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Yoga for Dummies - 4th Edition

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Stretch, strengthen, and start your yoga journey with this approachable guide
 
Yoga For Dummies teaches beginners the fundamentals of Yoga--correct posture, breathing techniques, meditation practices, and beyond. It's also a helpful resource for established yogis who want to focus on foundations. Whoever you are, you'll enjoy the proven mental and physical health benefits of this ancient practice. Improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, increase your flexibility and balance, reduce stress, and more! Let Dummies help you get the most out of your yoga routine. This edition includes updated photos, new mindfulness meditations, new routines, and easy-to-follow instructions for mastering core yoga poses and building a regular practice.
* Discover the ideas and philosophy behind the ancient practice of Yoga
* Learn correct techniques and alignment for basic and more advanced poses
* Practice sequences of yoga poses for a full-body workout that builds strength and flexibility
* Reap the benefits of mindfulness meditation and yogic breathing exercises
 
Yoga For Dummies provides beginner-friendly instruction and expert guidance so you can enjoy the health and peace of mind that yoga brings.

List of contents

Introduction 1
 
Part 1: 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 35
 
Chapter 4: The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress 43
 
Chapter 5: Breath and Movement Simplified 59
 
Part 2: Moving into Position: Basic Yoga Postures 83
 
Chapter 6: Please Be Seated 85
 
Chapter 7: Standing Tall 97
 
Chapter 8: Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance 113
 
Chapter 9: Absolutely Abs 123
 
Chapter 10: Looking at the World Upside Down: Safe Inversion Postures 131
 
Chapter 11: Easy 'round the Bends: Classic Bending Floor Postures 141
 
Chapter 12: Several Twists on the Yoga Twist 159
 
Chapter 13: Dynamic Posture: The Rejuvenation Sequence and Sun Salutation 167
 
Chapter 14: A Beginner's Routine for Everyone 177
 
Part 3: Creating and Customizing Your Yoga Routine 189
 
Chapter 15: Designing Your Own Yoga Program 191
 
Chapter 16: Partnering Up for Yoga 229
 
Chapter 17: It's Never Too Soon: Pre- and Postnatal Yoga 245
 
Chapter 18: Yoga for Kids and Teens 257
 
Chapter 19: It's Never Too Late: Yoga for Aging Adults 281
 
Chapter 20: Prop Art: The Why and How of Simple Props 305
 
Chapter 21: Yoga Against the Wall 313
 
Part 4: Living Life the Yoga Way 327
 
Chapter 22: Yoga throughout the Day 329
 
Chapter 23: Meditation and the Higher Reaches of Yoga 343
 
Chapter 24: Yoga Therapy: Customizing Your Back and Body Treatments 359
 
Chapter 25: Using Restorative Postures to Relieve Stress and Chronic Pain 381
 
Part 5: The Part of Tens 397
 
Chapter 26: Ten Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice 399
 
Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Your Yoga Practice 403
 
Index 407

About the author










Larry Payne, PhD, is an interna-tionally renowned Yoga teacher and back specialist. He is the founding president of the Interna-tional Association of Yoga Therapists and the co-founder of the Yoga curriculum at UCLA's School of Medicine and Loyola Marymount University. Brenda Feuerstein is founder and director of Traditional Yoga Studies, a company that promotes authentic Yoga teachings and research.


Summary

Stretch, strengthen, and start your yoga journey with this approachable guide

Yoga For Dummies teaches beginners the fundamentals of Yoga--correct posture, breathing techniques, meditation practices, and beyond. It's also a helpful resource for established yogis who want to focus on foundations. Whoever you are, you'll enjoy the proven mental and physical health benefits of this ancient practice. Improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, increase your flexibility and balance, reduce stress, and more! Let Dummies help you get the most out of your yoga routine. This edition includes updated photos, new mindfulness meditations, new routines, and easy-to-follow instructions for mastering core yoga poses and building a regular practice.
* Discover the ideas and philosophy behind the ancient practice of Yoga
* Learn correct techniques and alignment for basic and more advanced poses
* Practice sequences of yoga poses for a full-body workout that builds strength and flexibility
* Reap the benefits of mindfulness meditation and yogic breathing exercises

Yoga For Dummies provides beginner-friendly instruction and expert guidance so you can enjoy the health and peace of mind that yoga brings.

Product details

Authors Brenda Feuerstein, G. Feuerstein, Georg Feuerstein, Payne, Larry Payne
Publisher Wiley, John and Sons Ltd
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.03.2023
 
EAN 9781119989066
ISBN 978-1-119-98906-6
No. of pages 432
Dimensions 190 mm x 235 mm x 25 mm
Series For Dummies
Subjects Guides > Health > Fitness, aerobics, bodybuilding, gymnastics

Fitness, Health & Social Care, Gesundheits- u. Sozialwesen, Gesundheitsvorsorge / Fitness

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