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Yoga for everyone : 50 poses for every type of body /

by Bondy, Dianne [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Indianapolis, Indiana : Alpha, 2019.Edition: First American edition.Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781465480774; 1465480773.Other title: Fifty poses for every type of body.Subject(s): Hatha yoga | Yoga | HEALTH & FITNESS / YogaSummary: For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite--for readers to demand that yoga conform to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population that would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. It's time for Yoga for Everyone! This book offers yoga for every type of body: those who are big, small, elderly, pregnant, or of various physical abilities--everyone. No matter who you are or what you look like or what your abilities are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. The variations to classic poses in this book will also allow you to perform all 10 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience and focus on specific physical and mental benefits. So forget what you've heard. Yoga isn't just for the privileged few. It's meant to be enjoyed by everybody and every body. Yes, you can do yoga--and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite-for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them.

This book offers yoga for everyone- big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled-everyone. It's why that word is in the title. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focus on specific physical and mental issues.
No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can keep doing yoga-and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!

Includes index.

For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite--for readers to demand that yoga conform to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population that would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. It's time for Yoga for Everyone! This book offers yoga for every type of body: those who are big, small, elderly, pregnant, or of various physical abilities--everyone. No matter who you are or what you look like or what your abilities are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. The variations to classic poses in this book will also allow you to perform all 10 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience and focus on specific physical and mental benefits. So forget what you've heard. Yoga isn't just for the privileged few. It's meant to be enjoyed by everybody and every body. Yes, you can do yoga--and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 6)
  • Introduction to this book (p. 8)
  • Inspirational story: Dianne (p. 10)
  • Chapter 1 Yoga Basics
  • Making Yoga Accessible-For Everyone (p. 14)
  • Creating Your Practice (p. 16)
  • Breathing Techniques (p. 18)
  • What You Need to Practice Yoga (p. 20)
  • How to Use This Book (p. 21)
  • Chapter 2 Standing, Balancing, and Reclining
  • Happy Baby (p. 24)
  • Easy Pose (p. 28)
  • Child's Pose (p. 32)
  • Plank (p. 36)
  • Low Plank (p. 40)
  • Low Lunge (p. 44)
  • Extended Hand to Big Toe (p. 48)
  • Reclining Hand to Big Toe (p. 52)
  • Inspirational story: Josie (p. 56)
  • Handstand (p. 58)
  • Forearm Stand (p. 62)
  • Wide-Angled Seated Forward Fold (p. 66)
  • Forward Fold (p. 70)
  • Head-to-Knee Forward Bend (p. 74)
  • Revolved Side Angle (p. 78)
  • Wind Relieving (p. 82)
  • Yoga Squat (p. 86)
  • Inspirational story: Dylan (p. 90)
  • Fire Log (p. 92)
  • Dancer (p. 96)
  • Half Moon (p. 100)
  • Boat (p. 104)
  • Tree (p. 108)
  • Triangle (p. 112)
  • Chair (p. 116)
  • Mountain (p. 120)
  • Inspirational story: Alex (p. 124)
  • Butterfly (p. 126)
  • Pigeon (p. 130)
  • Eagle (p. 134)
  • Crow (p. 138)
  • Warrior 1 (p. 142)
  • Warrior 2 (p. 146)
  • Warrior 3 (p. 150)
  • Corpse (p. 154)
  • Inspirational story: Don (p. 158)
  • Chapter 3 Twisting, Folding, and Bending
  • Downward Dog (p. 162)
  • Cobra (p. 166)
  • Bow (p. 170)
  • Revolved Lunge (p. 174)
  • Cat-Cow (p. 178)
  • Sage (p. 182)
  • Inspirational story: Gwen (p. 186)
  • Revolved Fire Log (p. 188)
  • Revolved Hand to Big Toe (p. 192)
  • Thread the Needle (p. 196)
  • Seated Forward Fold (p. 200)
  • Locust (p. 204)
  • Shoulder Stand (p. 208)
  • Inspirational story: John (p. 212)
  • Bridge (p. 214)
  • Supported Headstand (p. 218)
  • Sphinx (p. 222)
  • Wheel (p. 226)
  • Camel (p. 230)
  • Legs Up the Wall (p. 234)
  • Inspirational story: Gail (p. 238)
  • Chapter 4 Sequences
  • Morning Practice (p. 242)
  • Sun Salutation (p. 243)
  • Bedtime Practice (p. 244)
  • Easing Back Pain (p. 245)
  • Improving Flexibility (p. 246)
  • Finding Balance (p. 246)
  • Building Strength (p. 248)
  • Strengthening Core (p. 249)
  • Relieving Stress (p. 250)
  • Yoga at the Wall (p. 251)
  • Index (p. 252)
  • About the Author / Acknowledgments (p. 256)

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