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    The Genius of Yoga How Yogic Meditation Can Unlock Your Innate Brilliance Alan Finger, Peter Ferko
    9781611808049 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga On Sale Date:June 30, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 5.97 x 8.97 x 0.39 in | 0.46 lb | 136 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Shambhala
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      Discover the transformational power of yogic meditation—a practice that goes beyond mindfulness to help you access your innate “inner genius” and source of creative inspiration.

      Both mindfulness meditation and yoga practice have reached such a level of popularity that they have revolutionized how we think about tending to the health and well-being of ourselves, our families, our patients, students, and co-workers. But meditation done through a yogic framework goes beyond mindfulness. It not only gives you specific tools for improving health and creating emotional balance, but also offers you an experience beyond the sense-focused mind. It allows you to access atman, your unbound intelligence, or what the authors refer to as your innate “genius.” Accessing atman allows you to go beyond the limits of mindfulness to reach a deep source of creativity and inspiration within you—and connects you to your true purpose and direction in life.
      ALAN FINGER was born and raised in South Africa and was a student of Parmahansa Yogananda, Krishnamacharya, and B. K. S. Iyengar, among others. He is nationally known for the depth of his training and for his gentle, friendly teaching style. Finger’s wisdom and appeal are reflected in the success of Yoga Works, the studio he founded in Los Angeles; Yoga Zone studios and videos; his four Be Yoga studios in New York; and his work with many prominent celebrities including Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Diana Ross, and Kim Cattrall. He travels and teaches all over the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and South Africa. He lives in New York City.

      PETER FERKO teaches meditation, philosophy, asana, and teacher training internationally. He was initiated Yogiraj, or master, by Alan Finger of ISHTA Yoga. In addition to his studies and teaching at ISHTA, his other studies and influences include Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship, Sivananda Yoga, The Course in Miracles, and Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga. As an author, Peter aims to make powerful practices and valuable philosophy accessible to general audiences and beginner practitioners. He also writes fiction that draws on his lifelong involvement with yoga, music, and art. Peter is the host of Peter’s Podcast: Real Yoga, Actual Happiness, and Deep Living.

      Author Residence: New York City

      Author Hometown: South Africa
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      “We are evolving toward a greater expression of being human; learning the deeper meditation found in authentic yoga is key.”—Deepak Chopra, author of Meta Human
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    On Being Human A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard Jennifer Pastiloff, Lidia Yuknavitch
    9781524743581 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women On Sale Date:June 16, 2020
    $23.00 CAD 5.4 x 8 x 0.69 in | 0.55 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:24 Dutton
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      Now in paperback, an inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff’s years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how hearing loss taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness.

      Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning.

      Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said “yes,” despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, “I got you.”

      Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realization over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of “I am not enough.” Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.
      Jennifer Pastiloff travels the world with her unique workshop On Being Human, a hybrid of yoga-related movement, writing, sharing aloud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party. Jennifer is a frequent contributor to SHAPE Magazine, including SHAPE Escape at Miraval Resort and the Women Run the World initiative, and she has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News, and others for her unique style of teaching, which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world. Jen is also the guest speaker at Canyon Ranch, and she leads Writing and The Body workshops with author Lidia Yuknavitch, as well as retreats with Emily Rapp Black. Founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station, when Jen is not traveling she is based in Los Angeles with her husband and son and a cup of coffee.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles
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      “With harrowing vulnerability and badass candor, Jen Pastiloff has written a gritty and passionate memoir.” 
      Elizabeth Gilbert 

      “[A] powerful account of hearing loss and learning to communicate in a new way—through yoga, gratitude and radical honesty.”
      —People, “The Best New Books”

      On Being Human is heartbreaking and triumphant. And it has plenty to teach us about listening, forgiving, and ultimately, finding peace.” 

