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Chiefly on Prãanayãama Yoga, the art of breath control.
Secret Yogi methods of rejuvenation through awakening a mysterious power at the base of the spine, known as Kundalini or the Serpent Fire, and causing it to ascend to the brain, which it energizes and vitalizes. Dr. Bernard traveled all over the world an.
Moral Education in America is written for educators, counselors and others involved in teaching and administrative roles, such as parents, business leaders and public officials. It concerns a new moral attitude in America that has had a substantial impact in education and society at large. It is causing us to lose sight of some important fundamentals that affect learning and behavior. Moral principles that have been part of our culture for centuries, and have contributed enormously to the development of democracy and freedom in America, are being de-emphasized. It is essential that a moral framework be re-established in formal education and other teaching venues for the benefit of the entire society. Can this be done in our age of individualism and multiculturalism? The author believes it can and will be done as more people become aware of the dangers of moral ignorance.
Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. YOGA AND AYURVEDA reveals to us the secret powers of the body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. More importantly, it unfolds transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs, asana, pranayama and meditation. This is the first book published in the West on these two extraordinary subjects and their interface. It has the power to change the lives of those who read and apply it.
Table Of Contents PUBLISHERS' NOTE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Prana and Pranayama Sub-Pranas and Their Functions The Colour of Pranas The Length of the Air-Currents The Centering of the Prana The Lungs Sushumna Kundalini Shat-Chakras Nadis Purification of Nadis Shat-Karmas (The Six Purificatory Processes) Dhauti Basti Neti Nauli Kapalabhati CHAPTER TWO The Meditation Room The Five Essentials The Place The Time The Adhikari Dietetic Discipline Yogic Diet Mitahara Purity in Food Charu Milk Diet Fruit Diet Articles Allowed Articles Forbidden A Kutir For Sadhana Matra Padmasana (Lotus Pose) Technique Siddhasana (The Perfect Pose) Technique Svastikasana (Prosperous Pose) Samasana (Equal Pose) Three Bandhas Arambha Avastha Ghata Avastha Parichaya Avastha Nishpatti Avastha CHAPTER THREE What is Pranayama Pranayama (According to the Gita) Pranayama (According To Sri Sankaracharya) Pranayama (According to Yogi Bhusunda) Control of Breath Varieties of Pranayama Three Types of Pranayama The Vedantic Kumbhaka Pranayama for Nadi-Suddhi Mantra During Pranayama Exercise No. 1 Exercise No. 2 Exercise No. 3 Exercise No. 4 Deep Breathing Exercise Kapalabhati The External Kumbhaka (Bahya) Easy Comfortable Pranayama (Sukha Purvaka) Pranayama for Awakening Kundalini Pranayama During Meditation Pranayama While Walking Pranayama in Savasana Sitkari Sitali Bhastrika Bhramari Murchha Kevala Kumbhaka Pranic Healing Distant Healing Relaxation Relaxation of Mind Importance and Benefits of Pranayama Special Instructions APPENDIX Concentration on Solar Plexus Pancha Dharana Prithvi Dharana Ambhasi Dharana Agneyi Dharana Vayavya Dharana Akasa Dharana Story of Yogi Bhusunda The Inner Factory Yogic Diet Sivananda's Pranayama Kundalini Pranayama Questions and Answers GLOSSARY
A dictionary of non-traditional medicine written for doctors and intelligent consumers by a medically qualified doctor
Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.