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Yoga for Beginners With Over 100 Yoga Poses (Boxed Set): Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras: Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras

Yoga for Beginners With Over 100 Yoga Poses (Boxed Set): Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras: Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras

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Yoga for Beginners With Over 100 Yoga Poses (Boxed Set): Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras: Helps with Weight Loss, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chakras

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Nov 22, 2019


Yoga is not new. It has been practiced in many parts of the world for decades. You can pretty much expect to see plenty of resources when you decide to try yoga. Choose resources that explain yoga in detail. The purpose is for you to understand how it is used to lose weight, clear the mind and become more mindful. Here are three books that promise to do just that.
Nov 22, 2019

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  • While the reduction of anxiety and pain have often been quoted as two of the major benefits of yoga, there are many more which can be discovered if one explores the practice further.

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Table of Contents

Yoga for the Beginner

Yoga for Beginners: Basic Yoga Guide


Chapter 1. The Basic Principles of Yoga

Chapter 2. How to Pick The Right Time and Place For Practice

Chapter 3. Right Relaxation Techniques For Practicing Yoga

Chapter 4. How to Perform The Right Yoga Breathing

Chapter 5. How to Perform Yoga Meditation Properly

Chapter 5. Yoga Exercises to Practice

Chapter 6. How to Apply The Right Yoga Diet

Chapter 7. How to Dress Properly

Chapter 8. How to Select The Right Yoga Mat

Chapter 9. Essential Tips For Beginners


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Book 2: The Daily Yoga Ritual Lifestyle by Alecandra Baldec

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Chapter 1- Yoga- A Brief History

In the world today many fitness enthusiasts have turned to yoga as a workout program to help them build strength, burn body fat, increase flexibility and overall health. Many people don't realize that yoga has been around for centuries and has been used by many world leaders. Yoga originated in India. Yoga has both health and spiritual benefits that come from various religious practices over centuries.

Despite the long history, yoga has continually changed its methods over the centuries. In the initial years, yoga focused on basic physical postures and breathing patterns; as the centuries progressed yoga has become more advanced with a large amount of styles, poses, and methods. The practice of Yoga has expanded over the last several decades. Below is a brief history of the activity of yoga.

Early History

Research has indicated that yoga was first started back in 3000 SC. However, many historians believe that yoga might have been started back in the Stone Age era. Many historical carvings, from late centuries, show ancient people using yoga moves. Many historians don't know how the people were able to learn such poses in the Stone Age. Yoga originally was a meditation method that was used by people to encourage a strong mind and body. In its course of history yoga has been broken down into 4 periods. The periods of yoga start with the Vedic Period followed by the Pre Classical, Classical, and Post Classical. All these periods play a large role in the evolution of yoga.

Vedic Period of Yoga

The sacred scripture of Vedas is a record of yoga. Vedas is a Brahmanism scripture that is very similar to Hinduism. The Vedas started as song hymns that discuss the power of praise and using divine power. The Vedas used religious ceremonies, rituals, and services which made it called Vedic Yoga. Vedic people began teaching this yoga by following scriptures and using different moving patterns to encourage the practice.

Pre Classical Yoga

Pre Classical yoga began with the creation of the Upanishads. The Upanishads was a group similar to the Vedas that continued the teachings of the Vedas. The Upanishads created 3 main subjects that were inspired and revaluated by them. The 3 subjects are; the ultimate reality, which is also known as Brahman, the transcendental self also known as atman, and the relationship between the two.

The Upanishads felt that Yoga creations were not only shared from Hinduism but also shares with Buddhism. During 600 B.C. the legend Buddha started teaching Buddhism. Buddhism preaches about Meditation and practicing physical yoga postures. The first Buddhist to study the activity of yoga was Siddhartha Gautama. During this time frame yoga was still growing with the installation of different poses and methods.

Classical Yoga

The Yoga Sutras was a document that created the classical period of yoga. This document stressed the importance of yoga postures and was believed to be written in 200 AC by Patanjali. The document was written to help educate people about the proper techniques of yoga. Techniques, posture, and breathing techniques were explained to help people performing the activity.

