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Aqua Kriya yoga
Aqua Kriya yoga
by Camella Nair
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super yoga book for students and teachers, July 1, 2013
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Great tips for translating yoga into the water plus the bonus of the deeper yogic teachings. Very therapeutic and healing.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
by Mukunda Stiles
Edition: Paperback
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hatha with an Ayurvedic slant, November 4, 2008
This review is from: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (Paperback)
It is nice to see Mukunda in print again. I think his strengths as a communicator are in the way in which he outlines "how to polish your practice" and "precautions" that are peppered throughout the book.
I think a reader should have some knowledge of Ayurveda and hatha to begin with to get the most out of the book. The most profound statement in the book reminds us that "many of the benefits of yoga we can only speculate at". Reason being , we are all so unique. Ayurveda now along with Yoga is gradually being recognized as an important facet to adopting a heathier lifestyle and yoga students are becoming more open to the concept of doshas and how they can refine their own practice in a class setting. I liked the detailed section on 'Ayurvedic Yoga Pranayama' but felt that some examples of how the vayu's move in specific asanas may have been useful. He mentions that Frawley's book 'Yoga for your type' is 'impractical' because of its generalization then goes on to list vinyassa's for vata,pitta and kapha students. The meat of the book in my view is reached at p165 "Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy". Interestingly he says that there are no soley pitta or kapha diseases according to Indian pathology, yet every disease will involve vata. Thus, the untimate goal of any hatha class, be it ayurvedic wisdom infused or not has not changed. It should leave the student feeling more balanced, focused and serene by the end because they have increased their self-awareness. There is no mention( I don't think) of ayurveda being ultimately a dualistic system that balances the sun and moon. A prominant chart with times of day to practice could have been useful.(vata,pitta and kapha times are listed however in the appendix charts at the back)I like the way he links pitta,vata and kapha to the kriya yoga system of self-discipline, self-study and attunement to indwelling Reality. Tridoshic balance he says is vata-relax the body/pitta-fire in the belly and kapha-a warm and loving heart.Let's hope that is what this book helps to bring out in more people. Camella Nair- author "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Light on Yoga
Light on Yoga
by B. K. S. Iyengar
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldest and still the Best 1 book on asana, December 14, 2007
This review is from: Light on Yoga (Paperback)
As a yoga practitioner and teacher,this book has been a wonderful companion for many years. It would be very unusual indeed for a teacher to have either not heard of or own this book. The serious student would benefit from owning a copy also but for people new to yoga or who have physical restrictions, they may be better off looking at what people call "Therapeutic Yoga" these days. Hatha Yoga has always been a therapeutic discipline for over 5000 years but today we have the advantage of looking for specific areas that focus on a particular bias. Everyone should have the opportunity of learning how to master the mind-body complex. Camella Nair RYT author of "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Water Dance:  Water Fitness for Mind, Body, and Soul
Water Dance: Water Fitness for Mind, Body, and Soul
by Juliana Larson
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Aqua Inspiration, November 23, 2007
Juliana states in the book that the book is more about inspiring,and encouraging people on what fitness is about, and this is certainly the case rather than just a list of exercises. A refreshing book that sites specific personal accounts for the reader to ponder. I like the way she talks about concentration and meditation as a way to prepare the students mind to be open to something new. She uses vizualization and afformation to build peoples self-esteem. There is a section on aqua healing and water therapy which is usefull but a bit misinfomed about some of the YMCA's excellent aqua programs in many areas of health and fitness.

Camella Nair R.Y.T and author of (Aqua Kriya Yoga)

