Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East

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Yoga For The Joy Of It! Immerses The Beginning Yoga Student In The History And Practice Of Yoga By Educating The Student On The Background Of Yoga, Its Health Benefits, And Showing Specific Exercises And Poses. This Text Is An Essential Resource For Any Student Embarking On A New Yoga Class Or For Those Students Who Are Already Familiar With The Practice Of Yoga. Yoga For The Joy Of It! Details Of What To Expect In Class, What To Wear And Bring To Class, Correct Yoga Alignment, A Solid Foundation Of Yoga Poses, How To Modify Each Yoga Pose, Correct Yoga Breathing, Beginning Meditation, Styles Of Yoga, A History Of Yoga, And How To Bring The Benefits Of Yoga Practice Into Your Daily Life.


The Study Questions Provided At The End Of Every Chapter Encourage Learning.
The Yoga Moment Encourages Experiential Learning And Brings The Essence Of Yoga Into The Student’S Daily Life.
The Student Testimonials Provided In Each Chapter Authentically Reveal Personal Experiences That Are Relevant.
A Historical Timeline Featured In The History Chapter (14) Easily Illuminates Important Yoga Milestones.
The Worksheets Included At The End Of The Text - A Health History, Flexibility Assessment, Alignment Assessment, And Yoga Practice And Nutrition Logs - Allow The Teacher To Assess The Student, And The Student To Track His/Her Improvement.
Yoga Science Boxes Discuss Some Of The Science Topics Connected To Yoga.
Chapters 6-13 Provide Descriptions Of Specific Yoga Poses (Asanas), Which Include The Following: Drishti, Alignment Cues, Benefits Of The Pose, And Modifications For Making The Poses Work For You.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588267177
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 The Making of Middle East Politics Michele Penner Angrist 1

Part 1 Contemporary Dynamics

2 Governments and Oppositions Mona El-Ghobashy 29

3 The Impact of International Politics F. Gregory Gause III 49

4 Political Economy Pete W. Moore 69

5 Civil Society Sheila Carapico 91

6 Religion and Politics Jillian Schwedler 111

7 Identity and Politics David Siddhartha Patel 133

8 Gender and Politics Diane Singerman 155

Part 2 Cases

9 Algeria Yahia H. Zoubir 177

10 Egypt Nathan J. Brown Emad El-Din Shahin 203

11 Iran Arang Keshavarzian 229

12 Iraq Fred H. Lawson 261

13 Israel Alan Dowty 285

14 Jordan Curtis R. Ryan 311

15 Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates Michael Herb 335

16 The Palestinian Authority Nathan J. Brown 367

17 Saudi Arabia Gwenn Okruhlik 387

18 Syria Fred H. Lawson 411

19 Turkey Marcie J. Patton 435

Part 3 Conclusion

20 Trends and Prospects Michele Penner Angrist 463

References 471

The Contributors 487

Index 491

About the Book 509

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