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Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

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Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your health and well-being

If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or ramp up what you're already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies is the perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separate titles features everything you need to improve your health and peace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on, stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, and power yoga moves.

Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, ranging from better flexibility and athletic performance to lowered blood pressure and weight loss. For those who want to take control of their health and overall fitness, yoga is the perfect practice. With Yoga All-In-One For Dummies, you'll have everything you need to get started and become a master of even the toughest yoga poses and techniques.

  • Find out how to incorporate yoga to foster health, happiness, and peace of mind
  • Get a complete resource, featuring information from six titles that are packed with tips
  • Use companion workout videos to help you master various yoga poses and techniques that are covered in the book
  • Utilize tips in the book to increase balance, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and overall fitness

Take a deep breath and dive into Yoga All-In-One For Dummies to find out how you can improve your health and your happiness by incorporating yoga into your daily routine.

 Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Yoga Principles 5

Chapter 1: Yoga 101: Building a Foundation 7

Chapter 2: Yoga and the Mind-Body Connection 19

Chapter 3: Preparing for a Fruitful Yoga Practice 27

Book II: Basic Yoga Techniques and Postures 41

Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Yogic Breathing 43

Chapter 2: Please Be Seated 57

Chapter 3: Standing Tall 67

Chapter 4: Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance  83

Chapter 5: Absolutely Abs 91

Chapter 6: Looking at the World Upside-Down: Safe Inversion Postures 101

Chapter 7: Classic Bending Floor Postures 113

Chapter 8: Several Twists on the Yoga Twist 133

Chapter 9: Dynamic Postures: The Rejuvenation Sequence and Sun Salutation 143

Chapter 10: Basic Preparation, Compensation, and Rest Poses 151

Book III: Yoga for Life 169

Chapter 1: A Recommended Beginners’ Routine for Men and Women 171

Chapter 2: Yoga for Kids and Teens 181

Chapter 3: It’s Never Too Late: Yoga for Midlifers and Older Adults 199

Book IV: Powering Your Way to Fitness: Power Yoga 215

Chapter 1: Key Principles of Power Yoga 217

Chapter 2: Preparing with Powerful Warm-Ups 227

Chapter 3: Taking a Walk in the Park: A Minimum Power Routine 243

Chapter 4: Following Buddha’s Way: A Moderate Power Routine 265

Chapter 5: Staying Young: Power Yoga for Seniors 285

Book V: Yoga-ing Your Way to a Toned Body: Yoga with Weights 301

Chapter 1: Introducing Yoga with Weights 303

Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Yoga with Weights Workout 319

Chapter 3: From Head to Toe: The Balanced Workout 341

Chapter 4: Waking Up Your Mind and Body: The Energy Workout 361

Chapter 5: Exercises for Seniors 375

Book VI: Ancient Practices in the Modern World: Hot Trends in Yoga 395

Chapter 1: Partnering Up for Yoga 397

Chapter 2: Yoga against the Wall 413

Chapter 3: Yoga off the Mat, in the Heat, and outside the Box 427

Book VII: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Letting Go of Stress 435

Chapter 1: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It 437

Chapter 2: Relaxed Like a Noodle: The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress 457

Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with Meditation 471

Chapter 4: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now 491

Chapter 5: Meditating with Challenging Emotions 505

Chapter 6: Cultivating Spirituality 517

Index 533