YMCA Water Fitness For Health
YMCA Water Fitness For Health
by Mary E. Sanders
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and safe water fitness., November 23, 2007
A well thought out, systematic approach to teaching and exercising in the water safely. The YMCA stands out again for adapting fitness, health and well-being to many populations. The instructions are clearand concise and visually pleasing. Camella Nair R.Y.T author "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Yoga for Pregnancy (Hamlyn Health & Well Being)
Yoga for Pregnancy (Hamlyn Health & Well Being)
by Rosalind Widdowson
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant photographs and use of props, November 15, 2007
I like the breathing focus at the beginning of the book.This emphasises the importance of the breath in any yoga practice. Posture and pelvic tilt are explained quite nicely with some easy to follow photographs.I feel there could be more classical standing poses to develop stamina and strength although there are a few stretches with a bamboo pole which could be a substitute for say a table or the wall if one does not have a bamboo pole handy. Sun and moon breathing (surya and chandra pranayam)are offered but for the beginner alternate nostril breathing is probably going to be more balancing overall. In any event, it should complete either sun and moon breath cycles. Rocking the cradle is a cute way to open the hips, reminding you that soon you will be rocking the baby. The cross over twist seems too deep a visceral twist for the baby and the hip opener with feet supported could use additional support under the thighs. The third section seems to be mostly 'dance type'moves to stretch the body. The sarong stretches arequite nice. I especially like the sarong around the back of the body in seated posture as on page 111. It can provide a nice support for the back, especially if the chest is opened at the same time. Camella Nair R.Y.T author "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Step-By-Step Yoga For Pregnancy : Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year
Step-By-Step Yoga For Pregnancy : Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year
by Wendy Teasdill
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely laid out format - easy to follow, November 15, 2007
Good general information on what is accessible in each trimester. Many girls of course come to yoga only when they are pregnant and possibly with back aches and lack of vitality etc.. This book should give them a nice boost and gentle encouragement to get on with some yoga and feel the difference in the body at least, if not the mind also. The breathing section could prove useful, especially if insomnia is a problem. The monkey mind is a direct result of the uneven breathing pattern we adopt and Wendy explaind nadi shodhana and bramhari in a simple fashion making it easy to follow. The salute to the earth is the sequence my students seem to like and is good into third trimester, tho'the student may think it has to be practiced only in the second as it appears in the second trimester section. This is the rub when sectioning off asanas per trimester. Supine twists are suggested in the second trimester and I personally think it is too deep a visceral twist at this stage in the pregnancy. Much better to sit in an elevated cross legged position, lengthen the spine and look to the right. The spine will be stable and neutral in the lower back yet the thorasic and cervical areas can get some release.(rpt to left)CamellaNair R.Y.T author "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness
Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness
by A. G. Mohan
Edition: Paperback
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yoga therapy, October 30, 2007
The more I teach,the more I am interested in the therapeutic aspects of asana and how it links to our lifestyle that can be understood through the knowledge of Ayurveda. Nice explaination in the principles of movement and breathing section on gravity and strength. The section on observation and assessment is useful because it can help the teacher empower the student with greater self-awareness. The asanas illustrated from a chair aswell as from the floor makes the pranayama section meaningful for the student who may well have a bias in the body or be confined to a wheelchair. If you already have a basic understanding of prakruti and vikruti, the ayurvedic/yoga therapy section can be useful. The favorable vs unfavorable choice of asanas can help one understand the groups of asanas that may prove effective in a therapeutic scenario. Whilst I have yet to find a completely effective way to erradicate painful menses periodically, at least I feel more inspiration to continue
trying to find the route cause of the imbalance within me. Camella Nair - author of "Aqua Kriya Yoga"
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Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students
Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students
by Stephanie Pappas
Edition: Paperback
Price: $24.09
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yoga Posture, October 30, 2007
Stephanie has produced a lovely book that gives clear direction along with clear photographs on how to assist and adjust another person. I have tried the assist for chair pose on students that I could not lead verbally into a more integrative pose, and it worked. The section of Q and A from teachers and students gives the book a feeling of sanga that unites all readers as a community of practitioners wanting to help others. Camella Nair - author "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

Yoga Anatomy
Yoga Anatomy
by Leslie Kaminoff
Edition: Paperback
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yoga Aatomy, October 30, 2007
This review is from: Yoga Anatomy (Paperback)
Wonderful, wonderful illustrations from the ground up literally. I loved the explaination of the other two diaphragms as it is key in understanding how the breath moves in the body. Maha Mudrasana is a prime example of the immediate cognition one gets as the base point of the asana is shown from a unique observational perspective. It is one of the most powerful asanas at moving energy, and from this diagram, it is clear why. Cat/Cow is the greatest vinyassa we can master in my view and the section on primary and secondary curves is very informative. I was happy to see they had included Simhasana. Another ancient asana that is overlooked in modern day asana classes.Maybe because it is so subtle.
I will use this book a lot I think. Thankyou. Camella Nair - author of "Aqua Kriya Yoga".

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