      “In On Being Human, Jennifer Pastiloff shares the story of how she left her 13-year waitressing job to become a yoga teacher, despite her fears about her inexperience. These days, she’s a widely regarded and beloved speaker, and in her memoir, she tracks her inspirational journey from a life of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness to one of contentment, gratitude, and bravery.”
      —Bustle, “21 New Memoirs That Will Inspire, Motivate, and Captivate You This Summer”

      “Centered around touchstone stories that she shares in her workshops, Pastiloff tells the story about how one can battle their own demons to grow into the person they were always meant to be.”, “20 beach reads you won’t want to put down”

      “A searing, riveting narrative.” Tablet magazine

      “A memoir beautifully wrapped in inspiration and self-discovery that can speak to almost anyone…. It’s raw, real, and truly a story on ’being human.’ There are universal messages revealed in this book about waking up and genuinely living your truth.”

      “This memoir details the author’s life journey with refreshing honesty, outlining the path she took to (finally) start a fulfilling career and build a family after struggling with hearing loss and the death of her father. This is definitely worth reading if you’re in need of a bit of inspiration this summer.”
      Better Homes & Gardens, 
      “13 New Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer”

      “In this candid memoir, Manifest-Station blogger Pastiloff transforms from a troubled restaurant server at a celebrity haunt in Santa Monica, Calif., into a yoga teacher and maven for self-discovery…. Readers feeling stuck in their lives will devour this inspiring story of a woman finding her way.”
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      “This book actually changed my life.”
      —Lindsay Tucker, Yoga Journal

      “This is an openhearted, therapeutic journey that’s perhaps a little like one of Pastiloff’s workshops in book form.”

      “Kick off a summer of self-love with Jennifer Pastiloff’s On Being Human, a treatise on the importance of embracing vulnerabilities and imperfections, and of loving deeply, bravely, and with compassion.”
      Bustle, “50 New Books of Summer 2019 to Read by the Pool, in the Park, and on the Beach”

      “The year’s uplifting memoir has arrived. Jennifer Pastiloff shares her unusual life story, from growing up deaf in a broken home to working as a waitress in L.A. for decades to creating On Being Human, a now-famous yoga workshop and retreat. Pastiloff is a self-professed ‘beauty hunter.’ In this honest and vulnerable book, she’ll show you her way.”

      “The book is constructed as a memoir of Pastiloff’s earlier life waitressing, but it’s much more than that: a love letter to yoga, a self-help book, a spiritual how-to guide, and more. Fans of Cheryl Strayed will flock to the raw, earned healing and personal growth.”

      “I devoured On Being Human in one sitting—nodding, laughing, and connecting from the first word to the last. Jen Pastiloff is a brave and vulnerable leader whose book will help people take a deep breath, recognize themselves, and understand each other. What more can we ask of a book?”
      —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising

      “On Being Human is beautiful and tender, profound and absorbing. I never wanted to put it down. In writing with such clarity and honesty about her jagged path to becoming, Jennifer Pastiloff has told the story of not only herself, but so many of us. I was consoled by this book and also inspired. On every page I felt the presence and the power of Pastiloff’s brave and gigantic heart. This is a book friends will tell friends they have to read for years to come. It’s an important, enthralling debut.”
      —Cheryl Strayed, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wild

      “This is a memoir at once strong and vulnerable, an absorbing account of Jennifer Pastiloff’s inner life, filled with humor and inspiration and sincerity.”
      —Andrew Solomon, National Book Award–winning author of Far from the Tree

      “Jen Pastiloff is the only human ray of sunshine who could ever make me earnestly consider incorporating unpalatable things like ‘manifesting joy’ and ‘listening’ (UGH) into my life. This book is a treasure.”
      —Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty

      “This book is a beacon of hope from someone who’s been VERY far away from that beacon but managed to find her way back.”
      —Patton Oswalt

      “Read this f*cking book. Jen is very much part of the light and the balance that is needed in this world right now. I don’t even know her but I love her. Read this book.”

