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Meditative Yoga (Integrating Body, Breath and Mind)
Meditative Yoga (Integrating Body, Breath and Mind)
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Back of the Book

Meditative Yoga brings restful peace to both body and mind, and renewed energy in everyday life. Start tired and end refreshed as body, breath and mind are united in slow, effortless movement. Students of meditative yoga gradually discover new ways of unlocking their inner strength. This book teaches a simple, classical meditative yoga different from many modern, more dynamic and forceful versions of yoga practiced today.

Meditative Yoga- integrating body, breath and mind contains almost 150 illustrations. Step by step, they demonstrate more than 60 postures and practices. One section provides yoga programmes for various levels preliminaries, beginners, experienced practices and simple meditation techniques.

The authors are affiliated with the Acem School of Yoga, founded in 1968. Highly qualified in both yoga and the health sciences, they have taught yoga and meditation to ten thousands of people in many countries.

 

Foreword

The content of this book reflects Acem’s teachings of yoga to thousands of people in many countries over several decades. Our focus on physical yoga is rooted in a meditative tradition. Close to 100 000 people world-wide have learned Acem Meditation, and there has been a growing need for a book that integrates meditative practice into yoga.

For a long time, yoga did not receive much attention in India and Western societies. The growing interest in recent decades has been inspiring, but has not been noted with undivided pleasure. Yoga today is embraced and modified by a number of trendy body disciples that are quite at odds with its deeper goals. Concerns about such developments have been widely expressed in the question: Is yoga spoiling yoga?

In India, yoga originated in the mists of time and was eventually written down as a classical philosophical system of thought in the Yoga Sutra. Physical postures, however, were not known from texts before the 14th century. The bolily postures and breathing practices as we know them today have probably been passed on for centuries in a variety of forms and contexts on the Indian continent. There is no clear lineage of schools or masters. Ti seems likely that he postures and breathing practices have an inherent strength and effect that have subsisted in spite of changing usage and environments in the East as well as later in the West. Nevertheless, much of what is taught in yoga schools, health spas and health studios nowadays is quite far removed from classical and meditative yoga. Hopefully, Meditative Yoga – integrating body, breath and mind will contribute to a change of direction.

May people have played a role in the production of this book. Anne friis-Baastad, a former head of the Acem School of Yoga, and Anne Thomte, the current head have been untiring in their efforts. We also want to extend our thanks to Thomas Buch-Anderson, Halvor Eifring, Ole Gjems-Onstad, Maja Grythe, Vilde Drageset Haakensen, Sara Hobbel Anders Malmberg, Roland Nilsson, Jonas Paradian, Allesandro Ripellino, Giulia Repellion, Gunnhild Reistad, Ingvill Storli, and Pollyanna von Knorring. Thanks, too, to Vibeke Videm for her help in getting this book translated into English.

Karin Malmberg took the photos of the Yoga Postures and collaborated with me in creating the Book’s visual design.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword 7
  For Body and mind 9
  What is Yoga? 13
  Principles of yoga Practice 25
  Movements of back and Upper body 33
  Advice for Yoga Students 39
  Patterns of yoga students 45
1 Starting Potures 49
  Sitting on the heels 50
  Sitting cross legged 50
  Sitting with straight legs 50
  Lying on the back 50
  Standing with the feet together 50
2 Inverted potures 53
  Low shoulderstand 54
  High shoulderstand 55
  Headstand 56
3 Backbends 59
  Low cobra 60
  High cobra 61
  Half bow 62
  Bow 63
  Half camel 64
  Camel 65
  Bridge 66
  Half Fish 67
  Half locust 68
  Locust 69
  Half cobra 70
  Upward bow 71
4 Forward Bends 73
  Seated forward bend 74
  Standing forward bend 75
  Seated sidebend (I) 76
  Seated Sidebend (II) 77
  Plough 78
  Dog 79
5 Twist postures 81
  Twist (I) 82
  Twist (II) 83
  Reclining Twist (I) 84
  Reclining Twist (II) 85
  Tringle 86
6 Balance Postures 89
  Tree (I) 90
  Tree (II) 91
7 Combined Postures 93
  Thunder Pose 94
  Sun salutation 96
8 Other Postures 99
  Dorsal hand hold 100
  Shoulder roll 101
  Head roll 102
  Eye practices 103
  Addominal lock 104
  Stomach waves 105
9 Impulse practices 107
  Impulsive slow twist (I) 108
  Impulsive slow twist (II) 109
  Rapid shaking 110
10 Resting Postures 113
  Corpse 114
  Sideways rest 115
  Prone rest 115
11 Sitting postures 117
  Sitting cross legged 118
  Sitting on the heels 118
  Half lotus 119
  Lotus 119
12 Breating practices 121
  Yoga breating 122
  Part 1: Addominal breating 122
  Part 2: Costal breating 123
  Part 3: High costal breating 123
  Full yoga breating 124
  Joyful breating 126
  Joyful breating 126
  Pump breating 128
  Cat breating 129
  Standing Breating 130
  Cooling breath 132
  Spontaneous inhalation 133
13 Yoga Programmes 141
  Preliminaries 144
  Beginners 145
  Experienced 146
  Advanced 147
  Effect of yoga 149
  Breathing and the muscles 153
  Appendix 159
  Retreat centres 160
  Index 162
  About the Authors 166
  Acem contact info 166

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Meditative Yoga (Integrating Body, Breath and Mind)

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Back of the Book

Meditative Yoga brings restful peace to both body and mind, and renewed energy in everyday life. Start tired and end refreshed as body, breath and mind are united in slow, effortless movement. Students of meditative yoga gradually discover new ways of unlocking their inner strength. This book teaches a simple, classical meditative yoga different from many modern, more dynamic and forceful versions of yoga practiced today.

