9781615644209

Idiot's Guides: Yoga

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  • ISBN13:

    9781615644209

  • ISBN10:

    1615644202

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-01
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

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Summary

For a person who has never attempted yoga before, it can seem downright daunting. Not anymore! Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Yoga teaches dozens of basic yoga poses using a series of full-color, step-by-step illustrations that allow you to clearly see how every aspect of a pose is executed. Realizing that most people who are new to yoga won't be the most flexible or coordinated, Idiot's Guides: Yoga eases the beginner into poses with sidebars demonstrating how to modify the poses for the less flexible and warnings to correct improper postures. The poses are also grouped in small sections, with a practice sequence at the end to show how to connect the poses into a routine. Idiot's Guides: Yoga also grows with you: when you've mastered the basic poses and become more flexible, you can move on to more advanced techniques for more challenging modifications to the basic poses. Best of all, you'll also learn how to string together poses into full routines that target particular issues such as stress and flexibility. Features include:

  • Clear, comprehensive color step-by-step instructions for dozens of basic yoga poses.
  • Handy "Keeping It Easy" sidebars show ways to modify the poses for the less flexible.
  • Advanced techniques show you how to go further into poses after you have mastered them.
  • Sequences illustrate routines found in yoga classes, each targeting a particular area (stress relief, flexibility, meditation, etc.).

Author Biography

Sarah Herrington is a youth yoga teacher and writer living in Manhattan. She is the author of Om Schooled, a guide to teaching kids' yoga, and the forthcoming Essential Yoga, a guide for adult beginners. Sarah has taught dozens of classes in New York City public and charter schools, studios, and private lessons, working with a curriculum she created. She now leads OM Schooled teacher trainings in youth yoga. Also a creative writer, Sarah was chosen by Oprah Magazine as a Poet to Watch. She loves integrating concepts of creativity into her yoga practice/teaching and finds her writing is influenced by yoga and meditation.

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