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Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan

Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan

by Richard Hittleman
     
 

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This short time is all it takes to master the 38  simple exercises in this book. You will quickly  grasp the ancient Yoga secrets of breathing,  concentration, nutrition and muscle control — in just  minutes of your spare time and without any  discomfort. Day by day you will notice

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This short time is all it takes to master the 38  simple exercises in this book. You will quickly  grasp the ancient Yoga secrets of breathing,  concentration, nutrition and muscle control — in just  minutes of your spare time and without any  discomfort. Day by day you will notice astonishing  results — loss of weight, greater firmness, more  energy, relief from pain, freedom from stress and an  overall feeling of youthfulness and well-being. This  Yoga regimen will become a lifetime program to  keep your whole organism radiant with a natural  beauty and health.

This Yoga regimen  will become a lifetime program to keep your whole  organsim radiant with natural beauty and health!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553277487
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1983
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
194,789
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.82(d)

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Foreword

Interest in Yoga is at an all-time high—and with good reason. During the past decade millions of Americans have come to recognize that the benefits of physical Yoga are very great. Not only do they far surpass those of any system of self-improvement for the body (calisthenics, salon programs, jogging, isometrics, competitive sports) but they extend also to the emotional and mental aspects of the individual. Yoga is concerned with the health and beauty of the organism as a unified whole. Weight control, slimming, firming, relief of tension and stiffness, improvement in general health, emergence of hidden beauty, emotional stability and a positive mental outlook will be experienced by all those who apply themselves diligently to the plan of this book. This is true practically regardless of age or present physical condition!

As recently as ten years ago it would have been considered virtually impossible to successfully accomplish, within a 28-day period, the physical techniques presented herein. Formerly, a student who undertook the serious study of Yoga was prepared to devote a minimum of several years to the learning of the major Yoga exercises (asanas) and an unknown period of time to the perfecting of them. Human organisms have not changed in the past ten years. But through my personal experience with many thousands of students and in the course of offering more than one thousand "Yoga for Health" television programs, I have evolved an accelerated method of instruction that now enables any serious student to learn and practice 38 Yoga exercises within a four-week period! It is this unique system that is presented in the following pages.

Our format is simple. Most of the practice days consist of (1) learning new exercises, (2) adding movements to exercises partially learned, (3) reviewing exercises that have been completed. The title of each of these reviewed exercises is printed in gray. Every fourth day is devoted entirely to review. The numerous illustrations will always show you exactly how to proceed in new exercises and remind you of the correct movements for review. Days 17-25 list the exercises that are utilized in dealing with special problems.

Each day's exercises are arranged so that the sequence of the movements is performed first in a standing position, then sitting and finally lying. At the end of each day's exercises there is a page of Yogic information that should prove extremely interesting and of real value in your daily life.

Upon completion of the 28-day plan, you will refer to the routines at the end of the book that serve as a lifetime program for practice.

Meet the Author

Richard Hittleman, a pioneer in introducing yoga to the masses, founded his first school of Yoga in Florida in 1957, and produced his first television series, Yoga for Health, in 1961. His television programs and many books (including Bantam's Introduction to Yoga) helped to popularize Yoga in the United States. Richard Hittleman passed away in 1991.

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