Threads of Yoga: Themes, Reflections, and Meditations to Weave into Your Practice

Threads of Yoga: Themes, Reflections, and Meditations to Weave into Your Practice

by Pamela Seelig
Threads of Yoga: Themes, Reflections, and Meditations to Weave into Your Practice

Threads of Yoga: Themes, Reflections, and Meditations to Weave into Your Practice

by Pamela Seelig

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Overview

Deepen and enliven your yoga practice with 30 themes based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras that can inspire on and off the mat.

Yoga draws many practitioners because of its physical benefits, but it is often the experience of peace that people return for. Threads of Yoga supports those seeking to learn more about yoga’s deeper spiritual teachings. Each short chapter introduces a foundational yogic theme, such as letting go, the breath, the yamas and the niyamas, and the chakra system. Each theme is accompanied by practices, including meditation, complementary poses, breath work, or quotes to contemplate. It is an ideal guide for both practitioners and teachers who want to connect with the spiritual wisdom of yoga, deepen their personal practice, or develop and support a theme for yoga class.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611808797
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 445,835
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

PAMELA SEELIG is a yoga teacher based in New Jersey. She began her yoga and meditation journey in 1991 when an illness interrupted her Wall Street career. Along with helping recovery, the impact of her meditation led to a lifelong pursuit of perceiving and sharing yogic wisdom through practice, teaching, and writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 3

The Meaning behind the Movement 5

Beyond the Postures 7

The Initiation 8

Part 1 Themes and Practices Inspired by the Yoga Sutras

1 What Is Yoga? 17

2 Why Quiet the Mind? 25

3 Present Moment Awareness 31

4 Breath 39

5 Prana 47

6 Opening the Heart 55

7 Surrender 63

8 Silence 71

9 The Witness 79

10 Meditation 85

Part 2 The Yamas and Niyamas

11 Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas 97

12 Ahimsa-Nonviolence 103

33 Satya-Truthfulness 111

14 Asteya-Nonstealing 117

15 Brahmacharya-Moderation 123

16 Aparigraha-Nongreed 127

17 Saucha-Purity 133

18 Santosha-Contentment 139

19 Tapas-Self-Discipline 145

20 Swadhyaya- Self-Study 153

21 Ishvara Pranidhana-Surrender to a Higher Power 159

Part 3 The Chakra System

22 Introduction to the Chakra System 167

23 Muladhara-The Root Chakra 175

24 Svadisthana-The Sacral Chakra 181

25 Manipura-The Solar Plexus Chakra 189

26 Anahata-The Heart Chakra 195

27 Visuddha-The Throat Chakra 203

28 Ajna-The Third Eye Chakra 209

29 Sahasrara-The Crown Chakra 215

30 Conclusion 221

Resources and Recommended Reading 225

Acknowledgments 227

About the Author 229

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