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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (April 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605296481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605296487
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kristen Schultz Dollard is the digital director of Self Magazine. She is the former editor of iyogalife.com and a yoga teacher in New York.

Dr. John Douillard has written and produced 18 health and fitness books, CDs, and DVDs. He has been teaching and lecturing internationally for 22 years and currently directs LifeSpa, an Ayurvedic rejuvenation and detox retreat center in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and six children.

 

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The recipes are VERY easy to follow.
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Its amazing you will learn what to eat for your body type dosha and all the yoga poses that will benefit your type.
Jada Pinky
Even if you are an advanced yogi, I think this book will give you a new way of looking at yourself in your practice.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Ali Muise on May 5, 2010
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I picked up The Yoga Body Diet two days ago, and even just reading the first few chapters has been a tremendous help. This book is great. Before buying this book, I already did yoga at a studio but it was really interesting to see my dosha (and I found it very accurate) and to discover that the type of yoga I already did and enjoyed was the one suitable for my dosha! I also really enjoyed the list of food suitable for your dosha, I thought that was an interesting twist and it was also neat to see that a lot of the food I already enjoyed most was on it.

The first part of the book is to slowly guide you through your four weeks. You spend a chapter looking at the total four weeks, and then there's a chapter that follows for each week which focuses on adding new steps to your routine to get you closer to your new union of mind and body. After week one, you take a quiz to see what your main dosha (attribute, there are three of them) is and each dosha has it's own unique chapter to illustrate your personality, pitfalls that may cause you to gain weight, what type of foods you should focus on eating as well as what type of yoga is good for your dosha. Week two focuses more on getting into yoga (whereas week one is on mindful eating and breathing), eating healthier (and for your dosha). Week three gives you harder work outs, and focuses on shrinking your dinner portions (you should eat a larger lunch, with a smaller dinner). Week four is where you continue to shrink your dinner work out even more intensely, and try to move your dinner time to an earlier time (to help burn fat and with digestion). Once you finish week four, you're done and then you enter in maintenance mode which is meant to maintain your new sexy, slim body.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Michelle C. Fama on April 25, 2010
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As with any book claiming to give you the quintessential "Body" with a few easy steps I was skeptical. But this book illuminated some easy lifestyle changes (how the body naturally cleanses at night if you don't indulge at night...) that I could incorporate with my yoga practice. I've read other books on Ayerveda and its health benefits but often felt lost and hopeless -- that I would never be able to integrate its principles into my busy and always changing day to day. This book was written with clear, concise and easy to follow instructions on how to live by these principles - with a fun voice. You'll discover so much about your current state of health and the next page presents the solutions for a better you! Yoga, health and self is a constant study and practice and this book is a refreshing voice.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jada Pinky on April 18, 2010
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I have been waiting for this book, and it's finally here! I was introduced to ayurveda and yoga last year, and it has been a blessing. This practice has change my life. This has been a daily learning through Chopra books and Dr Douillard he is one of my favorites, and the main reason to buy this book.
The Yoga body diet book has a brief history about yoga, and ayurveda before takes you to the plans week by week. The book also has a test to help you find your doshas, and if you are not familiar with the word, don't worry this book will explain you what it is. After you do the test, you will follow everything that its recommended to you by your dosha. Its amazing you will learn what to eat for your body type dosha and all the yoga poses that will benefit your type. Is like having a manual for your health. I have to say that this books it's very close to the 3 season diet, so if you have the book you probably feel you reading the same book, but of course this has more details, and it has more yoga. I gave this book 4 stars because the authors did not included a page with all the poses to be detach from the book. If you are not familiar with the poses it will be hard to go to the pages looking for your yoga poses, and it will make your practice very stressful. Overall is a good book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Riley on September 15, 2010
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I just got this book yesterday, but have already read through all of the information for my type. Overall, I'm very impressed with the book. It looks like a very workable plan, even for someone who's not naturally athletic or well-versed in Yoga.

However, I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the book promises all sorts of "extras" online: A free downloadable starter kit, Yoga & cooking videos, and a Shopping Sanity Saver. None of these things is actually on the website...the website is still very bare bones at the time of this review (Sept 2010), and given that the book was published in April 2010, I'm wondering if any of that material is ever going to appear.

I also wish they'd given an illustrated chart to go with each workout...otherwise you have to flip through the book to find an illustration of each pose before you can do it. Really interrupts the flow of a workout. A chart like that would be a nice addition to the website, too.

Otherwise, though, the book is great. Lots of good recipes, an easy friendly tone, and a very "do-able" program for the average woman looking for a sensible exercise and diet system.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kara L. Frank on April 22, 2010
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I am just in week 1 of this book, but I really appreciate the pace. You start out slow, making simple, manageable changes, and then build upon that base. Great book!
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