Relax and Renew

Relax and Renew : Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

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The author of Living Your Yoga guides readers though the practice of restorative yoga and how it can help heal the effects of chronic stress

Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out of each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. This book presents nurturing physical postures and breathing techniques called restorative yoga. When practiced regularly, they will help you heal the effects of chronic stress, recover from illness or injury, balance energy, and quiet the mind.

With clear instructions and photographs, Relax and Renew gently guides the experienced practitioner and enthusiastic beginner--regardless of age, flexibility, or strength--in techniques that will ease your way through this hectic world. Judith Lasater draws from decades of experience to provide readers with:

- A general restorative sequence
- Programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems
- Guidance for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
- Routines for when time is limited, including one for the office
- Practical suggestions that help you prevent stress and live more fully in the present moment
- And much more
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 218 x 279 x 13mm | 835g
  • Rodmell Press
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 2 Revised edition
  • 100 B&W photos, B&W illustrations, charts
  • 1930485298
  • 9781930485297
  • 15,174

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I welcome this fine book to our anxious and weary world. We all need the wisdom it contains. . . . Restorative yoga has been helpful for my patients with such diverse conditions as back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, asthma, migraine and tension headaches, stress-related diseases, chronic fatigue, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer. Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D., Author of Back Care Basics and Relaxation Basics
 
In Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater writes with insight and clarity about a subject she loves: restorative yoga. These techniques will help you ease stress and live well. Dean Ornish, M.D., Author of Dr. Dean Ornish s Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; and Stress, Diet, and Your Heart
 
Judith Lasater brings wisdom and experience to this remarkable book. Her suggestions for menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are invaluable for women today. Sadja Greenwood, M.D., Author of Menopause, Naturally
 
This book can help anyone develop and deepen the practice of yoga, and use it in the work of healing not only one s body, but one s life. The detailed recommendations for practicing the various postures are extremely valuable. Restorative yoga can be a gateway to deep relaxation and the cultivation of mindfulness. Enter, enter! Jon Kabat-Zinn, UMMC Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living
 
Relax and Renew is a major contribution to the study of relaxation. It offers you skillful ways to mind the body and mend the mind. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and The Power of the Mind to Heal

If what you want is simply a way to destress and relax, you ll love this book deeply. Lasater focuses on supported poses that allow you to sink, settle, and completely bliss out. There are sequences in here for short practices, for yoga at your desk, and more. Book Riot
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"I welcome this fine book to our anxious and weary world. We all need the wisdom it contains. . . . Restorative yoga has been helpful for my patients with such diverse conditions as back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, asthma, migraine and tension headaches, stress-related diseases, chronic fatigue, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer."--Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D., Author of Back Care Basics and Relaxation Basics

"In Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater writes with insight and clarity about a subject she loves: restorative yoga. These techniques will help you ease stress and live well."--Dean Ornish, M.D., Author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; and Stress, Diet, and Your Heart

"Judith Lasater brings wisdom and experience to this remarkable book. Her suggestions for menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are invaluable for women today." Sadja Greenwood, M.D., Author of Menopause, Naturally

"This book can help anyone develop and deepen the practice of yoga, and use it in the work of healing not only one's body, but one's life. The detailed recommendations for practicing the various postures are extremely valuable. Restorative yoga can be a gateway to deep relaxation and the cultivation of mindfulness. Enter, enter!"--Jon Kabat-Zinn, UMMC Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living

"Relax and Renew is a major contribution to the study of relaxation. It offers you skillful ways to mind the body and mend the mind."--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and The Power of the Mind to Heal

"If what you want is simply a way to destress and relax, you'll love this book deeply. Lasater focuses on supported poses that allow you to sink, settle, and completely bliss out. There are sequences in here for short practices, for yoga at your desk, and more."--Book Riot
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About Judith Hanson Lasater

JUDITH HANSON LASATER has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine.

She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she leads workshops and retreats throughout the US and abroad. She is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga.

Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of ten books on yoga, including Relax and Renew, Restore and Rebalance, Yogabody, 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Living Your Yoga, among others.
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