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Relax and Renew

Relax and Renew Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485761
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 256
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Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. This book presents nurturing physical postures and breathing techniques called restorative yoga. When practiced regularly, they will help you to: • Heal the effects of chronic stress • Recover from illness or injury • Balance energy and quiet the mind With clear instructions and photographs, Relax and Renew gently guides the experienced practitioner and enthusiastic beginner—regardless of age, flexibility, or strength—in techniques that will ease your way through this hectic world. The first book devoted exclusively to restorative yoga, Relax and Renew offers: • A general restorative sequence • Programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems • A special section for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause • Routines for when time is limited, including one for the office • Practical suggestions that help you prevent stress and live more fully in the present moment



Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga for Pregnancy Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485648
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 64
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Drawing on her experience as a mother, a yoga teacher, and a physical therapist, author Judith Lasater, PhD presents a comprehensive and easy-to-follow program of yoga poses and breathing practices. These will help the mother to stay flexible and healthy throughout the pregnancy, remain present during the challenges of labor and delivery, and care for herself during the postpartum period. In addition, the author has created a special section called "Mantras for Mom and Baby," where the mother can explore heart-centered practices, one for each month during pregnancy and baby’s first year.



Yoga Abs

Yoga Abs Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485624
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 112
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We have unique ways of ascribing a variety of emotions to the belly: "My guts are in a knot," "I knew it in my gut," "gut-wrenching," and "No guts, no glory." Yet, too often, we place more emphasis on the way the abdomen looks rather than how it feels and functions. Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses (asana), and breathing practices (pranayama), designed to achieve optimal health for this crucial area, which houses the organs of both digestion and procreation. Drawing on her experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, discusses the anatomical and philosophical aspects of the abdomen, and offers a set of movements that create awareness of these important muscles, and develop and maintain abdominal strength. Each exercise and asana lists: • the props or supports needed • safety guidelines • practice instructions In addition, she has created a special section called "Everyday Abs," where you will experiment with moving mindfully through your everyday activites, such as driving, cooking, sweeping the floor, and more.



A Year of Living Your Yoga

A Year of Living Your Yoga Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485563
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 192
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Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching an annual yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch, in Helena, Montana, for twenty-eight years. When Lasater learned that one of her students was collecting her thoughts—which she called "Judith’s aphorisms"—Lasater decided to collect them in this book. Featuring one thought for each day of the year, along with a suggested practice, these brief, powerful insights reflect the author’s knowledge of classic yoga philosophy and years of experience. Humorous, inspiring, and surprisingly down-to-earth, they guide seekers both on and off the yoga mat. These aphorisms address love, asana, fear, trust, expectations, pranayama, suffering, laughter, presence, the Yoga Sutra, and much more. They emphasize the experience of being present to one’s self and to life’s ups and downs—day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment. A Year of Living Your Yoga is a gentle invitation to readers to know themselves on a deeper level.



Restore and Rebalance

Restore and Rebalance Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781611804997
Release 2017
Pages 152
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"Restorative yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater offers a program of yoga poses to help rebalance your mind and body and counteract the effects of chronic stress. Restorative yoga, says Judith Hanson Lasater, is active relaxation. It makes use of props to create positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation and health. In this companion volume to her seminal bookRelax and Renew, Judith Hanson Lasater, a well-known and respected yoga teacher, offers a fresh set of restorative practices--with accompanying photos--to help balance and reset the body when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed from your daily activities. They are especially beneficial for the times before, during, and after major life events, or when you are recovering from illness or injury. Lasater points out that restorative yoga is a wonderfully adaptive practice that can be tailored to people of all ages, all levels of yoga experience, and in all states of health. Yoga practitioners and teachers will appreciate this new collection of practices and sequences that build on concepts from the first volume"--



Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life Author Gail Boorstein Grossman
ISBN-10 9781440575204
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 256
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Presents a series of yoga exercises designed to increase relaxation, reduce stress, and target specific physical and mental ailments.



What We Say Matters

What We Say Matters Author Ike Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485532
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 162
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Have you ever tried to tell someone what you want only to feel misunderstood and frustrated? Or hesitated to ask for what you needed because you didn't want to burden the other person? Or been stuck in blame or anger that wouldn't go away? Judith and Ike Lasater, long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, experienced dilemmas like these, too. Even though they had studied the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech, it was not until they began practicing Marshall Rosenberg's techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that they understood how to live satya and right speech. In What We Say Matters, Judith and Ike describe their journey through NVC and how speech becomes a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion—everywhere, all the time—whether at home, at work, or in the world. Their writing is deeply personal, punctuated by their recounts of trial and error, success and failure, laughter and challenge—even in writing this book! They guide you through an introduction to NVC with clear explanations, poignant examples, suggested exercises, and helpful resources. With practice, you'll learn new ways to: • extend empathy to yourself and others • distinguish between feelings and needs • make requests rather than demands • choose connection over conflict • create mutually satisfying outcomes



30 Essential Yoga Poses

30 Essential Yoga Poses Author Judith Lasater
ISBN-10 1930485042
Release 2003
Pages 248
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Provides thirty yoga poses and variations, breathing exercises, and guidance for practicing at home.



