Yoga Class: 8 Essential Yoga Lessons for Beginners

In these eight lessons, you will learn 30 of the most commonly used poses that are safe and accessible for the beginning

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Yoga Class: 8 Essential Yoga Lessons for Beginners

Table of contents :
Contents
Title Page
Preface
Introduction
What Is Yoga?
History Of Yoga
Hatha Yoga: The Physical Path
How to Use This Book
How to Begin Practicing Yoga
General Practice Guidelines
What You Will Need To Start
Exploring the Spine and Breath
The Yogic Breath
Pranayama
The Spine
Practice Session
Creating the Foundation
Ahimsa, Non-Harming or Non-Violence
Karuna, the Practice of Compassion
The Spine and the Pelvis
Practice Session: A Foundational Sequence
Foundational Sequence Overview
Standing Strong
Abhyasa: Right Effort, Willful Action
The Feet and the Knees
Practice Session: Standing Sequence
Standing Sequence Overview
Drawing Inwards & Twisting Upwards
Pratyahara: Inward focus
Spiraling Upwards
Practice Session: Twisting Poses
Twisting Sequence Overview
The Yoga Scientist
Swadyaya: self-observation & self-inquiry
Forward Bending
Practice Session: Forward Bends
Forward Bending Sequence Overview
Finding Contentment in Backbends
Santosha: Contentment
Backbends and Counterposes
Practice Session: Backbending
Backbending Sequence Overview
Concentration and Balance
Dharana - Concentration
Balancing and Strengthening Poses
Practice Session: Balancing
Balancing and Strengthening Sequence Overview
Using Dynamic Movements
Dhyana - Absorbed State of Mind
Vinyasa
Ujjayi Pranayama
Practice Session
Where To Go From Here
Afterword
Glossary
Resources
Websites
Books
Videos
About the Author

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