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Teach Yourself Yoga was first released in Australia in 1997 and became an immediate bestseller. It started many people on their own yoga paths, and still has pride of place on many a practitioner’s bookshelf.
Out of print for 15 years, this new release is a re-creation of the original book, with a few changes to reflect the ways some poses are currently taught. This accessible guide explains the background and benefits of yoga practice, as well as how to do the poses. A bonus is the detailed and illustrated 12-week program that offers a simple way to weave yoga into your daily life.
If you care about health and well-being, this new edition of Teach Yourself Yoga is sure to deliver on its original promise of inspiring you to do yoga.
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The following items are available on this site.
Yoga Basics Pack. $24.95
10-week beginners Yoga course.
Specially designed for beginners, Yoga Basics is an easy to follow program for better health, flexibility and peace of mind. This pack contains 10 beautifully illustrated cards, one for each week of a ten-week course that tie a clear, practical and portable guide to getting started in yoga.
Yoga Tool Kit. $24.95
10 beautifully illustrated cards that give clear, practical and portable programs to meet a variety of needs. The customised sequences help provide holistic healthcare – better health, flexibility and peace of mind – so you can stay on top of your daily requirements with a safe and effective regime. Practices for boosting the immune system, insomnia, menstruation, post travel, low backache, stress and anxiety relief, fatigue, encouraging mental balance, managing menopause and regenerating.
Lower Back Practice. $3.95
No matter what causes it, low backache is at best an occasional annoyance and at worst a chronic pain. You may wake up regularly into back stiffness or you may find there’s an ache in your back after gardening or gym sessions. A regular yoga routine which takes your spine and back muscles through their whole range of movement may be just what you need to get your body into shape again. Also, if poor posture contributes to backache, you’ll become more aware of how you walk, sit and stand the more you do consistent yoga practice.
Boosting the Immune System. $3.95
Sometimes we fall prey to illness despite following the most conscientious lifestyle. Yoga can help us by improving and balancing our basic defense against illness – the immune system. Yoga postures, pranayama, relaxation and meditation are all powerful tools for helping to stimulate or calm the immune system. How yoga works is by lowering stress hormones that weaken the immune system and, at the same time, strengthening the respiratory organs, lymphatic system and overall circulation. Regular yoga practice is very good medicine!
Menstruation Practice. $3.95
During a woman’s menstrual period, she can benefit hugely by doing a practice such as the special one that follows. It affords a woman the opportunity to be more reflective and peaceful, as well as restoring hormonal rhythms if they have become irregular. Some other benefits of this type of menstrual practice are: repose for the brain and nerves, rest for the abdomen and uterus, and relief from discomfort that is caused by cramping and bloating. This sequence will help set the tone for regular, healthy menstrual cycles.
Encouraging Mental Balance. $3.95
The class of poses that we call restorative poses has the special ability to nurture us and make us feel well rested. The purpose of this particular sequence is to soothe and quiet you, and, as a result, take you closer to your essential state of being. This is what yoga is ultimately for – quieting us physically and calming our busy minds to help us be present and centered. If you include yourself in the group of people who have difficulty finding time to relax, then probably this well-rounded sequence will be something that you will want to return to regularly.
Fatigue Sequence. $3.95
Feeling depleted can range the whole spectrum from tiredness to utter exhaustion. We so much want to be able to keep up with all the demands life makes on us: career, studies, parenting, even socialising that eventually such an intensely busy lifestyle will take its toll. A few of the causes of weariness are lack of sleep, overworking, financial worries, and emotional stress. The supine poses in the following sequence serve to quiet the sympathetic nervous. The inverted poses especially gently invigorate your body’s systems.
Insomnia Sequence. $3.95
Disturbance of sleep can be caused by many factors such as: stress, anxiety, emotional tension, work or financial difficulties, birth of a child and bereavement. The cause of insomnia can also be hormonal, as the times when a woman is menstruating or is in her menopause. Whatever the reason, appropriate yoga practice can help you get a good night’s sleep in a natural way. Inability to relax one’s body is a huge contributor to sleep difficulties, so the simple stretches of yoga are invaluable. Savasana and yoga nidra are especially for relaxing the mind.
Menopause Sequence. $3.95
Perimenopause is the interval in which a woman’s body gradually makes a natural shift from more-or-less regular cycles of menstruation toward the complete cessation of periods. Women may experience all manner of symptoms, such as: mood swings, hot flushes, , night sweats, heavy periods or scanty ones. Going through this transition time doesn’t necessarily mean giving up a strong yoga practice but it does mean adapting to one’s needs as they change. Ideally the postures in this sequence should make you feel more peaceful, less tired and less tossed around by what can be difficult experiences of perimenopause.
Post Travel Sequence. $3.95
Whether it’s for your work or recreation, any long-distance air travel may play havoc with your mind and/or body. Yoga poses are just the thing to get you back on an even keel and stretch you out after sitting for long periods. This sequence, which takes your body systematically through its range of possible movements, will also benefit your internal organs and systems. You’ll find that following this practice will leave you feeling much refreshed and relatively free from jet lag.
Regenerating Sequence. $3.95
The class of poses that we call restorative poses has the special ability to nurture us and make us feel well rested. The purpose of this particular sequence is to soothe and quiet you, and, as a result, take you closer to your essential state of being. This is what yoga is ultimately for – quieting us physically and calming our busy minds to help us be present and centered. If you include yourself in the group of people who have difficulty finding time to relax, then probably this well-rounded sequence that includes inversions, standing poses, backbends and twists will be something that you will want to return to regularly.
Stress & Anxiety. $3.95
We all experience stress and anxiety at different times during our lives. The intensity of these feelings can vary greatly from person to person but elevated stress levels will take a serious toll on the body and mind over time. This sequence with its mix of backbends, forward bends and inversions is designed to energise and balance various systems of the body – especially the nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems.
Yama and Niyama Posters. $20.00
These beautifully-designed posters present the ten ethical precepts in radiant colour, with attractive Sanskrit text and English translation. You’ll want to display the posters in your home or yoga studio for a constant reminder of these gems of wisdom from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.