Myths of the Asanas
Score: 4.5
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Myths of the Asanas


  • Author: Alanna Kaivalya, Shiva Rea & Manorama
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Hinduism
  • File Size: 12242135 Bytes


Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavak...

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author: Insight Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 18590323 Bytes


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 po...

Myths of the Asanas
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683830238


Myths of the Asanas Book Description :

Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like Aesop’s fables or European folktales. Myths of the Asanas is the first book to collect and retell these ancient stories. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one become more tolerant. Learning how the disfigured sage Astavakra came to be the te...

Myths of the Asanas
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1683838475


Myths of the Asanas Book Description :

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 and retreats. Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for the deity Hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal, much like an Aesop fable or European folktale. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the...

Myths of the Asanas
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1683838483


Myths of the Asanas Book Description :

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 ...

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas


  • Author : Insight Editions
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683838494


Myths of the Asanas Book Description :

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 ...

Yoga Mythology  64 Asanas and Their Stories

Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories


  • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789353570859


Yoga Mythology 64 Asanas and Their Stories Book Description :

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 (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years....

Beyond   sanas

Beyond sanas


  • Author : Pragya Bhatt
  • Publisher : Penguin Ananda
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Hatha yoga
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0143446878


Beyond sanas Book Description :

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Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga Beyond the Mat


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2016-10-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738749716


Yoga Beyond the Mat Book Description :

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 a complete range of topics, including Removing Obstacles Appreciating the Present Moment Balancing the Chakras Healing Childhood Wounds Creating Your Own Rituals Transforming Your Archetypal Energy Entering the Blissful State This book shows you that yoga doesn't make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques...

Roots of Yoga
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Roots of Yoga


  • Author : James Mallinson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141978246


Roots of Yoga Book Description :

'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata, and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions across systems, models of the esoteric and physical bodies,...

Sacred Sound
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sacred Sound


  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608682430


Sacred Sound Book Description :

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 us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the ...

Downward Dogs   Warriors

Downward Dogs Warriors


  • Author : Zo Newell
  • Publisher : Himalayan Inst Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0893892661


Downward Dogs Warriors Book Description :

Downward Dogs and Warriors de-mystifies traditional India stories of gods and goddesses by showing their connection to universal human emotions. Connecting these stories to common yoga poses opens a deeper dimension of practice....