      “Forget everything you know about memoir. Of course this is about the comet that is Jen Pastiloff and how she grew up struggling with deafness, depression, and a wrecked body image to go on and crack open the world’s heart with yoga/writing retreats, a website named The Manifest-Station, and pure love—but honestly, it’s really the memoir of all of us, every single one of us who ever felt I’m not enough, I’m not loved, I’m falling apart, I don’t belong here. I was reading this moving memoir while crying, scribbling down sentences and holding onto them like lifelines. I’ve got you, Jen says, but the true message of this radiant memoir is nothing short of that revolutionary love: we’ve got each other.”
      —Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

      “This darkly funny, deeply personal and powerful memoir will speak to anyone who has ever felt outcast: from their bodies, their minds, the world. A must-read for human beings.”
      —Emily Rapp Black, author of The Still Point of the Turning World and Poster Child: A Memoir

      “For self-help fans and seekers of self-empowerment, this is an inspiring memoir with tips for overcoming and maybe prospering from the chaotic or disappointing elements that comprise an imperfect life.”
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      “Jen Pastiloff is the anti-guru. Rarely will you meet anyone more humble, compassionate, and ready to learn. She’s the kind of leader we need.” 
      —Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder

      “Listen to me: you’re going to think Jen Pastiloff is your BFF after you read this book because when you’re done reading it you will feel known. No one is better qualified to write a book called On Being Human than this particular human. Having long struggled to accept her own imperfections and struggles, Jen manages to bring these to the page with a humor, heart, and generosity that makes room for all of us to be a little kinder to ourselves.”
      Elizabeth Crane, author of Turf and The History of Great Things 

      “Jen Pastiloff is the authentic voice women need right now. By challenging us to embrace our imperfections, she teaches that ’wellness’ is the process of letting go of ideas that don’t serve us—as well as a radical act of joy. The On Being Human workshop is a radical reset for anyone struggling to become herself.” 
      Lori Leibovich, editor in chief of Health

      “Especially in these dark times for women, there is actually nothing ’simple’ about Pastiloff’s radical alchemy. Read this book and feel yourself expand.”
      Gina Frangello, author of A Life in Men and Every Kind of Wanting

      “Jen Pastiloff is a rejuvenating supernova! A life force of primal extravagant delight! Frank and funny, she’ll boss herself around and change the rest of us in the meantime. I’d want to listen to anything she has to say.”
      Naomi Shihab Nye, Pushcart Prizewinning poet and author of Fuel and 19 Varieties of Gazelle
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    Perfectly Imperfect The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice Baron Baptiste
    9781401951795 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga On Sale Date:June 09, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 5.06 x 7.06 x 0.47 in | 0.31 lb | 184 pages Carton Quantity:24 Hay House Inc.
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      “This book will shine new light on your journey, ignite your practice with new power, inspire new possibilities for growth, and infuse your life with the grace and confidence you seek.” —Baron Baptiste

      A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role.

      As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities. Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, “be a yes” for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north.

      With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.
      For more than 25 years, Baron Baptiste has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books, yoga teacher trainings and his continued work with non-profit organizations. An entrepreneur and visionary, Baron is committed to sharing Baptiste Yoga in ways that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people across the planet. His approach to yoga has been a catalyst for society’s acceptance of yoga as a popular practice and is now being used by millions of people globally. Website:

      Author Residence: Park City, UT
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      “Baron says exactly what our spirits need to hear. Perfectly Imperfect is the real deal! It’s honest, insightful, and inspiring, and it shows us the true meaning and power of yoga. This book will wake up every aspect of your practice and give you the tools you need to show up fully every day, both on and off the mat. This is a seriously empowering read.”
      — Gabrielle BernsteinNew York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now and Super Attractor
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    Laughter Yoga Daily Practices for Health and Happiness Madan Kataria M.D., Andrew Weil M.D.
    9780143134947 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date:April 07, 2020
    $22.00 CAD 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 in | 0.44 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 Penguin Life
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      Could you use a good laugh? This definitive guide by the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement will show you how to giggle your way to good health!

      Bring laughter into your life at any time of day—no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humor!

