Yoga For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 26, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 408 pages
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The long-awaited update of the trusted yoga book

A decade since its initial publication, "Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition" has been updated and revised to include coverage of the newest concepts and practices that have emerged in the yoga community over the past ten years. Still maintaining its emphasis on safe approaches to the physical practice of yoga, "Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition" breaks down the concepts and poses, making yoga easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply for everyone.

Yoga has been bringing health and peace of mind to millions of people for five millennia-and it can do the same for you. Turn to "Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition" to find out how to unlock your body's extraordinary potential, while strengthening your mind as well. Focuses on Hatha Yoga, which works primarily with the body through postures, breathing exercises, and other techniquesSpecialized yoga instructions for all ages, as well as partner yogaPracticing yoga during pregnancy, as well as yoga relief for women in mid-life""Using restorative yoga and yoga therapy to combat chronic aches and pains"

"Whether you're a beginner or a yoga guru, "Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition" gives you the tips and techniques you need to experience the health benefits of yoga as part of a complete wellness and exercise program.

  

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A simple introduction to yoga that could use updating. - Goodreads
Good reference book. - Goodreads
A great starting point to delve into the world of yoga. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jenn - Goodreads

An easy read that gives a little info on a lot of yoga topics. Great for a beginner and a refresher for regular practitioners. A great starting point to delve into the world of yoga. Read full review

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User Review  - Carole Martell - Goodreads

A simple introduction to yoga that could use updating. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 351
5
Off to a Good Start with Yoga
7
Ready Set Yoga
27
Prep Before Pep Ensuring a Fruitful Yoga Practice
39
Relaxed Like a Noodle The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress
47
Breath and Movement Simplified
61
Postures for Health Maintenance
83
A Recommended Beginners Routine for Men and Women
175
Designing Your Own Yoga Program
187
Its Never Too Soon Pre and Postnatal Yoga
223
Yoga for Kids and Teens
235
Its Never Too Late Yoga for Midlifers and Older Adults
257
Yoga for Older Adults
266
Prop Art The Why and How of Simple Props
279
Yoga Throughout the Day
289

Standing Tall
95
Steady as a Tree Mastering Balance
113
Absolutely Abs
121
Looking at the World Upside Down
129
Easy round the Bends
139
Several Twists on the Yoga Twist
157
Dynamic Posture The Rejuvenation Sequence
167
Meditation and the Higher Reaches of Yoga
307
Yoga Therapy The Yoga Doctor Will See You Now
321
Ten Tips for a Great Yoga Practice
353
Ten Good Reasons to Practice Yoga
357
Index
373
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About the author (2010)

Georg Feuerstein, PhD, offers distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy and history through Traditional Yoga Studies.

Larry Payne, PhD, is founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx curriculum at Loyola Marymount University and was named one of America's most respected Yoga teachers by the Los Angeles Times.

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