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Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy

Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy Lowest new price: $12.98
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Author: Sadhguru
Brand: Spiegel Grau

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with a time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga.

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH

The practice of hatha yoga, as we commonly know it, is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. In fact, yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.

A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening, from a boy with an unusual affinity for the natural world to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, where time stood still and he emerged radically changed. Today, as the founder of Isha, an organization devoted to humanitarian causes, he lights the path for millions. The term guru, he notes, means “dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. . . . As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life.” The wisdom distilled in this accessible, profound, and engaging book offers readers time-tested tools that are fresh, alive, and radiantly new. Inner Engineering presents a revolutionary way of thinking about our agency and our humanity and the opportunity to achieve nothing less than a life of joy.

Praise for Sadhguru and Inner Engineering

“Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, Inner Engineering is a loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.”—Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element, Finding Your Element, and Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative

“I am inspired by Sadhguru’s capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge. His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self-transformation.”—Mark Hyman, M.D., director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author

Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teachings. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.”—Deepak Chopra

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Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age Series)

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age Series) Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Anodea Judith
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As portals between the physical and spiritual planes, the chakras offer unparalleled opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. Anodea Judith’s classic introduction to the chakra system, which has sold over 200,000 copies, has been completely updated and expanded. It includes revised chapters on relationships, evolution, and healing, and a new section on raising children with healthy chakras.

Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements―along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you’ll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.

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“Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written.”
― John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

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Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

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Author: Mark Stephens
Brand: North Atlantic Books
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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.

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2,100 Asanas: The Complete Yoga Poses

2,100 Asanas: The Complete Yoga Poses Lowest new price: $22.95
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Author: Daniel Lacerda
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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.

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The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga Lowest new price: $9.63
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Author: Bernie Clark
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Bernie Clark's The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including descriptions with photographs of 30 Yin Yoga asanas.

All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system. One big difference noticed by students of Yin Yoga is the long-held, passive nature of the posture, which gives time for a deeper journey to unfold, a journey into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge to living life mindfully.

Clark presents comprehensive information on how to do the practice, including a deep look inside over two dozen Yin Yoga postures showing the benefit of the pose, how to get into and out of the pose, contraindications and warnings for those who may have trouble with particular aspects of the posture, and other important information. The benefits are explored in three main sections: the physiological benefits, the energetic benefits and the mental/emotional benefits.

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Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story Lowest new price: $9.95
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Author: Mariam Gates
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Calm and awake, “I can do this!”

is all I need to say.

A deep breath in, a long breath out—

I am ready for the day!

This “wake up” story is so much more than a story. It’s a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!


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Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally

Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally Lowest new price: $10.35
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Author: Susan Weis-Bohlen

“Susan’s approach to Ayurveda is simplicity itself. In Ayurveda Beginners Guide she has described the complex network of Ayurvedic information in a very practical, straightforward way so that every person can understand the healing modality of Ayurveda."―Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician Founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, advisor for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and author of numerous books including Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Ayurveda is a profound science with wisdom spanning so wide that it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. As an Ayurvedic consultant, Susan Weis-Bohlen helps those who are new to Ayurveda address this exact issue. In Ayurveda Beginners Guide Susan explains of the holistic principles behind Ayurveda, and offers gentle guidance for incorporating its restorative practices in your everyday life.

Designed with the newcomer in mind, Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide presents:

  • A concise overview of Ayurveda that covers its historical roots, concepts, and various healing methods
  • A 3-week Ayurveda plan for beginners to introduce Ayurvedic concepts into one's lifestyle gently and practically
  • A wide range of Ayurveda techniques such as recipes, yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, seasonal cleanses, and more
  • A simple dosha quiz and in-depth descriptions of each dosha

Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide will show you how to unlock the transformative powers of Ayurveda and move forward in your journey towards a healthier state of mind, body, and spirit.

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The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II

The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II Lowest new price: $18.00
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Author: Ray Long
Brand: Bandha Yoga

This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

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  • High Quality Lay-Flat Binding

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Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques Lowest new price: $9.74
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Author: Mark Stephens
Brand: North Atlantic Books

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.

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The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy Lowest new price: $17.18
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Author: Cyndi Dale
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Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy.  Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being.  Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing.

Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being.  This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. 
 
All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs.
Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers:
  • What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition
  • True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results
  • The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health
  • Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more
For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.


Contents
 
Part I:  Energy and Energy Healing
  1. Energy is Unlimited
  2. Being an Energy Healer
 
Part II:  Human Anatomy
  1. The Cells
  2. DNA
  3. The Skeletal System
  4. The Muscular System
  5. The Nervous System
  6. The Skin
  7. The Circulatory System
  8. The Respiratory System
  9. The Endocrine System
  10. The Digestive System
  11. The Excretory System
  12. The Reproductive System
  13. Metabolism
  14. The Immune System
  15. The Senses
Part III:  Energy Fields
  1. A Primer on Energy Fields
  2. Two Unified Field Theories
  3. The Natural Fields
  4. The Radiant Shine of Molecules: Lost and Found Research
  5. L-Fields and T-Fields: The Partners Composing Reality?
  6. Field Pollution:  Geographic Stress
  7. The Power of Magnetism
  8. Hands-On and Distant Healing: Proving Subtle Fields and a Nonlocal Reality
  9. Sacred Geometry: Fields of Life
  10. Human Energy Fields
Part IV:  Channels of Energy: Channels of Light
  1. The History of Meridian-Based Therapy
  2. An Overview of the Meridian System
  3. Theories of the Existence, Purpose, and Functioning of the Meridian System
  4. The History of Meridian Science
  5. The Major Meridians
  6. The Basic Acupuncture Points
  7. Five-Phase and Related Diagnostic Theories
  8. The Seven Emotions and the Corresponding Organs
 
Part V:  Energy Bodies, Chakras and Other “Light Switches”
  1. Energy Bodies
  2. Kundalini, the Unifying Force
  3. Scientific Principles Meet Chakra Theory
  4. Chakra Systems from Around the World
  5. The Jewish Mystical Energy System:  The Ancient Kabbalah
 
 

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