Yoga Audio, Books and Video Reviews
There is a wealth of music, guided relaxations, books and videosrelated to yoga. Here I offer you a list of reviews and my recommendations to add to your yoga life.
A great warm up and stretch for your shoulders and upper back. Follow along with Julie Byrd as she leads you through this gentle and effective shoulder routine.
A great shoulder routine for gardeners. Julie Byrd leads a simple and effective routine to stretch tight shoulders.
This video is intended as a routine specific to a program I teach to those who suffer from chronic discomfort. As such the activities are patterned to follow a particular sequence. Follow along with Julie Byrd as she leads you through this gentle hour long routine.
Created by Julie Byrd and Amy Garratt this album contains over 50 minutes of guided relaxation and meditations.
Your body's natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. When practiced regularly meditation can lead to a reduction in your stress levels and enhance your feelings of joy and serenity.
You are invited to explore simple but transformational techniques that will impact the deepest levels of your being.
- Abdominal Breath - the cornerstone of many other relaxation practices, focusing on full rhythmic breaths.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation - tensing and relaxing different muscle groups in the body resulting in relaxation and stress reduction.
- The Four Part Breath - create deep cleansing breaths to improve blood flow and circulation.
- Open Focus Relaxation - open your focus to life unfolding.
- Body Scan Relaxation - cultivate mindfulness in the flow of sensation by focusing the attention on various parts of the body.
- Energy Visualization - replenish the deep reservoir of vitality in a balance of free flowing energy.
Listen to the clips below to sample the tracks and select your MP3 download or CD.
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Yoga Lesson Plans for Breast Cancer Recovery is a book with a multifaceted, healing approach that centers on 3 key strategies to enhance recovery:
- Yoga Postures with gentle, recuperative modifications to regain body range of motion.
- Breathing Techniques to calm the mind and integrate the body-mind connection.
- Relaxation to reduce stress and uplift mood so you feel happier.
Yoga is vitally important to improve flexibility, strength, posture and breathing and promote self awareness and relaxation. Authors Amy Garratt and Julie Byrd understand that recovery is a process and a journey. Discover the healing benefits of yoga with easy to follow lesson plans for gentle yet effective recovery. Along the way you will be introduced to some extraordinary success stories that will inspire you on your journey to wholeness and health.
Follow our progress and read a sample of the book at yogalp.com.[top]
Light on Yoga is a classic text of traditional Hatha yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, founder of Iyengar yoga. This book offers insight into yoga poses from simple to complex.
A definite must for those who want to explore traditional Hatha yoga. My own copy is bedraggled and dog-eared from all my years of use.
- Complete descriptions
- Breathing guide
- 544 pages
There is probably no more comprehensive guide to traditional Hatha yoga than this text. There are many different editions. Mine was from 1987 and this one is from 1995 and features a forward by Yehudi Menuhin. There are also even newer editions. Some people complain about small type, but I did not notice that as an issue for me. The hardback copies are larger and may offer an easier read if you are looking for larger type. The paperback version is about $12 on Amazon.[top]
Sugar Addiction - The Sweet Deception - How to Cure Sugar Addiction and Feel Good Doing It (Sugar Detox - Everything You Need to Know About Overcoming Sugar Addiction) [Kindle Edition] This little guide can help you make the break away from that sweet but sinister stuff. It lists for about $3 for the download - better yet - if you have Amazon Prime it's free.
This book keeps is simple and sweet. It is also short, so you can get the information you need without a lot of reading. I liked it for both its thoroughness as well as the simple terms it uses. This book is full of charts, recipes, and material that is easily digestible for the reader. You will learn about sugar addiction and educate yourself on how to overcome it at the same time.
I would have to say there are more professionally done books out there, but as far as useful this one fills the requirements. If you are looking for a guide this one can be all you need. Best of all, the low cost (about $3). Unfortunately I have only found a kindle edition for this one, no paper version.[top]
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