The Complete Illustrated Guide to Yoga: A Practical Approach to Achieving Optimum Health for Mind, Body and Spirit

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Element, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
Literally translated, "yoga" means unity. It is the art of body, breath and mind control. For optimum health, harmony and inner peace, a daily yoga regime may include a change of lifestyle and diet, as well as a mastery of yoga postures, transitions and relaxation techniques. Recent studies have shown that the practice of yoga can actually reduce blood pressure and reverse the symptoms of heart disease in addition to building patience and physical endurance.Written by a world renowned expert in yoga, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Yoga offers a complete program for beginners as well as current practitioners. With specially commissioned, step-by-step photographs of postures and relaxation techniques, Howard Kent emphasizes the need for safety and caution to prevent injury in those who have little experience. The book covers: -- the history and origins of yoga-- the different schools of yoga-- step-by-step guides to all the yoga exercises-- a step-by-step guide to healthy breathing-- yoga in pregnancy, for children and the elderly-- yoga as a preventative medicine.

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