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From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga—and then inspired others to do the same. I’ve learned how to extract the beauty of an ordinary day. I’ve learned that the best high exists in the joy—or the sadness—of the present moment. Yoga allows me to surf the ripples and sit with the mud, while catching glimpses of the clarity of my home at the bottom of the lake: my true self. The very first time Saidman Yee took a yoga class, she left feeling inexplicably different—something inside had shifted. She felt alive—so alive that yoga became the center of her life, helping her come to terms with her insecurities and find her true identity and voice. From learning to cope with a frightening seizure disorder to navigating marriages and divorces to becoming a mother, finding the right life partner, and grieving a beloved parent, Saidman Yee has been through it all—and has found that yoga holds the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Approachable, sympathetic, funny, and candid, Saidman Yee shares personal anecdotes along with her compassionate insights and practical instructions for applying yoga to everyday issues and anxieties. Specific yoga sequences accompany each chapter and address everything from hormonal mood swings to detoxing, depression, stress, and increased confidence and energy. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate her signature flow of poses so you can follow them effortlessly. Yoga for Life offers techniques to bring awareness to every part of your physical and spiritual being, allowing you to feel truly alive and to embody the peace of the present moment.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Colleen Saidman Yee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-06-02
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476776804

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Be calmer, happier and more creative. In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world. Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired. Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you'll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Naomi Annand
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2019-10-31
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472963208

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Restorative yoga poses for healing your mind and body! Written by instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and published in partnership with Yoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences. Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Gail Boorstein Grossman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-11-07
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440575211

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Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can - help kids become more confident and self-directed, - use a holistic approach to enrich students' lives, and - guide kids to manage stress more effectively. Yoga is gaining popularity in schools and community programs for good reason: It provides an antidote to our fast-paced, technology-based society in which we never stop to relax, dig deeper, and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can employ a simple, safe, and pragmatic method for yoga instruction even if you've never taught it before. The clear, step-by-step directions and ample illustrations make it easy for you to present each of the activities, lessons, and 52 poses included in the book. These lessons are based on a holistic approach that focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga. The book introduces basic yoga philosophy in simplified take-home messages that help students live better lives. It also explains how yoga can enrich students' health and why it should be a vital part of their lives. Yoga students commonly - improve their self-awareness and emotional intelligence; - enhance their abilities to focus and concentrate; - develop greater cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility; and - learn how to handle stress (particularly helpful for kids with learning, behavioral, or social and economic challenges). This visual and user-friendly book is based on applied research and evidence from piloted programs, and it applies the pedagogical standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The book supplies lessons and unit plans, and you'll learn all about the basic physical poses, breathing techniques, play, visualizations, and relaxation methods. You'll also discover how to teach yoga effectively and learn the science and movement principles behind yoga. Teaching yoga can help you create a safe and relaxed atmosphere for students. You can use a multiple-intelligence approach to engage all of your students, particularly those who don't enjoy traditional sport-based activities. Yoga requires little or no equipment and can be adapted to anyone's needs. It helps people slow down and discover, or rediscover, who they are. Best of all, anyone can do it. With the expert guidance and practical approach of this text, yoga can revitalize your classroom and your students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Nanette Tummers
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2009
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780736070164

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A guide for intermediate and advanced yoga students sheds new light on the principles and practice of the ancient wellness tradition, offering a collection of asana sequences, breathing and meditation exercises.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Alan Finger
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release: 2004
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780609804063

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Demonstrates poses, meditations, breathing exercises, and mantras to introduce Kundalini yoga and its seven chakras, spiritual centers that are connected to major body organs.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Maya Fiennes
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Release: 2012-01
File: 207 Pages
ISBN-13: 085789577X

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Essential reading for those looking to customize their practice to life's changing needs. • Includes sections on vedic chanting, throat breathing, and exercises for women. • Presents a unique portrait of T. Krishnamacharya and his teachings. For 33 years Ramaswami studied with the legendary T. Krishnamacharya, teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and T.K.V. Desikachar and perhaps the most influential figure in the field of yoga in the last 100 years. Since that time he has developed Krishnamacharya's teaching into what may be the most highly evolved program available for making yoga a way of life, rather than simply a routine. In seventeen chapters Ramaswami lays out the whole philosophy of yoga, including principles for right living, postures, breathing practices, meditation practices, and mental disciplines. Key to Ramaswami's teaching is the focus on adapting yoga to individual needs and to different stages of life. During the early part of life, learning yoga as a physical art form is most beneficial for the self-confidence and discipline it instills. In middle age, yoga should focus on physical therapy and maintaining optimum health as far into life as possible. In the last stages of life, the practitioner will be ready to focus on the ultimate goal of yoga--true understanding of the philosophy behind it and the realization of truth.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Srivatsa Ramaswami
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781594775864

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Showing why yoga is so important for you as you age - strengthening bones, balancing hormones and even helping with mild depression - this title takes you through the most suitable types of yoga for older bodies and offers specific exercises.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Josephine Fairley
Publisher: Kyle Books
Release: 2012-09-16
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0857830430

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More than four hundred full-color photographs highlight a complete guide to yoga that integrates of breath with movement for students of all levels of fitness, offering a progressive eight-week program designed to enhance health. Original. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. IP.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Margaret D. Pierce
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release: 1996
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0915801604

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Yoga 365 presents a year's worth of daily readings that invite yoga lovers of every skill level to bring the inspiration they experience on their mats into their everyday lives. Each entry explores a mind-body theme such as balance, strength, and resilience in a short, illuminating paragraph that can be enjoyed in the morning or at bedtime, incorporated into a yoga session, or read on the go. Featuring a serenely beautiful hardcover and a spacious, color-washed interior, the package is as calming in the hand as the readings are to the eye. Yogis will find it to be a motivating tool for personal growth and a lighthearted way to share the joys of their practice with others.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Susanna Harwood Rubin
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2016-10-04
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452150956

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