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SCC Library Books & eBooks

Tracing the Path of Yoga

Clear, accessible, and meticulously annotated, Tracing the Path of Yoga offers a comprehensive survey of the history and philosophy of yoga that will be invaluable to both specialists and to nonspecialists seeking a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject. 

Science of Yoga

Explore the biomechanics of 30 key yoga asanas, in-depth and from every angle, and master each pose with confidence and control. Introducing Science of Yoga - an all-encompassing science book to help you better understand yoga anatomy and the medical science behind yoga to perfect your practice and poses! 

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

This second edition of the best selling The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including detailed descriptions and photographs of over 30 Yin Yoga asanas. 

Teaching Power Yoga for Sports

Show your athletes how yoga can propel their performance to the next level. Teaching Power Yoga for Sports prepares you to develop and teach yoga programs that are directly relatable to specific sports and player positions, resulting in more resilient athletes who consistently compete at the top of their game. Author Gwen Lawrence shares her approach, developed through years of work with sports' top professional teams; NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and MLB coaches; and elite athletes. 

Every Body Yoga

From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we.  Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. 

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Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy will provide you with a deep understanding of yoga and of the structures and principles underlying each movement. Building on the success of its predecessors, this revamped edition features new content to further augment your yoga practice. Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource--one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.

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Yoga: The Divinity of Grace

Yoga is the challenging study of consciousness itself, understanding one’s body, understanding one’s emotions, understanding one’s mind and beyond that, understanding one’s true self. Conquering the fretful disturbances of the world around, great thinkers researched deep into the self.

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Breath of the Gods: A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga

According to Indian tradition, yoga is an ancient tradition that goes back directly to Lord Shiva. However, modern yoga, as it is practiced by tens of millions of people around the world, actually has its origins elsewhere. This documentary traces the origins of modern yoga to the life and work of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who pioneered Hatha Yoga. Exploring whether this form of yoga really has ancient roots, it also examines the balance between exercise and religious beliefs inherent in the practice.

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Yoga I.S. ®: Teaching to Multiple Levels

The reality of teaching that health/fitness professionals often face is that their students have different bodies, learning capacities, mindsets, and abilities. As a result, one of the primary focal goals of instructors must always be to teach to the student, rather than the group. When facing a room of individuals, teachers can find meeting this objective to be quite a challenge. Yoga I.S. ®: Teaching to Multiple Levels explores the power of cuing, sequencing, and modifications. The video explains how instructors can use these skills to make themselves world-class teachers, able to create an invigorating mind-body experience for all of their students.