructors can easily use in their own classes. The final section includes blank templates for instructors to create their own class themes and notes. With a unique angle and practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.

Yoga For Weight Loss For Beginners With Peace & Bliss

Lose Weight Naturally Fast With Proper Yoga Techniques

Author: Juliana Baldec

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 345

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This is a 4 In 1 box set compilation of 4 books. Yoga For Weight Loss For Beginners With Peace & Bliss Lose Weight Naturally Fast With Proper Yoga Techniques Book 1: Turbaned Gurus, Sing-Song Mantras & Body Contortions?: Yoga Beginner Truths You Must Absolutely Know About Yoga Book 2: Turbaned Gurus, Sing-Song Mantras & Body Contortions?: 13 Truths A Yoga Beginner Must Absolutely Know About Yoga! Book 3: Turbaned Gurus, Sing-Song Mantras and Body Contortions? 15 Additional Truths Yoga Beginners Must Absolutely Know About Yoga Book 4: Zen Is Like you! Turbaned Gurus, Sing-Song Mantras and Body Contortions? Beginning Yoga Truths + Other Truths You Must Absolutely Know About As A Beginning Yoga Student reveals the latest insights & truths into the mind-body consciousness of Yoga and answers the most critical and burning questions a beginning yoga student is asking before getting started with Yoga. It is a book compilation that is well timed. It explores all the aspects of Yoga that an individual that is interested in starting Yoga would want to know about. The book takes the reader via 11 short & snappy lessons through the different aspects of Yoga step by step starting with the fascinating origins of Yoga and how we as Yoga users are touched by this and the last lesson ends with Stress Management from the Hindu Perspective. The process of Yoga is still a mystery to many in the Western World as they simply had no care to learn about it due to religious reasons or otherwise. As things become more integrated however, more and more individuals are becoming exposed and fascinated by Yoga and are curious to learn where it all started and how it can be beneficial to them. Juliana makes every effort to make the information as inspirational, usable, interactive, mentally stimulating and actionable as possible to keep the reader engaged and motivated in the process.

Black Women's Yoga History

Memoirs of Inner Peace

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 531

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Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions. How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women's Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of enslavement, segregation, and migration to the Civil Rights, Black Power, and New Age movements have been in existence all along. Life writings by Harriet Jacobs, Sadie and Bessie Delany, Eartha Kitt, Rosa Parks, Jan Willis, and Tina Turner are only a few examples of personal case studies that are included here, illustrating how these women managed traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. In more than fifty yoga memoirs, Black women discuss practices of reflection, exercise, movement, stretching, visualization, and chanting for self-care. By unveiling the depth of a struggle for wellness, memoirs offer lessons for those who also struggle to heal from personal, cultural, and structural violence. This intellectual history expands conceptions of yoga and defines inner peace as mental health, healing, and wellness that is both compassionate and political. Stephanie Y. Evans is a Professor of Black Women's Studies, Director of the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American Studies and in the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at Georgia State University. Her books include Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons (coedited with Andrea D. Domingue and Tania D. Mitchell); Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (coedited with Kanika Bell and Nsenga K. Burton); and African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research (coedited with Colette M. Taylor, Michelle R. Dunlap, and DeMond S. Miller), all published by SUNY Press.

Yoga

An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English, 1981-2005

Author: Daren Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

Yoga Journal

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Page: 140

View: 977

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.

Holy Yoga

Exercise. for the Christian Body and Soul

Author: Brooke Boon

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 922

People often equate yoga with Eastern religion, but Brooke Boon sees it as an exercise style that Christians can use to generate patience, strength, and deeper worship. Author and yoga instructor Brooke Boon combines her passion for Christianity with her commitment to health to introduce yoga as a physical and spiritual discipline that strengthens the body and the soul. Clear explanations and photographs make yoga accessible for any reader, and Brooke offers customized routines for readers struggling with specific issues, such as weight loss and anxiety. Through it all Brooke uses scriptural references to help reinforce the idea that by taking care of our bodies we can also take care of our faith.

Yoga Journal

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Page: 140

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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.