      Laughter yoga is all about voluntary laughter—how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss, heightened immunity, and, especially, enhanced mood: If you act happy, you’ll become happy—your body can’t tell the difference!

      Children laugh more than 300 times a day, adults fewer than fifteen. But it’s easy to start laughing again. The exercises in this book combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full body-mind workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: Ten minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine.

      With Laughter Yoga, join the growing worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine.

      Madan Kataria, M.D., “the guru of giggling” (The Times, U.K.), is the founder of the laughter yoga club movement that started in 1995 in Mumbai. He has conducted seminars and workshops around the world for such organizations as UBS, Emirates Bank, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Volvo. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and ABC, and is associated with an increasing number of medical research projects analyzing the benefits of laughter. Retired from medical practice, he devotes all his time to writing, teaching, coaching, and training laughter leaders in order to foster the spread of laughter clubs. He is the creator of World Laughter Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of every May.

      Andrew Weil, M.D. (foreword) is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Spontaneous Happiness, Spontaneous Healing, and Healthy Aging. A world-renowned pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, he is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

      Author Residence: Mumbai, India (author); Tucson, AZ (foreword author)
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      Acclaim for the Practice of Laughter Yoga
      “Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it’s easy to laugh even if you’re depressed or in a bad mood…. I’ve tried it, and it works.” —Oprah Winfrey
      “I can’t think of any other ­mind-body technique that has caught on this way. I told [the] American Senate Committee during a hearing about healthcare reform that laughter yoga could help lower American healthcare costs.” —Andrew Weil, M.D.
      “Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of ’right-brain thinking’ that managers should promote.” —Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind
      “Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.” —John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC’s TV series The Human Face
      “An ideal tool for complete body-mind wellness…Laughter increases the supply of oxygen to body tissues, boosts immunity, relieves pain, lowers stress, and even helps protect against heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, migraines, and cancer. It is a powerful technique: safe, easy, and a lot of fun.” —Andrew Weil, M.D., from the Foreword
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    Yoga Animals A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses Paige Towler
    9781426337529 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date:April 02, 2020
    $22.99 CAD 9.25 x 11.25 x 0.25 in | 0.86 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y National Geographic Kids
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    How to Win at Yoga Nail the hardest poses and find your selfie Marcus Veda, Hannah Whittingham
    9781785042478 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise On Sale Date:March 17, 2020
    $27.99 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.6 in | 0.72 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:40 Vermilion
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      Get in to the hardest poses and get out alive

      Five years ago your average yoga class contained a few down dogs, a standing tree and a cushion for meditation. Today, it is becoming increasingly clear that many wish to gain enlightenment through sticking their foot behind their head. Preferably in a handstand, ideally in the splits. And then post it on Instagram.

      Whether enlightenment is achievable through a one-armed handstand or not, crowded yoga studios are not the ideal places to start nailing risky moves, so this handy guide is here to demystify the big poses in full technicolour. Most importantly, you will learn how to take impressive pictures of your journey to enlightenment, so you can win at yoga, publicly.

      From sunset splits to backbends in Bali, packed with drills for strength and flexibility and tips for costume and hair, How to Win at Yoga makes those apparently impossible yoga poses possible, and look great on the ’gram.

      Marcus Veda is a yoga teacher and DJ. He is renowned for breaking down difficult poses an pushing people to their edge – with a good dose of fun.

      Hannah Whittingham is a yoga teacher, writer and magician’s assistant who can be found strengthening limbs of yogis across London, or bending her own into magic boxes.
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    9781623174552 Cards HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga On Sale Date:February 11, 2020
    $39.95 CAD 4.66 x 6.63 x 2.52 in | 1.73 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y North Atlantic Books
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      A quintessential resource for yoga teachers to master the art and practice of adjustments, assists, and alignments—based on Stephens’ best-selling Yoga Adjustments.

