Thousands of people take time out of their busy schedules every day to attend yoga classes where they learn postures and breathing techniques that make them feel more energized and balanced. Thousands of other people, however, have yet to find the time in their days to do anything but work, study, or chase after their children. In The Joy of Yoga, author and expert Emma Silverman teaches readers how to take advantage of the health benefits yoga offers even when they can’t make it to regularly scheduled classes.
The Joy of Yoga offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Weekend gardeners, runners, musicians, and waiters/waitresses will also find exercises that will help ease the tension in their muscles after long hours of work or play.
The Joy of Yoga also provides step-by-step instructions and photographs on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) for fifty sequences; lists the benefits of each sequence and include helpful information about modifications for poses; and encourages readers to create sequences on their own, using the sequences in the book as starting points.
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About the Author
Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Joy of Yoga, which receives 50,000 visitors per month. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. After working at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health (North America’s largest yoga retreat center), she became a yoga instructor. She resides in Ithaca, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book, The Joy of Yoga by Emma Silverman and Kerri Frail is so cute and wonderful! The guide you can take with you and do yoga anytime! The illustrations are super cute and each step to performing the move is shared inside this book! I love the easy text to guidance and that you can use this on your own or in a group for practice. It's perfect for all types of beginners or those who love yoga. Plus, if you want to do a certain move to benefit the body like strengthen the legs for for women, PMS this can really be useful as they are all arranged under ways to help support a part of the body and the moves to follow! I think it's my favorite out of all the yoga books out there! I really enjoyed the helpful stretches and positions inside which really are easy to do, since the illustrations guide you. I do think that this has made me feel energized and fired up to go go go! I feel that all the talk about yoga being a great source of exercise and relaxation is so true since I started doing the moves in the book. It only takes a few minutes and makes the body and just all over I feel great! Plus, the illustrations just make me want to smile every time I look at them! It's just a wonderful book and so simple to use and perform!