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Yoga : the path to holistic health

Author: B K S Iyengar
Publisher: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A step-by-step guide to the postures of yoga includes a section on stress, breathing, and meditation techniques that alleviate the pressures of modern living and enhance one's physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B K S Iyengar
ISBN: 0789471655 9780789471659 0751321672 9780751321678
OCLC Number: 44952250
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Yoga for you --
Aims of yoga --
Meaning of yoga --
The way to health --
Benefits of postures --
Yoga & fitness --
Yoga & stress --
2. Philosophy of yoga --
Philosophy of asanas --
States of mind --
Eight limbs --
Pranayama --
Chakras --
The guru & the yogi --
3. Asanas for you --
Classic postures --
Standing asanas --
Tadasana --
Utthita trikonasana --
Virabhadrasana 2 --
Utthita parsvakonasana --
Parsvottanasana --
Adhomukha svanasana --
Uttanasana --
Virabhadrasana 1 --
Sitting asanas --
Dandasana --
Virasana --
Baddhakonasana --
Forward bends --
Janu sirsasana --
Trianga mukhaikapada paschimottanasana --
Paschimottanasana --
Twists --
Bharadvajasana --
Marichyasana --
Inversions --
Salamba sirsasana --
Salamba sarvangasana --
Halasana --
Back bends --
Ustrasana --
Urdhva dhanurasana --
Reclining asanas --
Supta virasana --
Savasana --
4. Yoga for stress --
Understanding stress --
The modern world --
Food & nourishment --
Positive & negative stress --
Asanas & stress --
Asanas with props --
Props --
Asanas for stress --
Tadasana samasthithi --
Tadasana urdhva hastasana --
Tadasana urdhva baddha hastasana --
Tadasana paschima baddha namaskar --
Tadasana paschima namaskar --
Tadasana gomukhasana --
Utthita trikonasana --
Utthita parsvakonasana --
Ardha chandrasana --
Uttanasana --
Prasarita padottanasana --
Adhomuka svanasana --
Dandasana --
Virasana --
Urdhvamukha janu sirsasana --
Baddhakonasana --
Swastikasana --
Paripurna navasana --
Upavista konasana --
Paschimottanasana --
Adhomukha paschimottanasana --
Janu sirsasana --
Adhomukha virasana --
Adhomukha swastikasana --
Bharadvajasana --
Marichyasana --
Utthita marichyasana --
Parsva virasana --
Salamba sarvangasana --
Halasana --
Viparita karani --
Setubandha sarvangasana --
Viparita dandasana --
Ustrasana --
Supta padangusthasana --
Supta baddhakonasana --
Supta virasana --
Ujjayi pranayama --
Vilma 2 pranayama --
Savasana --
5. Yoga for ailments --
Yoga therapy --
Heart & circulation --
Respiratory system --
Digestive system --
Urinary system --
Hormonal system --
Immune system --
Muscles, bones, & joints --
Skin --
Brain & nervous system --
Mind & emotions --
Women's health --
Men's health --
6. Iyengar yoga course --
Guide to your yoga practice --
20-week yoga course --
Anatomy guide --
Glossary --
List of asanas.
Responsibility: B.K.S. Iyengar.
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A visual yoga guide providing step-by-step colour sequences with 360 degree views of key postures. There is also a section showing therapeutic yoga sequences to alleviate over 80 common ailments and  Read more...

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