      This deck empowers yoga teachers and trainers to understand the principles of hands-on yoga teaching and apply the most effective methods of tactile cueing to improve alignment, support stable foundations, and honor safe biomechanics. Focusing specifically on teaching effective alignments and safe adjustments, it includes 105 full-color yoga cards with instructional photos, color-coded by type of posture. An accompanying booklet provides detailed explanations of how to assist students in a variety of poses so users are equipped with practical guidance for in-class adjustments. The cards are a perfect companion for new teachers to use as flash cards, experienced teachers who need to make adjustments on the fly, and home practitioners with a deep personal practice.
      Mark Stephens took his first formal yoga classes in 1991, completed his initial yoga teacher training in 1995, and began teaching yoga in 1996. In 1997, he founded Yoga Inside Foundation, establishing yoga programs and training yoga teachers for service in over 300 treatment centers, schools, hospitals, prisons, and other settings across North America. He received Yoga Journal’s first Annual Karma Yoga Award for his nonprofit work in 2000. Stephens has founded and directed two yoga studios, L.A. Yoga Center and Santa Cruz Yoga, and has taught workshops and retreats worldwide, including outdoor adventure retreats combined with sea kayaking, trekking, skiing, and rock climbing. He returned to his native Santa Cruz in 2004, where he teaches classes, workshops, and teacher trainings at Santa Cruz Yoga.

      Author Residence: Felton, CA

      Author Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
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    The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali A New Translation with Commentary Chip Hartranft
    9781611807028 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga On Sale Date:December 10, 2019
    $14.95 CAD 4.24 x 6.72 x 0.63 in | 0.4 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Shambhala
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      A classic work of Indian philosophy that succinctly spells out how the mind works and what is needed to attain liberation.

      In 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy succinctly spells out how the mind works and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. The Yoga-Sūtra is a road map of human consciousness and a helpful guide to the mental states that one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. Chip Hartranft’s translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life. He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sūtra and its enduring relevance for us today.

      Series Overview: The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published for over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

      Publication History: Shambhala TR, ’03 (9781590300237)
      CHIP HARTRANFT’s work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhist meditation. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, dedicated to the integration of yoga and dharma practice, and has taught a blend of movement and stillness to students in the Boston area since 1978. A student of yoga chiefly in the Krishnamacharya traditions, Chip has also practiced vipassanā meditation for many years. He leads annual retreats in the United States and abroad, blending yoga movement, breath-work, and mindfulness.

      Author Residence: Lexington, Massachusetts
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      "Extraordinarily clear. . . . Hartranft makes Patañjali's complications seem somehow obvious."—Shambhala Sun

      "A Yoga Sutra for the twenty-first century . . . translated into plain (but not boring) accessible language. . . . If there's a more succinct explanation of the enduring value of Patañjali's work, I'd sure like to hear it."—Yoga Journal

      "Chip Hartranft has given us a fresh, authoritative, and brilliant new translation of and commentary on the Yoga-Sutra, and an entire generation of American yogis should be deeply grateful. His work successfully combines intellectual precision with emotional accessibility—a powerful marriage seldom even attempted with this notoriously difficult text. Hartranft is careful always to leave Patañjali's own genius in the foreground, and as a result the astounding intellectual architecture of the Yoga-Sutra shines through. Bravo!"—Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

      "Much of contemporary yoga in the West has emphasized breathing and the body. These invaluable practices have been separated from the comprehensive ethical and meditative approach of the great teacher Patañjali. Recently there has been an increased interest in correcting this limitation. Chip Hartranft's brilliant new translation of and commentary on Patañjali's masterpiece moves interested yogis decisively in this direction. It is a clear and inspiring work of immense value for all serious practitioners."—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath and Living in the Light of Death
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    Yoga for the Inflexible Male A How-To Guide Yoga Matt
    9781984856944 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga On Sale Date:November 19, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 7 x 7.99 x 0.54 in | 0.81 lb | 132 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Ten Speed Press
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      A yoga book for the chronically inflexible, with practical, down-to-earth advice for weekend warriors, aging athletes, and anyone else who could benefit from a bit more flexibility in their lives.