Power of Relaxation

Power of Relaxation Author Yogi Ashokananda
ISBN-10 9781780288802
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 160
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This book describes Yogi Ashokananda's unique, down-to-earth approach to meditation - one with strong connections to ancient Indian traditions but that is also fully adapted to the demands of modern Western living. Using evidence from medical and scientific research, Yogi explains the importance of relaxation, and draws on the wisdom of tantra to guide the reader to understanding the energy we control within our body. Unlike other meditation techniques, Yogi's method starts with the body rather than the mind as the centre for meditation, since his emphasis is on embracing our human side as well as our higher self. Challenging the body physically and focusing attention on the lower chakras allows us to bridge the gap between our material and spiritual self, to heal any conflicts or splits arising from living in today's society and to explore all aspects of our personality. The link between the body and the emotions is scientifically well-established, and the exchange and union between the body and mind that takes place in Yogi's meditations is particularly effective for relaxation. By using breath control and simple arm movements to channel and direct energy flow, Yogi also demonstrates how to create perfect balance in the body and rid it of samskaras, the energetic residue of our emotional scars, which can make us lethargic, depressed, stressed and anxious. The benefits of distributing breath and energy evenly are felt at every level: the essence of the five elements within the body's organs is balanced; emotional and spiritual renewal and transformation occurs; self-awareness, vitality, clarity, and a sense of calm, balance and harmony are increased; and the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems are all positively affected. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Living Your Yoga

Living Your Yoga Author Judith Hanson Lasater
ISBN-10 9781930485853
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 192
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If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as ways to practice. This edition includes three new chapters (Relaxation, Empathy, and Worship), a full index, and new interior and cover designs.Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you.Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result: a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.



Yoga for Emotional Balance

Yoga for Emotional Balance Author Bo Forbes
ISBN-10 0834823241
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 256
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Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and mind. Bo Forbes, a psychologist and yoga teacher, presents an integrative approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, she offers some of her most important teachings and practices, including: • restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression • breath- and body-centered exercises to calm your mind and energize your body • simple ways to understand your emotional patterns • an overview of the three main obstacles to emotional well-being • five tools for building emotional balance Rooted in classical yoga yet supported by psychology and science, the techniques in this book will help you create progressive and lasting change.



Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Author Ulrica Norberg
ISBN-10 9781510727441
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 144
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Restorative yoga is a gentle but powerful practice that is desperately needed in today’s crazy-busy culture. It is rapidly gaining in popularity around the world because of its ability to relieve stress, heal the body, and promote overall well-being. Here world-renowned yoga instructor Ulrica Norberg shows the simple poses that will help you release anxiety, promote digestion, relieve headaches, recover from injuries, and more. Bolster pillows, yoga blocks, and blankets are an important part of restorative yoga. Norberg shows how to get the most out of your practice by utilizing these simple, easy-to-find props. Yogis will discover the power of letting go in both body and mind, opening themselves to greater possibilities in their yoga practices and in life. Accompanied by gorgeous full-color images that are as inspiring as they are useful, this book will change your yoga practice forever.



Yogabody

Yogabody Author Judith Lasater
ISBN-10 1930485239
Release 2009
Pages 210
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In Yogabody, author Judith Hanson Lasater writes, "You can't fully understand the dynamic movement of asana without first understanding the basic structure of the human body." Drawing on almost 40 years' experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, she focuses here on macroanatomy and kinesiology in relationship to asana practice and teaching. Organized into five parts — the locomotor system, the vertebral column, the lower extremity, the trunk, and the upper extremity, Yogabody covers the body's bones, joints, connective tissue, nerves, and muscles. This valuable guide builds on what yoga teachers already know and enables them to quickly decide what might help their students move with more enjoyment and less difficulty. It helps yoga students understand how their own body functions. Packed with color anatomical drawings, black-and-white diagrammatic asana illustrations, and helpful charts, Yogabody is the Gray's Anatomy for yoga teachers and students.



The Yapana Way

The Yapana Way Author Leeann Carey
ISBN-10 0989733904
Release 2013-07
Pages 206
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A yoga book to support everybody. Yapana, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "The support and extension of life." Leeann Carey's THE YAPANA WAY presents a unique and insightful refuge from the profound imbalances of the frenzied 21st century lifestyle. Those who consider yoga simply an exercise limit the transformative powers of a complete practice. When one pauses to transcend competition with the self, and others, we embrace the true essence and wisdom of yoga - the development of presence and self-acceptance throughout all aspects of life. Yapana Restorative Yoga Therapy introduces prop-supported BEING and STILL poses that extend and deepen the nature of each experience. Strategic support and extension creates the opportunity to inquire, calm, and accept your practice in a knowledgeable and loving way. Yapana practice dispels the myth that yoga props infer weakness or a lack of skill. Supported poses help you meet your body/mind where you are in any given moment. Rather than impose arbitrary rules of destination and time, you will discover the path to living a more mindful and wholehearted life. This comprehensive illustrated guide to Yapana practice is designed for those who desire to cultivate their "inner" teacher, inspire a home practice, or bring their yoga into a new level of understanding and self awareness.



The Breathing Book

The Breathing Book Author Donna Farhi
ISBN-10 1429997907
Release 1996-11-15
Pages 256
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A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal



Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Author Sue Flamm
ISBN-10 1493687328
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 178
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Master the art of teaching and practicing Restorative Yoga and deep relaxation with this easy to follow and well written manual. A great recourse for yoga teacher training programs, seasoned teachers and students of yoga. Includes a chapter on postures for pregnancy from conception to after birth and sequences for a variety of conditions. Includes over 100 photos to help you to understand each posture and a set of simple yet profound assists to take your students into deeper relaxation. With decades of teaching yoga to every level of practitioner in the US, Central America, Europe and Asia, Sue Flamm delivers a clear, compassionate training manual to deepen your understanding of Restorative Yoga.



Yoga as Medicine

Yoga as Medicine Author Yoga Journal
ISBN-10 0553903942
Release 2007-07-31
Pages 592
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The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,“ Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.