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Available August 2014
The Joy of Yoga: Fifty Sequences for Your Home and Studio Practiceby Emma Silverman
Synopses & Reviews
Thousands of people take time out of their busy schedules every day to attend yoga classes where they learn postures and breathing techniques that make them feel more energized and balanced. Thousands of other people, however, have yet to find the time in their day to do anything but work, study, or chase after their children. In The Joy of Yoga, author and expert Emma Silverman teaches readers how to take advantage of the health benefits yoga offers even when they can't make it to regularly scheduled classes.
The Joy of Yoga offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, in taxi cabs, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Weekend gardeners, cyclists, runners, musicians, and waiters/waitresses will also find exercises that will help ease the tension in their muscles after long hours of work or play.
The Joy of Yoga will also:
Provide step-by-step instructions on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) for fifty sequences
List the benefits of each sequence and include helpful information about modifications for poses
Encourage readers to create sequences on their own, using the sequences in the book as starting points
About the Author
Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Joy of Yoga, which receives 50,000 visitors per month. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. After working at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health (North Americas largest yoga retreat center), she is a yoga instructor with more than 1,000 students and the manager of a yoga studio with 3,0005,000 regular clients. She resides in Ithaca, New York.
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