The Complete Yoga Tutor

Author: Mark Kan
Publisher: Gaia
ISBN: 9781856753302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Complete Yoga Tutor is a concise manual on Hatha Yoga for any aspiring tutor, serious practitioner or teacher. Beginning with the history of yoga, and a full explanation of the meaning of yoga and its true purpose, this ancient science of purification will show you the way to radiant health, perfect mind control and peace within yourself, with the world and with nature. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or have been practicing for years, this practical guide will be an invaluable resource. The asanas, or postures, featured in The Complete Yoga Tutor have been carefully chosen and information is given on the benefits of each pose, recommended poses for common ailments and any contraindications. Special attention is given on how to execute the pose safely and effectively, with modifications to suit all levels of practice, from beginner to advanced level.

The Complete Pilates Tutor

Author: Alan Herdman
Publisher: Gaia
ISBN: 1856753557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect. A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.

Teaching Yoga

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944729
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944974
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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"--

Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practicioners

Author: Ram Jain
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789082705614
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practitioners is a must-read if you want to derive maximum benefits from your yoga practice and master the art of comprehensive sequencing. You will be presented with powerful tools to classify yoga poses and instantly create customized sequences for different levels, themes, and goals. Starting from the traditional approach to yoga, you will discover how yoga poses affect the internal body and how systematic yoga sequencing can increase your holistic health and well being. You will also understand the medically-proven benefits of yoga and you will learn the ancient principles of sequencing asanas according to their corresponding chakras (energy centres). Esteemed yoga teachers and trainers of more than 2000 yoga teachers, Ram Jain and Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain describe how to create safe, fulfilling, and holistic Hatha Yoga practices. Ram and Kalyani provide you with practical descriptions of over 200 asanas, with their respective instructions, alignment cues, contraindications, and modifications - which will bring your yoga classes and practice to a whole new level.

Extra Love

Author: Jill Abelson
Publisher: Jill Abelson
ISBN: 9780615708409
Format: PDF
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Yoga students and teachers alike appreciate the power and art of hands-on assists. Many teachers would like to assist more, but don't yet have the confidence or skills -- increasingly important as yoga and teacher training programs grow in popularity, and new generations of teachers are called to serve their communities. EXTRA LOVE: The Art of Hands-on Assists is a "MUST" for Yoga teachers, assistants and advanced students who want to assist more, but need a little extra confidence and technical insight. Based on 13 years of teaching experience and a popular workshop series taught on both coasts, the manual reveals how to assist, as well as what to look for - to optimize students' alignment/energy flow, ensure their safety, and deepen their experience and joy of Yoga. The manual covers general principles (AKA "golden rules") of assisting, crystal clear, detailed recommendations for assisting popular poses for students of all levels, including common misalignments for each pose, thumbnail photos to enhance your understanding, and practical ethics and safety considerations.

Pick Your Yoga Practice

Author: Meagan McCrary
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681807
Format: PDF, Docs
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On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you’ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary discovered when she began exploring different classes, finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice. Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Those new to yoga will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory. Ashtanga * Iyengar * Kundalini * Integral * Kripalu Bikram * Jivamukti * Sivananda * Ananda Viniyoga * Svaroopa * Power * Forrest * ISHTA Anusara * Moksha * AcroYoga

The Complete Massage Tutor

Author: Wendy Kavanagh
Publisher: Gaia
ISBN: 9781856753036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Complete Massage Tutor is the one-stop guide to treating yourself and others through soothing massage routines. Expertly written by a leading therapist, this book provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of massage practice. With step-by-step instructions for a complete massage sequence, specialized routines for children and the elderly as well as targeted treatments for a wide range of common ailments, this book will equip you with all the skills you need.

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga

Author: Srivatsa Ramaswami
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9781569244029
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today's best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya's wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami—Krishnamacharya's longest-standing student outside his own family—presents his master's teachings of yogasanas in unprecedented detail. Drawing upon his 33 years of direct study, beginning in 1955 and continuing nearly until his teacher's death, Ramaswami presents more than nine hundred poses and variations in logically structured sequences, precisely describing Krishnamacharya's complete Vinyasakrama system. Along with every movement of each yoga posture, he covers the proper breathing techniques for each pose—something no other book also derived from Krishnamacharya's teaching does. Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs are featured in this authoritative landmark presentation of the study practiced by the "grandfather of modern yoga."

Alignment Matters 2nd Edition

Author: Katy Bowman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781943370085
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Katy Bowman's ideas in Move Your DNA (2014), which explores the difference between exercise and movement, caused health and wellness circles to sit (or stand) up and take notice. Since mainstream media caught wind, Bowman's furniture-free home, movement-based lifestyle, and scientific explanations of why we need to move have become staples in national health publications and online media around the world. But before Bowman became well known, she had been writing down her ideas on movement and alignment in a blog called Katy Says.Alignment Matters contains the first five years of her posts, organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman's more complex books. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging text lays out a "user's manual" for the human body, including stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas.Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about their bodies. With Alignment Matters, they will be well on their way to understanding the human machine.