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Yinsights

A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga
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2
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Paperback Book
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Bernie Clark
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August, 2007
ISBN:
9780968766514
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3
$29.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

YinSights is a look deep inside the benefits of Yoga, as viewed by both the Eastern and Western worlds. The book is divided into two main sections: the first investigates the benefits of Yoga in general, and Yin Yoga in particular, on the physical body, the energetic body and the mind/emotional body. Three points of view are presented: those of the Yogis in India, the Daoists in China and the medical and scientific researchers in the West. The book offers a look inside the deepest and most ubiquitous tissues of the body, the connective tissues, and explores what happens to these tissues as we practice Yoga.
     In the second section of the book, YinSights explores the practice of Yin Yoga in detail. This section could be considered a complete, stand-alone book describing the way to practice Yin Yoga and the asanas normally used. Several flows are offered with different themes: flows for the spine and hips and flows to increase energy movement to the kidneys and liver. Throughout the book over 200 pictures and drawings are used to help illustrate the technical points presented as well as clarify the practice.

YinSights was originally published as a web-book (still available), but many readers found trying to read and digest over 300 pages of information from a web site was difficult. And it’s hard to curl up with your laptop.

Bernie Clark’s Yinsights is one of the best yoga resources now available, no matter what your preferred style of practice. It is really three books in one: It is a scientific explanation of yoga and how it works. It is a practical handbook on how to get started. And it is a guide to developing mindfulness during practice. It is the book we will use in our own training programs.” —Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga

 “A quick glance at the chapter headings gives a clue of the breath of what’s offered: Prana, Bioelectricity, Chakras, Cognitive Therapy, Meridians, Bones and Cartilage… there is something interesting here for just about everyone.” —Sarah Powers, from the Foreword

For more info: yinyoga.com

Publisher’s Description: 

The author explores the benefits of yoga as viewed by the Eastern and Western Worlds and related how it affects the body and mind. YinSights is divided into two main sections The first investigates the benefits of yoga on the physical body the energetic body, and the mind/emotional body. The second section explores the practice of Yin Yoga in details, and several flows are offered each with different themes.Why practice yoga or Yin Yoga in particular? YinSights, a new book by Bernie Clark, has the answers. In YinSights, Clark explores the benefits of yoga, as viewed by both the Eastern and Western worlds and relates how it affects the body and mind. Although more and more students are embracing the Yin-side of yoga, Yin Yoga is still relatively unknown. Filling a void in yoga literature, YinSights serves as a practical guide for students interested in understanding Yin Yoga. YinSights is divided into two main sections. The first investigates the benefits of yoga on the physical body, the energetic body, and the mind/emotional body. Clark presents three points of view those of the yogis in India, the Daoists in China, and the medical and scientific researchers of the West. The second section explores the practice of Yin Yoga in detail, and several flows are offered each with different themes. Slower versions of the normally active or yang Sun Salutations are provided, as well as even gentler ways to stimulate the flow of prana, chi, or energy. While YinSights illustrates how to practice Yin Yoga, it is not just for those seeking knowledge about Yin Yoga in particular. The book also discusses the advantages of all styles of yoga and will be of interest to every yoga student. Bernie Clark's Yinsights is one of the best yoga resources now available, no matter what your preferred style of practice. Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga

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