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Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-02272-5
Paperback
576 pages
March 2015
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

 Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Yoga Principles 5

Chapter 1: Yoga 101: Building a Foundation 7

Chapter 2: Yoga and the Mind-Body Connection 19

Chapter 3: Preparing for a Fruitful Yoga Practice 27

Book II: Basic Yoga Techniques and Postures 41

Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Yogic Breathing 43

Chapter 2: Please Be Seated 57

Chapter 3: Standing Tall 67

Chapter 4: Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance  83

Chapter 5: Absolutely Abs 91

Chapter 6: Looking at the World Upside-Down: Safe Inversion Postures 101

Chapter 7: Classic Bending Floor Postures 113

Chapter 8: Several Twists on the Yoga Twist 133

Chapter 9: Dynamic Postures: The Rejuvenation Sequence and Sun Salutation 143

Chapter 10: Basic Preparation, Compensation, and Rest Poses 151

Book III: Yoga for Life 169

Chapter 1: A Recommended Beginners’ Routine for Men and Women 171

Chapter 2: Yoga for Kids and Teens 181

Chapter 3: It’s Never Too Late: Yoga for Midlifers and Older Adults 199

Book IV: Powering Your Way to Fitness: Power Yoga 215

Chapter 1: Key Principles of Power Yoga 217

Chapter 2: Preparing with Powerful Warm-Ups 227

Chapter 3: Taking a Walk in the Park: A Minimum Power Routine 243

Chapter 4: Following Buddha’s Way: A Moderate Power Routine 265

Chapter 5: Staying Young: Power Yoga for Seniors 285

Book V: Yoga-ing Your Way to a Toned Body: Yoga with Weights 301

Chapter 1: Introducing Yoga with Weights 303

Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Yoga with Weights Workout 319

Chapter 3: From Head to Toe: The Balanced Workout 341

Chapter 4: Waking Up Your Mind and Body: The Energy Workout 361

Chapter 5: Exercises for Seniors 375

Book VI: Ancient Practices in the Modern World: Hot Trends in Yoga 395

Chapter 1: Partnering Up for Yoga 397

Chapter 2: Yoga against the Wall 413

Chapter 3: Yoga off the Mat, in the Heat, and outside the Box 427

Book VII: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Letting Go of Stress 435

Chapter 1: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It 437

Chapter 2: Relaxed Like a Noodle: The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress 457

Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with Meditation 471

Chapter 4: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now 491

Chapter 5: Meditating with Challenging Emotions 505

Chapter 6: Cultivating Spirituality 517

Index 533

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