Yoga

Yoga

The Path to Holistic Health

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A step-by-step guide to the postures of yoga includes a section on stress, breathing, and meditation techniques that alleviate the pressures of modern living and enhance one's physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Book News
More substantial than a how-to guide although it serves this purpose as well this volume, written by the well-known yoga teacher, discusses other aspects of the practice, including the history and philosophy of yoga, yoga and the modern world, yoga and stress, and the functions of each posture to benefit health, both mental and physical. All the postures are described in detail with many explanatory photos and inset tips on how to achieve the posture and its benefits. A large part of the book is devoted to plans for all types of ailments, with the series of postures depicted visually in sequence for each. Although this volume will appeal most to more advanced students, a 20-week course for beginners is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing
Around the world, increasing numbers of people are turning to yoga as a means of keeping fit and reducing stress. In this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's leading teacher of yoga, shares his unique, holistic approach. For Iyengar, yoga is more than just a form of exercise; it is a holistic experience that benefits the body, mind, and spirit. He outlines the philosophy and ideals behind this ancient practice and explains how yoga can help to counter the stresses of modern living. Designed for every level of ability, age, and physical condition, there are detailed instructions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to perform each yoga asana, or posture, correctly, while a unique 360-degree view of the final pose shows exactly how to position each part of the body. A special section introduces B.K.S. Iyengar's innovative use of props, enabling beginners or the less flexible to practice the classic yoga asanas more easily and effectively. A further section illustrates sequences of asanas to treat or prevent a wide range of ailments. In addition, there is a 20-week yoga course, personally formulated by B.K.S. Iyengar, which progresses from simple to more challenging postures. Without a doubt, Yoga: The Iyengar Way is the definitive guide to the practice of yoga by the master.

Baker
& Taylor

A step-by-step, illustrated guide to the top postures of yoga includes a section on stress, breathing, and meditation techniques that alleviate the pressures of modern living and enhance one's physical, emotional, and mental well-being for readers of the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Publisher: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001
ISBN: 9780751321678
0751321672
9780789471659
0789471655
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 Iyengar 2001
Characteristics: 416 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

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