Monday, April 5, 2010

Book - Anywhere, Anytime, Any Body Yoga

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This book is titled as A Practical Guide to using Yoga in everyday life. After reading through it, I would have to agree. The author is said (on the back cover) to be a Certified hatha yoga instructor and a laughter yoga leader (what ever those are) but in this book, she takes most of the mystery out of yoga. Not only is there straight forward, easy to read and follow instructions on each position / pose, there are some great pictures of real people that help to encourage the use of variations of each pose depending on your sense of balance, strength, flexibility or even whether you can stand or not. Each and every position / pose in yoga is geared to a goal, that is another mystery of yoga that this book addresses. With the help of Emily Slonina, it is easy to determine which of the poses will be most beneficial, whether it be for aches and pains or tension relief. In this book, the guess work has been taken out of it, each and every pose has a benefit and most have a brief comprehensible description of how and why it helps. Some of the variations shown are sometimes a classical yoga pose for the more advanced or agile body. Some show a more typical office worker and how they might incorporate yoga as a way of managing at the office. There are poses that include house work, leisure play and even some of the variations include the addition of another person. There are tips in on when and where some of these poses might benefit a person the most. All of these are written in a way that is easy to follow and easy to accomplish Anywhere, Anytime, Any Body - it really does live up to it’s name. ( )

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