Meditative Yoga- integrating body, breath and mind contains almost 150 illustrations. Step by step, they demonstrate more than 60 postures and practices. One section provides yoga programmes for various levels preliminaries, beginners, experienced practices and simple meditation techniques.

The authors are affiliated with the Acem School of Yoga, founded in 1968. Highly qualified in both yoga and the health sciences, they have taught yoga and meditation to ten thousands of people in many countries.

 

Foreword

The content of this book reflects Acem’s teachings of yoga to thousands of people in many countries over several decades. Our focus on physical yoga is rooted in a meditative tradition. Close to 100 000 people world-wide have learned Acem Meditation, and there has been a growing need for a book that integrates meditative practice into yoga.

For a long time, yoga did not receive much attention in India and Western societies. The growing interest in recent decades has been inspiring, but has not been noted with undivided pleasure. Yoga today is embraced and modified by a number of trendy body disciples that are quite at odds with its deeper goals. Concerns about such developments have been widely expressed in the question: Is yoga spoiling yoga?

In India, yoga originated in the mists of time and was eventually written down as a classical philosophical system of thought in the Yoga Sutra. Physical postures, however, were not known from texts before the 14th century. The bolily postures and breathing practices as we know them today have probably been passed on for centuries in a variety of forms and contexts on the Indian continent. There is no clear lineage of schools or masters. Ti seems likely that he postures and breathing practices have an inherent strength and effect that have subsisted in spite of changing usage and environments in the East as well as later in the West. Nevertheless, much of what is taught in yoga schools, health spas and health studios nowadays is quite far removed from classical and meditative yoga. Hopefully, Meditative Yoga – integrating body, breath and mind will contribute to a change of direction.

May people have played a role in the production of this book. Anne friis-Baastad, a former head of the Acem School of Yoga, and Anne Thomte, the current head have been untiring in their efforts. We also want to extend our thanks to Thomas Buch-Anderson, Halvor Eifring, Ole Gjems-Onstad, Maja Grythe, Vilde Drageset Haakensen, Sara Hobbel Anders Malmberg, Roland Nilsson, Jonas Paradian, Allesandro Ripellino, Giulia Repellion, Gunnhild Reistad, Ingvill Storli, and Pollyanna von Knorring. Thanks, too, to Vibeke Videm for her help in getting this book translated into English.

Karin Malmberg took the photos of the Yoga Postures and collaborated with me in creating the Book’s visual design.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword 7
  For Body and mind 9
  What is Yoga? 13
  Principles of yoga Practice 25
  Movements of back and Upper body 33
  Advice for Yoga Students 39
  Patterns of yoga students 45
1 Starting Potures 49
  Sitting on the heels 50
  Sitting cross legged 50
  Sitting with straight legs 50
  Lying on the back 50
  Standing with the feet together 50
2 Inverted potures 53
  Low shoulderstand 54
  High shoulderstand 55
  Headstand 56
3 Backbends 59
  Low cobra 60
  High cobra 61
  Half bow 62
  Bow 63
  Half camel 64
  Camel 65
  Bridge 66
  Half Fish 67
  Half locust 68
  Locust 69
  Half cobra 70
  Upward bow 71
4 Forward Bends 73
  Seated forward bend 74
  Standing forward bend 75
  Seated sidebend (I) 76
  Seated Sidebend (II) 77
  Plough 78
  Dog 79
5 Twist postures 81
  Twist (I) 82
  Twist (II) 83
  Reclining Twist (I) 84
  Reclining Twist (II) 85
  Tringle 86
6 Balance Postures 89
  Tree (I) 90
  Tree (II) 91
7 Combined Postures 93
  Thunder Pose 94
  Sun salutation 96
8 Other Postures 99
  Dorsal hand hold 100
  Shoulder roll 101
  Head roll 102
  Eye practices 103
  Addominal lock 104
  Stomach waves 105
9 Impulse practices 107
  Impulsive slow twist (I) 108
  Impulsive slow twist (II) 109
  Rapid shaking 110
10 Resting Postures 113
  Corpse 114
  Sideways rest 115
  Prone rest 115
11 Sitting postures 117
  Sitting cross legged 118
  Sitting on the heels 118
  Half lotus 119
  Lotus 119
12 Breating practices 121
  Yoga breating 122
  Part 1: Addominal breating 122
  Part 2: Costal breating 123
  Part 3: High costal breating 123
  Full yoga breating 124
  Joyful breating 126
  Joyful breating 126
  Pump breating 128
  Cat breating 129
  Standing Breating 130
  Cooling breath 132
  Spontaneous inhalation 133
13 Yoga Programmes 141
  Preliminaries 144
  Beginners 145
  Experienced 146
  Advanced 147
  Effect of yoga 149
  Breathing and the muscles 153
  Appendix 159
  Retreat centres 160
  Index 162
  About the Authors 166
  Acem contact info 166

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