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American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual

American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0743219419

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ISBN13: 978-0743219419
ISBN10: 0743219414
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 02
Publisher: Fireside Paperbacks
Published: 2002
International: No

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American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual - REV 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0743219419

Alice Christensen

ISBN13: 978-0743219419
ISBN10: 0743219414
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 02
Publisher: Fireside Paperbacks

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The American Yoga Association has set the standard for Yoga instruction for more than thirty years. Its classic Beginner's Manual has sold close to 100,000 copies nationwide since its release in 1987. Now fully revised and updated with all new photographs and revised text, this essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively.

Now that there are an estimated 18 million Yoga enthusiasts in the United States, this influential resource is poised to inspire a whole new generation of students to discover the myriad physical and spiritual benefits of practicing Yoga.

Author Bio

Christensen, Alice :

Alice Christensen founded the American Yoga Association -- the first nonreligious, nonprofit, educational Yoga organization in the United States -- in 1968. She is the author of 20-Minute Yoga Workouts, The American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge, The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It Yoga, and Yoga of the Heart. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

The Techniques of Yoga
Before You Start
Finding a Yoga Teacher
How to Practice Yoga Asans


2. GETTING READY TO EXERCISE: THE YOGA WARM-UP

3. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CURRICULUM AND ROUTINES

Course One
Course Two
Course Three
After Course Three...
4. EXERCISE (ASANA)


5. BREATHING (PRANAYAMA)

Breathing Techniques
Facts About Yoga and Your Breath
How to Start Breathing Better
Breath Warm-ups
Breathing Exercises (Pranayamas)
Breathing and Mood Changes
Breathing Exercises New to Course Two
Breathing Exercises New to Course Three


6. RELAXATION AND MEDITATION

How to Begin
Benefits of Meditation in Everyday Life
Common Experiences in Meditation


7. DIET AND NUTRITION

The Vegetarian Diet and Health
Why Is Diet Important in Yoga?
The Yoga Vegetarian Diet
The American Yoga Association Food Pyramid
Supplements


8. PREGNANCY

Helpful Hints
Yoga Routine During Pregnancy
Nutrition for Pregnancy


9. YOGA AND SPORTS

How Yoga Helps Improve Sports Performance
Yoga Techniques for Warming Up and Cooling Down
Daily Yoga Routine for Improved Sports Performance


10. STRESS MANAGEMENT

Three Steps to Greater Stress Resistance
Stress and Diet
Breath: Your Most Portable Stress Management Tool
Relaxation and Meditation


11. YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Rama
Your Two Bodies
Lakshmanjoo
Ethics in Yoga

Glossary
Resources
Index

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