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.

Hanuman

Author: Vanamali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594779147
Format: PDF
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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.

Viking Ninja Elements

Author: Robinson Erhardt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724966414
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many of the most successful athletes across the world train with Viking Ninja: think Cody Garbrandt, Donald Cerrone, and Carlos Condit of the UFC, Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks, or Bayley of the WWE. But Viking Ninja is more than just a training system. It's a way of life, a community of like-minded people aiming to unite mind, body, and spirit to exceed their limitations. Viking Ninja emerged from Onnit, one of the globe's leading sports performance companies, and whose own mission is Total Human Optimization. With that attitude in mind, Elements delves into the DNA of Viking Ninja Systems' philosophy, covering topics ranging from Norse mythology to the steel mace and how unconventional weapons training will benefit you everywhere from the field to the home and workplace. Kill your ego, challenge your discipline, and change the world.

INDIAN CLUBS HT USE THEM

Author: E. Ferdinand Lemaire
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781374039971
Format: PDF
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Myths of the Asanas

Author: Alanna Kaivalya
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683830237
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 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.

The Educational Heritage of Ancient India

Author: Sahana Singh
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 194758653X
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Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth, where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced education. This illustrated book describes how these multi-disciplinary centers of learning existed in several forms such as forest universities, brick-and-mortar universities and temple universities. It examines the funding for these citadels of learning and their graduation ceremonies. The process by which India’s ancient systems of education helped to fuel a knowledge revolution around the world with its manuscripts, forming the basis for monographs and academic papers, is explained with references. The marauding incursions by Muslim invaders, which disrupted the idyllic world of university learning in India, followed by European colonization, which led to further erosion and degeneration of India’s traditional learning systems, have been taken up in some detail. Readers will get a snapshot view of India's education system down the ages from ancient to modern times.

The Wrestler s Body

Author: Joseph S. Alter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520912175
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Complete Life of Rama

Author: Vanamali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620553201
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Retells the Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale of love, duty, and sacrifice, for a modern audience • Draws on the original Sanskrit poem of Valmiki, enhanced with tales from the oral tradition, to recount Rama’s complete life • Details how Lord Rama rose above his human weaknesses, put his spiritual duty above all personal considerations, and perfected himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most • Reveals the deepest spiritual lesson of the Ramayama: that however weak we may be, each of us is capable of amazing feats through devotion, loyalty, perseverance, and love Drawing on the original Sanskrit words of the great poet Valmiki, enhanced with tales from the oral tradition, Vanamali retells the complete Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale of love, duty, and sacrifice, for a modern audience. Detailing the life and dharma of the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, Lord Ramachandra, she explains how Rama became divine through strict adherence to dharma, the law of cosmic righteousness. Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, the Ramayana most famously recounts Rama’s heroic journey, with the help of his loyal friend the monkey god Hanuman and his devoted brother Lakshmana, to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Rama’s battle with the forces of evil provides powerful examples of heroic strength and loyalty, the dangers of spiritual delusion and false attachment, and the power of love, both human and divine. Capturing the mystical spirit and transcendental wisdom of this immortal story, Vanamali explains how the character of Rama has captivated devotees through the millennia because his story depicts eternal truths that appeal to the best in human nature. She reveals how even though Rama is an avatar of Vishnu, he still possesses many human weaknesses, such as attachments, desires, and anger. His greatness lies in the fact that he rose above these traits, put his spiritual duty above all personal considerations, and perfected himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most. Rama’s life shows that however weak we may be, each of us is capable of amazing feats through devotion, loyalty, perseverance, and love.

The Indian Club Exercise With Explanatory Figures and Positions 1866

Author: Sim D. Kehoe
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473352118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.