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Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 9781583947845
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 416
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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.



Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 1583947701
Release 2014
Pages 385
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A guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching includes instructional photos that demonstrate how to guide yoga postures as well as a discussion of the philosophy of yoga, principles of hands-on teaching, and tactile cueing methods.



Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 9781583944721
Release 2011-09-06
Pages 432
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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.



Yoga Sequencing

Yoga Sequencing Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 9781583944974
Release 2012
Pages 507
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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. Drawing on ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary teaching methods, Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents detailed instructions and photos for 67 sequences of yoga poses that include multiple sequences for students at all levels, children and teens, women across the life cycle, seniors, people with depression and anxiety, and poses for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions.



Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana

Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana Author Melanie Cooper
ISBN-10 1906756201
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 231
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Teaching Yoga, Adjusting Asana: the essential guide to teaching yoga and adjusting yoga poses. Part One explores yoga teaching fundamentals in a simple, accessible way. Melanie covers how to teach crucial concepts (breath, bandha and drishti), as well as more general topics including injuries, ethics and the spiritual aspects of yoga. Part Two has helpful techniques for deepening common yoga postures and a complete guide to hands-on adjustment for the Ashtanga Primary Series.



Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting

Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting Author Stephanie Pappas
ISBN-10 9781412233354
Release 2006-12-01
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Yoga teachers and students will cherish this unique book on the art of performing hands-on yoga posture adjustments! The book contains over 200 photos, precise instructions, and insightful suggestions.



2 100 Asanas

2 100 Asanas Author Daniel Lacerda
ISBN-10 9780316270625
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 736
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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.



Yoga s Touch

Yoga s Touch Author Martia Bennett Rachman
ISBN-10 0996020101
Release 2014-08-05
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With more than 200 color photos of 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 over the last 15 years and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers since 2007. 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 postureWhile 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.



Yoga Assists

Yoga Assists Author Sharon Gannon
ISBN-10 9781497665231
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 184
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The founders of Jivamukti Yoga outline the fundamental principles of the assist, and how to apply them in practice and service to others. The benefits of both giving and receiving an assist—the extraordinary mind/body/spirit connection between yoga teacher and student—depend on knowing what an assist is, and fully understanding the method of Jivamukti itself. Though “corrections”—with teachers who fixed students’ mistakes—had evolved to “adjustments,” the world-renowned founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method recognized this still suggested that changes to one’s technique were necessary. In this book, they use “assist” to communicate the idea of two beings interacting on various levels of consciousness to bring into focus the five central tenets of Jivamukti: Shastra (or scripture), devotion, nonviolence, music, and meditation. From cultivating trust and patience to final relaxation and massage, this step-by-step, fully illustrated guide—featuring dozens of asanas—explores the giving of yoga as an art, a flowing dance of body, breath, and energy between two connected beings. Whether we receive or give, an assist is an active process in the resolution of a relationship between teacher and student, a microcosm of the flowing interrelation among all people, and all species.



Yoga Healing

Yoga Healing Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 9781623171063
Release 2017
Pages 720
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Mark 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. Surveying historical writings on yoga, ayurveda, and other early approaches to health and healing, Stephens distills this received wisdom of ancient and modern practices for more insightful and practical application in today's world. He applies these insights to healing musculoskeletal injuries; promoting a healthy reproductive system; and addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. A final chapter suggests ways to use yoga to address health conditions in order to continue to live an extraordinary life. Yoga Therapy is a practical manual with a systematic approach of considering the nature of each health condition and the specific asanas, pranayamas, and meditations most helpful in healing it. Rather than adopting a narrow medical model of healing as the reduction or elimination of symptoms, Stephens invites the reader to relate to health as a continuous, dynamic process of self-care in which the qualities of personal experience and social connectivity matter. He illustrates that how we live our lives--including our emotional states, nutrition, sleep, relationships, and sense of purpose--is reflected in our sense of balance (or imbalance) and wellbeing (or disease). Comprehensive, accessible, and informed by Mark Stephens's decades of deep study, practice, and teaching of yoga, this will become an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to modify their yoga practices for healing and well-being.



Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition Author Leslie Kaminoff
ISBN-10 9781450419888
Release 2012
Pages 276
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Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.



Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas Author Alanna Kaivalya
ISBN-10 9781683830238
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 184
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Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self imposed limitations. Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strength and determination. With more than sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of the Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.



Yoga Critical Alignment

Yoga  Critical Alignment Author Gert van Leeuwen
ISBN-10 1611800633
Release 2013
Pages 413
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A guide to yoga practices that release the tension held in the body to create a balanced alignment covers such topics as the role of the skeleton in movement chains, enhancing the body's mobility, and deepening body awareness.



The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Author Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith, PhD
ISBN-10 9781608682270
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 200
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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



Theme Weaver

Theme Weaver Author Michelle Berman Marchildon
ISBN-10 0984875514
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 165
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Theme Weaver has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Theme Weaver also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Theme Weaver book for free.



The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga Author Bernie Clark
ISBN-10 1935952501
Release 2012-01
Pages 294
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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.



Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga Author Donna Farhi
ISBN-10 9781930485549
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 192
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Drawing on decades of experience in training yoga teachers, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for yoga teachers. Teaching Yoga explores with depth and compassion a variety of topics both practical and philosophical, including how to create healthy boundaries; the student-teacher relationship (including whether a sexual relationship is acceptable); how to create physical and emotional safety for the student; what is a reasonable class size; how much a class should cost; and how to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the integrity of yoga as a philosophy, a science, and an art.