Yoga Sequencing

Yoga Sequencing
Author : Mark Stephens
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Total Pages : 528
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781583945278
ISBN 13 : 158394527X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Sequencing Book Description:

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments
Author : Mark Stephens
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN 10 : 9781583947845
ISBN 13 : 1583947841
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Adjustments Book Description:

The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education

Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education
Author : Lynn Couturier MacDonald
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Total Pages : 776
Release : 2017-10-16
ISBN 10 : 9781492586630
ISBN 13 : 1492586633
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education Book Description:

Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education provides standards-based, ready-to-use lesson plans that enhance student learning and help students become physically literate. Designed to complement the successful elementary and middle school books in the series, this book also provides guidance on how to plan effective lessons that align with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education is written by master teachers and edited by SHAPE America. In this book, you’ll find: • More than 240 lesson plans that provide deliberate, progressive practice tasks and integrate appropriate assessments to evaluate and monitor student progress • Innovative and unique modules on topics such as fly fishing, rock climbing, line dance, yoga and stress management, and more, as well as more traditional modules • Introductory chapters that present the key points for the grade span, putting the lessons in context and providing teachers and PE majors and minors a clear roadmap for planning curricula, units, and lessons • Lessons that reflect best practices in instruction, helping teachers enhance their effectiveness • Expert guidance in delivering quality lessons that are designed to reach objectives and produce outcomes, and not just keep students occupied The lessons correspond to each category in SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, and are sequential and comprehensive—you get complete, ready-to-use units and not just individual lessons that don’t connect. The lessons include resource lists, references, equipment lists, and student assignments. The accompanying web resource offers easy access to printable PDF files of the lessons. Your administrator will be able to see at a glance that the lessons in the book are designed to meet the national standards and outcomes created by SHAPE America. The lessons in Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education can be used as they are or modified to fit the needs of your students. They also are perfect models for teachers and college students to use in creating their own lessons. The text includes instructional strategies such as how to teach for transfer, utilize grids and small games, differentiate instruction for varying ability levels, integrate conceptual material, and more. The book is organized into two parts. Part I explores issues pertinent to planning for high schoolers’ success, including how to plan lessons using SHAPE America’s Grade-Level Outcomes, meeting the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes, developing an electives-based program for high school students, and the importance of teaching for student learning. The lesson plans themselves are found in Part II, and each lesson aligns with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Part II offers plans in these categories: • Outdoor pursuits • Individual-performance activities • Net and wall games, such as badminton and tennis • Target games • Dance and rhythms • Fitness activities, such as Pilates, resistance training, and yoga • Personal fitness assessment and planning Each category contains modules of 15 or 16 lessons, each of which incorporates various National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. For example, you can address Standard 4 outcomes—which are about personal and social responsibility—during lessons on net and wall games, lessons on dance and rhythms, and so on. With the high-quality lesson content and the many tools and resources provided, Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education will help teachers foster their students’ physical literacy and help students develop physically active lifestyles that they can maintain throughout their adult lives.

Stress Less Weigh Less

Stress Less  Weigh Less
Author : Holly Mosier
Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781608321759
ISBN 13 : 1608321754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Less Weigh Less Book Description:

Mosier shows us we do not need to make loss difficult: we can eat the foods we love, exercise smarter, and get and maintain the body we always wanted by reducing stress, the main culprit in yo-yo dieting, belly fat, and midlife weight gain.

So You Want to Sing with Awareness

So You Want to Sing with Awareness
Author : Matthew Hoch
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : 9781538124734
ISBN 13 : 1538124734
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to Sing with Awareness Book Description:

"So You Want to Sing with Awareness brings together a variety of topics related to bodywork and mindfulness routinely practiced by singing teachers. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field who has successfully adapted a specific method and integrated its core concepts into their pedagogy"--

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement Based Embodied Contemplative Practices

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement Based Embodied Contemplative Practices
Author : Laura Schmalzl
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-07-05
ISBN 10 : 9782889198948
ISBN 13 : 2889198944
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement Based Embodied Contemplative Practices Book Description:

Relative to the extensive neuroscientific work on seated meditation practices, far less studies have investigated the neural mechanisms underlying movement-based contemplative practices such as yoga or tai chi. Movement-based practices have, however, been found to be effective for relieving the symptoms of several clinical conditions, and to elicit measurable changes in physiological, neural, and behavioral parameters in healthy individuals. An important challenge for neuroscience is therefore to advance our understanding of the neurophysiological and neurocognitive mechanisms underlying these observed effects, and this Research Topic aims to make a contribution in this regard. It showcases the current state of the art of investigations on movement-based practices including yoga, tai chi, the Feldenkrais Method, as well as dance. Featured contributions include empirical research, proposals of theoretical frameworks, as well as novel perspectives on a variety of issues relevant to the field. This Research Topic is the first of its kind to specifically attempt a neurophysiological and neurocognitive characterization that spans multiple mindful movement approaches, and we trust it will be of interest to basic scientists, clinical researchers, and contemplative practitioners alike.

Yoga For Dummies

Yoga For Dummies
Author : Georg Feuerstein
Publisher : For Dummies
Total Pages : 408
Release : 1999-03-15
ISBN 10 : 0764551175
ISBN 13 : 9780764551178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga For Dummies Book Description:

Yoga is not a fad. It has been around in the United States for over a hundred years and has a history of approximately five millennia. It is clearly here to stay. Yoga has brought health and peace of mind to millions of people. It can do the same for you. The benefits of Yoga are many. When adopted as a lifestyle, Yoga extends over the entire day. Find out how this can be done and why Yoga is so often loved by people who are Interested in becoming more fit and flexible Looking for stress relief Seeking to live a more peaceful and joyful life Yoga For Dummies guides you slowly, step by step, into the treasure house of Yoga. And it is a fabulous treasure house! You will find out how to unlock your body's extraordinary potential and enlist your mind to do so, and in the process strengthen your mind as well. This book covers the following topics and more: Five basic approaches to Yoga Selecting a Yoga class Practicing Yoga safely The mechanics of Yogic breathing Classic foundational postures Exercises to target problem areas Putting together your personal routine Yoga for special situations The focus on this book is on Hatha (pronounced haht-ha) Yoga, which is that branch of Yoga that works primarily with the body through postures, breathing exercises, and other similar techniques. When necessary, the book provides helpful photos or illustrations to help you better understand the exercises or postures. One author (Georg Feuerstein) is internationally recognized as a leading expert on the Yoga tradition and has authored many seminal works on it. The other author (Larry Payne) has a thriving practice as a Yoga teacher in Los Angeles, where he teaches and responds to his clients' specific health challenges. In this book, their combined 55 years of experience have merged to create a reliable and user-friendly introductory book that can also serve you as a beginner's reference work on an ongoing basis.

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck
Author : Mark Stephens
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : 9781623170615
ISBN 13 : 1623170613
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck Book Description:

Yoga Sequencing Deck

Yoga Sequencing Deck
Author : Jillian Bobowicz
Publisher : Ulysses Press
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN 10 : 9781612433516
ISBN 13 : 1612433510
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Sequencing Deck Book Description:

CRAFT YOUR OWN PRACTICE Use this unique deck of 100 cards to build transformative yoga sequences, complete with vinyasa transitions and variations for all skill levels. Lay out and rearrange these handy cards until your fluid, invigorating sequence takes shape—from the opening samastitihi to ending savasana.