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Yoga all-in-one for dummies / by Larry Payne [and six others].

Author/Creator:
Payne, Larry, author.
Publication:
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (579 p.)
Edition:
1st edition
Series:
--For dummies.
For Dummies
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Subjects:
Hatha yoga.
Meditation.
Stretching exercises.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your health and well-being If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or ramp up what you're already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies is the perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separate titles features everything you need to improve your health and peace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on, stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, and power yoga moves. Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, ranging from better flexibility and athletic performance to lo
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Book I Getting Started with Yoga Principles; Chapter 1 Yoga 101: Building a Foundation; Understanding the True Character of Yoga; Taking a holistic view; Finding unity; Balancing your life; Considering Your Options: The Eight Main Branches of Yoga; An overview of the types of yoga; Taking a closer look at Hatha Yoga; Finding Your Niche: Four Basic Approaches to Yoga; Yoga as fitness training; Yoga as therapy
Enjoying a Peaceful and Safe Yoga PracticeBusting the perfect posture myth; Listening to your body; Moving slowly but surely; Practicing function over form with Forgiving Limbs; Putting safety first; Ready, Set, Yoga: Dealing with the Practicalities; Finding suitable yoga instruction; Deciding what to wear and packing your yoga class kit; Making time for yoga practice; Going for it on your own; Book II Basic Yoga Techniques and Postures; Chapter 1 The Fundamentals of Yogic Breathing; Breathing Your Way to Good Health; Practicing safe yogic breathing
Reaping the physical benefits of yogic breathingUnderstanding the emotional benefits of yogic breathing; Starting Out with Focus Breathing; A Variety of Yoga Breathing Techniques; The Complete Breath; The Abdominal Breath; The Ocean Breath; The Balancing Breath; The Cleansing Breath; The Vitality Breath; Seeing How Breath and Postural Movement Work Together; Chapter 2 Please Be Seated; Understanding the Philosophy of Sitting; Adding Variety to Your Sitting Postures; Chair-sitting posture; The easy posture: Sukhasana; The thunderbolt posture: Vajrasana; The auspicious posture: Svastikasana
The perfect posture: SiddhasanaPersuading posture trainer; Chapter 3 Standing Tall; Standing Strong; Exercising Your Standing Options; Mountain posture: Tadasana; Standing forward bend: Uttanasana; Half standing forward bend: Ardha uttanasana; Asymmetrical forward bend: Parshva uttanasana; Triangle posture: Utthita trikonasana; Reverse triangle posture: Parivritta trikonasana variation; Warrior I: Vira bhadrasana I; Warrior II: Vira bhadrasana II; Standing spread-legged forward bend: Prasarita pada uttanasana; Half chair posture: Ardha utkatasana; Downward-facing dog: Adhomukha shvanasana
Chapter 4 Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance
Notes:
Includes index.
"Making Everything Easier!"--Cover.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Payne, Larry, author.
ISBN:
1-119-02275-4
1-119-02276-2