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The American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual

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The American Yoga Association has set the standard for Yoga instruction for more than thirty years. Its classic andlt;Iandgt;Beginner's Manualandlt;/Iandgt; has sold close to 100,000 copies nationwide since its release in 1987. Now fully revised and updated with all new photographs and revised text, this essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively. andlt;BRandgt; Now that there are an estimated 18 million Yoga enthusiasts in the United States, this influential resource is poised to inspire a whole new generation of students to discover the myriad physical and spiritual benefits of practicing Yoga.

Synopsis:

Fully revised and updated, this guide to yoga features all new photos, a contemporary cover and the latest information on diet and nutrition. 334 photos.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Alice Christensenandlt;/bandgt; founded the American Yoga Association — the first nonreligious, nonprofit, educational Yoga organization in the United States — in 1968. She is the author of andlt;Iandgt;20-Minute Yoga Workouts, The American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge, The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It Yoga,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Yoga of the Heart.andlt;/Iandgt; She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

1. INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

The Techniques of Yoga

Before You Start

Finding a Yoga Teacher

How to Practice Yoga Asans

2. GETTING READY TO EXERCISE: THE YOGA WARM-UP

3. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CURRICULUM AND ROUTINES

Course One

Course Two

Course Three

After Course Three...

4. EXERCISE (ASANA)

5. BREATHING (PRANAYAMA)

Breathing Techniques

Facts About Yoga and Your Breath

How to Start Breathing Better

Breath Warm-ups

Breathing Exercises (Pranayamas)

Breathing and Mood Changes

Breathing Exercises New to Course Two

Breathing Exercises New to Course Three

6. RELAXATION AND MEDITATION

How to Begin

Benefits of Meditation in Everyday Life

Common Experiences in Meditation

7. DIET AND NUTRITION

The Vegetarian Diet and Health

Why Is Diet Important in Yoga?

The Yoga Vegetarian Diet

The American Yoga Association Food Pyramid

Supplements

8. PREGNANCY

Helpful Hints

Yoga Routine During Pregnancy

Nutrition for Pregnancy

9. YOGA AND SPORTS

How Yoga Helps Improve Sports Performance

Yoga Techniques for Warming Up and Cooling Down

Daily Yoga Routine for Improved Sports Performance

10. STRESS MANAGEMENT

Three Steps to Greater Stress Resistance

Stress and Diet

Breath: Your Most Portable Stress Management Tool

Relaxation and Meditation

11. YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Rama

Your Two Bodies

Lakshmanjoo

Ethics in Yoga

Glossary

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743219419
Author:
Christensen, Alice
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
Yoga, hatha
Subject:
Hatha yoga
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Yoga
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 b-w halftones, one Quark illustratio
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8.12 in 18.27 oz

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