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We are in the process of converting our print books into eBooks. Shambhala eBooks can be purchased from all major online eBook stores (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google, Kobo, and Sony). Links are provided on each book’s web page. To view our latest offerings, simply sort by publication date.
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  1. Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

    Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

    A Guide for Everyday Practice

    • by
    • Charlotte Bell
    A longtime yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation practitioner, Charlotte Bell describes in passionate detail how she applied the eightfold path of the Yoga Sutras and the Buddha’s heed for mindfulness to her hectic Western life—with practicality and precision, grace and guts.Her insights honor these timeless teachings while staying relevant to contemporary life. She recounts personal stories that depict her commitment to practice in her own life: in relationships, music, asana,… Read More

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  2. Compassion

    Compassion

    Listening to the Cries of the World

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    • Christina Feldman
    Do you turn away from your own physical and emotional pain?Do you withhold empathy or give yourself away when witnessing another’s pain?Do you lash out or withdraw when you feel that someone has harmed you?Is it possible to learn to respond to rather than react against what feels unbearable?Drawing on her experience as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, Christina Feldman asserts that it is possible, but only if we turn,… Read More

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  3. Yoga for Computer Users

    Yoga for Computer Users

    Healthy Necks, Shoulders, Wrists, and Hands in the Postmodern Age

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    • Sandy Blaine
    An ever-increasing number of people depend on computers for both work and entertainment, which means an ever-increasing number of hours spent slumped in a chair—and an ever-increasing number of hand, wrist, neck, and shoulder injuries. Yoga for Computer Users offers a new kind of preventive self-care. It contains twenty-three illustrated poses and exercises, plus breathing and relaxation techniques, that increase circulation and range of motion, prevent injuries to the upper… Read More

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  4. Yoga Abs

    Yoga Abs

    Moving from Your Core

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    • Judith Hanson Lasater
    We have unique ways of ascribing a variety of emotions to the belly: "My guts are in a knot," "I knew it in my gut," "gut-wrenching," and "No guts, no glory." Yet, too often, we place more emphasis on the way the abdomen looks rather than how it feels and functions.Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses (asana), and breathing practices (pranayama), designed to achieve optimal health for… Read More

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  5. 30 Essential Yoga Poses

    30 Essential Yoga Poses

    For Beginning Students and Their Teachers

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    • Judith Hanson Lasater
    In 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater draws on her wealth of yoga practice and teaching experience, as well as her training as a physical therapist, to present this comprehensive guide for beginning students and their teachers. The author discusses yoga’s ancient eightfold path and its relevance in today’s world, and goes to the heart of yoga—the all-important student-teacher relationship. Thirty essential yoga poses (asana), their variations, and breathing practices… Read More

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  6. The Woman's Yoga Book

    The Woman's Yoga Book

    Asana and Pranayama for all Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

    • by
    • Bobby Clennell
    Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat.Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle:premenstrual: poses to stabilizemenstruation: poses to restorepostmenstrual:… Read More

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  7. The Runner’s Yoga Book

    The Runner’s Yoga Book

    A Balanced Approach to Fitness

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    • Jean Couch
    The Runner’s Yoga Book is an ideal companion for the weekend or professional athlete, for the reader who wants to stretch and relax, and for the developing yoga student who wants to establish a home practice. Drawing on over thirty years of teaching and personal practice, author Jean Couch offers precise instruction in all types of poses, guidelines for home practice, yoga routines for other sports (including bicycling, skiing, swimming,… Read More

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  8. Watch Me Do Yoga

    Watch Me Do Yoga

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    • Bobby Clennell
    Watch Me Do Yoga is narrated by a child's voice as she goes through a series of yoga poses. We see her practicing with her dad, her mom, or the family dog—and sometimes alone on her mat. We see her in the garden, on the patio, in her bedroom, even sitting on a gigantic lotus. But no matter what the setting, she relates her yoga to the natural world. She… Read More

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  9. Glimpses of Raja Yoga

    Glimpses of Raja Yoga

    An Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

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    • Vimala Thakar
    In Glimpses of Raja Yoga, Vimala Thakar introduces the basic concepts of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras by focusing on a different sutra, or aphorism, in each of the twelve chapters. In her opening chapter, she presents the historical and cultural background of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga. Chapter 2 contains an eloquent invocation of the dimension of Silence—the meditative state that one enters with the stilling of the mind. Chapters 3–6 examine the… Read More

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  10. Woman Awake

    Woman Awake

    Women Practicing Buddhism

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    • Christina Feldman
    Because women have been conditioned to live according to traditional feminine values—conformity, passivity, and surrender of the self—they often feel powerless to transform their lives and afraid to lose their sense of worth. In Woman Awake, Christina Feldman suggests that it is possible for women to break out of their negative patterns and accept themselves as they really are. With a growing awarenss of the dignity of all life and… Read More

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