Yoga

Yoga

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Dating back more than 5000 years, yoga is a sophisticated discipline that combines fitness training, relaxation techniques and lifestyle change possibilities. The health benefits of yoga are numerous, including stress-relief, physical exercise and therapeutic relief from ailments, such as chronic back pain, hypertension, migraine headaches and insomnia. "Rapid Progress Visually Yoga" provides step-by-step instructions that help readers quickly get started experiencing the benefits of yoga. Full-colour photographs give readers an easy-to-follow guide to performing common yoga poses, as well as useful information to keep in mind when trying new yoga poses. "Rapid Progress Visually Yoga" includes useful tips to help readers adapt yoga poses to meet their individual needs.
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 202 x 224 x 22mm | 920.81g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764570331
  • 9780764570339

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Yoga Basics. Introduction to Yoga. Types of Yoga. What is Hatha Yoga? Benefits of Yoga. Yoga Clothes and Props. Creating a Yoga Environment. Finding a Yoga Class. Yoga and Relaxation. Yoga and Meditation. Yoga and Your Lifestyle. Yoga and Pregnancy. Yoga for Children. Yoga for Seniors. Muscular System. Skeletal System. Introduction to Poses. Tips for a Great Yoga Practice. Chapter 2: Yoga and Breathing. Introduction to Breathing. Breath Awareness Exercise. Abdominal Breath. Three Part Breath. Chapter 3: Warm--Up Poses. Neck Stretches. Shoulder Stretches. Arm Stretches. Prayer Pose. Spinal Roll. Spinal Rocking. Rock the Baby. Leg Raises. Pelvic Tilt. Little Boat Pose. Little Boat Twist. Windmill Pose. t;p> Gate Pose. Pigeon Pose. Squat Pose. Chapter 4: Seated Poses. Staff Pose. Easy Pose. Bound Angle Pose. Half Lotus Pose. Lotus Pose. Cow Face Pose. Seated Side Bend Simple Twist. Seated Half Spinal Twist. Seated Boat Pose. Thunderbolt Pose. Hero Pose. Chapter 5: Seated Forward Bends. Easy Pose Forward Bend. Bound Angle Forward Bend. Head to Knee Pose. Seated Forward Bend. Seated Wide Angle Forward Bend. Seated Yoga Mudra Pose. Child's Pose. Chapter 6: Chair Poses. Seated Mountain Pose. Chair Hip Stretch. Seated Knee to Chest Pose. Chair Forward Bend. Chair Twist. Chapter 7: Standing Poses. Mountain Pose. Five Pointed Star Pose. Goddess Pose. Crescent Moon Pose. Chair Pose. Warrior I Pose. Warrior II Pose. Side Angle Pose. Triangle Pose. Chapter 8: Standing Balancing Poses. Stork Pose. Dancer Pose. Tree Pose. Standing Hand to Toe Pose. Eagle Pose. Half Moon Pose. Chapter 9: Standing Forward Bends. Right Angle Pose. Standing Forward Bend. Standing Wide Angle Forward Bend. Standing Forward Bend Twist. Side Angle Twist. Pyramid Pose. Triangle Twist. Standing Yoga Mudra Pose. Rag Doll Pose. Chapter 10: Table Poses. Table Pose. Side Cat Stretch. Cat Stretch. Extended Cat Stretch. Table Balancing Pose. Lunge Pose. Thread the Needle Pose. Plank Pose. Eight Point Pose. Downward--Facing Dog Pose. Chapter 11: Back Bends. Standing Back Bend. Sphinx Pose. Cobra Pose. Upward--Facing Dog Pose. Front Lying Boat Pose. Half Locust Pose. Locust Pose. Bow Pose. Bridge Pose. Fish Pose. Inclined Plane Pose. Camel Pose. Chapter 12: Inversions. Legs Up the Wall Pose. Half Shoulderstand. Shoulderstand. Plow Pose. Chapter 13: Reclined Poses. Reclined Leg Stretch. Reclined Head to Knee Pose. Raised Knee to Chest Pose. Reclined Thigh--Over--Thigh Twist. Knee Down Twist. Reclined Bound Angle Pose. Chapter 14: Relaxation and Restorative Poses. Relaxation Pose. Crocodile Pose. Supported Reclining Hero Pose. Chapter 15: Yoga Practices. Creating a Personal Yoga Practice. Seated Warm--Up Sequence. Reclined Warm--Up Sequence. Standing Warm--Up Sequence. Beginner Sun Salutation. Sun Salutation. Beginner Practice 1. Beginner Practice 2. Chair Yoga Practice. Relaxation Practice. Stress Management Practice. Intermediate Practice. Strengthening Practice.
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About Marangraphics

Colleen Tiltman is a practicing yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist. She has been accredited with the highest level of study at the Yoga Alliance, one of the most established organizations for governing the national standards of yoga. Tiltman teamed with the maranGraphics Development Group to make Rapid Progress VISUALLY Yoga easy to follow, medically solid, and adaptable to your personal fitness level.
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