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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,



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,



Auteur

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.



Texte du rabat

Learn to:

  • Conquer the proper sitting and standing postures, and more
  • Practice Yoga with a partner or against the wall
  • Become more flexible and relieve stress

...a lifetime tool for practicing Yoga at any age

Felicia Marie Tomasko, RN, Editor in Chief, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine

Yoga has been bringing health and peace of mind to millions of people for millennia. Covering everything from basic postures to relaxation techniques to avoiding common injuries, this definitive guide contains all the good counsel and practical exercises you need to achieve your fittest, healthiest, happiest self. You'll discover the latest tips and poses for mid-lifers, seniors, and couples; how yoga can help manage chronic pain; and what props to use in your yoga routines.

  • Ready, set, yoga get started with the basics to ensure a fruitful yoga practice, from learning to let go of stress to breathing your way to good health
  • Get creative discover how to create your own yoga program, find the benefits of having a yoga partner, and bring balance to kids and teens by getting young ones involved
  • Reach high make yoga a habit to discover the true you, relieve stress, overcome obstacles, and reach enlightenment
  • Partner yoga with pregnancy find out how to safely enjoy and reap the benefits of yoga as you and your baby grow

Open the book and find:

  • What to wear and how to pack your yoga kit
  • Practical guidance on the art of letting go
  • The mechanics of yogic breathing
  • How yoga and meditation can help you reach enlightenment
  • Ways to get kids and teens involved with yoga
  • How to get the most out of your yoga practice
  • The scoop on yoga as a lifestyle
  • Tips for enjoying a yoga class


Résumé
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.



Contenu
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

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Yoga For Dummies
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781118839546
ISBN: 978-1-118-83954-6
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: For Dummies
Genre: Fitness, aérobic, bodybuilding, gymnastique
nombre de pages: 408
Parution: 13.05.2014
Année: 2014
Auflage: 3. Aufl.
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 22.8 MB