HOW TO KNOW GOD
by Svami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Translation and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Softcover. The Yoga Aphorisms of
Patanjali is a major work on the practice of yoga and meditation.
Through these ancient aphorisms you will learn how to control your mind
and achieve inner peace and freedom. Although these methods were taught
over 2,000 years ago, they are as alive and effective today as they have
ever been. The 2008 edition has been reset and now has an extensive
index for reference.
Preliminaries of Pranayama
How to begin learning pranayama. An edited transcript of an audio presentation by Sri Prashant S Iyengar.
A tiny little pranayama book.
Blank Notecards, 10 pack
Winter scene drawn by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of Mutts Cartoon.
Tied in raffia, blank inside, 5-1/2 x 4-1/4. Profits will be donated to
The Humane Society. For single cards see item above.
AYURVEDA - THE SCIENCE OF SELF HEALING by Vasant Lad
For the first time a book is available which clearly explains the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. This beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains the following: history & philosophy * basic principles, * diagnostic techniques * treatment * diet * medicinal usage of kitchen herbs & spices * first aid * first aid * food antidotes * and much more More than 50 concise charts, diagrams and tables are included, as well as a glossary and index in order to further clarify the text.
NEW YOGA FOR PEOPLE OVER FIFTY
By Suza Francina. Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination.
In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will learn how the health of the spine and posture affect every sustem of the body, and how yoga positions and breathing exercises benefit the circulatory system, the heart and other vital organs, relieve menopausal symptoms, and remove stiffness and inertia from the body. In this comprehensive guide, Iyengar yoga expert Suza Francina describes and illustrates how to begin and maintain a yoga program through personal stories and over 100 easy-to-follow instructional photos of older teachers and students.
ZEN MIND, BEGINNERS MIND
Informal talks on Zen meditation and practice by Shunryu Suzuki. The owner of our store recalls copying the entire book in longhand upon discovering it at a friends home in 1978. 138 pages.
Life Touches Life
"A mother's story of stillbirth and healing" by Lorraine Ash, foreword by Christiane Northrup, MD. Softcover, 6" x 9", 175 pages.
By Ken Wilber. A simple yet comprehensive guide to the types of psychologies and therapies available from Eastern and Western sources. Each chapter includes a specific exercise designed to help the reader understand the nature and practice of the specific therapies. Wilber presents an easy-to-use map of human consciousness against which the various therapies are introduced and explained. This edition includes a new preface.
HEALTH AND HEALING IN YOGA
As expounded in all ancient traditions and as is increasingly being rediscovered by modern medical research, the physical body is the gross material expression of a more subtle body. The body is surrounded by a nervous envelope through which disease must first penetrate before affecting the physical body. This book spells out in the words of the Mother the secret inner causes of health and disease. The methods of mastering the body's functioning in the light of a deeper knowledge of the subtler levels influencing the physical are expressed in direct, lucid language.
AYURVEDA FOR WOMEN by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
A time-tested system for achieving health and happiness while balancing the demands of the modern woman's lifestyle.
• A perfect handbook for any woman for whom quality of life is a central issue.
• By one of the leading advocates of Ayurveda in the United States and the author of Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.
One Soul, One Love, One Heart
How do we heal our difficult relationships and nurture our healthy ones? What is their significance in our spiritual life? In this deeply moving, groundbreaking book, John E. Welshons answers these questions and many more. He shows why the path to real and lasting happiness lies in recognizing that we are all One, and in living in that awareness. He shows us how to heal our most difficult relationships by transforming them into our greatest spiritual lessons and how to love, forgive, and care for our fellow human beings — even those we find most difficult to love and forgive. With compassion and wisdom, Welshons invites us into a revolutionary new understanding of ourselves, our spiritual life, our world, and all our relationships.
