Yoga Mind and Body

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Develop your mental and physical potential, take control of the stress and tension of everyday living, and learn to nourish your mind and body with Yoga Mind & Body. Vetted by the expert staff of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, this guide stresses the five points of exercise, breathing, meditation, diet, and relaxation for improved health and happiness. In addition to basic yoga poses, Yoga Mind & Body provides meditation tools, stress relief exercises, and recipes ...
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Overview

Develop your mental and physical potential, take control of the stress and tension of everyday living, and learn to nourish your mind and body with Yoga Mind & Body. Vetted by the expert staff of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, this guide stresses the five points of exercise, breathing, meditation, diet, and relaxation for improved health and happiness. In addition to basic yoga poses, Yoga Mind & Body provides meditation tools, stress relief exercises, and recipes for healthful nutrition.
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YAA book that promotes the idea of strong minds and bodies in an appealing manner. Each page has colorful illustrations, charts, and large print. The straightforward presentation is devoid of New Age jargon and will lead readers to an appreciation and comprehension of this ancient art. Five main principles of yoga based on the tenet of "simple living and high thinking" are introduced. Each one is explained and illustrated in a separate section of the book. The chapter on proper exercise is the longest section and goes through a complete workout session with full-color photographs and drawings of each position. The mental and physical benefits of each position are listed as well as possible problems, and variations for different skill levels. The chapter on vegetarian diet has 20 pages of recipes using familiar ingredients and utensils.Penny Stevens, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756636746
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Series: DK Living Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 285,303
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
What Is Yoga?     6
The Three Bodies     8
The Yogic Path to Inner Peace     10
Proper Exercise
What Is Proper Exercise?     14
Preparatory Exercises     16
The Sun Salutation     20
The Headstand     26
The Scorpion     32
The Shoulderstand     34
The Plow     38
The Bridge     40
The Shoulderstand Cycle     46
The Fish     48
The Forward Bend     52
The Inclined Plane     54
The Shooting Bow     60
Eka Pada Sirasana     62
The Lotus     63
The Cobra     64
The Locust     68
The Bow     72
The Wheel     76
Backward Bends     80
The Crescent Moon     82
The Spinal Twist     84
The Crow     88
The Peacock     90
The Tree     94
Advanced Balances     95
Natarajasana     96
The Standing Forward Bend     98
The Triangle     100
Final Relaxation     104
YogicBreathing
Mental & Physical Aspects of Breathing     108
The Pranic Benefits of Yogic Breathing     110
Breathing Exercises     112
Purification Techniques     114
Proper Relaxation
Relaxation or Tension?     118
Relaxation Techniques     120
Vegetarian Diet
What We Need from Food     124
Why Be Vegetarian?     126
You Are What You Eat     128
Soups     130
Salads, Dips, and Dressings     132
Main Courses     134
Sauces and Condiments     142
Desserts     144
Bread and Muffins     146
Cakes and Cookies     148
Fasting     150
Positive Thinking & Meditation
What Is Positive Thinking?     154
Why Meditate?     156
How to Meditate     158
Meditation Tools     160
Glossary     162
Index     164
Useful Addresses     167
Acknowledgments     168
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Sivananda Yoga

    Swami Sivananda is a well known master of Yoga. His a traditional and pure form of ancient asceticism. I have great respect for the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh and all its associated organizations. The book gives a lucid and clear description of the Yogasanas, the practices of vegetarianism and the necessity for living a pure and clean life for achieving success in Yoga!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Simple, yet comprehensive.

    I've learned much since I bought this book, enough that I've nearly 'outgrown' it. Yet when I need to view a form, or glean a healthy and elegant recipe, this is the book I always return to.<p> Little touches like the covers extending into flaps on the inside that allow you to prop the book open to the page you¿re viewing really help round out this informative and pleasurable publication.<p> However, I do have one complaint and one criticism:<p> My complaint is lodged with the photographic images. The cropping paths are poorly constructed and cause the images to have flat edges and pieces missing in some cases. For example, the woman on the cover image has a flattish head and part of her big toe is missing. These flaws are not so bad as to render the images useless, just enough to mar an otherwise exemplary production.<p> My criticism is a lack of resources listed in the book. I didn¿t even consider this until I found 'Forbes Best of The Web, June 25, 2001' ¿ Vol. 167, Num. 15, Page 86. There are only seven links to web sites listed, but the information on those sites opened the doors to a plethoric wealth of knowledge on the subject.<p> I reviewed several books (both on-line and off) before making my purchase. This has an excellent quality to price ratio that makes this one of my most treasured books on the subject of Yoga. I recommend it to anyone seeking initiation into yoga, its practices, and it¿s mores.<br>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2000

    Clear, Concise, and Very Helpful

    Yoga Mind and Body is an easy to use guide to yoga for beginner through advanced students. Full color, well explained poses are easy to follow and have modifications for all levels. Included are sections on breathing and the yogic diet. This is a book I return to again and again as my practice improves.

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