Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers [NOOK Book]

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From a longtime yoga teacher, this highly visual, broadly informative resource gives serious yoga practitioners a wide-ranging framework that will enrich their practice.

   As any yoga student or teacher knows, there’s more to yoga than Downward Dog. Meta Chaya Hirschl’s immersive guide offers a complete vision of yoga, from its historical and spiritual roots to modern practice. Whether you are a ...
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Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers

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Overview

From a longtime yoga teacher, this highly visual, broadly informative resource gives serious yoga practitioners a wide-ranging framework that will enrich their practice.

   As any yoga student or teacher knows, there’s more to yoga than Downward Dog. Meta Chaya Hirschl’s immersive guide offers a complete vision of yoga, from its historical and spiritual roots to modern practice. Whether you are a novice yogi or an experienced instructor, Vital Yoga will help you unlock yoga’s full potential—and your own.
   Focusing on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, Hirschl covers a wide range of essential topics in three sections: Before the Mat, On the Mat, and Into the World. In Before the Mat, you’ll learn about the history and philosophy of yoga, with fresh insights into:
• Fundamental texts like the Bhagavad Gita
• The role of vibration in yogic practice
• Mantras for everything from health to job hunting

In On the Mat, you’ll find practical instructions for every aspect of yoga, including:

• Breathing consciously to guide your vital energies
• Meditating to master and heighten your senses
• Posing with intention, strength, and balance

   And finally, you’ll go Into the World. For Hirschl, the true benefits of yoga come not from perfect poses, but from using yoga every day to help yourself and others—so she covers how you can improve your confidence, health, and even your sex life with yoga, and how you can teach others to do the same.
   Throughout, Vital Yoga invites you to delve into the heart of yoga with derivations of Sanskrit terms, “stealth” yoga practices you can do anywhere, wisdom from the great sages, and accounts by contemporary yogis. Its goal is to help you connect to your inner self, transcend fear and attachment to the stresses of life, and achieve bliss—and when you’ve achieved it, you’ll be able to share it.
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Publishers Weekly
Hirschl—who, after working for years in stressful management jobs, ditched the corporate world to become a yoga instructor and studio owner—offers tips and advice to both students and teachers of yoga. Hirschl aims to help modern yogis transform their asana (pose) and meditation routines via yoga history, philosophy, and traditional practices like pranayama (breath), mantra (chanting), mudra (gesture), and drishti (gaze). The author clearly summarizes classic yoga texts, the eight limbs of yoga, pioneering teachers, energetics, and basic anatomy in a way that will greatly benefit new practitioners. She also offers an excellent overview of yoga styles, as well as sections on classical asana, advice on selecting teachers and classes, tips on becoming part of a community, and her take on applying yogic precepts to daily life via "stealth" yoga. For instructors, Hirschl offers sample yoga sequences and advice about the initial steps of opening a studio. As reference and inspiration, Hirschl's beautifully illustrated compendium will best serve novice students and teachers, as well as those aspiring to change careers.
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“Born from a desire to provide a comprehensive guidebook for teachers that goes beyond asana instruction, Meta Chaya Hirschl’s Vital Yoga offers a wealth of information for the inquisitive practitioner. . . the text offers concise and engaging explanations of esoteric concepts and employs personal narrative, visual aids, and even inspirational quotes and poetry to convey information to the reader.”
Yoga International
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615191444
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 570,794
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Meta Chaya Hirschl took her first yoga class in 1978. Years later, after working in business, teaching in academia, and writing software manuals, she was drawn back to yoga after developing severe asthma. Her passion for yoga eventually led her to open a studio and later establish the YogaNow Teacher Training Apprentice Program, a nationally accredited curriculum incorporating a variety of traditions and styles. She teaches and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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