Yoga: The Poetry of the Body / Edition 5

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Yoga is one of the hottest fitness trends today, and millions of people are looking to renowned yogi Rodney Yee for instruction. Fresh from a guest spot on Oprah where he taught yoga to the masses, Rodney Yee is well-known around the world and travels extensively both nationally and worldwide to teach weekend workshops, week-long teacher training workshops, and yoga retreats.

For the first time ever, Rodney Yee explains in writing his highly popular and successful approach to yoga. Yoga: The Poetry of the Body is an introduction to the practice of yoga in both its physical and spiritual aspects. Using more than 400 beautiful black-and-white photos, this book takes beginners, as well as more advanced students, step-by-step through 8 full yoga practices based on 45 of the most basic yoga poses. Using thought-provoking student-teacher dialogs, Rodney makes abstract concepts come alive, thereby allowing readers to better understand and appreciate the essence of yoga. All in all, this book presents a wonderful and stimulating journey into the world of yoga that reflects both the way Rodney teaches and his personal philosophy. It is sure to please yoga enthusiasts everywhere.

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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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312273316
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 446,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodney Yee is the Co-Director of the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, where he teaches public classes and a 1 1/2 year teaching training program. He is featured in two top-selling lines of yoga instructional videos: the Yoga Journal Practice series videos and the Gaiam yoga videos. He lives with his family in Piedmont, California.

Nina Zolotow is a writer as well as a yogi. She has 20 years of experience as an instructional writer but also writes intense, playful micro fiction. She studies yoga with Rodney Yee and other teachers in the San Francisco Bay area.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Poetry in MoTioN...

    Rodney Yee and Nina Zolotow's collaboration of wit & yoga postures (while) honestly verbalizing their thoughts on B E I N G is such a refreshing way to look at incorporating a philosophy into ones' Life. PLUS, Rodney's grace and physicalness is [always] nice to observe for...inspiration{smiLe}...

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