Yoga for Fibromyalgia: by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer
Fibromyalgia, which affects more women than men, is characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points--- places on the body where slight pressure causes pain. Although mainstream medicine has yet to devise a successful plan for treating fibromyalgia, yoga offers sensible strategies for managing, and sometimes overcoming, the pain. Written by a yoga teacher and suitable for both yoga novices and veterans, this book is grounded in simple movements, breathing techniques, and guided visualization and relaxation sessions. Readers learn to reduce stress and manage fibromyalgia through eight sequences: four for pain relief, one to diminish fatigue and improve sleep, and three for maintaining body awareness and general flexibility. The author's simple, supportive language and mixture of theory, practice, and the latest scientific data offer hope for one of the most challenging health conditions. Paperback: 128 pages.
Watch Me Do Yoga by Bobby Clennell
Watch Me Do Yoga is narrated by a child's voice as she goes through a series of yoga poses. We see her practicing with her dad, her mom, or the family dog—and sometimes alone on her mat. We see her in the garden, on the patio, in her bedroom, even sitting on a gigantic lotus. But no matter what the setting, she relates her yoga to the natural world. She stands like a tree or a mountain and imitates the actions of animals—a fish, a dog, a lion, and a tortoise. She celebrates her connection with the life around her and wants just a bit of attention in return. The upbeat text and appealing illustrations should encourage young children to practice yoga and their parents to practice with them.
Alpha & Omega of Trikonasana by Prashant Iyengar
Trikonasana is used as an example to explain how
asana practice is a journery from external beginnings to the knowledge
of the soulsphere. The process of involution from the external geometry
to the inner purport of Trikonasana is beautifully described. Softcover,
Yogashastra Tome 2
This is the second book in the series corresponding to the syllabus for students at the Prathamic level. The book is divided into six parts. The first two parts deal with the theory behind the different aspects of Ashtanga yoga, the third explains human anatomy while the fourth and fifth parts provide the methodology for performing various asanas. the sixth and the final part serves as a workbook which aids the children in evaluating the children in evaluating their own understanding.
IYENGAR, His Life and Work- Indian edition
This book was published by the Light on Yoga Research Trust on the occasion of the 60th birthday celebrations of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. It contains an autobiographical sketch by Guruji and another touching piece by him on his wife. There are essays by his students on topics like health. their personal experiences with Guruji.
18" wide by 24" high. As featured in YOGA JOURNAL magazine. All photos taken in India by Martin Brading.
Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations
Mindfulness meets the modern world with this collection of tongue-in-cheek chants for those daily moments that drive us insane.
For all of us who've crammed yoga, meditation, and self-care into our lives, there's just one thing missing on our daily slog toward serenity: a laugh. With rainbow-free visualizations ripped from real life, Very Modern Mantras will have you mastering the meditations that really matter, like Mantra for Starbucks; Mantra for the Airport Security Line; Mantra for Open-Plan Office, and Mantra for Public Transportation. Finally, a way to find inner peace without losing your sense of humor.
Light on Life
B.K.S. Iyengar―hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be the most important living yoga master―has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.
EASY DOES IT YOGA by Alice Christensen
A complete fitness program for those challenged by age, illness, injury or inactivity. Softcover, 188 pages. We especially enjoy reading the testimonials by the senior citizens.
Yogashastra Tome 3
The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and the Light on Yoga Research Trust have devised a special course on yoga for children and teenagers between the ages of 9 to 18 years. Each book addresses the various stresses and concerns that the children face in their growing years. This volume is the third in the series. It is a practical guide addressing elements of philosophy, science, history and practice. Although the book is written for children, it provides guidance to the parents and teachers too. 136 pages.
Yogashastra Tome 1
by teachers of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and Light on Yoga Research Trust and published by YOG Mumbai (7x9 paperback - 2005) 131 pages First in a series of 5 textbooks for children at the Arambhic level. Meaning of prayers, yamas and niyamas given through story format. Beginning asanas and preparatory movements for coordination.
