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Beyond Power Yoga: 8 Levels of Practice for Body and Soul

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andlt;iandgt;Beyond Power Yogaandlt;/iandgt; presents and explores the andlt;iandgt;completeandlt;/iandgt; journey of the classical andlt;iandgt;astanga yogaandlt;/iandgt; system, from power yoga to meditation and liberation. Bender Birchand#8217;s first book, the groundbreaking andlt;iandgt;Power Yoga,andlt;/iandgt; introduced one level of andlt;iandgt;astanga yogaandlt;/iandgt; to mainstream Americaand#8212;a high-heat, high-energy mind/body workout. Now,andlt;iandgt; Beyond Power Yogaandlt;/iandgt; presents all eight levels, or limbs, of this ancient methodand#8212;a total practice for body and soul.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Drawing a parallel between andlt;iandgt;astanga yoga'andlt;/iandgt;s eight limbs and the mind/body energy centers andlt;iandgt;(chakras)andlt;/iandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;(prana),andlt;/iandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;astanga yogaandlt;/iandgt; journey. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;ol start="1" type="1"andgt;andlt;liandgt;The YAMAS: Exploring the Fundamentals andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The NIYAMAS: Doing the Work andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;ASANA: Practicing the Postures andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;PRANAYAMA: Breathing Mindfully andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;PRATYAHARA: Turning Inward andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;DHARANA: Developing Concentration andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;DHYANA: Experiencing Meditation andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;SAMADHI: Living Joyfully andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/olandgt;Presented in the down-to-earth illuminating style and inspiring voice of the author, illustrated with easy-to-follow photos, plus a special andlt;iandgt;wallandlt;/iandgt; chart of the andlt;iandgt;asanaandlt;/iandgt; sequences, andlt;iandgt;Beyond Power Yogaandlt;/iandgt; offers a short form of the dynamic mind/body power yoga method, then journeys through the deeper levels of spiritual practice.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Beryl Bender Birchandlt;/Bandgt; is the bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Power Yogaandlt;/Iandgt; and the Director of The Hard and The Soft Astanga Yoga Institute (since 1981). She is also the Wellness Director and Yoga Teacher-in-Residence of the New York Road Runners Club. She is one of the most highly regarded and well-known yoga teachers in the United States.

Table of Contents

Preface

INTRODUCTION, PART I

The Journey to India

INTRODUCTION, PART II

The Awakening

1

THE SOURCE OF OUR SUPPORT: DISCOVERING THE FUNDAMENTALS

2

THE WORK: YOGA IN ACTION

3

THE WORKOUT: THE BURNING POWER OF ASANA PRACTICE

4

MINDFUL BREATHING: CONNECTING BODY AND MIND

5

BEYOND THE SENSES: TURNING INWARD

6

TRAINING THE MIND: LEARNING CONCENTRATION

7

THE PATH TO SELF: EXPERIENCING MEDITATION

8

THE LEAP INTO LIBERATION: KNOWING BLISS

Endnotes

Bibliography

Additional Recommended Reading

Index

Exercise Chart

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684855264
Author:
Birch, Beryl Bender
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Astanga yoga
Subject:
Body and mind
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Yoga
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1999-22
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 bandamp;w photos t-o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8.12 in 16.59 oz

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