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OVERVIEW: The What and Why of Yoga
“Yoga for All”
Yoga Paramparā (Heritage)—Genealogy
Pronunciation Keys to Sanskrt (the authentic Indian language of yoga)
Phonetics List
Āsana (posture or pose)
Āsana (posture) Breathing
Prānāyāma (rhythmical, voluntary control of the breath)
Dhyāna (meditation)
ONE: Important Yoga Concepts for Beginning Yoga Practice
Recommended Readings :
Yoga Concepts Definitions and Relationships
The Cakra Meditation Sequence
THREE: The Two Most Important Poses
Posture Classification
Keys to the Symbols and Stars
Postures and Posture Variations by Symbols
Pertaining to Sequencing and the Series in General
Series I
Series II
Series III
Series IV
Gentle Series
Warrior Series
Inversion / Restorative Series
Introductory Series
Mild Series
Seated Series
Stamina/Endurance Series
Sūryanamaskar (Sun Salutation) Low Impact
Midsection Series
Level I (* NOVICE) and Level II (** CONTINUANT) ™ ™
“Recitation During The Agnihotra—Sacred Fire ”
Invocation to Lord Patañjali 1
SIX: Anatomy, Physiology, and Alignment
Anatomy Glossary
Part 1: Study 1
Part 2: Study 2
Part 4: Study 4
Part 5: Summary of Research and Commentary
In Conclusion
Performing the Postures
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
INDEX
QUIZ ON “MATERIAL FROM THE ENTIRE TEXT”
Quiz on “Material from the Entire Text”
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IYENGAR YOGA THE INTEGRATED AND HOLISTIC PATH TO HEALTH

IYENGAR YOGA THE INTEGRATED AND HOLISTIC PATH TO HEALTH

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Teaching and information topics include:• a concise overview of the many aspects of yoga• a vast amount of computer drawn illustrations and more than500 photographs depicting the yoga postures• a self-study guide to the yoga poses including seventy basicfoundation postures with descriptions, techniques, andbenefi ts in detail• fi fteen original series (sequence/routines) of postures withdifferent purposes and themes to carry the practitionerthrough a diverse personal practice• fi ve variations of the well known aerobic Sun Salutations• a discussion of how to perform and understand the physicalpostures, rhythmic controlled breathing, meditation,relaxation, postural alignment, stress management, andphilosophy• common questions typically asked by yoga students withrelated answers• a brief treatise of beginning basics in anatomy, physiology,and kinesiology• eight well-known and simple mantras (chants)• an artful collection of photos demonstrating postures beyondbeginning level is presented.This is a must-have book for yoga practitioners, teachers, studio owners,health providers, college classes, and business settings as it confi rms thebenefi ts and effects of Iyengar-style yoga practice.
Teaching and information topics include:• a concise overview of the many aspects of yoga• a vast amount of computer drawn illustrations and more than500 photographs depicting the yoga postures• a self-study guide to the yoga poses including seventy basicfoundation postures with descriptions, techniques, andbenefi ts in detail• fi fteen original series (sequence/routines) of postures withdifferent purposes and themes to carry the practitionerthrough a diverse personal practice• fi ve variations of the well known aerobic Sun Salutations• a discussion of how to perform and understand the physicalpostures, rhythmic controlled breathing, meditation,relaxation, postural alignment, stress management, andphilosophy• common questions typically asked by yoga students withrelated answers• a brief treatise of beginning basics in anatomy, physiology,and kinesiology• eight well-known and simple mantras (chants)• an artful collection of photos demonstrating postures beyondbeginning level is presented.This is a must-have book for yoga practitioners, teachers, studio owners,health providers, college classes, and business settings as it confi rms thebenefi ts and effects of Iyengar-style yoga practice.

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