Myths of the Asanas

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses. The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves.

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  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 1683838483
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release : 08 September 2020
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Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a

Myths of the Asanas

Myths of the Asanas
  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya,Arjuna van der Kooij
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing
  • Release : 10 March 2020
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Enhance your yoga practice with this forty-five-card deck, which reveals the stories behind some of the most beloved poses. Based on a best-selling book, Myths of the Asanas Card Deck is a practical and portable collection of the stories behind the yoga poses, just right to accompany you to classes and retreats. Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanskrit names. While many know that hanumanasana is named for

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  • Author : Alanna Kaivalya
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 15 March 2014
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The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner.

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  • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 21 June 2019
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The popular names of many yogic asanas -- from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana -- are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories, and how are they connected to yogic postures? Devdutt Pattanaik's newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the

Myths of the Asanas

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  • Author : Insight Editions
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 September 2020
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Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a

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  • Publisher : Lotus Press
  • Release : 01 December 2014
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  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release : 21 June 2019
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  • Release : 15 March 2019
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 25 February 2010
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 08 October 2016
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 07 February 2012
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 09 August 2016
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 15 January 2019
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 25 August 2020
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 06 September 2011
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