Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855382428

Category: Breathing exercises

Page: 296

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Author: Gregor Maehle,Roxanne Cox

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: 9780977512621

Category: Cooking

Page: 338

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In his third book Gregor Maehle aims at bringing about a renaissance of pranayama, the yogic school of breathing. For millennia pranayama was considered to be the quintessential yogic limb, yoga's main motor for spiritual evolution. To show pranayama's importance Maehle supports his findings at every turn with hundreds of quotations from yogic scripture. With unprecedented detail the author shows how pranayama is used to connect posture practice to yogic meditation and why it will accelerate your progress in both. Also covered are: - how pranayama creates health and its use in therapeutic application - mental and spiritual benefits of pranayama - the function of prana and the effects of pranayama - effect of pranayama on brain hemisphericity and balance of the nervous system - purpose of breath retentions and their precise technical application - in depth guidelines for the practice of pranayama - illustrations of the major pranayama and kriya techniques - the use of mantra and digital counting during pranayama - the appropriate diet and postures for pranayama - the importance and use of bandhas and kriyas before and during pranayama - how to set free your breathing pattern through exercising breath waves - descriptions of the classical pranayamas such as Nadi Shodhana, Bhastrika, Surya Bhedana with never before seen detail - how pranayama relates to raising Kundalini - a workable order in which techniques are to be learned and put into sequence with other yogic limbs - pranayama as it relates to the stages of life Gregor Maehle is practising and researching all aspects of yoga since 1982. He lived for several years in India studying with a variety of yogic masters and sadhus. He has previously published Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series, which have been translated into several languages.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama

Author: Richard Rosen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825783

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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For several thousand years, yogis have drawn on the powerful practice of pranayama, a technique of controlling the breath to maximize prana or life energy. Pranayama has been practiced to rejuvenate the body and as a means of self-study and self-transformation. While most yoga practitioners today focus on asanas, or body postures, a growing number of people are learning the complementary practice of pranayama to deepen and enrich their practice. The Yoga of Breath is a guide to learning the fundamentals of pranayama and incorporating them into an existing yoga practice. Rosen's approach is easy to follow with step-by-step descriptions of breath and body awareness exercises accompanied by clear illustrations. The book also covers the history and philosophy of pranayama, offers useful practice tips, and teaches readers how to use props to enhance the exercises.
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An In-depth Guide to Yogic Breathing with Instructional CD

Author: Richard Rosen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 214

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A follow-up to THE YOGA OF BREATH, this book with instructional CD is for the growing number of committed yoga students who are looking for more sophisticated breathing techniques to accompany their deepening yoga practice. Some kind of pranayama exercise is a regular feature in most yoga classes, and this book brings the serious practitioner to a more advanced level. Among the many yoga books now available, this is the only guide to advanced pranayama practices - from an author well-known through Yoga Journal and yoga conferences for his expertise in this area. Topics include guidance with props and postures, a suggested practice schedule, and breathing techniques for * revitalizing energy in the entire body * stimulating and awakening the brain and bringing energy to the sense organs, especially the eyes, ears, and tongue * bringing energy down the spine, exploring the central channel * enlivening the inner organs for overall health The enclosed instructional CD by the author offers a variety of practices so that the listener can create her own pranayama class, with guidance from the author in the appendix. This book also includes twenty-five line drawings that illustrate key poses.
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For Health, Well-Being, and Inner Growth

Author: Dennis Lewis

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Take a life-affirming journey with Dennis Lewis into the physiological, psychological, and spiritual experience of breathing. A long-time student of Advaita Vedanta, Taoism, and the Gurdjieff Work, he presents a comprehensive approach to understanding the mechanics of the breath, as well as the relationship of breath, emotions, and energy. Best of all, he offers guided explorations of the Whole-Body Breath, the Spacious Breath, the Smiling Breath, the Vital Breath, and more. These practices will improve your health, increase your energy, and support your quest for inner growth.
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The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609619587

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.
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Author: B.K.S Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177640461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Collected works on Yoga, Hatḥa Yoga etc.
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Author: Sri Swami Sivananda

