Myths of the Asanas

Written By Alanna Kaivalya
Myths of the Asanas
  • Publsiher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release : 08 September 2020
  • ISBN : 1683838483
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Myths of the Asanas written by Alanna Kaivalya which was release on 08 September 2020, this book published by Mandala Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power ...

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Total pages : 45
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Enhance your yoga practice with this forty-five-card deck, which reveals the stories behind some of the most beloved poses. Based on a best-selling book, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck is a practical and portable collection of the stories behind the yoga poses, just right to accompany you to classes ...

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
  • Author : Insight Editions
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power ...

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : The popular names of many yogic asanas -- from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana -- are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures? Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (...

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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps ...

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  • Publisher : DJ Iber Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Raw food is not just a diet. It is a revolutionary philosophy. The purpose of this book is to introduce you to the revolutionary philosophy of raw and living foods by pulling together all of the components, including, but not limited to, diet, into one place. The book provides you ...

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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps ...

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  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Total pages : 456
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular educational tools, Candy Gunther Brown asks whether religion is truly left out of the equation in ...

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  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : This trusted companion offers help and guidance on the day-to-day practicalities of teaching and running a yoga business. Including insights from renowned yoga professionals, including Liz Lark, Lizzie Lasater, Andrew McGonigle, Katy Appleton and Tarik Dervish and more, this book offers practical ways to hone teaching skills. It features topics ...

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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Total pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : The title of the Book is “National Service Scheme Opportunities in Community Development”. The Book contains 8 Chapters; each chapter is useful for the youth relevant content is covered. The University Gant Commission is also recommended to introduce this type of syllabus in all universities in all over the countries in ...

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  • Author : Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : The essential guide to correcting yoga misconceptions and avoiding injuries in your practice from Judith Hanson Lasater, a yoga instructor, physical therapist, and bodywork expert. "Tuck your tailbone to protect your back." "Increase your breath." "Pull your abdominal muscles into your backbone." Following these movement cues is often believed to ...

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  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2016-10-08
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga's most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through ...

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  • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik,Matthew Rulli
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2022-07-08
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Deepen Your Yoga Experience with the Origin Stories of 64 Common Asanas Explore the stories from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology that nurtured the idea of yoga and shaped the development of its most iconic asanas. Learn how svana-asana (dog pose) is connected to Shiva, bhujanga-asana (cobra pose) was inspired by ...

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  • Author : Ariana Rabinovitch,Kim-Lien Kendall,Melissa Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14
  • Total pages : 118
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : In Exposing Yoga Myths, Kim, Mel and Ariana combine their extensive experience as yoga and movement professionals with their shared love of science and research to tackle yoga myths that range from the silly to the dangerous - and which they would stop class to address. Using their fun, straightforward ...

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  • Publisher : Rohit Sahu
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Total pages : 201
  • ISBN : 1683838483
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Summary : Do you want to improve the overall functioning of your body—from the circulatory and lymphatic systems to the nervous system and digestion? Do you want a practice that emphasizes precision and alignment and gives preference to correct movement over quantity? Are you looking for a beginner’s yoga practice ...