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The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness


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The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is the first comprehensive book about women's health issues and how to treat them with yoga. The authors offer a complete yoga program for general health as well as pose sequences that address specific health problems—all in the Iyengar tradition, which targets health needs more than other forms of yoga. For example, in the first part of the book, Patricia Walden has organized three chapters showing yoga poses with clear instructions that tell how to get into each pose and describe its benefits: chapter one is the Essential Sequence for all women, and includes modifications for people who cannot or should not do all the poses; chapter two is the Restorative Sequence for stress relief and relaxation; chapter three contains advanced poses that energize and tone.

The second part is presented in four sections that broadly represent the stages of a woman's life: teen years and early twenties, later twenties and thirties, midlife, and wisdom years. Each section contains chapters offering specific information about a particular health issue from author Linda Sparrowe, as well as sequences of yoga poses from Patricia Walden that address the problem. For example, the back care chapter includes information about common back problems and their causes (scoliosis, arthritis, lordosis, sciatica, kyphosis, among others) with an emphasis on: emotional and psychological roots of some back problems; physiological information about the spine and back muscles; general information about how yoga addresses different areas of the back; and finally, Patricia Walden's sequences of poses that target different back problems with the goal of not only relieving back pain but of strengthening, and healing old injuries and misalignments.

Sections of the book include:

   •  Teens and Early 20s: Eating disorders, menstrual health, immune support

   •  20s and 30s: Back care, pregnancy, headaches

   •  Midlife: Depression, menopause, digestion

   •  Wisdom Years: Osteoporosis, postmenopause, the heart

The final section of the book includes listings of yoga centers, instructional videos, yoga equipment, and where to go for more information about yoga.

Book News Annotation:

In tandem with b&w photos and contributed instructions for yoga pose sequences, a Yoga Journal editor introduces basic anatomy and the holistic gifts that yoga practice offers women of all ages and health status. Resources are listed. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)




Author Sparrowe, former editor at "Toga Journal, " has joined forces with Walden, "the best yoga teacher in the world" ("Time" magazine), to offer both a health-enhancing yoga program and a comprehensive reference guide for treating specific health problems. 400 photos.

About the Author

Linda Sparrowe has written numerous articles on women's health, herbs, and complementary medicine, as well as on yoga and Pilates. She is the former managing editor of Yoga Journal and is now a contributing editor. She is also author of Yoga Journal's book, Yoga, featuring the beauty of yoga poses.

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Rezo, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Rezo)
The Women's Book of Yoga is an essential resource for any woman interested in accessing the power of Yoga to improve her overall health. Through personal stories and careful explanations Linda Sparrow introduces the many ways yoga can be of benefit throughout the various stages of life. The sequences designed by Patricia Walden can be used to focus practice on specific life and health issues as well as to provide beneficial regular daily practice. Each sequence and each pose within each sequence, together with it's desired effects, is described in detail. This is the most helpful book I have ever read on this subject and I look forward to using it as a reference for my Yoga practice.
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trangcoitb, February 23, 2008 (view all comments by trangcoitb)
This is a interesting book
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Product Details

Walden, Patricia
Lasater, Judith Hanson
Sparrowe, Linda
Lasater, Judith
Walden, Patricia
Yoga, hatha
Hatha yoga
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Religion Eastern-Yoga
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10.82x8.40x.97 in. 2.66 lbs.

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