      The benefits of yoga—greater strength, flexibility, and presence of mind—are for anyone, no matter their skill level. But most classes don’t feel that way if you’re a first-timer—or an inflexible male. Enter Yoga for the Inflexible Male, a welcoming and humorous guide for people of all stripes that gives three vetted hour-long yoga routines, each with roughly a dozen yoga poses. The poses are illustrated and described in depth, and each one contains variations so that they are accessible to anyone, no matter their flexibility. The back of the book also has sequences geared for practitioners of specific sports, like running, biking, climbing, and so on. As more and more men are encouraged to increase their flexibility, the health advantages of yoga are no longer beyond their reach.

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      YOGA MATT is the nom de namaste of Roy Parvin and a nod to the everyman of yoga. Parvin is the award-winning fiction author of In the Snow Forest (WW Norton), and a recipient of a National Endowments for the Arts Grant in Literature. Roy is also an elite cyclist; his devotion to yoga began as therapy for a bout of sleeplessness. The yoga proved to be so therapeutic for his insomnia that he became an evangelist of the ancient practice.

      Author Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
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      Yoga for the Inflexible Male takes a punchy look at three hour-long routines.”—Tanner Garrity, Inside Hook
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    Mudras for Modern Living 49 inspiring cards to boost your health, enhance your yoga and deepen your meditation Swami Saradananda
    9781786782786 Cards BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation On Sale Date:November 12, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 4.89 x 6.81 x 1.74 in | 0.89 lb | 64 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Watkins Publishing
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      This beautiful, fully illustrated deck of 49 cards and accompanying instructional booklet provides a highly practical and inspirational overview of how to use mudras (yogic hand gestures) to revitalize every aspect of your life.

      In this engaging card and booklet set, yoga and meditation teacher Swami Saradananda draws on her years of experience in all aspects of yoga to explain the background, techniques and benefits of working with mudras to boost health, relieve stress and enhance inner peace.

      Each of the 49 cards features beautiful artwork on one side and a clear photograph of a mudra on the other, accompanied by its main benefit and an inspiring affirmation or mantra. There are seven ’suits’ of cards, each dedicated to a different part of the hand and its corresponding element, and each with its own positive holistic health promise.

      The seven categories are: fire mudras (thumb) for boosting inner strength and self-esteem; air mudras (index finger) for encouraging freedom and stress relief; ether mudras (middle finger) for enhancing inner peace, self-expression and creativity; water mudras (ring finger) for equipping you to move forward; earth mudras (little finger) for encouraging stability and grounding; mind mudras (thumb) for increasing concentration and clarity; and overall health and wellbeing mudras.

      The accompanying booklet includes a fascinating introduction to the power of mudras, insight into how to really get the most from the deck and a full-page explanation of each of the 49 mudras shown on the cards - each with corresponding photography, step-by-step practical guidance and invaluable information about the specific benefits of the mudra in hand.
      Swami Saradananda is an internationally renowned yoga and meditation teacher who has inspired thousands of people to practice. She has been teaching for almost forty years, and is the author of a number of books, including The Power of Breath,Chakra Meditation Relax and Unwind with YogaYoga Mind and BodyThe Essential Guide to Chakras and the upcoming Mudras for Modern Life.

      For 26 years, she worked with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and directed their facilities in New York, London, New Delhi and the Himalayas. After an extended period of personal practice in the Himalayas in 2001, she was author in residence at the Peacemaker Community in Western Massachusetts, and she then went on to direct yoga and meditation retreat Haus Yoga Vidya, just outside of Cologne, Germany. For the past few years, she has lived between London and New York but she spends several months each year teaching in Germany and several more in India.

      Swami Saradananda teaches yoga worldwide, leads pilgrimages to India and writes extensively. She is also a trustee of the Ganga Prem Hospice, a charity that is seeking to build a cancer hospice in Rishikesh, North India.

      Author Residence: London, UK
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