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Yoga

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll learn about yoga and its benefits with these books and DVDs.

Laughter yoga : daily practices for health and happiness by Madan Kataria

"Could you use a good laugh? This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of day--no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humor! Laughter yoga is all about voluntary laughter--how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss, heightened immunity, and, especially, enhanced mood:If you act happy, you'll become happy--your body can't tell the difference! Children laugh more than 300 times a day, adults fewer than fifteen. But it's easy to start laughing again. The exercises in this book combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full body-mind workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: Ten minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. With Laughter Yoga, join the growing worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine"--

Yoga where you are : customize your practice for your body and your life by Dianne Bondy

"Everything you need to build a custom yoga practice that supports YOU, just where you are. This empowering guide celebrates readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities. It offers poses, variations, sequences, and tools to find freedom in your practice, make it truly your own, and deepen your self-compassion and love"--

Yoga for the inflexible male : a how-to guide by Yoga Matt

The benefits of yoga--greater strength, flexibility, and presence of mind--are for anyone, no matter their skill level. But most classes don't feel that way if you're a first-timer--or an inflexible male. Enter Yoga for the Inflexible Male, a welcoming and humorous guide for people of all stripes that gives three vetted hour-long yoga routines, each with roughly a dozen yoga poses. The poses are illustrated and described in depth, and each one contains variations so that they are accessible to anyone, no matter their flexibility. The back of the book also has sequences geared for practitioners of specific sports, like running, biking, climbing, and so on. As more and more men are encouraged to increase their flexibility, the health advantages of yoga are no longer beyond their reach.

Every body yoga : let go of fear, get on the mat, love your body by Jessamyn Stanley

"From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we.It's a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. It's a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in fullcolor. It's a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it's a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like "I Want toEnergize My Spirit," "I Need to Release Fear," "I Want to Love Myself." Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yogaand how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life"--

The Harvard Medical School guide to yoga : 8 weeks to strength, awareness, and flexibility by James E Groves

"While 36.7 million Americans practice yoga, there are still plenty who don't yet: in fact, half of all Americans profess interest in this ancient tradition and more studies show the benefits of yoga for stress reduction, physical fitness, and chronic conditions each year. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive guide that gets to the true healing heart of yoga and its latest research, through the techniques that authors Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to great success with their clients. With a streamlined eight-week program, illustrations, adaptable sequences, principles of yoga safety, and an unpacking of the "eight limbs" of yoga-including breathing techniques and meditation, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is a medically sound overview of the practice, from a known and trusted brand"--

Chair yoga : sit, stretch, and strengthen your way to a happier, healthier you by Kristin McGee

From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day

Relieving stress with yoga : with Peggy Cappy

With three out of four Americans regularly experiencing stress, there's never been a better time to begin a yoga practice. Yoga instructor Peggy Cappy leads this yoga routine to ease stress and anxiety

Yoga for the rest of us. Easy yoga for diabetes with Peggy Cappy

In this new routine, Peggy Cappy demonstrates her signature yoga approach in a daily workout for people struggling with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Divided into seven separate segments, the exercises can be done at home, all at once in just over an hour, or 1 segment at a time. A growing body of research suggests that yoga can be helpful for people living with diabetes and/or at risk for it, paired, of course, with the right diet

Yoga for health. Headaches.

In this program, viewers will be driven through a routine of positions that will help to alleviate the tension and stress that come from the symptoms of the headache

Yoga for health. Basics.

In this program, Jenny Cornero leads a simple yoga class with easy-to-follow instructions that will leave the viewer in a peaceful state of mind after the final relaxation

Yoga for health. Depression

Yoga has proved to treat such states of mind as feeling blue or depression. This program will help alleviate those feelings utilizing breathing techniques and yoga poses

Easy yoga : the secret to strength & balance

Peggy Cappy returns with a new special that will show you how this gentle yoga program can help improve your strength and balance

Yoga for health. Gastro-intestinal disorders.

Jenny Cornero guides viewers through positions that will help to improve the work of the digestive system, leaving viewers in a peaceful state of mind and body

Yoga for the rest of us. Easy yoga for easing pain

Instructor leads participants through easy yoga poses for upper and lower body while seated, standing poses for hips and legs with the aid of a chair (if needed), and relaxation and meditation

Yoga for the rest of us. Easy yoga for arthritis

Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury

Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. yoga for beginners

Morning and evening are ideal times to revitalize and rejuvenate the body and mind. Join Rodney and Colleen as they embark on a journey to better health and well-being each and every day. A.M. Energize: Practice to center, enliven, and balance the mind and body. Face the day with more focus and energy. P.M. Unwind: Shake off the worries of the day and release tension. Learn to transition from the business of the day to a peaceful, restful evening

Yoga journal. Desk yoga essentials

Desk Yoga Essentials is designed to make you feel better at work in five short minutes a day. Doctors and physical therapists agree: taking regular breaks/stretches at work will improve your posture and help you feel good in your body. This DVD includes two to three minute stretches to cultivate healthy alignment, strengthen your entire body, increase flexibility and improve posture, and develop a calm and relaxed attitude

Yoga for grandparents

A wonderful program for grandparents of all ages. Practicing yoga is a sacred way to get in tune with the body, breathing, and mother earth

A.m. p.m. yoga for beginners

A wide variety of yoga routines for beginning and ending the day

Complete yoga & pilates Disc 3: Beginning Pilates mat

Basics yoga offer a solid foundation for all yoga forms and levels. Pose variations offer beginners the chance to learn the basics at a pace that is comfortable, and easy to follow. And more experience practitioners will benefit from a well rounded review of yoga fundamentals

Complete yoga & pilates Disc 2: Power vinyasa

Basics yoga offer a solid foundation for all yoga forms and levels. Pose variations offer beginners the chance to learn the basics at a pace that is comfortable, and easy to follow. And more experience practitioners will benefit from a well rounded review of yoga fundamentals

Complete yoga & pilates Disc 1: Basics yoga

Basics yoga offer a solid foundation for all yoga forms and levels. Pose variations offer beginners the chance to learn the basics at a pace that is comfortable, and easy to follow. And more experience practitioners will benefit from a well rounded review of yoga fundamentals
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