Hatha Yoga Illustrated / Edition 1

Hatha Yoga Illustrated / Edition 1

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by Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0736062033

ISBN-13: 9780736062039

Pub. Date: 10/20/2005

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

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Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.

Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736062039
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2005
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
82,621
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga
Roots of Yoga
Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
Learning to Meditate
Using the Asanas in This Book

Chapter 2. Standing Postures
Mountain
Downward-Facing Dog
Extended Side-Angle
Triangle
Warrior II
Crescent Lunge
Warrior I
Revolved Extended Side-Angle
Revolved Triangle
Chair
Standing Intense Spread-Leg Pose
Beam
Humble Warrior
Intense Side-Stretch

Chapter 3. Balancing Postures
Eagle
Tree
Tiptoe Pose
Boat
Revolved Half-Moon
Standing Extended Leg Stretch
Warrior III
Dancer
Half-Moon

Chapter 4. Arm-Balancing Postures
Inclined Plane
Lateral Inclined Plane
Crane
Peacock
Four-Limbed Staff

Chapter 5. Inverted Postures
Shoulder Stand
Plow
Legs-Up-the-Wall
Head Stand

Chapter 6. Backward-Bending Postures
Cobra
Upward-Facing Dog
Camel
Bridge
Bow
Locust
Upward-Facing Bow
Fish
Cat-Cow
Pigeon

Chapter 7. Twisting Postures
Gentle Spinal Twist
Reclining Spinal Twist
Simple Sitting Twist
Bound Half-Lotus Twist
Sitting Spinal Twist I
Sitting Spinal Twist II

Chapter 8. Forward-Bending Postures
Seated Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend
Single-Leg Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Revolved Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Open-Angle
Side Open-Angle
Three-Limb Intense Stretch
Garland
Splits

Chapter 9. Sitting Postures
Lotus
Looking Within
Baby Cradle
Hero
Kneeling Pose
Lion
Cow Face
Staff Pose
Yoga Sealing Pose
Heron
Sage

Chapter 10. Reclining and Relaxation Postures
Knees-to-Chest
Reclining Hero
Reclining Big-Toe
Reclining Bound-Angle
Reclining Open-Leg Spinal Twist
Supported Bridge
Supported Hero
Child's Pose
Corpse

Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga Routines
Gentle Yoga I
Gentle Yoga II
Yoga for Flexibility I
Yoga for Flexibility II
Vinyasa Yoga I
Vinyasa Yoga II
Vinyasa Yoga III
Sun Salutation I
Sun Salutation II
Moon Salutation I
Moon Salutation II

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Hatha Yoga Illustrated 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ChelMcQ More than 1 year ago
This was required for my 200-hour teacher training and it was a great pick!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just started taking yoga at my local college and this book was required reading. It has become a very important tool as I am able to revisit poses learned in class. Great resource.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good reference for beginning and semi-intermediate students. Pictures and explanations are clear, and some basic programs are included.
sunflowernbklyn More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy your home practice this book is a great addition to your existing library or a way to start your yoga library. What i enjoyed most about this book was that it offers several different ways you can achieve a posture. If your injured or have flexibility issues you have an alternate way to still get the benefits of the posture and succeed at your phsyical capabilities. It's also a quick read. I went through it in about 2 and a half hours. Also it gives several different routines that shake things up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is comprehensive and very informative. I found it a great reference tool for poses and what poses are good for what, i.e. digestive, flexibility, back, etc.
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JVC More than 1 year ago
This is my first review!!! I loved Hatha Yoga Illustrated. I've been doing yoga for 4 months. So I'm a newby, to the art of yoga. In my opinion, the book has wonderful, clear, color illustrations and easy to follow directions for each pose. On the back pages it has the poses in alphabetical order and the page you can find it on. JC
moe-rosie More than 1 year ago
nice book