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Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yogathe most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustratedpresents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustratedis organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.
Brooke Boon is cofounder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona.
Table of Contents
|Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga|
|Roots of Yoga|
|Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice|
|Learning to Meditate|
|Using the Asanas in This Book|
|Revolved Extended Side-Angle|
|Standing Intense Spread-Leg Pose|
|Standing Extended Leg Stretch|
|Lateral Inclined Plane|
|Gentle Spinal Twist|
|Reclining Spinal Twist|
|Simple Sitting Twist|
|Bound Half-Lotus Twist|
|Sitting Spinal Twist I|
|Sitting Spinal Twist II|
|Seated Forward Bend|
|Standing Forward Bend|
|Single-Leg Head-to-Knee Forward Bend|
|Revolved Head-to-Knee Forward Bend|
|Three-Limb Intense Stretch|
|Yoga Sealing Pose|
|Reclining and Relaxation Postures|
|Reclining Open-Leg Spinal Twist|
|Hatha Yoga Routines|
|Gentle Yoga I|
|Gentle Yoga II|
|Yoga for Flexibility I|
|Yoga for Flexibility II|
|Vinyasa Yoga I|
|Vinyasa Yoga II|
|Vinyasa Yoga III|
|Sun Salutation I|
|Sun Salutation II|
|Moon Salutation I|
|Moon Salutation II|
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