Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583945278
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583944974
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga.

Category : Hatha yoga
Editor : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781623170615
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 296
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Handspring Publishing Limited
ISBN : 9781912085477
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 176
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Many people are drawn to a physical yoga practice as a way to reduce stress and move more. However, because most of their time is spent at a desk, their bodies are often not prepared to perform many of the traditional physical poses. Additionally, naturally flexible people will be drawn to the practice, because it comes easily to them. However, they frequently lack the stability needed to support their joints in these positions, which makes them vulnerable to pain and repetitive stress injuries. Yoga Deconstructed offers the experience of yoga with an interdisciplinary approach that integrates other movement modalities and modern movement science. This approach helps students become more well-rounded in their movements, which better prepares them for asana and improves their ability to function in everyday life. This book teaches: How to help students move better and reduce their risk of injury within the scope of yoga, Pilates or any other movement modality. Regressions and progressions for human movement and yoga asana to fit the unique needs of the student. Critical thinking skills to help students safely transition from physical therapy to group classes. Strategies to introduce variability and neuromuscular re-education that help facilitate tissue resiliency, neuroplasticity, and new motor patterns. How to apply a skills-based approach, instead of a lineage-based approach Modern movement applications, including somatics, sensory feedback methods, and corrective exercise. How to deconstruct and expand yoga asana beyond static, two-dimensional shapes to reduce the risk of hypermobility and repetitive stress injuries.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583944721
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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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.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9781611800630
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 424
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Yoga: Critical Alignment is an innovative, illustrated guide to new practices that release the tension held in the body to create a new balanced alignment. In yoga, even seasoned practitioners have the habit of working the body from the surface layers of muscle. The muscles are linked to will power and discipline, and working hard on the mat can create unhealthy strain in the body. Author Gert van Leeuwen teaches his unique sequences of standing postures, inversions, forward bends, backbends, twists, and pranayama to get you to optimal alignment and ease. Each thoughtfully sequenced practice is meticulously illustrated so that you can keep this book at your side while you practice. Core topics include: • The role of the skeleton in movement chains and sequences • How to enhance the body's mobility and deepen body awareness • Cultivating a meditation and pranayama practice • Instructions and refinement: inversions, standing postures, forward bends, backbends, twists, seated postures • Planning lessons for a home practice or a studio environment

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor :
ISBN : 3982069300
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 144
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Learn how to sketch simple yoga 'stick figures' to capture and plan your yoga sequences with this simple, step-by-step system that can be quickly learned, even without any drawing or sketching skills. Also available as an e-book: www.yoganotes.net The first part of the book explains the basic principles of sketching and constructing the yoga stick figures and combining them into sequences.The second part contains step-by-step instructions for sketching over 80 of the most common asanas and their variations. Who is this book for? For Yoga Teachers & Coaches: If you teach yoga classes or work with your own private clients, sketching is a great way to plan out sequencesand practice plans in a visual way.You can use them as a visual overview during class (if you haven't fully memorised the sequence yet). They also make great handouts for your students after a workshop or as personalised practice plans for your one-on-one clients. For Teacher Training Attendees: If you are learning to be a yoga teacher there is a lot of information to take in and to process.Taking visual notes and using sketches to capture the details about postures, alignment and anatomy will help you to get the most out of your training. The notes you create will be clearer, more engaging and actually fun to look at and revise again later. For Students & Practitioners: If you study or practice yoga, you can sketch out your favourite sequences to use as a guide during your home practice or for when you are travelling.Sketch out that great class you attended at your yoga studio or the nice ow you found on YouTube. The sketched overview will be the perfect cheat sheet to keep by your mat during your own practice.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583947845
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 416
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The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Ulysses Press
ISBN : 9781612433516
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 200
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CRAFT YOUR OWN PRACTICE Use this unique deck of 100 cards to build transformative yoga sequences, complete with vinyasa transitions and variations for all skill levels. Lay out and rearrange these handy cards until your fluid, invigorating sequence takes shape—from the opening samastitihi to ending savasana.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781440575204
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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Presents a series of yoga exercises designed to increase relaxation, reduce stress, and target specific physical and mental ailments.