Yoga Girls' Club

Author: Tiffani Bryant

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012061

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Yoga Girls' Club is a non-judgemental and fun environment for self-exploration where girls and young women can feel empowered to manage the changes, challenges and social pressures of teen life with confidence and self-awareness. The interactive workbook format introduces girls to yoga and meditation and offers frequent opportunities for self-reflection through short drawing and writing exercises, enabling girls to explore who they are and what they believe, in a positive and affirming way. The book guides the reader through 43 illustrated, easy-to-follow yoga postures, each with unique benefits for health and wellbeing, as well as explaining different yogic breathing techniques and suggesting yoga sequences to help girls develop their own yoga routines. There are also 9 fun art activities designed to encourage creative expression. Ideal for tween and teen girls aged 11-17, this book will also provide practical tools for yoga instructors, school counsellors, psychotherapists, arts therapists and youthworkers wanting to explore identity, encourage body confidence and promote self-esteem with this age group.

Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change

Author: Beth Berila,Melanie Klein,Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498528031

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.

The Story of Yoga

Author: Alistair Shearer

Publisher: Hurst & Company

ISBN: 1787381927

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a $20+ billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? What happened along yoga's winding path from the caves and forests of the sages to the gyms, hospitals and village halls of the modern West? This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. It leads us on a fascinating journey across the world, from arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular Christianity and the British Raj, to the Indian nationalist movement and the arrival of yoga in the twentieth-century West. We discover how the practice reached its present-day ubiquity and how it became embedded in powerful social currents shaping the world's future, such as feminism, digital media, celebrity culture, the stress pandemic and the quest for an authentic identity in the face of unprecedented change. Shearer's revealing history boasts a colorful cast of characters past and present, who tell an engaging tale of scholars and scandal, science and spirit, wisdom and waywardness. This is the untold story of yoga, warts and all.

Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies

Author: Suzanne Newcombe,Karen O’Brien-Kop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351050737

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource, which frames and contextualises the rapidly expanding fields that explore yoga and meditative techniques. The book analyses yoga and meditation studies in a variety of religious, historical and geographical settings. The chapters, authored by an international set of experts, are laid out across five sections: Introduction to yoga and meditation studies History of yoga and meditation in South Asia Doctrinal perspectives: technique and praxis Global and regional transmissions Disciplinary framings In addition to up-to-date explorations of the history of yoga and meditation in the Indian subcontinent, new contexts include a case study of yoga and meditation in the contemporary Tibetan diaspora, and unique summaries of historical developments in Japan and Latin America as well as an introduction to the growing academic study of yoga in Korea. Underpinned by critical and theoretical engagement, the volume provides an in-depth guide to the history of yoga and meditation studies and combines the best of established research with attention to emerging directions for future investigation. This handbook will be of interest to multidisciplinary academic audiences from across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Yoga Where You Are

Author: Dianne Bondy,Kat Heagberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834843307

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8170


Find freedom in your yoga practice with this empowering guide from beloved yoga teacher and social justice activist Dianne Bondy and Yoga International editor-in-chief Kat Heagberg. Yoga Where You Are welcomes readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities into the practice of yoga. Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg offer everything you need to know to build a custom yoga practice that supports you exactly where you are--now and at every stage of your life's journey. Yoga Where You Are discusses how yoga intersects with body image, introduces essential information on elements like breathwork and meditation, and celebrates yoga's diverse roots through an introductory chapter on its origins and history. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or a yoga teacher, the step-by-step instructions for hundreds of customizable pose variations provide an essential resource you can turn to as your practice evolves. Bondy and Heagberg also present tips to find inspiration and creativity on the mat. With truly inclusive language, alignment options for real bodies, and photos of a range of practitioners, the book provides you with everything you need to customize and deepen your practice with clarity and confidence.

Research Handbook on Brand Co-Creation

Author: Markovic, Stefan,Gyrd-Jones, Richard,von Wallpach, Sylvia,Lindgreen, Adam

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1839105429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 8607


Bringing together different theoretical perspectives on brand co-creation and discussing their practical applicability and ethical implications, this Research Handbook explores emerging notions of brand construction which view brands as co-created through collaborative efforts between multiple stakeholders.

The Dawn of the New Cycle

Author: W. Michael Ashcraft

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332003

Category: History

Page: 258

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In considering a group that identified with Victorian American culture and its anxieties while adhering to an occult worldview that most of their contemporaries found strange, if not dangerous, the book explains why these middle-class Americans found Theosophy so persuasive and why they left family and friends behind to take up residence at this California settlement."--BOOK JACKET.

Yoga Rising

Author: Melanie C. Klein

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738755931

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Courage, truth, and inspiration at the intersection of spiritual practice and social justice Yoga Rising is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and self-love. This follow-up to the groundbreaking book Yoga and Body Image features 30 contributors who share stories of major turning points. Explore how body image and yoga intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, age, and size as part and parcel of culture and society. Collectively, we can make space for yoga that is body positive and accessible to the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take action to build community and challenge destructive attitudes and structures, Yoga Rising is a resource for the continuing work of healing ourselves and our world as we move toward liberation for all. Praise: "A must-read collection of essays ideal for anyone yearning for more self-acceptance and body peace. Read this book, and I guarantee you'll hear a story that resonates with your own experiences."—Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga "Yoga Rising kicks open the door for evolution through a collection of honest, diverse, and daring stories.. A refreshing dose of inspiration that has the power to transform lives."—Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of Aim True

New Girl

Author: Kate McCarroll Moore

Publisher: City of Light Publishing

ISBN: 1952536359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 6033


Elinor Malcolm is ready for the first day of seventh grade, when a last-minute phone call turns her world upside down, and she misses the first week of school. When she returns, she's known as the new girl, even though she's not.In this sequel to Elinormal, Elinor learns all too quickly that people are complicated and relationships take work. Lots of work. As she's discovering who she is, who she wants to be, and what she wants most in life, Elinor is balancing friendships, old and new. She's also unraveling her mother's mysterious past. New Girl further explores the complexity of friendships, the reality of disappointments, and the trouble with secrets.

Yoga Girl

Author: Rachel Brathen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501106767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 2150


"By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day. Part self-help and part memoir, Yoga Girl is an inspirational, full-color look at the adventure that took writer and yoga teacher Rachel Brathen from her hometown in Sweden to the jungles of Costa Rica and finally to a paradise island in the Caribbean that she now calls home. With more than one million followers on Instagram, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day. In Yoga Girl, she gives readers an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the bohemian and beautiful life she's built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today. Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga in amazing tropical locales, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle, reading Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to a Caribbean spa"--