Author(s): Martin Kirk
Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga - the most popular form of yoga today. "Hatha Yoga Illustrated" presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram. Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included. Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, "Hatha Yoga Illustrated" is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.
"""Hatha Yoga Illustrated "is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness.""
Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga
Author of "Journey Into Power"
""Hatha Yoga Illustrated "makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem."
Yoga instructor and writer for "Yoga Journal"
Martin Kirk is an Anusara certified yoga Instructor and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. He has studied with John Friend, Anusara Yoga founder since 1994. He is a member of the Arizona Yoga Association and conducts yoga training and workshops worldwide. Brooke Boon is co-founder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a registered yoga teacher, as well as a member of the Arizona Yoga Association. She specialises in power vinyasa and also instructs classes for mature adults, athletes and expectant mothers.
Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga; Chapter 2. Standing Postures; Chapter 3. Balancing Postures; Chapter 4. Arm-Balancing Postures; Chapter 5. Inverted Postures; Chapter 6. Backward-Bending Postures; Chapter 7. Twisting Postures; Chapter 8. Forward-Bending Postures; Chapter 9. Sitting Postures; Chapter 10. Reclining and Relaxation Postures; Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga Routines.