Meditations on Intention and Being

Meditations on Intention and Being Author Rolf Gates
ISBN-10 9781101873519
Release 2015-12-08
Pages 448
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Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today’s hectic world. In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life. Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps readers—from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility—to fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being, giving readers the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.



Meditations from the Mat

Meditations from the Mat Author Rolf Gates
ISBN-10 9780307773944
Release 2010-10-27
Pages 448
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365 daily reflections offering a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life, from the acclaimed yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, the daily reflections in Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.



Eat With Intention

Eat With Intention Author Cassandra Bodzak
ISBN-10 9781631062360
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 208
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Make Peace with Your Plate This is not your traditional cookbook. You will not have to do a cleanse, eat kale every day, or eliminate an entire food group. Instead, you will learn the step-by-step process for eating with intention and put a stop to the never ending cycle of fad diets, constant exhaustion, and general unhappiness with your body and yourself. Meditation and wellness teacher Cassandra Bodzak struggled for years with unhealthy dieting, stomach pains, and food allergies. It was only when she began to listen to her body and eat with intention that she transformed her life. In this book, she shares her wisdom to help you discover: -How to uncover the foods that are hurting you -How to nourish your body from a place of self-love -How to incorporate a daily gratitude or meditation practice into your life -How to prepare nearly 75 plant-based recipes, each accompanied by a mantra and meditation for eating with purpose and fueling your body So if you want to learn how to quiet your mind, start listening to your own body, and love your whole self, then you are ready for this blueprint to a life that lights you up from the inside out. You are ready to live your best life with a clear head, open heart, and endless energy.



365 Yoga

365 Yoga Author Julie Rappaport
ISBN-10 9781101143643
Release 2004-08-19
Pages 304
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An elegant and enlightening companion book for yoga practitioners. This beautifully designed book invites readers to dis-cover the rich tradition of yoga through single pieces of wisdom-one for each day of the year. Filled with thought-provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest yogic texts and yoga teachers throughout history, as well as invaluable instruction on specific poses, it is an essential resource and companion for anyone who practices yoga. A celebration of the powerful ancient practice that is yoga, this book guides readers-day by day-through centuries of yogic philosophy. 365 Yoga infuses yoga practice with a deeper understanding of the intricate connection of mind, body, and spirit.



Morning Meditations Daily Reflections to Awaken Your Power to Change

Morning Meditations  Daily Reflections to Awaken Your Power to Change Author
ISBN-10 9780393709476
Release 2014-07-28
Pages 336
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Reassuring and thought-provoking reflections for everyday reading. Even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to take time out of our busy days to reflect on our experiences, lean on the wisdom of others, and draw inspiration from the world around us. Filled with bite-sized passages that enlighten and stir contemplation, this pocket guide offers the perfect, thoughtful start to your day. Choose from over 150 reflections on themes ranging from relationships, change, self-awareness, and health, to problem solving, mindfulness, family, forgiveness, and more. Carefully compiled from books by leading helping professionals, the passages offer readers insight and comfort from the best therapists around. Thought-provoking questions for self-discovery follow each entry, providing a source of enlightenment and contemplation throughout the day. The end of the book offers a series of guided visualizations with scripted exercises for readers wanting more direction and engagement. Whether you are seeking connection, reassurance, or motivation for self-improvement, the welcoming, inspiring ideas in this book will help you get there



Music and Mantras

Music and Mantras Author Girish
ISBN-10 9781501112201
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 304
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“Singing is as human as breathing, and this book tells us why.” —Mark Guarino, contributing music writer, The Guardian Popular yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research. For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. “During improvisational sessions,” he recalls, “there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic.” This led Girish to an unexpected journey—a seeming detour to live as a monk in an ashram for five years that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. Here, he studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of ancient chants, which sparked a life-changing event that led him back to music—and to combining music with Sanskrit chants. Now he shares what he’s learned to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions to transform body, brain, and life through mantra and music. With Music and Mantras, Girish has created a toolkit for personal transformation through singing, sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk. Weaving simple, elegant mantras from ancient traditions with neuroscience, Girish shows us how to achieve greater peace of mind, clarity, calm, focus, and even improved health and wealth through "kirtan," the yogic art of chanting—an inspiration that anyone can sing their way to happiness, health, and prosperity.



Mindful Intentions

Mindful Intentions Author Louie Schwartzberg
ISBN-10 9781401947101
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 160
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Miraval is an internationally renowned, award-winning resort and spa with a reputation as the premier destination for the practice of mindfulness and creating a life in balance. Mindful Intentions is a very special collaboration between the experts at Miraval and the world’s preeminent nature cinematographer, Louis Schwartzberg. Whether it’s a bird’s-eye view of the top of Niagara Falls or an intimate look at a hummingbird’s union with a flower blossom, each photograph is more astonishing than the next. The images are all paired with quotations, or Mindful Intentions, from either a Miraval specialist or from Schwartzberg himself. A Mindful Intention is a word, phrase, or sentence that is used as a cue to help the mind focus on a singular, purposeful thought. Paired with these particular photos, every Mindful Intention provides a unique opportunity for the reader to take a meditative moment to withdraw from daily stresses and turn inward. Accompanying the book is a breathtaking video, featuring Miraval’s Mindful Intentions along with Schwartzberg’s cinematography. The video offers yet another dimension to this inspired approach to mindful practice. Mindful Intentions is meant to provide powerful tools for the reader to discover a deeper experience of peace, balance, joy, and healing.



