The Essentials of Yoga
Random House Publishing Group, Sep 14, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
Breathing techniques that increase energy and reduce stress
Easy-to-follow programs for flexibility and total body fitness
Expert advice on making yoga an integral part of your lifestyle
The Omega Institute, the nation's largest holistic education and retreat center, has helped tens of thousands of people in their search for well-being, personal growth, and spiritual development through its world-renowned workshops and retreats. Now the experts at the Omega Institute share their wisdom with you in a unique series of books that provide the guidance, the inspiration, and the skills you need to bring increased meaning and vitality into your life. . . .
More than six million Americans have chosen yoga as the energizing, empowering way to relax both body and mind. Whether its practice involves a gentle flow of postures or a more physically demanding regimen, yoga has never been more popular . . . as an individualized fitness program, a stress reliever, and a transformational tool. The Essentials of Yoga draws upon the collected wisdom of two of the foremost experts from the Omega Institute to open the door to this calming yet profoundly rejuvenating discipline.
Providing step-by-step guidance and warm inspiration, it shows you:
How to choose the right type of yoga for your age, for your physical condition, and for your spiritual well-being
Powerful breathing techniques that enhance the vital connection between your body, your spiritual energy, and your health
The yogic positions that leave you serene yet invigorated . . . energized yet free of stress
How to successfully take the principles you have learned off the mat and into the real world!
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Vitality and Wellness
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What Is Yoga?
The Benefits of Yoga
The Different Schools of Yoga
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