Synopses & Reviews
Drawing on her experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, author Judith Lasater presents an innovative and easy-to-follow program of exercises, asana, and breathing practices. They will help you to:
and#149; understand the meaning of abdomen and belly
and#149; learn the anatomy and kinesiology of the abdomen
and#149; develop and maintain abdominal strength
and#149; honor your gut feelings
In addition, she has created a special section called "Everyday Abs," where you will experiment with moving mindfully through your activites, such as driving, cooking, sweeping the floor, and more.
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT., presents an innovative approach to strengthening and stabilizing the abdominal muscles, and learning to move from the body's core.
A unique vocabulary exists that ascribes a variety of emotions to the belly: "my guts are in a knot," "I knew it in my gut," "gut-wrenching," and "no guts, no glory." Yet too often, more emphasis is placed on the way the abdomen looks than how it feels and functions - a sterling six-pack can mask true abdominal trouble. Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses (asana), and breathing practices designed to achieve optimal health for this crucial area, which houses the organs of both digestion and procreation. Drawing on her experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist, Judith Hanson Lasater discusses the anatomy and philosophical aspects of the abdomen and offers a set of movements that create awareness of important muscles while developing and maintaining abdominal strength. Each exercise and asana lists the props or supports needed, safety guidelines, and practice instructions, and the book includes practical guidelines for moving mindfully through everyday tasks.