Although this book is title Yoga to stay Young, I think that it will be welcomed by anyone who is new to yoga and wondering about giving it a try. The author is a highly experienced yoga teacher. She is a gentle and reliable guide to all of the poses that are included in the text.
The book begins with some basics including a brief history of yoga, a section on why yoga works and another on making yoga a personal practice. This is followed by poses in sections that focus on different body parts such as the neck and shoulders, the hips, buttocks and hamstrings, the knees and more. The book next includes yoga sequences that are related to different kinds of activities; included, for instance, are poses for waking up, walking or lifting heavy things, followed by yoga for activities such as running, swimming or biking. There is even a section on yoga for exercise recovery and one for aches and pains.
I highly recommend this title for readers who are looking for a helpful introduction to yoga. Order your mat and begin!
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher:
One of many low-impact yoga poses you’ll find inside:
Garudasana: (Eagle Pose)
GOOD FOR: Balance, strengthening the inner and outer hips
1. Stand on your mat and reach your arms wide, parallel to the floor.
2. Exhale and cross your right arm under your left and hold on to opposite shoulders.
3. Bend your left knee and lift your right thigh over your left thigh. Bring your right toes onto a block (placed outside the left shin), or squeeze your thighs together and balance. If your foot and shin touch, then wrap your toes around your left calf.
4. Hold for five slow, deep breaths.