I want to express my deep appreciation to Linda Sparrowe who not only encouraged me to write my book, but also spend many afternoons with me helping me become a better writer.
–Sarah Powers, Author of Insight Yoga
YOGA At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice
Although yoga studios continue to proliferate, students are increasingly looking to enhance their studio experience with a personal home practice. Yoga At Home not only provides all the information needed to start a home practice, but also the inspiration, highlighting the sacred spaces and daily practices of yoga students and internationally recognized teachers with breathtaking full-color photographs of them in their own homes. This accessible, practice-oriented book offers a wealth of information on how to begin or enrich a home yoga practice, including advice and tips on how to find time and create space, a list of tools and props to have on hand, ways to designate a space as sacred, and how to put together a well-rounded practice. As an added bonus, you'll be able to peek inside the unique practices spaces of more than 55 well-known yoga teachers and serious practitioners and see them practicing their favorite poses, moving through their daily sequences, and offering their own individual wisdom and advice on home practice and what yoga means to them.
Yoga’s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Above all else, yoga has been and continues to be about the process of transformation. Linda Sparrowe discusses yoga’s roots in the sacred texts and provides a look at the 20th-century yogis who brought it to the West — Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Indra Devi, and B. K. S. Iyengar, to name a few. Four hundred artful posture-illustrating photographs of the most famous yoga practitioners, including Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Richard Freeman, pull the reader ever closer to this powerful practice.
"…an outstanding introduction by Linda Sparrowe. After having read "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S. Iyengar and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, as well as other texts, this book has probably the most balanced and concise history of the development of yoga philosophy and practice that I have come across." —William Kostenko, Boise, Idaho
The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is the first comprehensive book about women's health issues and how to treat them with yoga. It offers a complete yoga program for general health as well as pose sequences that address specific health problems--all in the Iyengar tradition, which targets health needs more than other forms of yoga.
"The definitive guide to yoga and women's health. It's Sparrowe's tone—that of a wise, experienced, understanding, yet resolutely affirmative friend—that will win her readers over....Simply stated, The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is one of the most helpful, worthwhile yoga books to come down the pike in recent seasons." —Yoga Journal
This book offers a complete program of yoga poses designed for menstrual health, new medical information on diet and lifestyle, and instruction on meditation and breathing techniques that relieve common symptoms experienced by many women.
"I have been recommending yoga to women for relief of menstrual problems for more than twenty years, and I consider it a mainstay in helping to relieve symptoms of such common complaints as PMS and menstrual cramps. I highly recommend this very helpful and useful book to all women who suffer from menstrual discomfort." —Susan M. Lark, M.D., author of Endometriosis Self-Help Book, Menstrual Cramps Self-Help Book, and Natural Treatment of Fibroid Tumors and Endometriosis
This book offers a complete program of yoga poses designed for bone health, new medical information on diet and lifestyle, and instruction on meditation and breathing techniques that strengthen and restore energy.
"The ancient Indian philosophy of yoga offers a much-needed unified and holistic approach to bone health . . . . The yoga perspective has everything to do with alignment, balance, harmony, and a life lived in accordance with natural laws." —Susan E. Brown, Ph.D., author of Better Bones, Better Body
In this incredible book, twenty-five authors, including Alanis Morrisette, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, and Linda Sparrowe, discuss how yoga and body image intersect. With these inspiring personal stories, learn how yoga not only affects your body but also how it affects the way you feel about your body.
Each author offers a unique perspective on how yoga has shaped his or her life and provides tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and a renewed body image.
Compiled by Janice Gates with a foreword by Linda Sparrowe, this beautiful book brings us the stories and insights from 17 of the most renowned and beloved yoginis. From pioneers like Indra Devi to the newer gurus like Sharon Gannon, "Yogini" gives us a taste of what these women are all about - and how they embody the 'yogic lifestyle'. Full of wisdom, insight and her-story, this book will inspire.