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Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee Paperback – April 28, 2004
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“While yoga classes can be illuminating, it is in one's home practice where the depth and subtlety of yoga is cultivated. Moving toward Balance makes an important contribution by presenting a systematic approach to developing and maintaining a yoga practice. It will speak to everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners.” ―Patricia Walden, instructor of best-selling yoga videos and contributor to The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health
“A tremendous amount of insight and practical information is housed within these pages, presented in an orderly, thorough, friendly, and truly helpful manner. Rod and Nina have obviously put a lot of work into this book and have done an excellent job. Plus, it has an important, timely, and often overlooked theme at its core: how to practice on your own and learn from it. What better gift could there be from one of the world's premier yoga teachers than to learn how to do what he is doing?” ―Erich Schiffmann, author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
“Rodney Yee is the key that opens the door, allowing you to tap into your mind, body, and soul. He is the charge of electricity that channels the flow of energy, allowing endless possibilities to emerge. I am honored to call him my teacher and friend.” ―Donna Karan
“In Moving toward Balance, Rodney Yee's instructions are clear and full of the practical details that take you step-by-step to an incredible state of being. This book makes me want to unroll my mat and practice right now!” ―Richard Freeman, author of The Yoga Matrix and director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado
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1. It's incredibly beautiful! I love LOOKING at it, and it's inspiring.
2. He talks about emotional aspects as well as physcial ones, and gives you good information on anatomy, aspects of the asanas, and building a practice for yourself.
3. The structure of the course in general is excellent, and there is a great deal of knowledge put into each sequence. He has good reason for placing asanas in the order he has.
4. The photos make it easy to follow the daily sequence
5. He offers alternative postures for every asana.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:
1. It seems like a book a beginner could use, but as a long time practitioner/instructor, I find it falls short with simple things like positioning of the feet or the hips in certain asanas.(eg. Trikonasana requires that hips are facing the side and the rear foot should be at a 45degree angle, etc)
2. The meditations don't give much for a beginner to go on, and seem flimsy at times for those who do have experience. It could quickly frustrate a beginner or turn them off from an essential aspect of a full yoga practice.
3. There are no warnings about postures that are potentially dangerous for beginners, or information about postures like back bends, that for many people may take years to work up to.
4. Frequently the alternative postures are too difficult for students with limited abilities and the presentation implies that the alternative is the 'easy' pose.
If you are a beginner, or are not confident with your own knowledge of asana/the physical body...please, please, please find a qualified person to take you through DAY 1 at least.Read more ›
What I didn't like about this book is that I don't think it offers enough warnings or fine points on asanas for beginners. While the routines take things slowly and build up to more advanced positions, it would actually be a monumental task for a beginner to reach these levels without a good teacher because the book lacks sufficient detail. However, it could be adequate if you have a good teacher or attend regular classes with a qualitifed instructor.
I'm glad I bought this book and I have used some of the ideas from it in my practice. However, I would augment it with something like "The 30 Essential Yoga Poses" by Judith Lasater which provides more detail and warnings on performing asanas correctly or "Dancing the Body of Light" which goes in to great detail about the asanas.
If you have a bad back, then I would start my yoga practice out with "Back Care Basics" by Mary Pullig-Schatz. She is an Iyengar instructor and M.D. with lots of experience using yoga to rehabilitate people with various types of neck and back problems. In fact, this is how she became involved in yoga.
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Beautiful, comprehensive book by one of my favorite yoga instructors.Published 1 month ago by Maureen O'Hara
A book that can improve both your physical and mental well being.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is great, easy to follow and the instructions are good.Published 3 months ago by turtle63
This book is thorough with photos of each pose and explanations of pose benefits, very helpful for beginners and advanced.Published 5 months ago by Macrophotog
It's a good book, but I just wished he had more help on what you can do to make progress if you can't do the pose!Published 10 months ago by M. White
I love this book. I've been doing yoga for ten years and still refer to it to refresh my practice and improve my poses. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Janet