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A Morning Cup of Yoga: One 15-minute Routine for a Lifetime of Health & Wellness (Book and CD) Spiral-bound – October 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Crane Hill Publishers (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575871726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575871721
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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my favorite things about Janes yoga routine are that you dont need special shoes or clothes, and you can do it in privacy. Jane designed her book for people like me, who are a bit shy about public displays of exercise, yet are eager to reap the workout benefits. Her book also serves as a yoga primer. Kathy Kemp, columnist --The Birmingham News

About the Author

Jane Trechsel has been a passionate student of yoga for most of her adult life. She has studied with the major teachers in America, and completed several teacher trainings, including Rodney Yee's comprehensive 18-month Advanced Yoga Studies program in Oakland, California. She has been teaching yoga since 1981. Jane is also a pianist, singer, actor, and voice talent. She is best known for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in the touring one-woman show The Belle of Amherst, and as the ""voice of BellSouth"" in the nine southeastern states. She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Customer Reviews

After reading and 'doing' it I ordered 5 copies to give to my Yoga-reluctant friends for Christmas.
James N. Vickers
I read a couple books, did a little research, and now I take classes at a local yoga studio and feel better than I can remember ever feeling in my life.
here&now
The bonus CD makes doing my 15-minute morning session even pleasanter, as I am guided by the author's peaceful and soothing voice.
ladygwyneth

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

69 of 69 people found the following review helpful By James N. Vickers on February 6, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I have been practicing Yoga for many years and teaching classes for a few. But I've never seen a little book that so effectively portrays Yoga as accessible and fun for people at any level of ability. I was given a copy by a participant in my morning class. After reading and 'doing' it I ordered 5 copies to give to my Yoga-reluctant friends for Christmas. One copy went to an octogenarian friend who suffers respiratory difficulties. I went to visit her yesterday, only to find her in the bedroom, book open, CD playing and actually practicing her new-found Yoga! But even as 'easy' as the program is, I use it myself on the mornings I just can't kick-start my own practice. It feels great, I get present and fully awake, and it reminds me that it is the breath that is the soul of Yogic practice. I can recommend and endorse this book without reservation. It is a jewel to be treasured!
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Cikk on April 4, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
A lovely little book, simply and beautifully written, which details a 15 minute morning workout that can really make a diference if practiced regularly. The accompanying CD will make sure one sticks to the timeframe :) The book is very nicely produced, hardback with ringbinding inside, so it lays flat, thus making it easier to look at the illustrations the first time thru. The writer gets into the philosophy of yoga simply and concisely, and even manages to give nice little explanations of the yoga sutras and an excellent guide to meditation. Oh - and the drawings and colours used are so cute!
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By doctor_beth #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is perfect for helping you add a little bit of exercise into your daily routine, even if you've never done yoga or don't exercise at all. The author's goal was to develop a practice that requires no special clothing, no props, and no getting down on the floor while still providing full-body benefits. She has clearly succeeded in her creation of this short (15 minute) routine which can be done anytime, anywhere (I've done it in my office!).
The practice consists of simple stretches to open and awaken the entire body. The author begins with instruction on three different types of breathing, and for each exercise, she suggests the most appropriate breath to use. The exercises include notes and "extra attention" boxes which offer ideas for expanding on the movements. In addition, some exercises are rated as "optional," and alternates are given to provide either more or less of a stretch. The entire program can be individualized based on your own needs, but the book comes with a CD in which the author leads you through the basic program in only 15 minutes (be sure you're familiar with the exercises first, as she moves quickly!). At the end of the routine, the author includes suggestions for incorporating the practice of meditation. She also discusses the mind-body connection vital to yoga as well as simplifies ancient yogic concepts in "A Sip of Sutras." Finally, the book ends with instructions on one additional yoga pose ("Feet up the Wall") designed to achieve deep relaxation.
This book is made even more user-friendly by the handy spiral binding and the helpful illustrations, including the entire sequence depicted on a single page. It would be a perfect gift for anyone wanting to take a little time each day to improve their overall health and well-being; a wonderful treat for yourself or someone else.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By ladygwyneth on December 30, 2002
Format: Spiral-bound
I bought this book knowing almost nothing about yoga, yet its simple morning practice is slowly, but surely transforming my life. After about 2 months of almost daily practice, not only do I feel stronger and fitter, but I also feel calmer and more at peace. The exercises are simple enough for the most inexperienced beginner, yet the author offers enough variations for more advanced practitioners to get something out of it, too. Yoga is introduced as not just a form of exercise, but a holistic way of approaching your life. I have noticed that my fingernails, which I used to bite down to the quick, are now longer than they have been in years. I think more about what I will do with each day I am given, and am even treating people better! The bonus CD makes doing my 15-minute morning session even pleasanter, as I am guided by the author's peaceful and soothing voice. If you have ever thought about taking up yoga but hesitated in the past, this is the book for you. I can't recommend it highly enough! There is also a good bibliography for those interested in finding out more about yoga. . . .
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Priam Farll on September 18, 2003
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When I wake up I now have two practices. First, I do my "Morning Pages," inspired by Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way." Then I turn to "My Morning Cup of Yoga," which in two weeks has already altered the way I face the day. This book-and-CD are a dynamite combination that makes 15 minutes of yoga interesting, easy-to-follow but challanging (in the best sense of that word) to my awakening body. It book may be the start of a whole new life regime for me. What a find!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By here&now on June 29, 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
I had always been put off by the whole yoga *thing.* The people I met who practiced or taught yoga seemed to be pseudospiritual fruit loops who weren't terribly engaged with reality. This book is the backwards of that. It's a pragmatic, short & sweet exercise routine that you do standing up, without props, in fifteen minutes, yes really; the audio CD keeps you on track. It's designed to be used by people who aren't flexible. I'm a 46 year old computer potato and I tried this in desperation, after being crippled for months by a pulled pelvic muscle that made every move agony, including turning over in bed. I did this routine *once* and was nearly pain-free for the rest of the day. After three days I was sleeping through the night again! It worked!
The book does not shove spirituality or advanced poses or anything else off-putting down the reader's throat. But if you are interested, there's an appendix of where to go for more info. I read a couple books, did a little research, and now I take classes at a local yoga studio and feel better than I can remember ever feeling in my life.
So I'm not shoving anything down your throat, either, dear reader -- but check this out. It's worth it.
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