The Yoga of Breath

Author: Richard Rosen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825783
Format: PDF, ePub
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For several thousand years, yogis have drawn on the powerful practice of pranayama, a technique of controlling the breath to maximize prana or life energy. Pranayama has been practiced to rejuvenate the body and as a means of self-study and self-transformation. While most yoga practitioners today focus on asanas, or body postures, a growing number of people are learning the complementary practice of pranayama to deepen and enrich their practice. The Yoga of Breath is a guide to learning the fundamentals of pranayama and incorporating them into an existing yoga practice. Rosen's approach is easy to follow with step-by-step descriptions of breath and body awareness exercises accompanied by clear illustrations. The book also covers the history and philosophy of pranayama, offers useful practice tips, and teaches readers how to use props to enhance the exercises.

Light on Pranayama

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007921287
Format: PDF
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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 a worldwide phenomenon.His seminal book, LIGHT ON YOGA, is widely called 'the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around they world. In LIGHT ON PRANAYAMA, he establishes the same definitive level of authority on the art of breathing.For the serious yoga practitioner, the study of Pranayama is essential. This work, from the most respected yoga teacher in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar, offers the most comprehensive and instructive work available in the world. With 190 photos of B.K.S. Iyengar himself, the book highlights a progressive 200-week practice, highlighting the best techniques and the common errors in them.

Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals

Author: Richard Rosen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302982
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A follow-up to THE YOGA OF BREATH, this book with instructional CD is for the growing number of committed yoga students who are looking for more sophisticated breathing techniques to accompany their deepening yoga practice. Some kind of pranayama exercise is a regular feature in most yoga classes, and this book brings the serious practitioner to a more advanced level. Among the many yoga books now available, this is the only guide to advanced pranayama practices - from an author well-known through Yoga Journal and yoga conferences for his expertise in this area. Topics include guidance with props and postures, a suggested practice schedule, and breathing techniques for * revitalizing energy in the entire body * stimulating and awakening the brain and bringing energy to the sense organs, especially the eyes, ears, and tongue * bringing energy down the spine, exploring the central channel * enlivening the inner organs for overall health The enclosed instructional CD by the author offers a variety of practices so that the listener can create her own pranayama class, with guidance from the author in the appendix. This book also includes twenty-five line drawings that illustrate key poses.

Pranayama the Breath of Yoga

Author: Gregor Maehle
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 9780977512621
Format: PDF
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In his third book Gregor Maehle aims at bringing about a renaissance of pranayama, the yogic school of breathing. For millennia pranayama was considered to be the quintessential yogic limb, yoga's main motor for spiritual evolution. To show pranayama's importance Maehle supports his findings at every turn with hundreds of quotations from yogic scripture. With unprecedented detail the author shows how pranayama is used to connect posture practice to yogic meditation and why it will accelerate your progress in both. Also covered are: - how pranayama creates health and its use in therapeutic application - mental and spiritual benefits of pranayama - the function of prana and the effects of pranayama - effect of pranayama on brain hemisphericity and balance of the nervous system - purpose of breath retentions and their precise technical application - in depth guidelines for the practice of pranayama - illustrations of the major pranayama and kriya techniques - the use of mantra and digital counting during pranayama - the appropriate diet and postures for pranayama - the importance and use of bandhas and kriyas before and during pranayama - how to set free your breathing pattern through exercising breath waves - descriptions of the classical pranayamas such as Nadi Shodhana, Bhastrika, Surya Bhedana with never before seen detail - how pranayama relates to raising Kundalini - a workable order in which techniques are to be learned and put into sequence with other yogic limbs - pranayama as it relates to the stages of life Gregor Maehle is practising and researching all aspects of yoga since 1982. He lived for several years in India studying with a variety of yogic masters and sadhus. He has previously published Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series, which have been translated into several languages.

The Little Book of Yoga Breathing

Author: Scott Shaw
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609253752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Little Book of Yoga Breathing is a great little package that offers a lot. Pranayama, the practice of breath control, is detailed here in an easy-to-understand and even easier-to-practice format. Professional yoga instructor, Scott Shaw introduces 16 breathing exercises and how to get the best benefit from each of the forms by training, refining, and witnessing your breath. This book is for yoga practitioners and those who only consider themselves yoga admirers. Having trouble falling asleep? Try one of the calming breaths, Nadi Sudi, or the Nerve Purifying Breath. Have a long day ahead with no breaks until after dinner? Allow Ujjayi or the Hissing Breath to work its miracles. Also learn the Pranayama term in Sanskrit, how to pronounce it, what it means in English, and how to properly execute the breath to get the best results. And learn how to breathe while moving, standing, and leaning, and how each of these variations can affect your breathing practice.

Power Pranayama The Key to Body Mind Management

Author: Dr. Renu Mahtani M.D.
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8184951531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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FREE DVD CONTAINS: — Right postures while practicing Pranayama — Identifying correct pattern of breathing — Step-by-step technique of Pranayama — Imagery for: Stress Management, Energization, Joint Pain & Backache, Heart & Hypertension, Asthma & Allergies and Diabetes Pranayama is in vogue today but few are really aware of its subtle yet profound effects on the mind. Pranayama involves much more than a few breathing exercises; it is a holistic experience that encompasses the body and the mind. The book explains in simple terms: — How to identify and correct our faulty patterns of breathing — How to practice pranayama with understanding and safety — Logical explanations for various aspects of Pranayama - • why one nostril is usually more open than the other and what are its implications on our mindset and diseases • how Kapalbhati can offer peace of mind • how the vibrations of chanting soothe the mind and heal the body — How pranayama creates the interface to connect with the mind — How to program our mind towards self-empowerment, health & happiness. This book is for one and all who desire to create positive health.