Yoga 365

Yoga 365 Author Susanna Harwood Rubin
ISBN-10 9781452150956
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 372
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Yoga 365 presents a year's worth of daily readings that invite yoga lovers of every skill level to bring the inspiration they experience on their mats into their everyday lives. Each entry explores a mind-body theme such as balance, strength, and resilience in a short, illuminating paragraph that can be enjoyed in the morning or at bedtime, incorporated into a yoga session, or read on the go. Featuring a serenely beautiful hardcover and a spacious, color-washed interior, the package is as calming in the hand as the readings are to the eye. Yogis will find it to be a motivating tool for personal growth and a lighthearted way to share the joys of their practice with others.



Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9780191604942
Release 2008-05-08
Pages 336
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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



Take Your Soul to Work

Take Your Soul to Work Author Erica Brown
ISBN-10 9781476743417
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 336
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Practical, inspired, and bite-sized wisdom from renowned religious scholar Erica Brown, these daily meditations help add greater depth and purpose to your leadership. Few leaders have a plan when it comes to soul-building at work. As a result, they often find themselves spiritually or emotionally depleted, and they can lose the larger ideals that made them want to lead in the first place. Take Your Soul to Work is a daily meditational for business and nonprofit leaders looking for inspiration. Each entry focuses on a different quality, emotion, or aspiration (“on discipline,” “on compassion,” “on impermanence,” “on callousness,” “on productive narcissism”) by presenting a relevant quote, story, or question inspired by the traditions of all faiths as well as artists, poets, and business thinkers to help leaders reframe, rethink, and reset. Leaders rarely have time to reflect between the meeting, calls, and emails that eat away at the work day. With just one thought per day for the entire year, these 365 meditations will anchor, ground, and enrich corporate titans and nonprofit visionaries. Take Your Soul to Work provides spiritual nourishment and encourages leaders to steer their organizations with honesty, grace, and courage—and experience transcendence in the process.



The Issue at Hand

The Issue at Hand Author Gil Fronsdal
ISBN-10 9780615162867
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 160
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Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. As Gil Fronsdal states, "the search for the issue at hand is the search for what is closest at hand, for what is directly seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, and cognized in the present." Gil brings the practice of mindfulness not only to formal meditation but to all the varying aspects of every day life.



Breath Perception

Breath Perception Author Barbara Kipfer
ISBN-10 9781629148830
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 320
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A daily guide to harnessing the amazing power of breath. Breath Perception is your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not “work” with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy. Breath Perception presents 261 simple exercises—one for every Monday through Friday—for using breath to attain greater well-being. On each page is a daily exercise followed by a “wake-up call,” bits of wisdom to inspire you and enrich your meditation. Develop compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness while de-stressing, lowering your blood pressure, and building up your immune system. Yes, simple breathing has the power to do all of that and more! Sleep better at night, concentrate better at work, and connect better with loved ones at home. Once you learn to harness the power of breath, you’ll find that it serves you wherever you are, in whatever situations you find yourself. Smartly packaged and attractively designed, Breath Perception is perfect for anyone who wants to give the gift of well-being or who is looking for a way to enrich a yoga or meditation practice.



Thread of Wisdom Yoga Pearls

Thread of Wisdom Yoga Pearls Author Manorama
ISBN-10 9780578027722
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 156
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Manorama's Thread of Wisdom, Yoga Pearls Vol 1 is an empowering and inspiring book for the modern student of yoga. Each page contains a line or pearl for the reader to sit with and contemplate. These concise, reverent, and at times humorous lines invite the yogi-in-training to consider: boundaries, silence, feeling, mantra, Sanskrit, vibration, transformation, solid yogic foundation and connectedness. Through its small, bite-sized phrases, Thread of Wisdom, Yoga Pearls Vol 1 guides the reader to connect yogic principles with their own spiritual practice and life. *This Thread of Wisdom book, in the form of Pearls, also has a section for the reader to contemplate and write their own thoughts on these teachings.



Honoring the Body

Honoring the Body Author Stephanie Paulsell
ISBN-10 0787967572
Release 2003-05-21
Pages 224
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In this exquisite and sensitive book, author Stephanie Paulsell draws on resources from the Christian tradition to show how we can learn to celebrate the body's pleasures, protect the body's vulnerabilities, and develop the practices that will ultimately transform our troubled relationship with our bodies to one of honor and joy. A practical resource, Honoring the Body weaves together scripture, history, and lively stories that can help us recover and sustain an appreciation for ourselves as physical beings.



On the Verge

On the Verge Author Cara Bradley
ISBN-10 9781608683758
Release 2016-03-13
Pages 248
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Tap Your Personal Power and Thrive Have you ever hoped to recapture the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life? Cara Bradley can show you how. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, her book will teach you how to experience what she calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day. She will expertly guide you through the process toward an indescribable sense of fulfillment and empowerment that you may not have thought possible but that was always there, on the “verge” of happening, ready to emerge. This user-friendly book also offers: • the encouragement to not be a spectator of life but to instead cultivate ways to live beyond your busy mind and be present in each moment • the coaching you need to stay consistent with transformative daily practices • the guidance to trust that, like spiritual sages and Olympic athletes, you have brilliance and strength available to you at any time



Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Author Joe Dispenza
ISBN-10 9781401938109
Release 2012
Pages 441
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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make meas.



Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect Author Baron Baptiste
ISBN-10 9781401948771
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 184
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A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities.

Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, “be a yes” for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north.

With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.