Synopses & Reviews
Sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for your health, body, and general well-being than you even imagined possible as you take your beginning yoga class from Bikram. For more than twenty years, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
has been among the preeminent and most beloved of all yoga guides-and now it has been revised and updated by Bikram, with virtually all-new photographs and an updated section on yoga's medical benefits.
With nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is the perfect guidebook for any student of yoga, either advanced or beginner-a reference that makes Hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable.
Illustrated throughout with 160 black-and-white photographs by Biswanath "Bisu" Ghosh
The classic illustrated yoga guide by one of the world's most widely recognized yoga masters has now been revised and updated for the 21st century. Choudhury makes Hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable. 160 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -149) and index.
About the Author
Born in Calcutta, Bikram Choudhury began studying yoga at the age of four. Bikram's Yoga College operates to overflow capacity in Beverly Hills, New York City, and at other locations around the world.
Table of Contents
Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class Introduction
We've Come a Long Way
One: Pranayama Series
Standing Deep Breathing
Two: Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana
Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose
Standing Head to Knee Pose
Standing Bow Pulling Pose
Balancing Stick Pose
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Toe Stand Pose
Dead Body Pose
Wind Removing Pose
Full Locust Pose
Fixed Firm Pose
Half Tortoise Pose
Twenty-Four: Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana
Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose
Spine Twisting Pose
Twenty-Six: Kapalbhati in Vajrasana
Blowing In Firm Pose
Maintaining Proper Yoga Practice