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Hatha Yoga titles in Erickson Library

The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards
Print Location: LSC Library MAINRA781.7 .B757 2012 Unrestricted Resource
This book draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what's real and shows what's illusory, describes what's uplifting and beneficial and what's flaky and dangerous--and why. William Broad, a lifelong practitioner, illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity. He also exposes moves that can cripple and kill. As science often does, this groundbreaking book reveals a fascinating body of evidence that raises questions about whether humans have latent capabilities for entering states of suspended animation and unremitting sexual bliss. The author takes us on a riveting tour of unknown yoga that goes from old archives in Calcutta to the world capitals of medical research, from storied ashrams to spotless laboratories, from sweaty yoga studios with master teachers to the cozy offices of yoga healers. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. In the end, he shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved.

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
Print Location: LSC Library MAINRA781.7 .S568 2010 Unrestricted Resource
In this groundbreaking book, Mark Singleton calls into question many commonly held beliefs about the nature and origins of postural yoga (asana) and suggests a radically new way of understanding the meaning of yoga as it is practiced by millions of people across the world today. Singleton shows that, contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence in the Indian tradition for the kind of health and fitness-oriented asana practice that dominates the global yoga scene of the twenty-first century. Singleton's surprising--and surely controversial--thesis is that yoga as it is popularly practiced today owes a greater debt to modern Indian nationalism and, even more surprisingly, to the spiritual aspirations of European bodybuilding and early 20th-century women's gymnastic movements of Europe and America, than it does to any ancient Indian yoga tradition. This discovery enables Singleton to explain, as no one has done before, how the most prevalent forms of postural yoga, like Ashtanga, Bikram and "Hatha" yoga, came to be the hugely popular phenomena they are today.
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Yoga Basics Postures
Note: Comprehensive website includes tips, guidelines and recommendations you will need to start a successful yoga practice.
‚ÄčYoga Journal Website Unrestricted Resource
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has reported on the expansion and revolution of the yoga movement. Yoga Journal has been there, serving yoga teachers and the ever-growing yoga community.
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RA781 - Personal Health - Yoga
RM727 - Physical Therapy - Yoga
B132 - Philosophy - Yoga
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