A Guide To Yoga And Meditation

A Guide To Yoga And Meditation

by Tason
     
 

When one mentions “yoga”, many images may be conjured up. Perhaps you get an image of flower children from the 60’s sitting in a circle with their legs in impossible positions chanting “Ohm” around a huge candle in a poorly lit room.

Yoga is an ancient art that has been practiced for centuries. Over the years, it has risen…  See more details below

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When one mentions “yoga”, many images may be conjured up. Perhaps you get an image of flower children from the 60’s sitting in a circle with their legs in impossible positions chanting “Ohm” around a huge candle in a poorly lit room.

Yoga is an ancient art that has been practiced for centuries. Over the years, it has risen in popularity as a way to stay fit, get in touch with one’s inner self, and keep a balance of sanity in a sometimes insane world.

While yoga did come to popularity in the 60’s with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who popularized Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the 60's, because he was associated with the Beatles, yoga practitioners have brought the ancient practice to the forefront of wellness in recent years.

Many scholars believe that yoga dates back over 5,000 years to the beginning of human civilization. Scholars believe that yoga grew out of Stone Age Shamanism, because of the cultural similarities between Modern Hinduism and Mehrgarh, a neolithic settlement (in what is now Afghanistan). In fact, much of Hindu ideas, rituals and symbols of today appear to have their roots in this shamanistic culture of Mehrgahr.

Early Yoga and archaic shamanism had much in common as both sought to transcend the human condition. The primary goal of shamanism was to heal members of the community and act as religious mediators. Archaic Yoga was also community oriented, as it attempted to discern the cosmic order through inner vision, then to apply that order to daily living. Later, Yoga evolved into a more inward experience, and Yogis focused on their individual enlightenment and salvation.

Yoga is the most diversified spiritual practice in the world. Crossing over many cultures (including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and the West), Yoga also extends over multiple languages such as Hindi, Tibetan, Bengali, Sanskrit, Tamil, Prakit, Marathi and Pali. The Yogic tradition continues to proliferate and spread its message of peace to this very day.

There are many different places that offer yoga classes – gyms, wellness centers, even the local YMCA. But you don’t have to join a class to practice yoga. It is just as easily done in your home or even at your desk while at work. Yoga can help bring you inner peace when you are stressed out. It can even help relieve the pain of headaches, backaches, and menstrual cramps.


Heres what yuo'll find inside A Guide To Yoga And Meditation:

What is Yoga
Why Do Yoga?
Types of Yoga
Getting Ready
Beginning Your Workout
Easy Pose
Downward Facing Dog
Sun Salutations
Tree Pose
Extended Triangle
Seated Forward Bend
Bound Angle Pose
Wide Angle Seating Forward Bend
Full Boat
Bridge
Legs Up The Wall
Corpse Pose
Meditation
Universal Mantra Meditation
Relaxation Meditation
Energy Healing Meditation
Color Healing Meditation
Centering
Desktop Yoga
Yoga For Headaches
Child’s Pose
Standing Forward Bend
Yoga for Menstrual Cramps
Reclining Bound Angle
Upward Bow
Seated Twist
Yoga for Depression
Headstand
Head To Knee Forward Bend


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012297655
Publisher:
Michelle Tason
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
217 KB

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