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A YOGA BODY IS THE ONE YOU HAVE NOW, ONLY HEALTHIER. This book is your complete guide to how to get it. And the benefits dont stop at your appearance. At the end of 4 short weeks, youll feel better, youll think more clearly, and youll find its much easier to keep a positive mindset and roll with lifes inevitable punches. Its not as difficult as you might think! Heres how it works. The newest research has demonstrated beyond the shadow of a doubt that active relaxation triggers better blood flow to your organs, improving digestion and immune function. Yoga also puts you more in touch with your body, decreases stress and blood pressure, and regulates your nervous system, cultivating balance in the body. And it pulls muscle toward bone, creating a lithe and lean frame rather than gym-built bulk. The Yoga Body Diet shows you exactly how to eat well, shop wisely, and stretch yourself slim. The best part? NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. On this easy, 4-week plan, you will eat, move, and think according to your natural rhythms. Youll relax your systems rather than stressing them out, so that you wont experience the intense hunger pangs that often come when the body is in overdrive. In 4 short weeks, The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard and Dr. John Douillard shows you how to de-stress your life, balance your system, and get the yoga body youve always wanted . . . for life.
A self-test based on the ayurvedic tradition allows readers to discover their body type--kapha, pitta, or vata. Then, the 8-week plan provides eating guidelines, meal plans, and 75 recipes--adaptable to each type.
This diet gives you a long and lean yoga body by teaching you how to eat right for your type. No yoga experience is necessary, and you don't even have to be able to touch your toes to follow the program. With a simple self-test, discover whether you are Pitta (fire: tending toward irritability), Kapha (earth: tending toward sluggishness), or Vata (air: a bit on the flighty side). Once you know your type, the 8-week plan provides eating guidelines, meal plans, and 75 recipesadaptable to each typefor food that tastes nothing like bland diet fare. While most weight-loss programs encourage speed and cardio, the exercise component of The Yoga Body Diet slows the bodys systems, decreasing stress, blood pressure, and cultivating balance in the body. Its the perfect solution to the stresses of the modern womans lifestyle.
About the Author
Kristen Schultz Dollard is the digital director of Self Magazine. She is the former editor of iyogalife.com and a yoga teacher in New York.
Dr. John Douillard has written and produced 18 health and fitness books, CDs, and DVDs. He has been teaching and lecturing internationally for 22 years and currently directs LifeSpa, an Ayurvedic rejuvenation and detox retreat center in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and six children.