Debating Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools by Candy Gunther Brown

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? by Candy Gunther Brown
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Overview: Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular educational tools, Candy Gunther Brown asks whether religion is truly left out of the equation in the context of public-school curricula. An expert witness in four legal challenges, Brown scrutinized unpublished trial records, informant interviews, and legal precedents, as well as insider documents, some revealing promoters of "Vedic victory" or "stealth Buddhism" for public-school children. The legal challenges are fruitful cases for Brown’s analysis of the concepts of religious and secular.

While notions of what makes something religious or secular are crucial to those who study religion, they have special significance in the realm of public and legal norms. They affect how people experience their lives, raise their children, and navigate educational systems. The question of religion in public education, Brown shows, is no longer a matter of jurisprudence focused largely on the establishment of a Protestant Bible or nonsectarian prayer. Instead, it now reflects an increasingly diverse American religious landscape. Reconceptualizing secularization as transparency and religious voluntarism, Brown argues for an opt-in model for public-school programs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Yoga for the Wounded Heart by Tatiana Forero Puerta

Yoga for the Wounded Heart: A Journey, Philosophy, and Practice of Healing Emotional Pain by Tatiana Forero Puerta
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Overview: Orphaned in her early teens and shuttled between abusive foster homes, Tatiana Forero Puerta found herself in her early twenties in New York City, haunted by the memories of her tumultuous youth and suicidal. Following emergency hospitalization, she was advised by her doctor to take up yoga. Over days, weeks, months, and then years, she embraced yoga’s honesty and discipline-delving more deeply into its wisdom, literature, and, vitally, its practice. In so doing, yoga healed her scars, opened her soul to forgiveness, and allowed her to reconcile herself with a past that had threatened to snuff out her life.
Yoga for the Wounded Heart is an unsparingly honest memoir of a childhood lost and of courage and resilience gained. It’s also an exploration of the fundamentals of yoga: as a technology that focuses our awareness; as a practical application of mindfulness and attention to what is really going on in our lives and bodies; and as a vehicle for the body to guide the mind and heart toward healing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Yoga Spandakarika by Daniel Odier

Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts at the Origins of Tantra: The Sacred Texts at the Origins of the Tantra by Daniel Odier
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Overview: The Spandakarika, the ""Tantric Song of the Divine Pulsation,"" is said to have been transmitted directly to the sage Vasugupta from the hands of Shiva on Mount Kailas. In his commentary on these fifty-two stanzas, the sage Ksemaraja described them as the heart of the Mahamudra. The oldest masters of Spandakarika viewed everything in the universe, including matter, as consciousness and created a yoga practice in accordance with this realization. The sacred dance of Yoga Spandakarika, Tandava, is extremely subtle and difficult, requiring thousands of hours of practice to master, yet it surpasses any other physical practice, allowing the practitioner to touch the divine inner pulse. Once its third stage has been mastered, the yogi or yogini is able to manifest the dance of Shiva in space, a tradition visible in the statuary of Tantric temples in India and Tibet. Energy is no longer contracted by the perception of duality, and the mind and body become unbounded, forming a sphere that contains all that was formerly outside. In Yoga SpandakarikaDaniel Odier passes on these vanishing teachings as he received them from his Tibetan master, Kalu Rinpoche, and Kashmiri yogi Lalita Devi.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Martix of Yoga by Georg & Brenda Feuerstein

The Martix of Yoga: Teachings, principles and Questions by Georg & Brenda Feuerstein
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Overview: This book offers novice Yoga practitioners a solid foundation on which to begin or build their personal practice. Written by two highly-respected Yoga teachers and scholars in the West-Georg Feuerstein and his wife Brenda Feuerstein- the book will also augment Yoga teacher trainings, and provide current Yoga teachers with an invaluable text to use with or recommend to their new students. Yoga stands for spiritual discipline, as it was developed in India over thousands of years. This is the focus and purpose of The Matrix of Yoga: to provide a simple introduction to the authentic teachings of Yoga. While Yoga traditionally included physical postures, this was just one aspect of practice. Mental discipline was counted as far more important. Above all, Yoga was wrapped into an overall spiritual framework. Every single discipline had the purpose of helping the practitioner to grow toward inner (or spiritual) freedom. This reader-friendly handbook is divided into two sections. In Part 1 the authors establish the substructure of Yoga, with short essays that cover basic principles: the meaning of Yoga, the practice, the types, the deeper commitment and levels. They go on to explain practical applications of Yogic philosophy to all aspects of life, including: diet, working with the mind, livelihood, and the transcendence of ego.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Deeper Dimension of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein +

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice by Georg Feuerstein
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Overview: Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises-it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health.
Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Deeper Dimension of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein +

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice by Georg Feuerstein
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Overview: Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises-it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health.
Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Yoga (Do-It-Yourself Wellness) by Nancy Tubesing

Yoga (Do-It-Yourself Wellness) by Nancy Tubesing
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Overview: For thousands of years, people have been using yoga to achieve peace and health. As you breathe deeply and stretch, you’ll increase your oxygen supply, release muscle tension, and get centered. Music by Steven Halpern.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Yoga 4-Week Step By Step Guide for Beginners by Jill Hesson +

Yoga 4-Week Step By Step Guide for Beginners by Jill Hesson
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Overview: We live in a world where we feel completely lost and just riding along. We feel as if we just exist without any particular purpose in life. When that happens, anxiousness, stress and depression starts creeping in, and we stop taking care of how we look as well as our health. The result is an unhealthy lifestyle, which may even advance to various health complications. Have you gotten to that point of your life where you feel you need to find your purpose and bring order to your currently disorderly life?
Well, yoga can do all that since it can help you to bring the much needed order in your physical, mental and spiritual life. What do you think yoga is? Do you think of it as simply executing Olympics level gymnastics stunts? Well, yoga is much more than these stunts. This book will introduce you to yoga, what it is all about and how you can start practicing yoga in as little as 4 weeks.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Yoga Nidra: Body Awareness Meditation by Greg Cetus

Yoga Nidra: Body Awareness Meditation by Greg Cetus
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Overview: Yoga Nidra is a form of relaxation technique which helps to restore peace and clarity in those who practice this form of meditation. The meaning of Yoga Nidra is "deep sleep". Those practicing Yoga Nidra will be able to completely let go of all worry, thoughts, impressions or disturbances, arriving at a state of total relaxation.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Emotional Healing: Yoga Nidra by Virginia Harton

Emotional Healing: Yoga Nidra by Virginia Harton
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Overview: For those seeking incredible calmness, quietness and clarityNew single from the bestselling album — Yoga NidraYoga Nidra is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that’s becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation. When practiced successfully, this technique is as restorative as sleep — except you remain fully aware throughout.As a meditation technique, yoga nidra offers a gentle approach, starting with body awareness, then working compassionately with thoughts and emotions as they arise, and gradually leading the meditator to access a greater field of awareness.Practitioners say that it often brings immediate physical benefits, such as reduced stress and better sleep, and that it has the potential to heal psychological wounds. As a meditation practice, it can engender a profound sense of joy and well-being.This audio recording contains two full meditations: Yoga Nidra for emotional healing and inner balance, and Yoga Nidra to release anger
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Tone Your Body and Transform…


The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Tone Your Body and Transform Your Life
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Back pain – Physiotherapy, Yoga and a Full understanding

Back pain – Physiotherapy, Yoga and a Full understanding

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Yoga Mind by Suzan Colón (Colon)

Yoga Mind: Journey Beyond the Physical, 30 Days to Enhance your Practice and Revolutionize Your Life From the Inside Out by Suzan Colón (Colon)
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Overview: Suzan Colon, yoga teacher and former senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, digs deep into the spiritual philosophy behind yoga and distills thirty essential components to enrich your practice and revolutionize your life from the inside out.
We live in an increasingly stressful world, and we know about the hazardous effects stress can have on our health. But meditating and mindfulness can sometimes seem elusive, unattainable, and impossible to fit into our busy days. Even the word “yoga” usually makes many people think of complicated, twisty poses-but that’s not everything. In its complete sense, yoga is a collection of life lessons for wellness and well-being and a spiritual technology from ancient times that is now more relevant, and necessary, than ever.
In Yoga Mind, Suzan Colon shares thirty essential components to increase self- awareness and inner balance to use throughout your day-in traffic, on the train, at your job, and home. She outlines how we can use yoga to cultivate resilience in challenging times, reduce stress, and enrich our relationships with family, work, and ourselves.
This guide contains a 30-day program designed to create subtle yet powerful shifts in awareness and attitude that lead to real, lasting change. Whether you’re a hardcore yogi or a beginner to the practice, Yoga Mind can help you unite your body, mind, and heart to become your best self and cultivate lasting happiness in your life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Ashley Turner – Element – Power Yoga

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