Practice guide and workbook. Useful for teachers of students of all ages.
Light on Astanga Yoga
by B.K.S. Iyengar (published by Alchemy Publishers, New Delhi, India 2008) paperback - 198 pages
Astanga Yoga is an ancient wisdom, the greatest and noblest gift that Sage Patanjali has offered to man. It's beauty lies in the application of its principles that can be adopted and adapted in discovering the finer aspects of man according to one's physical and intellectual capacity. Light on Astanga Yoga provides a lucid explanation on the exposition and application of the principles of Sage Patanjali's Astanga Yoga.
YOGA OVER FIFTY
Ten minutes a day can transform your life! Whether you're looking for an alternative to more strenuous exercise, or a gentle yet efficient way to stay fit, Yoga Over 50 will enable you to reach new levels of physical vitality and mental clarity.
by Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar This Guru Purnima, we were blessed by Guruji
in a unique manner a book on the yaugika manas (Yogic mind). This
book isan articulation of the thoughts of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and is a
study of the mind by the mind to reveal the mysteries and enigma of the
mind. This 125 page book explains the constituents, complexities and
the 15 facets of the mind; how this mind can make or mar a man. It then
explains the role of the practice of ashtanga yoga in transforming the
external, pleasure seeking mind into the yogic mind. He explains how the
weak individual mind undergoes evolution in evolution and involution in
evolution to be transformed to the yogic mind. Such a mind is no longer
torn between dualities but is released from the magnetic forces of the
senses to gravitate towards the consciousness and soul.
Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg
The liberating practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg with David Guy. Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Softcover, 215 pages, 8-3/8" x 5-7/8".
Yoga for Breast Care: What Every Woman Needs to Know
In Yoga for Breast Care, senior yoga teacher Bobby Clennell offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) designed to support breast health. The book begins with a description of breast development and structure, as well as the lymphatic and hormonal systems. After an examination into breast conditions including pain, fibrocystic breasts, dense breasts, and more, Yoga for Breast Care presents a variety of asana and pranayama divided into categories according to the position the body assumes: standing, sitting, twisting, inverting, bending forward or backward, and lying down. Also included are active and restorative sequences for immunity, energy, cyclic and noncyclic breast pain, cysts, and for pregnancy and nursing mothers. Practices for breast cancer survivors include sequences for those who have recently undergone breast-cancer surgery and are receiving intensive chemotherapy or radiation treatment and for those with decreased mobility and numbness in the arm, shoulder, and chest. Whether readers have experienced problems with their breasts or not, this book provides positive and practical methods for raising awareness and regaining confidence in the body.
HOW TO USE YOGA by Mira Mehta
How to Use Yoga has been written by senior teacher Mira Mehta, one of today's leading exponents of yoga in the style of B. K. S. Iyengar. She presents a practical philosophy that unites body, mind, and spirit for health and fulfillment. Best of all, she makes this powerful antidote to the stresses of modern life accessible to those who want to practice at home safely and effectively. How to Use Yoga guides you in achieving a fit and flexible body through the practice of yoga postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). These practices work on all body systems, stimulating circulation, toning muscles, and improving overall health. And the benefits are not just physical. Yoga can calm the mind, increase concentration, and relieve tension. paperback | 96 pages With over 450 color photographs
TREE OF YOGA by BKS Iyengar
Iyengar developed a form of yoga that focuses on developing strength, endurance, correct body alignment, as well as flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method integrates philosophy, spirituality, and the practice of yoga into everyday living. In The Tree of Yoga, Iyengar offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical subjects including family life, love and sexuality, health and the healing arts, meditation, death, and Patañjali's Yoga Sutras. This new edition features a foreword by Patricia Walden, a leading American teacher of the Iyengar style.
LIGHT ON YOGA
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.
Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide by Loren Fishman
by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. Paperback: 336 pages *** A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis, with more than four hundred illustrations. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga. 321 illustrations