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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (November 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579542719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579542719
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Partner Yoga
Making Contact for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Growth

Like food and water, touch and intimacy are basic human needs. As naked and vulnerable newborns, we thrive on skin-to-skin contact with other humans. Yet somewhere between infancy and adulthood, this fulfilling nourishment from touch is virtually lost. In today's high-tech world, most of us are more comfortable connecting with each other through machines and modems than our own skin. Yet for optimum health, we all need to touch-- and be touched.

Partner Yoga can be practiced with a friend, lover, gym buddy-- even your child. It can be practiced indoors, outdoors, in a group-- even on a beach.

Partner Yoga is a bold, new step in the evolution of yoga. With their 30 years of combined experience in yoga, medicine, fitness, dance, the martial arts, and music, Cain Carroll and Lori Kimata, N.D., have developed a totally new yoga practice that blends mutually beneficial postures, conscious breathing, trust, communication, and-- most of all-- playfulness and fun.

The 60 dynamic postures and 3 yoga flows introduced in this book offer a threshold into a provocative and exciting yoga experience. Developed with reverence for the ancient tradition of yoga, these beautiful postures are designed to help improve balance, strength, and flexibility as well as increase the level of trust and communication between you and your partner. Partner Yoga is perfect for anyone-- novice or seasoned yoga practitioner-- who is interested in increasing fitness, releasing tension, strengthening relationships, and having a good time. So find a partner and explore the possibilities!

About the Author

Cain Carroll is a certified yoga instructor with a diverse background in wrestling, martial arts, dance, and meditation. His unique approach to yoga reflects a multicultural, multidisciplinary influence, which he uses to create an inspiring arena for personal enrichment, cultural understanding, and global transformation. He lives and teaches in Hawaii.

Lori Kimata, N.D., comes from a rich background in dance, music, and art, which she integrates into her profession as a naturopathic physician, mid-wife, yoga instructor, and international guest lecturer. She has recently returned to her native Hawai'i to cultivate an open, sacred space to practice the "Art of Living Your Love."

Ken Gray has been a professional photographer for 30 years. Gray began photographing yoga postures in 1988, marrying his passion for both yoga and photography. Gray's other photographic interests include helicopter aerial photography, tribal and native elders and cultures, children, and landscapes.

More About the Author

Cain Carroll teaches yoga, qigong, meditation and self-healing worldwide. He has trained extensively under the guidance of Daoist, Buddhist and Indian Yoga masters. His journeys have taken him to remote areas of India, China, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand and South America, where he received private instruction in numerous systems of practice. Cain is co-author of Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Growth (Rodale), Mudras of India: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance (Singing Dragon), and creator of three self-healing DVDs: Pain-Free Joints, Heal Neck & Shoulder Pain, and Digestive Power. Please visit www.caincarroll.com for more information.

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Some are less intimidating than they look!
K. W.
My husband and I are really enjoying taking the time to quiet down and spend 30 minutes together in the evenings and it's also physically a great workout.
Tanya Aram
This is a beautifully written book with great pictures, it is very easy to understand and follow.
,Cindy Sheehan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By John Mathews on November 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm a middle aged, middle class, stressed out business person. I don't eat tofu, and wouldn't normally consider a book like this. A close friend insisted we try, and I'm amazed and pleased. Quickly, I've become more flexible and feel the results. Even better, it's fun and easy to follow the authors' guidance. The pictures are plentiful and helpful, and the book's overall quality is superb. Buy it and try it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By ,Cindy Sheehan on November 24, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully written book with great pictures, it is very easy to understand and follow. There are lots of helpful tips, and information regarding the benefits of each pose. I taught a class using the book as my text, and the results were outstanding!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. W. on July 21, 2003
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My boyfriend and I got this book to try together; he'd had some yoga experience, while I am a beginner. The instructions and pictures are very clear and easy to follow, and there are a wide variety of positions ranging from very easy to very difficult. Some are less intimidating than they look! The instructions are very helpful, and then to realize afterward you have actually done the things in the picture is quite a rush.
Only experienced yoga students will be able to do everything in the book from the start, but most people in reasonable shape will be able to do a good portion of it and work up to the rest. A good way to get close to your partner while exercising, and I felt great afterward as well. Worth a shot for those who want to add a little variety!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2003
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As a yoga practitioner for over seven years, I have been very interested in expanding my practice. The door to partner yoga was opened and in walked this wonderful book. I love the easy to read prose and the pictures are just beautiful. Anyone can benefit from using the ideas and practice techniques which are described in a very gentle way. Beginners and experienced yogis and yoginis will find something to love in Partner Yoga. I highly recommend this book!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JET VINE VOICE on May 26, 2001
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My fiance and I are just beginners at yoga, but we've found that this book is fabulous. It's fun, informative, and a beautiful book. Some of the positions are definitely too hard for beginners, but you're supposed to work up to those. I also sometimes find that it's difficult (if you have an apartment or other small space to work in) to find a big enough space. And although doing yoga outside or on the beach (as the book illustrates and suggests) would be fun, it's not always feasible or practical. But this book still has wonderful information, beautiful pictures, and is a must have for a person who wants to involve their partner or friends in yoga!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donna Miesbach on October 16, 2005
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This book is beautifully written, with great photography, but leans more toward those who are young, strong, and agile. Many of the poses offered look more acrobatic than yogic, but if you can begin working on them while you are young, they might someday be accessible. There is usable information an older or less experienced person would be able to glean from the text, but much of it is simply out of reach for those who are less supple or farther along in years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By new yogi on January 28, 2002
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I had wanted to begin practicing yoga for some time, when I came across this book. I managed to get my boyfriend to try it with me and we had the greatest time learning together! Both first-timers, the book showed the positions in action and had great details and breathing suggestions. And because it is a book, you go at your own pace (we still haven't reached the asanas at the back yet!). I think anyone at any level could really gain knowledge from this book. It's very straightforward and lets you go at your own pace!
I really enjoy this book, and don't plan on buying another!
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