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Yoga For Dummies
     

Yoga For Dummies

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by Georg Feuerstein, Larry Payne
 

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Yoga is not a fad. It has been around in the United States for over a hundred years and has a history of approximately five millennia. It is clearly here to stay. Yoga has brought health and peace of mind to millions of people. It can do the same for you.

The benefits of Yoga are many. When adopted as a lifestyle, Yoga extends over the entire day. Find out how

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Yoga is not a fad. It has been around in the United States for over a hundred years and has a history of approximately five millennia. It is clearly here to stay. Yoga has brought health and peace of mind to millions of people. It can do the same for you.

The benefits of Yoga are many. When adopted as a lifestyle, Yoga extends over the entire day. Find out how this can be done and why Yoga is so often loved by people who are

  • Interested in becoming more fit and flexible
  • Looking for stress relief
  • Seeking to live a more peaceful and joyful life

Yoga For Dummies guides you slowly, step by step, into the treasure house of Yoga. And it is a fabulous treasure house! You will find out how to unlock your body's extraordinary potential and enlist your mind to do so, and in the process strengthen your mind as well. This book covers the following topics and more:

  • Five basic approaches to Yoga
  • Selecting a Yoga class
  • Practicing Yoga safely
  • The mechanics of Yogic breathing
  • Classic foundational postures
  • Exercises to target problem areas
  • Putting together your personal routine
  • Yoga for special situations

The focus on this book is on Hatha (pronounced haht-ha) Yoga, which is that branch of Yoga that works primarily with the body through postures, breathing exercises, and other similar techniques. When necessary, the book provides helpful photos or illustrations to help you better understand the exercises or postures.

One author (Georg Feuerstein) is internationally recognized as a leading expert on the Yoga tradition and has authored many seminal works on it. The other author (Larry Payne) has a thriving practice as a Yoga teacher in Los Angeles, where he teaches and responds to his clients' specific health challenges. In this book, their combined 55 years of experience have merged to create a reliable and user-friendly introductory book that can also serve you as a beginner's reference work on an ongoing basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764551178
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.89(d)

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Meet the Author

Georg Feuerstein, PhD, is an award-winning YOGA author and founder-director of the YOGA Research Center in Northern California.
Back specialist and YOGA teacher Larry Payne, PhD, cofounded UCLA Medical School’s YOGA curriculum.

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Yoga For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
skyyogastudio More than 1 year ago
A great starter book for anyone looking to start a yoga practice or learn more about yoga. Feuerstein's other books are very academic and in depth, this book is an abridged version of some of his more scholarly work. A definite to help forge an understanding of the yogic path, how to choose a teacher and more.
RDT More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you are new to yoga and want to understand what it is exactly. I read two yoga books before purchasing this book; and I wish I would have read this one first becuase it helped me better understand the other two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple enough even for us "dummies" who are interested in learning more about yoga without all the pretension. Easy to follow instructions. Even my yoga friend and teacher recommends this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree. Yoga really helps your body to be in shape!
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Dee Rein More than 1 year ago
This is awesome
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Maybe im ready.. what do you have in mind?