The document was meant to help people understand how to perform the postures and positions. In the past many people would make up their own postures that wouldn't benefit them in anyway. A lot of people were also teaching incorrect postures which created a chain reaction. There was also a very large population of people that were not breathing correctly during the yoga sessions, which just led to more confusion amongst yoga enthusiasts.

The Yoga Sutras created a method called Eight Limbs of Classical Yoga. The eight limbs are meanings for people. The 8 limbs are Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. During the classical time of yoga the instructors focused on getting stronger by using the physical posture techniques along with working on meditation skills to build the body’s confidence and spirit; the term your body is a temple was used.

The yogi's wanted to make their bodies immortal. The good part about the document was that yoga instructors now had a good blueprint for what they wanted to do as far as teaching. The document also started making more people interested in yoga because of the benefits that they could achieve from the practice.

Post Classical Yoga

As the years went on Yoga became more popular and was founded by the various countries during the 19th century. It was first studied by students and medical professionals as part of Eastern Philosophy. Yoga inspired people to be healthy in the late 1920's and this later created a generation of people that became enthusiastic about fitness. Many new people started to become yoga instructors which led to new yoga workout styles and methods. Instructors started to come up with different poses and workout routines in the 1950's and 60's. The styles still kept the basic yoga principals, but expanded on them making it more beneficial.

Different styles of yoga began to be added in books and television. The media started to get more interested in this activity. Eventually more people from across the world started to teach yoga and add their own twists to the activity. Popular yoga instructor and Doctor Swami Sivananda opened yoga schools in Europe and America. Sivananda came up with the 5 principles of yoga. Not only did he create the 5 principals, but he also wrote nearly 300 books on yoga while creating videos to show the poses. Eventually more people followed Dr. Sivananda and this led to more books, articles, and documentaries about yoga.

Modern Day Yoga

Nowadays more and more people have been participating in a yoga class near you. Yoga has specific styles for specific goals, but the basic principles still apply. Yoga is currently being practiced by people of all ages and levels. Yoga is helping senior citizens control their breathing while adding strength with posture. World Class athletes are using yoga as a way to become stronger and more flexible. Children are learning how to use the principles to control their emotions, increase strength and stay in shape.

Chapter 2- The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in the east and, while only recently having been introduced to the west by Swami Vivekananda in the late 1800's, has quickly become practiced and enjoyed by tens of thousands in the western world. While having its roots in the eastern Hindu religious tradition and thus being fundamentally a spiritual practice, it has often been employed in western contexts for the physical and mental benefits which it brings to the practitioner. While the reduction of anxiety and pain have often been quoted as two of the major benefits of yoga, there are many more which can be discovered if one explores the practice further.

Physical Benefits

Yoga first and foremost is a spiritual exercise; however, it achieves spiritual discipline through creating and maintaining discipline in the physical body. Practicing yoga thus has a physical benefit even for those practitioners who ignore the spiritual aspects of the practice. Yoga is performed by moving the body into various postures which not only build muscle strength, but also increase the stamina in the body to hold such postures for long periods of time.

Our muscles also become toned due to the extensive periods which the poses are required to be held. Studies have shown that practicing yoga as little as one time a week can not only increase stamina and strength, but decrease blood pressure, reduce stress and promote better sleep. Joints also receive many benefits from practicing yoga. Cartilage maintains its health through motion as fresh nutrients are only received when the sponge-like cartilage is squeezed and the old nutrients are flushed out and new ones soaked in.

Improved Breathing

At the heart of most yoga practices is the art of pranayama, or the focus on deep breathing. Focus on breath is one technique which yoga employs to achieve peace of mind. Through the art of pranayama, discipline is created as one is trained to ignore random thoughts that enter the brain, instead focusing only on the breath. If one stray

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    It's a nice book, but I didn't like, I was waiting for a detailed information about the asanas.