Hatha Yoga Illustrated

Hatha Yoga Illustrated

by Martin Kirk

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Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk

Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga-the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.

Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.

Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736092616
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 490,261
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Martin Kirk, MSBME, E-RYT 500, is a certified yoga instructor who offers workshops and teacher trainings globally and online. With a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering, he has a special gift for anatomy and therapeutics. His passion for educating others about the body has created worldwide demand for his trainings. Martin's accomplishments include successful careers as an engineer in the space and biomedical industries. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Jordan and their son, Jonathan.

Brooke Boon is cofounder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her certification through Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and is a registered yoga teacher as well as a member of the Arizona Yoga Association. Her certification came after working with world-renowned master teacher Baron Baptiste.

Boon's teaching style is designed to promote stability, strength, and serenity as well as create hormonal and emotional balance. She specializes in power vinyasa and also instructs classes for mature adults, athletes, and expectant mothers, emphasizing that yoga is for everybody.

Boon lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Daniel DiTuro was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked as a mechanical engineer since 1980. His interest in photography began at the age of 10. In 1986 he started DiTuro Photography, specializing in commercial and portrait photography.

After a shoulder injury, Daniel began practicing hatha yoga in 1999. Having discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga, he began working on a series of photographs that evolved into The Yoga Project to introduce people to yoga and meditation. In addition to his work as a mechanical engineer and photographer, Daniel enjoys a variety of activities including traveling, hiking, writing, and cooking.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga
Roots of Yoga
Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
Learning to Meditate
Using the Asanas in This Book

Chapter 2. Standing Postures
Mountain
Downward-Facing Dog
Extended Side-Angle
Triangle
Warrior II
Crescent Lunge
Warrior I
Revolved Extended Side-Angle
Revolved Triangle
Chair
Standing Intense Spread-Leg Pose
Beam
Humble Warrior
Intense Side-Stretch

Chapter 3. Balancing Postures
Eagle
Tree
Tiptoe Pose
Boat
Revolved Half-Moon
Standing Extended Leg Stretch
Warrior III
Dancer
Half-Moon

Chapter 4. Arm-Balancing Postures
Inclined Plane
Lateral Inclined Plane
Crane
Peacock
Four-Limbed Staff

Chapter 5. Inverted Postures
Shoulder Stand
Plow
Legs-Up-the-Wall
Head Stand

Chapter 6. Backward-Bending Postures
Cobra
Upward-Facing Dog
Camel
Bridge
Bow
Locust
Upward-Facing Bow
Fish
Cat-Cow
Pigeon

Chapter 7. Twisting Postures
Gentle Spinal Twist
Reclining Spinal Twist
Simple Sitting Twist
Bound Half-Lotus Twist
Sitting Spinal Twist I
Sitting Spinal Twist II

Chapter 8. Forward-Bending Postures
Seated Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend
Single-Leg Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Revolved Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Open-Angle
Side Open-Angle
Three-Limb Intense Stretch
Garland
Splits

Chapter 9. Sitting Postures
Lotus
Looking Within
Baby Cradle
Hero
Kneeling Pose
Lion
Cow Face
Staff Pose
Yoga Sealing Pose
Heron
Sage

Chapter 10. Reclining and Relaxation Postures
Knees-to-Chest
Reclining Hero
Reclining Big-Toe
Reclining Bound-Angle
Reclining Open-Leg Spinal Twist
Supported Bridge
Supported Hero
Child's Pose
Corpse

Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga Routines
Gentle Yoga I
Gentle Yoga II
Yoga for Flexibility I
Yoga for Flexibility II
Vinyasa Yoga I
Vinyasa Yoga II
Vinyasa Yoga III
Sun Salutation I
Sun Salutation II
Moon Salutation I
Moon Salutation II

What People are Saying About This

Baron Baptiste

"Hatha Yoga Illustrated is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness."
Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga Author of Journey Into Power

Shiva Rea

"Hatha Yoga Illustrated makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem."
Yoga instructor and writer for Yoga Journal

From the Publisher

"Hatha Yoga Illustrated is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness."

Baron Baptiste
Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga
Author of Journey Into Power

Hatha Yoga Illustrated makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem.”

Shiva Rea
Yoga instructor and writer for Yoga Journal

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Hatha Yoga Illustrated 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Ladi3bug More than 1 year ago
I went to Barnes and Noble to view the hard copy and it looked awesome... So I searched for a nook version, for convience... I made an impulse purchase without looking for reviews (bad decision).. The graphics and images are horribly pixelated, the content is less in comparison to the hard copy' and the overall aesthetic sucks... I am beyond disappointed, there should be a refund policy.. I want my money back.. I really feel that the nook version shouldn't be offered for sale in the condition that it is in... Steer clear of this version!!!!!!!!
luvalaska More than 1 year ago
The Nook book is missing all the steps, diagrams and pictures of each yoga position. It is missing approximately half the book. It list the various yoga postions and has one small picture of what it looks like, but no instructions or comments. I have not seen the paper edition, which sounds good. Forget the Nook edition.
WI_Yogini More than 1 year ago
Downloaded the sample. Got the forward, intro etc., just text I really would like to see how the pose page shows up on the NOOK. Can you view the pose and the pertinent info on a screen, or is it chopped up and hard to view and put together??? That is what I was hoping to find in the Sample. Gave nook sample 1 star. The Sample was of zero value to me. I love the hardcopy but need to see how user friendly it is in NOOK land.
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