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Yoga For Fitness And Wellness,9780534579418

Yoga For Fitness And Wellness

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Pub. Date:
6/3/2005
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

YOGA FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS is designed for the basic Yoga course. In Chapter 1, we ask, What is Yoga? In Chapters 2 and 3, we explore the history and philosophy of Yoga, and then in Chapter 4, we focus on the theories of Hatha Yoga, which is the kind of Yoga upon which all modern exercise-focused Yoga systems are founded. The rest of the book explores the exercises of Yoga: breathing, stretching and strengthening exercises, relaxation and meditation. The overall goal of this text is that it, along with the Yoga class, will inspire students to include Yoga as one of the activities they can do to stay healthy for the rest of their lives!

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Yoga: From Its Beginnings to Today
1(22)
What is Yoga?
2(1)
The Big Question, ``Who Am I?''
3(4)
Yoga's Beginnings
7(1)
Seven of the Most Important Yoga Systems
8(7)
Bhakti Yoga
8(1)
Mantra Yoga
8(1)
Karma Yoga
9(1)
Jnana Yoga
10(1)
Raja Yoga
11(1)
Tantra Yoga
11(1)
Hatha Yoga
12(2)
What is the Same in All Yoga Systems?
14(1)
A Short History of Yoga
15(8)
How Old is Yoga?
15(1)
The Earliest Roots of Yoga
15(3)
The Yoga of Patanjali: Classical Yoga and the Yoga Sutra
18(2)
A New Era of Befriending the Body, Tantra Yoga
20(1)
Contemporary Yoga: Hatha Yoga and Asana Yoga
21(2)
Yoga Philosophy
23(12)
The Goal of Yoga
24(1)
The Ordinary vs. the Extraordinary vs. the Out of This World
24(1)
The Core Questions
25(1)
Yoga Morals and Ethics
25(6)
Yama, Restraints
26(2)
Niyama, Disciplines
28(2)
Other Lists of Yoga's Ethics and Morals
30(1)
Completing the Journey to One's True Self
31(4)
Conditioning and Habits
32(1)
The Dawning of Wisdom
32(1)
Applying Tantra Yoga Philosophy
33(2)
Hatha Yoga, the Yoga of Balanced Energy
35(12)
Overview of the Theory of Hatha Yoga
36(6)
The Energy Body and the Five Bodies
36(2)
Clarity
38(1)
Control
39(1)
Surrender, Letting Go
40(1)
``Letting Go'' in the Practice of Yoga Poses and Yoga Breathing
41(1)
The Anatomy of Awakening: Kundalini and Chakras
42(4)
The Serpent Power: Kundalini
42(1)
Chakras, Wheels of Energy, and Kundalini's Ascent
43(1)
Special Exercises to Move and Enhance Subtle Body Energy
44(2)
Summary
46(1)
Yoga Breathing
47(16)
Introduction to Yoga Breathing (Pranayama)
48(2)
Yoga Breath Practices (Yoga Pranayamas)
50(13)
Practice Guidelines
50(1)
Basic Proper Breathing
50(13)
Postures, Asanas
63(50)
The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Poses
64(8)
Muscles and Joints
65(1)
Strength and Extensibility: Healthy Muscles
65(5)
Cardiovascular Benefits
70(1)
Feelings and Relaxation
70(1)
Mental Focus
71(1)
Guidelines for Practicing Yoga Poses
72(2)
Safety
72(1)
Breath in the Performance of Poses
72(1)
Slowing Down, Going Nowhere, Paying More Attention
73(1)
Parasympathetic Nervous System
73(1)
Using Props
73(1)
The Poses of Hatha Yoga
74(39)
Lying Down Poses
74(13)
Sitting and Kneeling Poses
87(10)
Standing Poses
97(12)
Inversions
109(2)
Salutation to the Sun (Surya Namaskar)
111(2)
Relaxation and Meditation
113(16)
Relaxation
114(5)
Benefits of Relaxation
115(1)
Relaxation Exercises
115(4)
Meditation
119(10)
Benefits of Meditation
119(2)
Guidelines for Meditation
121(1)
Preparation for Meditation
122(1)
Practices of Meditations
123(3)
Using Meditation Practices Already Presented in This Book
126(1)
Integrating Meditation into Your Life
126(3)
Yoga for Special Needs
129(12)
Yoga Classes Are for Everybody
130(1)
You Can Do It
130(1)
How Yoga Became a Healing Tradition
130(1)
Practicing Yoga Safely, Whatever Your Condition
131(1)
Practicing Yoga Poses
131(1)
Practicing Yoga Breathing
131(1)
How to Adapt Yoga Poses and Yoga Breathing to Specific Needs
132(8)
Adjusting Poses for When You Are Overweight or Out of Shape
132(1)
Adjusting Poses If You Are Experiencing Chronic Pain
133(1)
Adjusting Poses for When You Have Back Pain
133(4)
Adjusting Yoga Poses for Pregnancy
137(1)
Adjusting Yoga Poses If You Are Menstruating
138(2)
Summary
140(1)
How to Continue Your Study of Yoga
141(14)
Taking Other Yoga Classes
142(5)
Choosing a Class
142(2)
Choosing a Yoga Style or Lineage
144(3)
Practicing at Home
147(2)
Designing Your Own Class or Practice Session
147(1)
Choose Your Goals
148(1)
Living the Yoga Lifestyle
149(1)
Reading about Yoga
150(2)
Instruction in Many Aspects of Hatha Yoga
150(1)
Refining Your Performance of Asanas
150(1)
Yoga Therapy
150(1)
Scholarly Writings on Yoga
151(1)
Essays and Stories about Using Yoga Every Day
151(1)
Reference Books on Yoga
151(1)
Biography
151(1)
Yoga Periodicals
151(1)
Correspondence Course in All Aspects of Yoga
151(1)
Training to Become a Yoga Teacher
152(1)
Personal Fulfillment or Professional Skill?
152(1)
The Economics of Teaching Yoga
152(1)
How Long Does It Take to Become a Yoga Teacher?
153(1)
How Does One Become a Yoga Therapist?
153(1)
How Does One Choose a Yoga System or Lineage in Which to Become a Teacher?
153(1)
Conclusion
153(2)
Appendix A: Pronunciation Guide to Sanskrit Words 155(2)
Appendix B: Yoga Resources 157(6)
Glossary 163(4)
Bibliography 167(4)
Index 171


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