Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind A Guide to Personal Reintegration

ISBN-10: 1570629773

ISBN-13: 9781570629778

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

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Providing insight on the yoga philosophy, this work focuses on relaxing the body through proper breathing and correct mental attitude. It describes fluid movements which increase the body's flexibility, strength and inner stability.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Editors' Introduction
Author's Introduction
Yoga and Personal Reintegration
Why Yoga for Personal Reintegration?
The Yogic Approach to Personal Reintegration
The Problem: Mind--The Source of Misperception
The Solution: The Practice of Yoga
Aspects of Personal Reintegration
Asana--The Role of the Body in Personal Reintegration
The Core Principles of Reintegration Asana
Practice Guidelines
Putting the Principles Into Practice
The Asanas
Complete List of Asanas
Samasthiti (Standing Pose)
Parshva Uttanasana (Asymmetrical Forward Bend)
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
Ardha Uttanasana (Half Forward Bend)
Ardha Utkatasana (Chair)
Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle)
Virabhadrasana (Warrior)
Adhomukha Shvanasana (Downward Dog)
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt)
Paschimatanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Maha Mudra
Dvipada Pitham (Desk)
Urdhva Prasrita Padasana (Leg Raises)
Chakravakasana (Sunbird)
Bhujangasana (Cobra)
Shalabhasana (Locust)
Jathara Parivritti (Lying Twist)
Apanasana (Knees to Chest)
Shavasana (Relaxation Pose)
Viparita Karani--Inversion
The Philosophy of Inversion
The Psychology of Inversion
The Concept of Inversion
Practical Aspects of Inversion
Viparita Karani (Half Shoulderstand)
Shalamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
Shalamba Shirshasana (Headstand)
Vinyasa Krama--Sequencing and Adaptation
The Importance of Vinyasa Krama
Balancing Postures
Ending Your Practice
Sequencing for Individual Needs
Considerations in Sequence Planning
Pranayama--The Role of Breath in Personal Reintegration
The Removal of Impurities
Conscious Breathing
The Nature of the Breath
The Qualities of Correct Pranayama
Physical Prerequisites for Practice
Some General Guidelines for Pranayama Practice
Notes of Caution
The Use of Sound in Pranayama
The Process of Meditation
Stages of Meditation
Additional Notes on Meditation
Yoga Therapy
Traditional Yogic Perspectives on Health and Disease
Yoga Therapy: A Therapy Without Medicine, A Surgery Without Tools
Yoga Therapy: An Individualized Approach
The Yogic Approach to Restoration of Balance
Diagnostic Principles of Yoga Therapy
General Guidelines in Practicing Yoga Therapy
Responsibilities of the Teacher/Therapist
Practical Guidelines for Yoga Therapy
Specific Applications of Yoga Therapy: Two Sample Case Studies
A Final Caution: The Misuses of a Yoga Practice
About the Author
Contact Information
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