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T H E   B O O K   : :  T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S

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HISTORY & BACKGROUND

Introduction
What is Yoga?
The Historical Origin of Yoga
Six Paths of Yoga
Types of Yoga
Ways to Begin A Yoga Practice
Adho Mukha Svanasa-what? A Brief Look at Sanskrit


A LOOK AT YOGIC PHILOSOPHY

An Overview of the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yama
Ahimsa – nonviolence
Satya – truthfulness
Asteya – non stealing
Brahmacharya – moderation
Aparigraha – non hoarding

Niyama
Saucha – cleanliness
Santosha – contentment
Tapas – discipline
Svadhyaya – self study
Isvara Pranidhana – surrender

Asana – poses

Pranayama – breath control or retention

Pratyahara – withdrawal of senses

Dharana – concentration

Dhyana – meditation

Samadhi – surrender to higher power


PRACTICES FOR THE 8 LIMBS

Yama (16 posts)
Ahimsa – nonviolence (3 practices)
Satya – truthfulness (3 practices)
Asteya – non stealing (3 practices)
Brahmacharya – moderation (3 practices)
Aparigraha – non hoarding (3 practices)

Niyama (16 posts)
Saucha – cleanliness (3 practices)
Santosha – contentment (3 practices)
Tapas – discipline (3 practices)
Svadhyaya – self study (3 practices)
Isvara Pranidhana – surrender (3 practices)

Asana – poses (3 ways to approach asana)

Pranayama – breath control or retention (3 simple breaths to practice)

Pratyahara – withdrawal of senses (3 ways to practice)

Dharana – concentration (3 ways to practice)

Dhyana – meditation (3 ways to practice)

Samadhi – surrender to higher power


OTHER PRACTICES & CONSIDERATIONS

What is Mudra?
Yoga & Ayurveda
What’s Your Dosha, Baby?
Awareness Building Exercises
Grounding Exercises
Establishing Yogic Communication Skills
Establishing Yogic Listening Skills
Ways to Be More Mindful
It’s All About Intention

STUDENT  STORIES
EXERCISES
GLOSSARY
FURTHER READINGS

A B O U T   : :   T H E   A U T H O R

 

Heather Church: BS, E-RYT 200 is a writer and yoga|pranayama teacher. Click on image for bio. All work © Heather Church 2015.



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