Hanuman Power

Author: marcus quijas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781533129239
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Hanuman Power looks at exercises used to forge India's warriors and wrestlers for over a millennia through a modern lens.Learn about the Indian Mace (Gada), Clubs (Jori) as well as callisthenics such as the Indian press up (Dand) and bodyweight squat (Bethak). Each has been tested over countless generations and exist to this day because of one reason: they work.These exercises are employed by the Kushti wrestlers of India to prepare their bodies and minds for the rigours of competition. Explained and demonstrated, we also talk about how to incorporate these unique exercises into a training programme along with nutrition, goal setting, meditation, breathing techniques and more.This book can be used as an independent system or integrated into your existing training and lifestyle to help empower your body and mind.

Jiangan

Author: Michael Davies
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 1848190778
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Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art.

The Art of Macelifting

Author: Gastón Giorlando
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781548266332
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At age 40, Gaston Giorlando is an athlete, a kettlebell marathon pioneer in Spain, the creator of macelifting and professional maces, master macelifter, coach, author, innovator and a visionary. In the art of macelifting he tells us about his experiences, sharing his inspiration to a wide range of sportspeople.He has performed a great variety of strength-resistence feats never before accomplished and has several macelifting world records. He has been able to swing heavy maces in long duration events such as biathlons and marathons and, which is most surprising, he accomplished his performances not with two arms, but with one. His passion and dedication have taken him to be part of the world elite in the new sport.

Myths of the Asanas

Author: Alanna Kaivalya
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683830237
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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.

The Wrestler s Body

Author: Joseph S. Alter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520912175
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The Wrestler's Body tells the story of a way of life organized in terms of physical self-development. While Indian wrestlers are competitive athletes, they are also moral reformers whose conception of self and society is fundamentally somatic. Using the insights of anthropology, Joseph Alter writes an ethnography of the wrestler's physique that elucidates the somatic structure of the wrestler's identity and ideology. Young men in North India may choose to join an akhara, or gymnasium, where they subject themselves to a complex program of physical and moral fitness. Alter's first-hand description of each detail of the wrestler's regimen offers a unique perspective on South Asian culture and society. Wrestlers feel that moral reform of Indian national character is essential and advocate their way of life as an ideology of national health. Everyone is called on to become a wrestler and build collective strength through self-discipline.

The Indian Club Exercise With Explanatory Figures and Positions 1866

Author: Sim D. Kehoe
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473352118
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This early work takes a look at an unusual form of exercise using the Indian club as a prop. Twenty exercises are extensively illustrated with figures and diagrams, forming a complete how-to guide to this often overlooked sport. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Book of Ram

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184753322
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He is Eka-vachani, a king who always keeps his word; Eka-bani, an archer who strikes his target with the first arrow; and Eka-patni, a husband who is eternally and absolutely devoted to a single wife. He is maryada purushottam Ram, the supreme upholder of social values, the scion of the Raghu clan, jewel of the solar dynasty, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, God who establishes order in worldly life. Hindus believe that in stressful and tumultuous times chanting Ram’s name and hearing his tale, the Ramayan, brings stability, hope, peace and prosperity. Reviled by feminists, appropriated by politicians, Ram remains serene in his majesty, the only Hindu deity to be worshipped as a king.

Hanuman

Author: Vanamali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594779147
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An interpretive look at the stories of Hanuman, one of the most beloved gods of the Hindu pantheon • Contains 36 of the most important Hanuman stories with commentary on spiritual lessons, yogic practices, and Vedic astrology • Reveals how Hanuman symbolizes the human mind and the highest potential it can achieve • Explains how Hanuman has the ability to bestow strength and devotion Best known for his role in the Ramayana, Hanuman’s playful nature, amazing physical powers, and selfless devotion to Lord Rama have made him one of the most beloved gods in the Hindu pantheon. As a monkey, he symbolizes the ever-restless human mind. He teaches us that, though everyone is born an animal, anyone can attain the heights of spiritual evolution through perseverance and ardent discipline. Having perfected his mind through bhakti (selfless devotion) to obtain his powers, Hanuman embodies the highest potential we can achieve. In this book, Vanamali recounts 36 legendary Hanuman stories--from his birth to his adventures in the Ramayana--and reveals the spiritual lessons, yogic practices, and Vedic astrology aspects they contain. Vanamali shows how Hanuman has the ability to bestow selfless devotion and strength to his devotees and that following his example is the surest path to attracting the blessing of Rama.

The Chronicles Of Hanuman

Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 9384225762
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Lord Hanuman, the Monkey God and one of the most fascinating characters in the Ramayana, personifies the true superhero-philosopher. He is Lord Rama’s most trusted ally who embodies the virtues of a sincere devotee, the fearless fighter who sets the city of Lanka ablaze with his burning tail, the humble messenger who informs Mother Sita of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the noble fellow warrior who uproots Dronagiri, a mountain of herbs, to save Lakshmana’s life. Above all, he is a perfect blend of intelligence and humility. The Chronicles of Hanuman, an engaging and inspiring bildungsroman of the Monkey God, is also replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, making this book a reader’s delight. ABOUT THE AUTHORShubha Vilas, a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in Engineering and Law with a specialisation in Patent Law. In essence, he is an author, a motivational speaker, lifestyle coach and a storyteller. He is the author of the bestselling series, Ramayana: The Game of Life, that dis ls thought-provoking life lessons through the gripping narrative of the story of the Ramayana. Travelling across the globe and meeting people from all walks of life, he teaches the importance of being governed by dharmic principles, sharing spiritual lifestyle ps and contemporary wisdom to deal with modern-day life situations.