Health & Wellbeing: Yoga is the ideal starting point for anyone feeling the need to give their mind and body the attention it deserves. First, learn all about the historical and spiritual basis to yoga – the ancient texts and philosophies from the Upanishads to the ‘Eight Limbs’, then discover the many benefits of taking up yoga, from clarity of mind and improved self-confidence, to soaring energy levels, increased stamina and toned muscles.
Find out how to get started with the right class and kit, as well as the best diet for keen yogis. Be guided through all the main postures, or ‘asanas’, with clear step-by-step instructions, photos and handy tips. Then when you feel more confident, develop your practice with various suggested sequences of asanas and how to create your own. Finally, read about the importance of breath control – how to breathe to get the best out of yoga, and how and why to incorporate meditation into your practice. Truly, Health & Wellbeing: Yoga will help you ‘be the change you wish to see’.
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About the Author
David Smith is a freelance journalist and a passionate yogi with more than 15 years experience. During this time, he has explored numerous styles, encountered lots of wonderful teachers and visited many amazing studios. David has been on yoga retreats and adventures all over the world, from England to India, soaking up the wisdom of great minds wherever he goes. When he’s not spending time on the mat or seeking spiritual enlightenment, he loves the outdoors and natural landscapes, and heads to the hills for a spot of walking or painting when time permits.
Martin D. Clark is the editor of OM Yoga & Lifestyle, the UK’s top-selling yoga magazine. An author and journalist for over 20 years, he has also worked for national newspapers and international publications on topics ranging from health and holidays to oil and finance, meeting inspirational figures such as Nelson Mandela along the way. Martin is fascinated by the transformational power of yoga, how it heals bodies and transforms lives. He also has a keen interest in meditation. He lives in Chelmsford with his four daughters (The Fab Four, as they’re known) and also enjoys snowboarding and running.