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Yoga with Weights For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Sherri Baptiste , Megan Scott
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Book Description

An easy-to-follow guide to a hot new form of yoga

Yoga with Weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of body-building. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this friendly guide shows readers how to safely combine yoga postures while simultaneously working out with lightweight hand-held free weights. It features customizable exercises that target specific areas of the body, each illustrated with multiple photos, and provides guidelines for combining healthy eating with workouts.

Sherri Baptiste (Marin County, CA) is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized method of yoga offered throughout the United States. She teaches yoga classes throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world.

Editorial Reviews


"a good book if you want to learn how yoga and strength training can improve your fitness and wellbeing." (Women's Fitness, September 2007)

From the Back Cover

Build strength and stamina, tone and sculpt your body, improve flexibility, and feel great!

By adding light weights to your hands and ankles, you can accelerate the benefits of yoga — and begin toning your muscles right away. This breakthrough guide by two yoga experts shows you how to get started and features more than 100 photos that lead you safely through complete workouts. You'll look great — and feel great too!

Discover how to

  • Outfit yourself for yoga with weights
  • Breathe the yoga way
  • Choose the right workout for you
  • Alleviate aches and pains
  • Tone specific body areas

Product Details

  • File Size: 12723 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DGJ9F4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #684,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great blend of Yoga and Weight Lifting January 21, 2011
Once you get past the "dummies" title, this book is stellar! Many of us have tried Yoga and / or lifted weights in the gym. I used to be one of those Yogis that kept the two practices separate, but Sherri Baptiste and Megan Scott, PhD have brought these two practices together in perfect harmony. I like the specificity of merging breath and movement, not only the physical lifting of weights (1-3 pound hand weights) while in authentic Yoga postures, but with concentration on the muscles being used. The pictures are very helpful so that you can check your alignment. Caveat: this is part of the Dummies series, so don't expect a glossy coffee table book. This book is meant to be dog-eared with your regular in-depth practice, one you refer to again and again. I have tabs all over mine so I can revisit my favorites, such as Side Plank and Half Moon in Chapter 10 - the Strengthening Workout. Tip: the ankle weights make such a difference so make sure you use these. There are many kinds out there and the sand-filled ones are the most comfortable. This book has LOTS of extras such as guidance on nutrition (Chapter 13) easy-to-understand anatomy (Chapter 15) and Exercises for Seniors (Chapter 18). You will begin to see and more importantly FEEL the difference in your body within a few weeks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro March 17, 2011
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The book is good, gives you lots of tips and precautions. My biggest complaint is I would like the Sanskrit names of positions. Yes I realize the weights modify a pose but it's something I am interested in. I also really like to flow my practice, and this book offers several practices for different goals, but I have to adjust to create my own flow. Otherwise, it's like moving from one position to the next without beauty and grace, which is one of my favorite parts of vinyassa yoga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Dummies series July 12, 2013
By Yvie
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Always a great resource. Lots of info given in a concise, humorous way... Love it! Makes sense to get a weight bearing workout at the same time as a yoga practice!
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