Synopses & Reviews
In 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater draws on her wealth of yoga practice and teaching experience, as well as her training as a physical therapist, to present this comprehensive guide for beginning students and their teachers. The author discusses yoga's ancient eightfold path and its relevance in today's world, and goes to the heart of yogathe all-important student-teacher relationship. Thirty essential yoga poses (asana), their variations, and breathing practices (pranayama) are also provided, with guidance for the student practicing at home, and points for the classroom teacher. Sequences are presented with photographic charts for easy visual reference, and a "Mantra for Daily Practice" and glossary of anatomical terms and resources for further study are also included.
- a sequence for busy days; - sequences for Monday through Sunday; - themed sequences, including for back pain, for flexibility, for strength, and for fatigue, & more; - a sequence using the thirty essential poses
"Blessedly accessible, eschewing the glitz of some trendy yoga material" ("Publishers Weekly"), "30 Essential Yoga Poses" presents the definitive training guide for beginning yoga students and their teachers. 340 color photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-241) and index.