The Essentials of Yoga

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 14, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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Breathing techniques that increase energy and reduce stress
Easy-to-follow programs for flexibility and total body fitness
Expert advice on making  yoga an integral part of  your lifestyle

The Omega Institute, the nation's largest holistic education and retreat center, has helped tens of thousands of people in their search for well-being, personal growth, and spiritual development through its world-renowned workshops and retreats. Now the experts at the Omega Institute share their wisdom with you in a unique series of books that provide the guidance, the inspiration, and the skills you need to bring increased meaning and vitality into your life. . . .

More than six million Americans have chosen yoga as the energizing, empowering way to relax both body and mind. Whether its practice involves a gentle flow of postures or a more physically demanding regimen, yoga has never been more popular . . . as an individualized fitness program, a stress reliever, and a transformational tool. The Essentials of Yoga draws upon the collected wisdom of two of the foremost experts from the Omega Institute to open the door to this calming yet profoundly rejuvenating discipline.

Providing step-by-step guidance and warm inspiration, it shows you:

How to choose the right type of yoga for your age, for your physical condition, and for your spiritual well-being
Powerful breathing techniques that enhance the vital connection between your body, your spiritual energy, and your health
The yogic positions that leave you serene yet invigorated . . . energized yet free of stress
How to successfully take the principles you have learned off the mat and into the real world!


Don't miss these other outstanding Omega Institute Mind, Body, Spirit books:

Vitality and Wellness
Writing Your Authentic Self


And coming soon . . .

Contemplative Living
The Power of Ritual
Bodywork Basics

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Contents

What Is Yoga?
1
The Benefits of Yoga
23
The Different Schools of Yoga
33
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About the author (1999)

Dinabandhu Sarley has been a leader in the field of spirituality and human development for over twenty years. He is currently the President of the Omega Institute. He was a founding member of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and served as president of that organization for many years. An active teacher and workshop leader in the areas of spirituality, health, and leadership, Dinabandhu also carries on a consulting practice, where he applies his spiritual and developmental insights to business. He has traveled widely in India, studied esoteric traditions with many yoga masters and mystics, and has devoted his life to the intensive practice of a wide variety of both eastern and western disciplines for spiritual growth and transformation.

A founding member and former executive director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and a teacher of stress management, yoga, meditation, and communication skills for twenty years, Ila Sarley is currently the communications director of the Omega Institute, where she leads the popular Introductory Weekend on stress management and holistic lifestyle practices. With her husband, Dinabandhu, she is the cofounder of the Natural YogaTM system of self-development.

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