A Year of Living Your Yoga

Daily Practices to Shape Your Life

A Year of Living Your Yoga

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching an annual yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch, in Helena, Montana, for twenty-eight years. When Lasater learned that one of her students was collecting her thoughts—which she called "Judith’s aphorisms"—Lasater decided to collect them in this book. Featuring one thought for each day of the year, along with a suggested practice, these brief, powerful insights reflect the author’s knowledge of classic yoga philosophy and years of experience. Humorous, inspiring, and surprisingly down-to-earth, they guide seekers both on and off the yoga mat. These aphorisms address love, asana, fear, trust, expectations, pranayama, suffering, laughter, presence, the Yoga Sutra, and much more. They emphasize the experience of being present to one’s self and to life’s ups and downs—day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment. A Year of Living Your Yoga is a gentle invitation to readers to know themselves on a deeper level.

Yoga Therapy

Theory and Practice

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice is a vital guidebook for any clinician or scholar looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields. Chapters are written by expert yoga therapy practitioners and offer theoretical, historical, and practice-based instruction on cutting-edge topics such as application of yoga therapy to anger management and the intersection of yoga therapy and epigenetics; many chapters also include Q&A "self-inquiries." Readers will find that Yoga Therapy is the perfect guide for practitioners looking for new techniques as well as those hoping to begin from scratch with yoga therapy.

Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

A Guide for Everyday Practice

Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

A longtime yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation practitioner, Charlotte Bell describes in passionate detail how she applied the eightfold path of the Yoga Sutras and the Buddha’s heed for mindfulness to her hectic Western life—with practicality and precision, grace and guts.Her insights honor these timeless teachings while staying relevant to contemporary life. She recounts personal stories that depict her commitment to practice in her own life: in relationships, music, asana, meditation, teaching, and even writing this book. And it's not all rosy. She writes about self-doubt and struggles, all while welcoming, time and again, the life she has, imperfections and all.Charlotte Bell shows by example how to be a yogi in the particularity of your own life. Her suggestions about how to bring mindfulness into asana will deepen your practice; her recommended daily practices, or Reflections, will reveal new inner landscapes. Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life is an inspiring guide for anyone seeking to live a yogic life.

Relax and Renew

Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

Relax and Renew

Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. This book presents nurturing physical postures and breathing techniques called restorative yoga. When practiced regularly, they will help you to: • Heal the effects of chronic stress • Recover from illness or injury • Balance energy and quiet the mind With clear instructions and photographs, Relax and Renew gently guides the experienced practitioner and enthusiastic beginner—regardless of age, flexibility, or strength—in techniques that will ease your way through this hectic world. The first book devoted exclusively to restorative yoga, Relax and Renew offers: • A general restorative sequence • Programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems • A special section for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause • Routines for when time is limited, including one for the office • Practical suggestions that help you prevent stress and live more fully in the present moment

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging

Living Longer, Living Stronger and Loving Every Day

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging

Now, under the guidance of a qualified and well-known Iyengar yoga teacher, readers can reap the benefits of yoga with this gentle guide written specifically with today's baby boomers in mind. Filled with clear instructions, including the use of yoga props and modified poses, plus crisp follow-along photographs, this book takes readers step by step through the asanas (poses) that can prevent or lessen ailments such as osteoporoisis, hip fractures and chronic pain.

The Way of the Happy Woman

Living the Best Year of Your Life

The Way of the Happy Woman

"Ancients lived in accordance with daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms by necessity. But modern life overrides these cycles -- from weather and food to work and recreation. Because they are inherently cyclical and instinctually caregivers, women are especially affected. Millions of women trying to do it all, all the time, end up feeling depleted and defeated. In these pages Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly fun practices can put women back in sync with their own cycles and those of nature. When we honor spring's seedlings, summer's color, fall's harvest, and winter's quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds. Stover's suggestions nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit, yielding the same benefits as a getting-away-from-it-all retreat. Illustrated yoga poses, inviting recipes, and innovative journaling, meditation, and brainstorming techniques make reconnecting to the essential easy -- not just for a weekend or week but year-round and lifelong"--

Yoga's Devotional Light

Living Your Bhakti Practice

Yoga's Devotional Light

Offering hatha-yoga practitioners a gentle hand onto the path of a spiritual life, Yoga's Devotional Light, walks readers through a year of living devotional yoga. Included in this book are brief, daily entries, inviting a return to wonder, generously poetic notes on some of yoga's key concepts and classic texts, as well as personal, documentary essays, granting rare glimpses into one bhakti-yoga practitioner's life. Teachers, students and the curious alike will delight in the opportunity to revisit and fall in love with the Self, enhance their existing practice or embark on their own bhakti-inspired journey, with a refreshed heart and a bold, new awareness of the world. #julianlynn #yogasdevotionallight

Yoga for Pregnancy

What Every Mom-to-Be Needs to Know

Yoga for Pregnancy

Drawing on her experience as a mother, a yoga teacher, and a physical therapist, author Judith Lasater, PhD presents a comprehensive and easy-to-follow program of yoga poses and breathing practices. These will help the mother to stay flexible and healthy throughout the pregnancy, remain present during the challenges of labor and delivery, and care for herself during the postpartum period. In addition, the author has created a special section called "Mantras for Mom and Baby," where the mother can explore heart-centered practices, one for each month during pregnancy and baby’s first year.

Now Is Your Chance

A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology

Now Is Your Chance

Happiness is the ultimate goal for so many of us, but why does it often feel like a destination that’s completely unreachable?Everybody wants a better life, yet for so long we have been looking in all the wrong places and directing our focus outwards for solutions that can only be found on the inside. In this book, Niyc Pidgeon offers the missing piece of the puzzle to help you stop chasing your joy and finally start feeling it!Grounded in Niyc’s training as a Positive Psychologist and her many years of coaching experience, Now Is Your Chance offers a 30-day guide to creating powerful, purposeful and meaningful change. It does not require any external resources – there’s nothing new to buy, sign up for or schedule, and no other person to call on. You already have everything you need to start and succeed.Inspiring, motivating and practical, this programme shows you how to create a life filled with authentic and lasting joy. With this book, you have no excuse to put off your happiness until tomorrow – Now Is Your Chance.