Table of Contents

Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness

by Swami Kriyananda

Basic Principles
  The Purpose of Yoga Postures
  Physical Postures and Mental Awareness
  Basic Rules for Yoga Practice

Postures [Introduction]

Standing Poses
  The Full Yogic Breath
  Vrikasana, the Tree Pose
  Garudasana, the Twisted Pose
  Chandrasana, the Moon Pose
  Padahastasana, the Jackknife Pose moving into The Backward Bend
  Trikonasana, the Triangle Pose
  Utkatasana, the Chair Pose

Relaxation Poses
  Sasamgasana, the Hare Pose
  Supta-Vajrasana, the Supine Firm Pose; Alternate Position, The Camel Pose
  Matsyasana, the Fish Pose
  Savasana, the Corpse Pose

Spinal Stretches
  Paschimotanasana, the Posterior Stretching Pose
  Janushirasana, the Head-to-the-Knee Pose
  Halasana, the Plow Pose
  Karnapirasana, the Ear-Closing Pose
  Bhujangasana, the Cobra Pose
  Dhanurasana, the Bow Pose
  Chakrasana, the Circle Pose
  Ardha-Matsyendrasana, the Half Spinal Twist
  Ardha-Salabhasana, the Half Locust Pose
  Salabhasana, the Full Locust Pose
  Akarshana Dhanurasana, the Pulling-the-Bow Pose

Inverted Poses
  Viparita Karani, the Simple Inverted Pose
  Sarvangasana, the Shoulderstand
  Sirshasana, the Headstand

Sitting Poses
  Vajrasana, the Firm Pose
  Siddhasana, the Perfect Pose
  Padmasana, the Lotus Pose
  Yoga Mudra, the Symbol of Yoga


  A. Breathing Exercises
  B. Poses and Affirmations
  C. Routines

See Also: Intro  Sample Chapter  Behind the Scenes  

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