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Iyengar Yoga

Back Care Basics Schatz
Back Care Basics
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by Mary Schatz, M.D.


This book is a practical, effective, extremely competent guide to relieving back and neck pain. Schatz teaches diagnostic exercises that help you discover the cause of your pain. She then helps you develop a custom yoga routine for relief of your specific problem.

Paper, 248 pages. $22

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       Your Freedom from Back Pain (Video Cassette);
       Relief from Neck and Shoulder Pain (Video Cassette);
       Release Back Pain (CD).

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The Runner's Yoga Book
The Runner's Yoga Book
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by Jean Couch

Excellent guide to a huge variety of poses that strengthen and stretch your entire body. The runner's yoga book offers excellent guidance for runners and athletes. Presented in the Iyengar tradition. Clear, precise teaching; good black and white photos.

Paper, 207 pages.

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Yoga for the Young at Heart
Yoga for the Young at Heart:
Accessible Yoga for Every Body
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by Susan Winter Ward

Yoga for the Young at Heart offers the inspiration and instruction you need to exercise for health, and to discover strength and harmony through gentle physical and psychological challenges. Yoga is an excellent exercise program for seniors who are young at heart and want to achieve strength, flexibility, stamina and general well-being. Yoga really can revitalize your body through the integration of breath and movement.

Whatever your body type, fitness level, or time constraints, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Susan Winter Ward presents a series of yoga poses for all levels of ability, including beginners of all ages. The series can be practiced anytime or anywhere -- at home for an evening or morning routine, as a quick pick-me-up at work or while traveling, and for rest and restoration after a busy day. The basic series can be expanded with suggested alternative poses and variations, offering challenges for the more experienced yoga student.

Other poses offer relief from stress and encourage deep relaxation. Additional sections offer yoga especially for women that can help ease symptoms of menopause and seated yoga for office, travel, and the physically challenged.

Susan Winter Ward is a certified yoga instructor. She offers classes for retirement communities, as well as private instruction.

Paper; 150 pages.

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How to Use Yoga Mehta
How to Use Yoga:
A Step-by-Step Guide to the
Iyengar Mehtod of Yoga for
Relaxation, Health and Well-Being
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by Mira Mehta

Gorgeous, expert, thorough, clear, careful presentation of poses in the Iyengar tradition. Includes backbends, forward bends, twists, inverted poses and standing poses. Instructions are easy to understand. Explains how to use equipment to make poses more accessible. Includes a great 10-week practice course and sections on yoga for menstrual pain, headache, stiff neck, backache, shoulder tension and hip flexibility. Beautiful color photos.

Paper, 96 pages.

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Yoga the Iyengar Way
Yoga the Iyengar Way
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by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta

Clear, beautiful, safe and excellent instruction in the Iyengar method. Standing poses, back bends, forward bends, arm balances, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation -- all accompanied by superb, helpful color photos. Includes a foreword by B.K.S. Iyengar.

Paper, 192 pages.

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Light on Yoga
Light on Pranayama
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by B.K.S. Iyengar

The greatest living yoga master explains yoga theory, describes 200+ poses and outlines a course of practice. Descriptions of the poses are easy to understand and enhanced by hundreds of black and white photos of Iyengar performing poses that will boggle your mind. Explains physiological and psychological effects of each pose. A classic. Everyone seriously interested in yoga needs this book.

Paper, 544 pages.

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Light on Pranayama
Light on Pranayama
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by B.K.S. Iyengar

The greatest living yoga master teaches theory and practice of yoga breathing (pranayama) - in more detail than you imagined possible. Describes bodily and subtle effects of pranayama, mudras, bandhas, digital technique, various breathing patterns and relaxation techniques. Includes a practice course. The most complete and informative book about breathing techniques available anywhere. Good, clear black and white photos.

Paper, 294 pages.

