Dynamic Yoga

Dynamic Yoga

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This full-colour, accessible book for beginners teaches "dynamic yoga", which is based on the athletic style of Ashtanga, offering a powerfully effective home regime of energising exercises and calming techniques. It features important breathing techniques, athletic exercise sequences and over 40 key postures. The step-by-step photographs help you to tackle the challenging postures and avoid common mistakes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 184 x 230 x 12mm | 498.96g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photographs
  • 0751331597
  • 9780751331592

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: the development of dynamic yoga; before you start - breath control, alignment, "bandhas", how to practise, modifications, special circumstances, resting; warming up - happy pose, wide butterfly, spinal roll, arms wrapped forward bend. Part 2 The sun salutations: Surya Namaskara A; Surya Namaskara B. Part 3 The practice: standing poses; transition move - jumping out to the side; Utthita Trikonasana; Virabhadrasana B; Utthita Parsvakonasana; Ardha Chandrasana; Parsvottanasana; Virabhadrasana A; Parivrtta Parsvakonasana; Parivrtta Trikonasana; Prasarita Padottanasana A; Padangusthasana and Padahastasana; Vrksasana; Virabhadrasana C; Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana; backward bends; transition move - standing to lying on belly; Salabhasana; transition move - locust to bow; Dhanurasana; transition move - bow to sitting; Urdhva Dhanurasana; Urdhva Prasarita Padasana; Jathara Parivartanasana; transition move - lying on back to sitting; Ardha Navasana; Paripurna Navasana; Bakasana; transition move - crane to sitting; seated poses; Janu Sirsasana; Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana; Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana; Ardha Matsyendrasana; Marichysana A; Marichysana C; Paschimottanasana; Baddha Konasana; inverted poses; Salamba Sirasana and Balasana; Salamba Sarvangasana; Halasana and Karnapidasana; Padmasana 1; Padmasana 2; Savasana. Part 4 The programmes: 30-minute programme; 60-minute programme; 90-minute programme; finding a yoga teacher; glossary of Sanskrit terms.show more

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"Forget jogging, aerobics and the gym - yoga's the exercise for the millennium" The Guardian.show more

Author information

Certified yoga instructor Kia Meaux runs her popular Ashtanga classes in the San Fransisco area. Her trademark is a dynamic workout that combines graceful movements with a powerful breathing technique and a focused gaze. Kia was first introduced to yoga while travelling in India in the 1980s, and has since studied with luminaries such as Richard Freeman and David Swenson. She has also completed a Certified Yoga Teacher Training programme with Larry Schultz.show more

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