Yoga For Dummies (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
408
Utgivningsdatum
2014-06-20
Upplaga
3rd Edition
Förlag
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Medarbetare
Tomasko, Felicia
Illustratör/Fotograf
illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations, figures
Dimensioner
234 x 188 x 21 mm
Vikt
536 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781118839560
Yoga For Dummies (häftad)

Yoga For Dummies

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Sharing the benefits of yoga in a way that everyone can enjoy and understand Practicing yoga has many health benefits, including improving your overall fitness, flexibility, and strength. It has also been known to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. And if you're suffering from chronic lower back pain, yoga is a perfect choice for you. Yoga For Dummies, 3rd Edition will show you how to get up to speed on the fundamentals of Yoga, whether you're participating in a class, teaching a class, or practicing it on your own. This new edition features over 20% new and updated content plus 12 companion videos featuring the hottest and most popular poses. Inside, you will find: * Do-it-yourself yoga programs for you to practice * The latest techniques for breathing properly * Photos on key poses that can improve front sides and backsides * New coverage on yoga against the wall, the use of props in yoga, couples yoga, and more If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, yoga can be a wonderfully relaxing exercise for you. Whether you decide to persist in a traditional do-it-yourself yoga practice or experiment with the use of props in a new yoga routine, this book can help. Children, pregnant women, mid-lifers, and seniors can all enjoy the benefits of yoga simply explained in this comprehensive, fun guide.
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Larry Payne, PhD, is the founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was named one of America s most respected yoga teachers by the Los Angeles Times. Georg Feuerstein, PhD, was internationally respected for his contribution to Yoga research and the history of consciousness.

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Foreword xv Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Yoga 5 Chapter 1: Yoga 101: Building a Foundation 7 Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Yoga! 23 Chapter 3: Preparing for a Fruitful Yoga Practice 33 Chapter 4: Relaxed Like a Noodle: The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress 41 Chapter 5: Breath and Movement Simplified 55 Part II: Moving into Position: Basic Yoga Postures 77 Chapter 6: Please Be Seated 79 Chapter 7: Standing Tall 89 Chapter 8: Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance 107 Chapter 9: Absolutely Abs 115 Chapter 10: Looking at the World Upside Down: Safe Inversion Postures 123 Chapter 11: Easy round the Bends: Classic Bending Floor Postures 133 Chapter 12: Several Twists on the Yoga Twist 151 Chapter 13: Dynamic Posture: The Rejuvenation Sequence and Sun Salutation 159 Chapter 14: A Recommended Beginners Routine for Men and Women 167 Part III: Creating and Customizing Your Yoga Routine 177 Chapter 15: Designing Your Own Yoga Program 179 Chapter 16: Partnering Up for Yoga 215 Chapter 17: It s Never Too Soon: Pre- and Postnatal Yoga 231 Chapter 18: Yoga for Kids and Teens 243 Chapter 19: It s Never Too Late: Yoga for Midlifers and Older Adults 265 Chapter 20: Prop Art: The Why and How of Simple Props 287 Chapter 21: Yoga Against the Wall 295 Part IV: Living Life the Yoga Way 309 Chapter 22: Yoga throughout the Day 311 Chapter 23: Meditation and the Higher Reaches of Yoga 323 Chapter 24: Yoga Therapy: Customizing Your Back and Body Treatments 337 Chapter 25: Using Restorative Postures to Relieve Stress and Chronic Pain 357 Part V: The Part of Tens 371 Chapter 26: Ten Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice 373 Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Your Yoga Practice 377 Index 379