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Yoga : your home practice companion

Yoga : your home practice companion

Author: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (London, England)
Publisher: London ; New York : DK, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
Presents an introduction to yoga, covering the basic principles of exercise, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and proper diet, in a text that includes recipes and step-by-step photographs of how to perform the yoga postures.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (London, England)
ISBN: 9780756657291 0756657296 9781405349185 1405349182
OCLC Number: 320188297
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: [1.] Introduction. An ancient guide to healthy living --
What is yoga? --
The yogic path to well-being --
Hatha yoga pradipika --
[2.] The benefits of yoga. Boosting self-healing --
Muscles and movement --
Aligning the posture --
The breath of life --
Supporting the nervous system --
Yoga and the endocrine system --
Yoga and relaxation --
One pose, many benefits --
[3.] Proper exercise. What is proper exercise? --
Initial relaxation --
Eye and neck exercises --
Sun salutation --
Single leg lifts --
Double leg lifts --
Headstand --
Shoulderstand --
Plough --
Fish --
Forward bend --
Cobra --
Locust --
Bow --
Half spinal twist --
Crow --
Peacock --
Standing forward bend --
Triangle --
Beginner programmes --
Intermediate programmes --
Advanced programmes --
[4.] Proper breathing. Pranayama --
Preparatory exercises --
Alternate nostril breathing --
Kapala bhati --
[5.] Proper relaxation. Relaxation between asanas --
Final relaxation --
Complete yogic relaxation --
[6.] Positive thinking and meditation. Why meditate? --
The art of concentration --
Practising meditation --
Managing stress --
The law of karma --
[7.] Proper diet. Yoga and vegetarianism --
You are what you eat --
Common concerns about the yogic diet --
The transition toward a yogic diet --
Cooking techniques --
A week's menu plan --
Breakfast --
Lunch --
Salads and dressings --
Vegetables and condiments --
Dinner --
Breads --
Sweet treats and desserts --
Snacks and beverages.
Responsibility: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.
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Helps to learn classic yoga poses for different levels following step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. This title features yoga programmes of 20, 40 and 60 minutes that are  Read more...


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