A spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
101 Ways to Live Well by Karla Zimmerman; Victoria Joyce; Lonely Planet Publications StaffFeel like life's too busy to find your zen? Think again. Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you, without sacrificing precious hours. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into your routine - whether it's a 5-minute focus exercise on your commute, 10 minutes' meditation at lunchtime, or balanced nutrition ideas for your next trip abroad. The mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, yoga and stretching ideas in 101 Ways to Live Well all focus on providing easy, quick, tangible solutions to the stresses and strains of everyday life. That means ditching the generic, one-size-fits-all approach and embracing the targeted, let's-get-this-sorted attitude, with tips from experts in their fields including: Mindfulness exercises to help you sleep A mid-morning snack that will crush your cravings Yoga twists that will stimulate your digestion Why and how to reconnect with friends you've lost touch with This holistic approach promises to help you create space in your life, declutter your brain and become unflappable in the face of whatever life throws your way. And with gorgeous original illustrations, this is a beautiful compact package - the perfect gift book for the busy person in your life. Chapters cover all aspects of modern life: Home Work Play Relationships Travel These bite-sized wellness tips are designed to inject a little daily zen into an on-the-go lifestyle and help readers to live life to the full - whether they're on the road or at home. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Call Number: 158.1 JOY 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
Meditations on Intention and Being by Rolf GatesWhile many people think of yoga as a purely physical exercise, it is just as much a mental discipline. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his beloved first book, Meditations from the Mat, acclaimed yoga practitioner Rolf Gates delves even deeper into the essential role of meditation in yogic practice. Presented in the form of 365 short reflections, Gates helps readers fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds and bodies, to quiet the inner turmoil excited by modern life through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Non-Violence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving Kindness, Joy and Equanimity, and Intention and Being, giving readers--be they advanced yoga students or novices seeking a little tranquility--the support they need to integrate meditation into their daily lives.
Call Number: 613.7046 GATES 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-08
Real Men Do Yoga by John CapouyaWith its revolutionary approach to yoga and innovative, male-oriented instruction, Real Men Do Yoga will be the definitive guide for both novice and veteran men who are discovering the innumerable physical and mental benefits of yoga. Satisfying the male fascination with sports and admiration for athletes are interviews with more than twenty pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners: football's Eddie George, Shannon Sharpe and Amani Toomer; baseball pitchers Barry Zito (2002 Cy Young Award winner) and Al Leiter, star hockey goalie Sean Burke and NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as well as pro golfers and tennis players. Photos of sports stars doing yoga, such as football greats Dan Marino and Chris Carter, drive home a powerful message. Each chapter offers a combination of stretches and strength-builders that target and benefit specific areas: Conquering back pain (which afflicts an estimated 10 million men) Improving sports performance including yoga for golf, running, basketball, tennis and more Increasing flexibility in the upper body, spine and lower body Building muscle strength Improving sexual performance In a sea of yoga books aimed at women, Real Men Do Yoga is an easily accessible, "non-New Agey" guidebook that takes something mysterious to American men and offers a reassuringly effective and practical guide that they'll actually use.
Call Number: 613.7046 CAPOUYA
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn BudigFrom Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig-the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond. Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can't rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body. Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique-burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain-stress-which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat. This definitive volume features- - every essential pose to help readers lose weight and transform their bodies - Total Body Yoga- targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less - core-strengthening routines for hotter, more satisfying sex - a healthy, mindful eating plan centered around calming, cleansing foods Covering everything from basic postures to relaxation techniques to avoiding common injuries, The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga is the only guide readers need to achieve their fittest, healthiest, happiest selves.
Call Number: 613.7046 BUDIG 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
Yoga by Brian Hurley (Editor)Simple yoga practices to increase your peace and reduce stress. For centuries, yoga has provided a path to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. But modern lifestyles make it difficult to incorporate the practice. Yoga Body and Mind Handbook offers the best of both worlds--essential poses and meditations made easy so you can fit the full benefits of yoga into your busy life. Virtually anyone can enjoy yoga. By integrating poses and guided meditations into simple routines, you'll learn how to relieve daily stresses and strains. Whether you're new to yoga, or rediscovering the practice, this guide will get you moving, breathing, and meditating your way to a healthier, happier you. Yoga Body and Mind Handbook includes: Complete yoga routines--Step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you enjoy the benefits of yoga anytime, anywhere. Easy poses--These yoga essentials are designed for beginners--no contortion necessary. Guided meditations--Learn mindful practices that encourage healing and empowerment. The path to improved health, happiness, and peace of mind is just a few steps away. Begin your journey with the Yoga Body and Mind Handbook.
Call Number: 613.7046 TARKESHI 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Yoga for Everyone by Dianne Bondy; Dorling Kindersley Travel StaffFor years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite-for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. This book offers yoga for everyone- big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled-everyone. It's why that word is in the title. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focus on specific physical and mental issues. No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can keep doing yoga-and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
The Yoga Lifestyle by Doron HanochCreate a new world of personal wellness with Doron Hanoch. The Yoga Lifestyleexpands on the concept of the flexitarian diet to help you build an entire flexitarian lifestyle. Integrating yoga, Ayurveda, breathing practices, meditation, nutrition, and recipes--the flexitarian method takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and joy. Presenting techniques that can be utilized immediately, this book helps you become flexible in mind and body so that you can adapt to the needs and changes of today's world. "My mission statement is simple: Live a healthy, active, and joyful life; maintain balanced energy with breath; eat good, nutritious food; practice mindfulness; and celebrate life while minimizing stress and negative effects for yourself and your surroundings."--Doron Hanoch Praise: "Sometimes it seems that there are all of these various disconnected ideas and concepts and practices in the yoga realm. Doron makes the connections clear."--Mark Stephens, author of Teaching Yoga
Call Number: 613.7046 HANOCH 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-08
Yoga Wisdom at Work by Maren Showkeir; Jamie Showkeir; Christine Day (Foreword by)Everyone knows that yoga helps reduce stress and increase the body's flexibility and strength. But the physical aspects barely scratch the surface of yoga's transformative powers. The poses are only one part of a larger philosophy offering profound insights for confronting the complexities of daily life. Yoga can help you remain centered, compassionate, positive, and sane every hour of the day-especially those between nine and five. This unprecedented guide shows how practicing the full range of yogic concepts-the traditional "Eight Limbs of Yoga"-leads to a productive, creative, and energizing work environment and features examples from professions like law enforcement, teaching, banking, filmmaking, medicine, and many more. But beyond that, this book is an invitation to use all of yoga's teachings to cultivate the spark of the divine that dwells within each of us.