Yoga Adjustments

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583947841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher:
ISBN: 1583947701
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944729
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, ePub, Docs
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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"--

Extra Love

Author: Jill Abelson
Publisher: Jill Abelson
ISBN: 9780615708409
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting

Author: Stephanie Pappas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1412233356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Transformational Teaching Through Yoga Adjustments

Author: Stacy McCarthy
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0981685285
Format: PDF
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Transformational Teaching Through Yoga Adjustments is written to support all yoga teachers, regardless of style, lineage, or brand. Filled with bite size gems for the yoga teachers who are ready to take their teaching to the next level, transform their classes from good to great, turn their students into raving fans and grow their teaching into a thriving and sustainable career. Clear, concise recommendations for assisting popular poses and correcting common misalignments. Illustrated with easy to follow photos and a special digital downloads to enhance your understanding, philosophy, ethics, and safety considerations of hands-on adjustments. "Everyone teaching and/or practicing Yoga will benefit from this inspirational book! McCarthy has brilliantly and succinctly distilled her years of yoga teaching and knowledge of anatomy into a clear yoga guidebook that not only details asana alignment but encourages us to reflect on our inner alignment as well." Michele Hebert E-RYT 500 Author, The Tenth Door: An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment Co-owner Raja Yoga Institute "Stacy's book lets you put your finger right on the pulse of yoga today in a one-stop shop approach to all the pertinent things professionals and consumers need to know. I am so pleased this book fulfills our worldwide need, with everything from practical adjustments to teaching strategies, and I only regret that this book was not out in the last century as well." Lawrence Biscontini, MA, International Mind-Body Movement Specialist, author, and teacher trainer, INNER IDEA Inspiration Award Recipient Stacy, what an incredible journey you took me on today. Your words, message and philosophy are beautiful. I was impressed by the business part of the book, and moved by the spirituality that you evoke in your writing. Pamela A. Meistrell What a treasure-trove of material Stacy McCarthy has poured into this book. Filled with heart-warming yoga inspiration, crystal clear teaching guidelines, essential professional wisdom, and beautiful images and practical adjustment instructions – this book is a must read by all yogi practitioners and instructors. As a children’s yoga teacher & trainer, I for sure will incorporate many of these lessons in to my classes & personal practice. Well done & thank you! Jodi Komitor Next Generation Yoga, Founder "Transformational Teaching Through Yoga Adjustments truly empowers us as yoga teachers to fully understand and embrace the foundational elements of a meaningful yoga practice, from the science and safety to the philosophy and ethics. From there, this book then challenges us to integrate this wealth of knowledge into our teaching, along with a deeper understanding of our students and ourselves, to ultimately cultivate an innovative approach to not only teaching yoga, but to truly living yoga. As both a fitness professional and an experienced yoga teacher, I find great comfort in and deep appreciation for the purposeful adjustments, meaningful words and inspiring life lessons Stacy has shared throughout this book. From discussing the science, safety and proper execution of hands-on adjustments, to sharing the importance of teaching from your authentic self, respecting your students and remaining a humble lifelong learner, the knowledge she has imparted on both current and future yoga teachers from her years of experience and genuine love and compassion is truly profound. Whether you are new to teaching or are a seasoned practitioner, this book will ignite your passion in a whole new way, and will inspire you as a yoga teacher to uniquely be yourself, allowing you to open more minds, warm more hearts and inspire positive, meaningful change in the lives of those you touch, both on and off the mat." Jessica Matthews, Exercise Physiologist E-RYT

Yoga s Touch

Author: Martia Bennett Rachman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996020107
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana

Author: Melanie Cooper
Publisher: Yogawords Limited
ISBN: 9781906756208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Assists

Author: Sharon Gannon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149766523X
Format: PDF
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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.