- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Rodmell Press; First edition (November 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930485042
- ISBN-13: 978-1930485044
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers Paperback – November, 2003
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Her yoga training includes study with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches ongoing yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. In addition, she leads workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times (Rodmell Press), the first book devoted to the supported yoga poses and breathing techniques called restorative yoga.
Judith Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.
Top Customer Reviews
The thirty poses constitute the foundation of yoga stretching and strengthening. They fall into standing poses (such as mountain, tree, triangles, warriors, side and forward bends, and lunges), lying down poses (such as cobra, bow, elevated legs, lying twist, and relaxation poses), seated poses (such as seated twist, hero-heroine, seated angle, child, and meditation poses), head and shoulder stands, up-plank, and bridges. These are also included in seven days plan at the end of the book. For regional anatomical therapy, the author had added a detailed section on "Theme Practice" that categorizes various poses for the lower back, hips and hamstrings, upper back, balance, strength, energy, fatigue, and relaxation.
Like many talented yoga practitioners, the author chose her photographs thoroughly to demonstrate the emphasized angles and posture of the body. This has greatly conveyed invaluable visual information that could hardly have been expressed by words in such memorizable manner.
For the price of $22.95 you are getting great lessons on getting and staying fit, learning the art of planning practical and safe yoga training, and enjoying a well written and designed book.
Mohamed F. El-Hewie,
"Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training".
Other than that, it was a good book.
30 Essential Yoga Poses is another entry into the genre that is absolutely perfect for us yoga students who have some good basic yoga fundamentals, but are still trying to "better" the poses. This book is loaded with descriptions of the 30 essential poses, along with lots and lots of color pictures detailing how to do the poses correctly. What I also enjoyed (and greatly appreciated) was the fact that for most of the poses, the author also included variations on the pose. This is especially important for anybody who may have stiff body parts and need to get a little more limber before doing the pose "completely"
There was also a detailed look at the importance of yoga props and how they fit into the overall picture.
This book is a complete "course" within itself - I have rarely seen a yoga book that explained so well the poses and the correct posture for each.
This is perfect, perfect. I loved it!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Required reading for my yoga teacher class. Excellent resourcePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is wonderfully helpful and educational. After reading, it is great to use as a reference because each individual section can be viewed independently. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel Smith
must have for a Yogi's wishing to understand and delve furtherPublished 3 months ago by Harnam Kaur Gilbertson
An excellent resource for both teacher and students alike. For most students basic asanas are the main menu for transformation and constitute the first step towards a process of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis M. Pelon , PHD, RYT
Superb illustrations, detailed and understandable instructions. With all of the variations there are over 90 poses.Published 3 months ago by Bill P
I am a new teacher and this book comes with me all of the time. I love the sequence suggestions in the back. Read morePublished 5 months ago by heather shoopman