Yoga For Dummies, Paperback
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Sharing the benefits of yoga in a way that everyone can enjoy and understand Practicing yoga has many health benefits, including improving your overall fitness, flexibility, and strength.

It has also been known to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. And if you're suffering from chronic lower back pain, yoga is a perfect choice for you.

Yoga For Dummies, 3rd Edition will show you how to get up to speed on the fundamentals of Yoga, whether you're participating in a class, teaching a class, or practicing it on your own.

This new edition features over 20% new and updated content plus 12 companion videos featuring the hottest and most popular poses.

Inside, you will find: * Do-it-yourself yoga programs for you to practice * The latest techniques for breathing properly * Photos on key poses that can improve front sides and backsides * New coverage on yoga against the wall, the use of props in yoga, couples yoga, and more If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, yoga can be a wonderfully relaxing exercise for you.

Whether you decide to persist in a traditional do-it-yourself yoga practice or experiment with the use of props in a new yoga routine, this book can help. Children, pregnant women, mid-lifers, and seniors can all enjoy the benefits of yoga simply explained in this comprehensive, fun guide.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 408 pages, black & white illustrations, figures
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Fitness & diet
  • ISBN: 9781118839560



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There can be little doubt as to the overall health benefits of practising yoga. This substantial Dummies Guide (nearly 400 pages) is an introduction and a beginner's reference guide to anyone wanting to take it up, either at home or in a class with others. Like all Dummies guides, exceptional thought has gone into the layout and design: apart from an overview of the yoga philosophy, there are exercises for one person or doubled up with a partner, during and after pregnancy, yoga especially for women, children, teenagers, midlifers and older adults, floor exercises and exercises against a wall, breathing exercises and exercises to improve balance, basic postures and more advanced ones, postures to relieve stress and chronic pain, and that's by no means all. Among others, it gives advice on how to use props, and how to customise your own personalised yoga programme. If anything, there is maybe a little too much information, and I found the degree of choice and variation slightly bewildering, having had no previous experience apart from the odd posture here and there.The actual exercises are well explained and feature step-by-step instructions and loads of photographs of the various postures. There is even some bonus content online that can be accessed with this book.So, the good intention to incorporate some yoga exercises into my life is there, but how will I find the time?(This review was written as part of Amazon's Vine programme.)