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Rodney Yee is one of the most respected and successful names in yoga, with two top-selling video lines and a thriving yoga studio to his credit. Amid a booming market for yoga instruction and products, Yee stands apart with his wonderfully calm and encouraging attitude, his obvious love for the practice of yoga, and his superb mastery of this form of exercise.
With Yoga: The Poetry of the Body, Yee translates his instruction and philosophy into written form without losing the warmth that characterizes his videos. Black-and-white photographs and easy-to-follow instructions make up the core of the book, providing a series of yoga workouts for the beginner as well as the old hand. But readers will truly be able to immerse themselves in both the physical and spiritual components of the yoga experience through Yee's conversations with student and co-writer Nina Zolotov, as the two discuss the wonders and limitations of the human body, the philosophy that informs the practice of yoga, and many other topics. Through this dialogue, it becomes clear that to Yee, yoga is more than just a workout -- it is a way of elevating body and spirit to their highest form and attaining the natural communion of mind and body. With the help of this book, readers can achieve these benefits as well. (Karen Burns)