Licht auf Yoga

das grundlegende Lehrbuch des Hatha-Yoga ; mit zahlreichen Übungsprogrammen

Author: Bellur K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: O.W. Barth

ISBN: 9783426291436


Page: 464

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Light on Yoga

Yoga Dipika

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007107005

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 473

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The definitive work by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. Light on Yogais widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. It is the classic text for all serious students of yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar’s own photo-illustrated, step-by-step guides to every yoga routine. Week-by-week development plan – with a total of 300 weeks to allow gradual progression from novice to advanced technique. B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique and inspired guide to Pranayama – yoga breathing techniques. B.K.S. Iyengar’s yoga philosophy for life and an introduction to the spiritual aspects of yoga. Yoga sequences and asanas to help heal a range of specific illnesses and conditions.

The Illustrated Light on Yoga

Yoga Dipika

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855382794

Category: Yoga

Page: 162

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This Classic Book Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Yoga With Detailed Descriptions Of Over 200 Postures And 14 Breathing Exercises.

Das große Yogabuch

Author: Anna Trökes


ISBN: 3833831987

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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Das Große Yogabuch von Anna Trökes steht seit vielen Jahren in den Regalen all derer, die sich intensiv mit Yoga beschäftigen. Die Anschaffung der nach 10 Jahren komplett überarbeiteten und um 24 Seiten erweiterten Neuausgabe dieses Standardwerkes lohnt sich jedoch nicht nur für Neulinge, sondern auch für diejenigen, die schon lange mit diesem Buch arbeiten. Bietet es doch nicht nur bekannte Inhalte in einem moderneren, noch übersichtlicheren Gewand. Eingeflossen sind vielmehr 10 Jahre weiterer Erfahrungen auf dem Yogaweg der renommierten Yoga-Lehrerin. So sind auch alle Übungsbeschreibungen überprüft und viele kleine, aber entscheidende Änderungen erfolgt und außerdem ganz neue Themen wie das Üben nach den Atemtypen, Mudras und Ernährungstipps für Yogis ergänzt worden. Kein anderes deutschsprachiges Buch bietet einen so umfassenden Einblick in den Yoga von Geschichte und Philosophie über Grundlagen des Übens bis hin zu komplexen Asanas, Bewegungsabfolgen, Pranayamas und Meditationen.

Beyond Power Yoga

8 Levels of Practice for Body and Soul

Author: Beryl Bender Birch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451603231

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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FROM SWEAT TO SAMADHI: The Path of ASTANGA YOGA Beyond Power Yoga presents and explores the complete journey of the classical astanga yoga system, from power yoga to meditation and liberation. Bender Birch's first book, the groundbreaking Power Yoga, introduced one level of astanga yoga to mainstream America -- a high-heat, high-energy mind/body workout. Now, Beyond Power Yoga presents all eight levels, or limbs, of this ancient method -- a total practice for body and soul. Drawing a parallel between astanga yoga's eight limbs and the mind/body energy centers (chakras) of Eastern philosophy, Bender Birch shows us how we can balance and heal our body, focus and relax our mind, amplify and direct our energy (prana), and ultimately reclaim our spiritual connection to Universal Consciousness. Each chapter offers specific practices to help the reader uncover and experience the insights of the astanga yoga journey. The YAMAS: Exploring the Fundamentals The NIYAMAS: Doing the Work ASANA: Practicing the Postures PRANAYAMA: Breathing Mindfully PRATYAHARA: Turning Inward DHARANA: Developing Concentration DHYANA: Experiencing Meditation SAMADHI: Living Joyfully Presented in the down-to-earth illuminating style and inspiring voice of the author, illustrated with easy-to-follow photos, plus a special wall chart of the asana sequences, Beyond Power Yoga offers a short form of the dynamic mind/body power yoga method, then journeys through the deeper levels of spiritual practice.

Light on Life

The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1594865248

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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A leading yoga instructor demonstrates how practitioners can apply yogic principles to all aspects of daily living for improved mental and physical health, in a guide that features personal stories and explains how yoga can integrate different parts of the self and assist the progression of a spiritual path. Reprint.

Astadala Yogamala (Collected Works), Volume 6

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177649760

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 330

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This, the sixth volume of A.Y., continues to reveal the great wisdom housed in the treasure trove of the interviews of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. It provides education for the sadhaka to accomplish an inner transformation freeing him from sensual pleasures, and making him move towards the Soul, where untainted wisdom illuminates the practitioner from within purifying his actions. As you progress in your practice, the cloud of affications and obstavles in life interfree less and less. They disperse revealing the glory of the soul’s eternity.


An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English, 1981–2005

Author: Daren Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476607028

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English–language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master’s theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

Selling Yoga

From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Author: Andrea Jain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199390266

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.

The New Yoga for People Over 50

A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners

Author: Suza Francina

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757393403

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

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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.

Gurus of Modern Yoga

Author: Mark Singleton,Ellen Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199374953

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students. Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.