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Yoga: A Gem for Women
Yoga: A Gem for Women
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by Geeta S. Iyengar


Yoga: A Gem for Women shows the many ways that yoga can support women throughout our life cycles, and help resolve a variety of female problems. Explains yoga's effects upon the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. Teaches poses, relaxation techniques, yoga breathing and meditations designed to help women. It probably goes without saying that this book presents yoga in the Iyengar tradition. Great black and white photos.

Paper, 404 pages.

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Relax and Renew Lasater
Relax and Renew
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by Judith Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

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Restorative Yoga is the kind of yoga that requires little energy and delivers renewed zest! This book offers precise, clear and excellent instruction in restorative poses designed to relieve back pain, jet lag, headache, breathing problems, menstrual cramps, and discomfort during pregnancy, menopause and daily life. The writing is clear, practical, helpful and inspiring. The poses are delicious! Black and white photos.

Paper, 240 pages.

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Props and Ailments Clennell
Props and Ailments
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by Bobby Clennell

Great book about yoga equipment and its uses! Clennell observed B.K.S. Iyengar teaching students afflicted with headache, backache, flatulence, respiratory difficulties and sinus problems, and sketched the poses he used to treat their ailments, as well as the ways he used chairs, tables, straps, benches and weights to modify the poses. She sketched the poses Iyengar chose for each student, including the modifications with equipment. The book is organized by ailment (e.g., headache, respiratory problems, etc.). Fully illustrated with the author's sketches; very few words. Spiral Bound

Paper, 75 pages.

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Yoga Basics
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The New Yoga for People Over 50
The New Yoga for People Over 50
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by Suza Francina

Superb guide for mid-life or older folks (and anyone else!) wanting to learn a wide variety of poses and the reasons that yoga helps retard and reverse the aging process. Many helpful, inspiring photos, and clear, intelligent writing make this book a fine learning aid. Excellent black and white photos.

Paper, 286 pages.

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Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health Iyengar
Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health
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by B.K.S. Iyengar

This is the most thorough book about yoga and health that we have ever seen. It is a  clear, inspiring, beautiful and comprehensive guide to practicing and understanding yoga, for beginners through advanced students. Includes instruction in the classic postures (standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, reclining poses and inverted poses). Discusses yoga philosophy. Explains the effects of stress, and shows poses for stress reduction. Includes an EXCELLENT and thorough section on yoga for specific ailments, including: heart and circulation, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, hormonal system, immune system, muscles, bones and joints, skin, brain and nervous system, mind and emotions, women's health, men's health. Includes general guidelines for practice, plus a 20-week yoga course. Clear, helpful, beautiful color photographs.

Hard cover, 416 pages.

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Dancing the Body of Light Holleman
Dancing the Body of Light:
The Future of Yoga
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Tho this wonderful book has gone out of print, we have several new copies available!
by Dona Holleman

One of the most fascinating books about yoga that I have ever read! Clear thinking and excellent instruction grace this book throughout. Dona explains the existential and physical meanings of yoga, and tells how to work with the energy body -- the body of light -- for greater health, peace and clarity. This book offers instruction in all types of poses, including the advanced backbends, arm balances and hip stretches. Copies autographed by the author are available to the first thirty purchasers. Black and white photographs.

Paperback, 316 pages.

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Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause
Yoga and the
Wisdom of Menopause
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by Suza Francina

Yoga can help balance your endocrine system and regulate the hormonal  changes that occur during menopause. In this practical and motivating book, you'll learn how yoga can help:

  • Relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other conditions;
  • Alleviate anxiety, mood swings, fatigue and depression;
  • Strengthen bones and reduce bone loss;
  • Prevent heart disease and increase cardiovascular strength;
  • Build your immune system and help cope with cancer;
  • Support pelvic health and alleviate common problems like heavy bleeding;
  • Tone your body and improve your overall health and well-being.

Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause includes easy-to-find lists of poses that alleviate specific physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of menopause.

Suza Francina is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and the author of The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners.

Paper; 268 pages.

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