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 8892656562

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Table Of Contents PUBLISHERS' NOTE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Prana and Pranayama Sub-Pranas and Their Functions The Colour of Pranas The Length of the Air-Currents The Centering of the Prana The Lungs Sushumna Kundalini Shat-Chakras Nadis Purification of Nadis Shat-Karmas (The Six Purificatory Processes) Dhauti Basti Neti Nauli Kapalabhati CHAPTER TWO The Meditation Room The Five Essentials The Place The Time The Adhikari Dietetic Discipline Yogic Diet Mitahara Purity in Food Charu Milk Diet Fruit Diet Articles Allowed Articles Forbidden A Kutir For Sadhana Matra Padmasana (Lotus Pose) Technique Siddhasana (The Perfect Pose) Technique Svastikasana (Prosperous Pose) Samasana (Equal Pose) Three Bandhas Arambha Avastha Ghata Avastha Parichaya Avastha Nishpatti Avastha CHAPTER THREE What is Pranayama Pranayama (According to the Gita) Pranayama (According To Sri Sankaracharya) Pranayama (According to Yogi Bhusunda) Control of Breath Varieties of Pranayama Three Types of Pranayama The Vedantic Kumbhaka Pranayama for Nadi-Suddhi Mantra During Pranayama Exercise No. 1 Exercise No. 2 Exercise No. 3 Exercise No. 4 Deep Breathing Exercise Kapalabhati The External Kumbhaka (Bahya) Easy Comfortable Pranayama (Sukha Purvaka) Pranayama for Awakening Kundalini Pranayama During Meditation Pranayama While Walking Pranayama in Savasana Sitkari Sitali Bhastrika Bhramari Murchha Kevala Kumbhaka Pranic Healing Distant Healing Relaxation Relaxation of Mind Importance and Benefits of Pranayama Special Instructions APPENDIX Concentration on Solar Plexus Pancha Dharana Prithvi Dharana Ambhasi Dharana Agneyi Dharana Vayavya Dharana Akasa Dharana Story of Yogi Bhusunda The Inner Factory Yogic Diet Sivananda's Pranayama Kundalini Pranayama Questions and Answers GLOSSARY
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Author: Dr. Renu Mahtani M.D.

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184951531

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

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FREE DVD CONTAINS: — Right postures while practicing Pranayama — Identifying correct pattern of breathing — Step-by-step technique of Pranayama — Imagery for: Stress Management, Energization, Joint Pain & Backache, Heart & Hypertension, Asthma & Allergies and Diabetes Pranayama is in vogue today but few are really aware of its subtle yet profound effects on the mind. Pranayama involves much more than a few breathing exercises; it is a holistic experience that encompasses the body and the mind. The book explains in simple terms: — How to identify and correct our faulty patterns of breathing — How to practice pranayama with understanding and safety — Logical explanations for various aspects of Pranayama - • why one nostril is usually more open than the other and what are its implications on our mindset and diseases • how Kapalbhati can offer peace of mind • how the vibrations of chanting soothe the mind and heal the body — How pranayama creates the interface to connect with the mind — How to program our mind towards self-empowerment, health & happiness. This book is for one and all who desire to create positive health.
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A Gem for Women

Author: Geeta S. Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8170237157

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 460

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"Yoga is considered uniquely instrumental in the search for self realisation, and through it the realisation of God. The author, who has mastered the subtle techniques of the art, has presented it in book form, showing a variety of āsanas known for their physical and curative values, Prānāyāma with its Bandhas and Dhyāna or meditation."-back cover.
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The Definitive Guide to the Art of Breathing

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007921287

Category: Breathing exercises

Page: 344

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B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar's unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of 'yoga for all', which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.His seminal book, LIGHT ON YOGA, is widely called 'the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around they world. In LIGHT ON PRANAYAMA, he establishes the same definitive level of authority on the art of breathing.For the serious yoga practitioner, the study of Pranayama is essential. This work, from the most respected yoga teacher in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar, offers the most comprehensive and instructive work available in the world. With 190 photos of B.K.S. Iyengar himself, the book highlights a progressive 200-week practice, highlighting the best techniques and the common errors in them.
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Author: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788186336793

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 362

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Author: T. Abrehamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615635255

Category:

Page: 228

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What is "Pranayama?" "Pranayama" is yogic breathing, a great variety of practices. "Prana" refers to a Vital Energy, an Energy not yet often recognized by Western science but which some Eastern thinking believes to be pervasive. "Life-Force" might be one acceptable interpretation. Thus to think of Pranayama as merely "yogic breathing exercises" is an oversimplification that omits the most important aspects of the practice. With Pranayama you may harness Universal Energy by regulating your breath. This is of course an extremely important assertion. You can test its validity. Why Should You Practice Pranayama? On one level: Pranayama can make you Feel Great: utterly calm and quiet, light yet grounded, and confident and empowered, and it is a wonderful lead-in to Meditation. It opens the body for improved progress in Yoga poses. This is all nice, yes - but relatively minor. On a higher level: Pranayama is Life-Transforming. It links you up with the Universe. You trend in the right direction. Things start to knit together, to slot into place more easily. Your day and your life can flow more smoothly. You can become open to becoming more purpose-full. At first hearing all this can sound incredibly mystical, otherworldly. But Tom Abrehamson's personal experiences are in harmony with those of others, over the centuries. With Persistent PracticeYour life will change for the better.Spontaneously, effortlessly and permanently.You are becoming whole. Becoming what you should be.You are forging an instrument of Will. The Big Question Why is "just" working with our breath so hugely spiritual? Because it Enables us To Connect. To Yoke Up ("Yoga"). How does it do that? It strips away intervening blockages.It Purifies us.It allows Connection and Flow. Breath is a Key that Unlocks us. Your Study Manual Secrets of Successful Pranayama is not a quick-fix handbook. It is not an executive summary with bullet points. It is not "Yoga-Lite." It is a study manual. It is a reference book you can chew on productively for years. Pranayama is not about instant gratification. It is not like a pill you pop for an instant fix. It is like a cream that you rub into your skin each day for long-term self-betterment. The book consists of four helpful sections: The FIRST section introduces you to Pranayama and to the Guidebook. The SECOND tells you how to set up your own practice. The THIRD tells you what to do during your practice. The FOURTH tells you some benefits to expect. A Living Teacher or a Guidebook? There are a myriad of cautions about progressing into Pranayama without being instructed in it by a living teacher. Tom agrees, in large part. More important, to his mind, however, is the question: Why should the wonderful benefits of Pranayama be available only to those fortunate enough to live close enough to an experienced teacher? The aim of the Guidebook is to make Pranayama accessible to anyone, anywhere.Give someone a Yoga Class, feed their Day.Give someone a Yoga Guidebook, feed their Life. Everything you need to know to practice beginning Pranayama is set out here. (And in coming years you will find guidance for Intermediate and Advanced practices in Volumes II and III.) That said, Tom is firmly convinced, from experience with the students in his classes, workshops and private lessons, that instruction from a living instructor is the very best way to insure you are on the right track. And, with that in mind, he has tried to make the Guidebook as crystal clear as possible. There is a tremendous amount of gobbledygook out there. Your Teacher should be able to answer with clarity two questions: What are we doing? and Why are we doing it? Namaste.
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Author: Martin Kirk,Brooke Boon,Daniel DiTuro

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780736051224

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 233

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"Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts based on difficulty, intensity, and duration. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use."--Jacket.
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The Master Key

Author: Swami Buddhananda,Swami Satyananda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788185787329

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 132

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Author: B.K.S. Iyengar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756659531

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Practical yoga instruction and words of wisdom for health, happiness and a better world, from BKS Iyengar Through the writings, experiences and philosophy of the world's greatest yoga guru and teacher, BKS Iyengar, discover what yoga can do for your health, happiness and whole life. This blend of wisdom both ancient and modern and practical advice and guidance, provides a holistic, all-embracing way to bring health, happiness and harmony to the way you live. BKS Iyengar passes on the lessons of his own life journey, and shares the physical and spiritual rewards you can gain from an uplifting series of beautifully presented asanas, breathing exercises and meditations. Yoga for your contentment, for joy, for true inner peace, for life. Practical yoga instruction and words of wisdom for health, happiness and a better world, from BKS IyengarThrough the writings, experiences and philosophy of the world's greatest yoga guru and teacher, BKS Iyengar, discover what yoga can do for your health, happiness and whole life.This blend of wisdom both ancient and modern and practical advice and guidance, provides a holistic, all-embracing way to bring health, happiness and harmony to the way you live. BKS Iyengar passes on the lessons of his own life journey, and shares the physical and spiritual rewards you can gain from an uplifting series of beautifully presented asanas, breathing exercises and meditations. Yoga for your contentment, for joy, for true inner peace, for life.
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The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007921263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

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A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.
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Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work

Author: Donna Farhi

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429997904

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal
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