Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living

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Here is a comprehensive introduction to yoga geared to men of all ages and backgrounds-whether they're athletic or sedentary, young or old, or devotees of yoga who seek new information to enhance their existing practices or neophytes just starting out on their yoga journeys.

The information is presented in simple, how-to form so that you can perform a basic, yet complete, yoga session on your own. It provides an overview of all the major styles of yoga so that you can custom ...

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Overview

Here is a comprehensive introduction to yoga geared to men of all ages and backgrounds-whether they're athletic or sedentary, young or old, or devotees of yoga who seek new information to enhance their existing practices or neophytes just starting out on their yoga journeys.

The information is presented in simple, how-to form so that you can perform a basic, yet complete, yoga session on your own. It provides an overview of all the major styles of yoga so that you can custom tailor a practice to suit your needs. In addition, Yoga for Men includes information specific to men-yoga and male health concerns, yoga for all phases of a man's life, how yoga can enhance performance for athletic activities (and your sex life!), and how yoga can be enjoyed with a partner.

Yoga for Men provides today's man with a prescription for a lifestyle that unites body, mind, and spirit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564146656
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 428,012
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Epigraph 13
Preface 15
Getting Started: How to Use This Book 17
Introduction 23
Part I Overview: Yoga as a Living Tree 31
Chapter 1 The Tree of Yoga 33
Part II Hatha Yoga: The Main Traditions 41
Chapter 2 Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy: Swami Rama's Scientific Approach to Training the Mind Through the Body 43
Chapter 3 Integral Yoga: Sri Swami Satchidananda's Meditation for the Body 49
Chapter 4 Iyengar Yoga: B.K.S. Iyengar's Dynamic Precision 55
Chapter 5 Sivananda Yoga: Swami Vishnu-devananda's Classical Five-Point System 61
Chapter 6 Ashtanga Yoga: Power Yoga 67
Chapter 7 Kundalini Yoga: Igniting the Fire Within 75
Part III Contemporary Adaptations of Yoga 85
Chapter 8 Kripalu Yoga: Breath, Meditation, and Motion 87
Chapter 9 Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: Yoga Therapy Meets Talk Therapy 93
Chapter 10 Endless Yoga: Other Traditional Approaches and Contemporary Syntheses of Yoga 99
A Complete Yoga Practice Session for Men 112
Part IV Yoga for a Man's Special Needs 141
Chapter 11 Yoga for the Phases of a Man's Life 143
Chapter 12 Yoga for Athletics and Sports: How to Use Yoga to Make the Most of Your Fitness Activities 153
Chapter 13 Yoga for Men's Health: How Yoga Can Help You Maintain Your Health/Address Specific Men's Health Concerns 159
Chapter 14 Yoga and a Man's Sex Life: Enhancing Your Sexual Life With Yoga 181
Chapter 15 Partnered Yoga: Yoga Exercises, Stretches, and Poses You Can Do With a Friend, Lover/Partner/Spouse, Family Member, Coworker, or Workout Partner 193
Part V The Yoga Lifestyle 203
Chapter 16 The Yoga Lifestyle: Yoga as a Way of Being a Man 205
Part VI Supplemental Resource Information 223
Chapter 17 Resources for Further Exploration 225
Afterword: The Yoga Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together 239
Chapter Notes 245
Bibliography 251
Postscript 255
Index 257
About the Author 264
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