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Embodied Ayurveda for Yoga Practitioners by Faye Berton

Embodied Ayurveda for Yoga Practitioners: Increasing the Healing Potential of Yoga

As yoga practitioners, we intuitively adapt our practice to how we are feeling. If we are low in energy we will do a less vigorous practice. A restorative practice is more appealing when we are not feeling well. When we are stressed, we might be attracted to a challenging practice to wash away the tension, or to a gentle practice to soothe our body/mind. All of this is common sense and instinct.

The goal of this book is to help people bring this common sense/instinct into full consciousness and, using Ayurveda, further develop it. A beginning practitioner can integrate Ayurvedic principles into their learning of yoga. Established and advanced practitioners will discover a world of subtle adjustments and focuses to add freshness, healing potency and breadth to their practice. Embodying Ayurveda gives yoga practitioners powerful self-care tools and provides yoga teachers with the knowledge of how to tailor practices to the needs of their students.

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Fluid Strength Yoga Practice

For students and those curious about the Practice, now it’s down on paper. This is a thorough companion to your home practice.

The book opens with an explanation of the Practice and its philosophical underpinnings, going into detail about the dynamics of the Movements and how they create health, strength and well-being. Spinal Flip has its own chapter as does resting aspects of Fluid Strength: Transitional Awareness, Stopping and Open Awareness. Wisdom principles, a favorite part of class, also feature prominently. Midline and Qualities discussion rounds out the section.

The second part of the book provides images and clear instructions for each of 17 Movements, and describes how to structure a Fluid Strength practice. Neurological Cleansers and a Movement Index are included.

Available at Amazon. See also the Fluid Strength section on this site.

Written by Faye Berton with Jean Fraser & Karin Preus; Movements modeled by Mary Ann Bradley.

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Click here to see videos that are visual supports for doing the Movements in Faye Berton’s Fluid Strength Yoga Practice, Vitalizing the Body and Resting the Mind.