Hatha-Yoga aus sportwissenschaftlicher Sicht

Author: Theis Ramsauer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638071839

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Sport - Bewegungs- und Trainingslehre, Note: 2,0, Universität Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Examensarbeit zeigt den Nutzen der im Hatha-Yoga praktizierten Körperhaltungen, den Asanas, für den Sportler auf. Hierzu wird als Einführung in das Thema zuerst eine Begriffsbestimmung des Yoga, des Hatha-Yoga und der Asanas gegeben. Darauf folgen eine psychologische und eine physiologische Betrachtung der Asanas. Diese beiden Betrachtungen haben nicht den Anspruch diese Themenbereiche systematisch und umfassend abzuhandeln. Vielmehr dienen die zwei Kapitel sowohl als Grundlagen für den folgenden Hauptteil, der trainingswissenschaftlichen Betrachtung der Asanas, als auch zum Nachschlagen. Denn sie beinhalten grundlegende psychologische und physiologische Erklärungen, welche den Fluss der Erläuterungen im trainingswissenschaftlichen Hauptteil zu weit vom eigentlichen Gegenstand ableiten würden. Die Betrachtung aus trainingswissenschaftlicher Sicht analysiert den Beitrag der Asanas zur Beweglichkeit, zur Ausprägung koordinativer Fähigkeiten sowie zu den konditionellen Fähigkeiten der Kraft und Ausdauer. Da auf fast jede Abbildung mehrmals verwiesen wird sind im Text keine untergebracht. Diese befinden sich im Anhang zum Nachschlagen. Um möglichst schnell eine Idee von den Asanas zu entwickeln kann man sofort in den Anhang reinschauen. Als Quelle wird in dieser Arbeit immer wieder auf Andre van Lysebeth, Swami Satyanada Sarasvati und B.K.S Iyengar verwiesen. Auf alle drei wird in dem Handbuch für Übende und Lehrende „Der Weg des Yoga“, herausgegeben vom Berufsverband Deutscher Yogalehrer, hingewiesen. Das Wissen über Yoga kam maßgeblich von Swami Sivanada aus Indien zu uns in den Westen. Als seine Schüler haben van Lysebeth (vgl. Schulz-Rafellt, 2000, 58) und Swami Satyananda Sarasvati (vgl. Prakshananda, 2000, 61) selber jahrzehntelang Hatha-Yoga praktiziert und mehrere Bücher zum Thema geschrieben, die seit Jahrzehnten im Buchhandel sind. Iyengar, Hatha-Yoga-Praktizierender seit 1934, ist der Autor des 1965 erschienen Buches „Light on Yoga“, einem in der ganzen Welt verbreitetem Standartwerk (vgl. Adams, 2000, 68). Ein weiterer Autor mit jahrzehntelanger Yoga-Praxis, der mehrfach erwähnt wird, ist Aladar Kogler Ph.D., der Cheftrainer der Fechtmannschaft der Columbia University in New York City. Unter anderem ist er der Leiter des sportpsychologischen Laboratoriums der Columbia University und hat mit Hilfe von Hatha-Yoga mehrere Worldcup-Finalisten und Olympia-Teilnehmer im Fechten trainiert (vgl. Kogler, 1996, 7-10, 381).

Astadala Yogamala Volume-3

Author: B.K.S Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177643614

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

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This book contains not only the matured intellectual vision of Yogacarya, but takes the sadhaka into the interior parts of the consciousness to savour the true essence of life-force-the Seer.

Yoga for Singing

A Developmental Tool for Technique and Performance

Author: Judith E. Carman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199759405

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 292

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'Yoga for Singing' presents vocal students and professionals, voice teachers, and movement instructors with a unique approach to technique and performance improvement that fits the increasing interest in and prevalence of yoga practices.

Mudras of India

A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance

Author: Cain Carroll,Revital Carroll,David Frawley

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190840

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A photographic guide presents more than 200 Indian hand gestures used in yoga and dance, in a fully indexed and cross-referenced format, giving both the Sanskrit and English name for each.

Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth

A Brief History and Philosophy

Author: Stephen H. Phillips

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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For serious yoga practitioners curious to know the ancient origins of the art, Stephen Phillips, a professional philosopher and sanskritist with a long-standing personal practice, lays out the philosophies of action, knowledge, and devotion as well as the processes of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that formed the basis of yoga in ancient and classical India and continue to shape it today. In discussing yoga's fundamental commitments, Phillips explores traditional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and shows how such core concepts as self-monitoring consciousness, karma, nonharmfulness (ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of consciousness relate to modern practice. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of beauty and art and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His book incorporates original translations from the early Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra (the entire text), the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and seminal tantric writings of the tenth-century Kashmiri Shaivite, Abhinava Gupta. A glossary defining more than three hundred technical terms and an extensive bibliography offer further help to nonscholars. A remarkable exploration of yoga's conceptual legacy, Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth crystallizes ideas about self and reality that unite the many incarnations of yoga.

Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise E-Book

A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists

Author: Luise Worle,Erik Pfeiff

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050016

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise is a practical guide to prescribing yoga exercises therapeutically for common health problems. The book is aimed at all manual therapists, as well as yoga teachers working with beginners and physically restricted or older students. It describes how to modify yoga postures for a wide range of patients and conditions, integrating relaxation, stretching and strengthening. Written in an accessible style and with a very practical layout, it describes the principles and aims of this exercise approach before providing groups of exercises for specific areas of the body (feet and knees, pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle, neck, arms and hands). Exercises are classified from basic to advanced level and supported by clear illustrative photographs and precise descriptions. KEY FEATURES Includes basic tests to find the appropriate exercises Gives advice for patient compliance Presents basic exercises for all areas of the body Helps patients build up a successful individual form of practice Luise Wörle and Erik Pfeiff both lecture and teach throughout Europe. Luise is a yoga teacher and osteopath; Erik is a psychotherapist and bodywork therapist.