Yoga Rising by Melanie C Klein

Yoga Rising by Melanie C Klein

This follow-up to the groundbreaking work Yoga and Body Image is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and, in time, self-love. Sharing their own stories of individual and collective turning points, the contributors explore how body image and yoga practice intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, class and socioeconomic status, age, size, and society. These thirty pieces were collected and edited by participants in the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, an organization committed to body love through yoga that is accessible, body positive, and reflects the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take… Read More

The Yoga Lifestyle by Doron Hanoch

The Yoga Lifestyle by Doron Hanoch

Today yoga, as popular as it is, is often practised in isolation of other Eastern disciplines. This is a pity for although physical exercise and fluid joint movement are essential aspects to living a healthy life there are many other disciplines that, if added to regular yoga work, can result in even greater improvements. One of these additional practices is that of good diet; for the food types that we ingest can either ease or detract from the benefits that yoga brings us. A Variable Diet In his book The Yoga Lifestyle Doron Hanoch – a certified yoga instructor, fuses together his skills as a practitioner alongside his preferred dietary… Read More

Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety by Robert Butera and Erin Byron

Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety by Robert Butera and Erin Byron

Comprehensive Yoga Therapy is becoming increasingly recognised as a scientifically validated approach to physical and mental health. It is a form of therapeutic work that seeks to work towards restoring body and life imbalances irrespective of a person’s age, weight or abilities. Comprehensive Yoga Therapy offers a structure for preventative health care known as the three Ps which are Proactive, Participatory and Personalized. A Rising Epidemic In the opening of Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety its authors Robert Butera PhD, Erin Byron MA and Staffan Elgelid, PhD., P.T reveal the startling fact that there are more than forty million clinically anxious people in the United States alone. As they… Read More

Good Night Yoga by Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder

Good Night Yoga by Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder

Good Night Yoga – a Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story is a collaboration between Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder. Gates holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. She is renown for her Kids Power Yoga program and has more than twenty years experience working with children. Hinder is a respected illustrator having produced acrylic artwork for a number of children’s books. The Story Their book features a single short story that is designed to help parents facilitate the gradual movement of young children into that of a relaxed state of mind prior to bed. This is achieved through through basic yoga exercises. The story features a young child’s embrace… Read More

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith

There is absolutely no doubt that if you want to understand how to be successful in any line of business then you have to follow the instructions, directions and advice given by those who have been successful in the same niche of entrepreneurialism. Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith are examples of two particularly successful entrepreneurs – people who have developed their talents through teaching yoga to appreciative students at their 90 Monkeys online yoga school. In their book The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Ippoliti and Smith share their wealth of knowledge on the subject with those who would like to replicate their success. Expanding a Yog-Army In the introduction… Read More

Restorative Yoga Therapy by Leeann Carey

Restorative Yoga Therapy by Leeann Carey

Yapana is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning ‘the support and extension of life’. In her book Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care and Well-Beingcertified instructor, Leeann Carey presents her readers a practical course of instruction in Yapana which she offers as a way to physical well-being. Her book is divided into three distinct stages or phases of asana work. These include: Doing or dynamic Being or relaxing and Still, the final state of relaxation As a way of aiding the work Leeann Carey includes the use of such ‘props’ in her exercises as large cushions, balls and small folding chairs. Whilst not commonplace in yoga work the use… Read More

The Sacred Tradition of Yoga by Dr Shankaranarayana Jois

The Sacred Tradition of Yoga by Dr Shankaranarayana Jois

Like most esoteric practices, yoga has hidden depths to in that are generally infathomable to those unskilled in its use. Yoga offers the promise of self-empowerment and spiritual insight but actually reaching out and touching it is a challenge for the Western mind. Dr Shankaranarayana Jois is a Sanskrit scholar and Vedic astrologer who teaches yogic philosophy in Mysore, India. He is of the firm conviction that the way back to a condition of natural living and spiritual enrichment for those of us living in the decadence of the West is through yoga. In The Sacred Tradition of Yoga, he offers an introduction to yoga which begins with a focus… Read More