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The Practical Encyclopedia of Yoga & Pilates: Yoga and pilates to safely streamline, tone and strengthen your body, in 1800 photographs

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Yoga and Pilates are two of the most versatile and popular forms of bodywork, offering physical fitness, improved physique and spiritual well-being to individuals of every age and level of ability. This comprehensive guide combines expert tuition with step-by-step photography to offer a highly effective and enjoyable series of exercises for both the body and mind.
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Overview

Yoga and Pilates are two of the most versatile and popular forms of bodywork, offering physical fitness, improved physique and spiritual well-being to individuals of every age and level of ability. This comprehensive guide combines expert tuition with step-by-step photography to offer a highly effective and enjoyable series of exercises for both the body and mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780190679
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 906,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Iyengar Yoga 10

Iyengar Basics 14

Standing Asanas 24

Seated Asanas 46

Twists 62

Inverted Asanas 70

Supine and Prone Asanas 78

Routine Practice 92

Yoga Therapy 110

Pilates 144

Warming Up and Mobility Exercises 158

Abdominal and Back Exercises 166

Upper and Lower Body Exericses 178

Stretches 190

Making Pilates a Part of Your Life 200

Yoga-Pilates 228

Core Strength 232

Standing Postures 258

Twisted Postures 282

Balanced Postures 294

Seated Postures 308

Sequences 330

Yoga For Pregnancy and After 348

Yoga for Conception and Early Pregnancy 352

Yoga for Mid-term Pregnancy 364

Yoga For Late Pregnancy and Birth 374

Postnatal Yoga 384

Yoga For Children 394

What's it All About? 398

Animal Parade 420

Putting it All Together 448

Quiet Time 464

Meditation 478

The Practice of Meditation 482

Societies and Useful Addresses 506

Acknowledgements 508

Index 509

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