30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers

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Rodmell Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 248 pages
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 (pranayama) are also provided, with guidance for the student practicing at home, and points for the classroom teacher. Sequences are presented with photographic charts for easy visual reference, and a "Mantra for Daily Practice" and glossary of anatomical terms and resources for further study are also included.

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Solid book I find myself referring to time and again. Her descriptions on how to do the poses, what muscles to engage etc., are some of the best I've read. Read full review

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I am in love with this book! I have discovered yoga about one year ago and I instantly fell in love with the whole concept. Since then, I have discovered some really great yoga books, but I have to ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Lasater has taught yoga since 1971 and holds workshops and retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. She received a doctorate in East-West psychology and is also a physical therapist.

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