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Product Details

  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Press (October 31, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091026130X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910261302
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is a Vedic teacher and educator with numerous books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico (www.vedanet.com), which offers courses and publications on Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and meditation, and Vedic astrology. He is also involved in important research into ancient Vedic texts and is a well known modern exponent of Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. His work is high respected in traditional circles in India, where he has received many awards, as well as influential in the West, where he is involved in many Vedic and Yogic schools, ashrams and associations.

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Yoga for Your Type is an excellent book for everybody whether they practice Yoga or Ayurvedic or just want to be healthy.
Jill
I have yet to find another book that specifically shows how the doshas are effected by each posture and what you can do to balance it out until I picked up this book.
Chandra
I found this book very easy to understand and follow with comprehensive photos and detailed instructions for each posture.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the only book I need to practice yoga. It has
all the details about
how I should go about personalizing my yoga practice
and all the alignment,
modifications, cautions and more for each posture.
And that covers only 2 of
the chapters. It also gives me an understanding of
Ayurveda, how to know
what type I am and then how to adapt my yoga practice
so that it has the
strongest balancing effect for my specific needs. The
chapter that gives me
months of practices especially designed for my type of
energy is really
valuable. Both authors are masters in their own
fields. Sandra Kozak has
long been known (and on several continents) as an
exceptional yoga teacher
and Dr. Frawley has written many books on Ayurveda.
All in all this is one
of the best books on yoga postures in print and is a
must for any
practitioner of yoga.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jill on September 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Yoga for Your Type is an excellent book for everybody whether they practice Yoga or Ayurvedic or just want to be healthy. In the first chapter the authors give a brief but thorough basis for the understanding of yoga and of Ayurveda. Ms Kozak, who is well known for her exceptional teaching and wealth of yoga information, not only gives complete directions for practicing each of the yoga postures but, in the second chapter gives valuable information about how to practice. Both the third and fourth chapter make this a lasting manual for our practices by giving us 6-12 months of practice directions for the three doshic types.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is an extraordinary book for everybody who practice Yoga or have an ayurvedic way of life. Or both. The principle of this book is to integrate the ancient wisdow that, in some level, unifies Yoga and Ayurveda, the "Sciende of Life". In fact, one almost can't live without another and I wonder why this subject took so much time to be developed.
If you are familiar with ayurveda, you know that there are some exercises, some foods and some health directions that are better or not so better for your type (your dosha). Following this reasoning, according to Mr. Frawley, certain asanas, ways to breathe and other cares of Yoga practice can do better or worse for you, based on the type of person you are. His explanations are clear and objective, the book has lots of beautiful and useful illustrations/pictures, and the harmony you'll get by integrating that wisdom in your practice is incommensurable.
More than that, I believe your practice of Yoga can't be that good without this ayurvedic approach. In fact, I don't know why we in the West don't have the ayurvedic approach attached naturally to the Yoga knowledge, as it should be.
If you don't know Yoga nor Ayurveda, I suggest you the books about Ayurveda from Mr. David Frawley and the books of the Yoga from Georg Feuerstein or any other author somebody closer to you - who lives Yoga - had suggested you. But, the best suggestion at all, I believe, is don't die without knowing what Yoga and Ayurveda can do for and with you.
All the best!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Lorensen on July 9, 2008
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At age 54 I recently began doing yoga for the first time in my life. I have always exercised, but yoga is completely different for me. I purchased a few DVD's which did not really explain in great detail important details for a beginning student, nor show how to adapt the poses for a beginner's body (especially a middle aged person.) I found this book through my local library, and after reading it, came to Amazon and bought it. I love this book because 1) it explains ayurvedic principles clearly with great insight, 2)it shows the various poses in great detail, and 3) best of all, it explains how exactly to protect your body from injury by modifying the various poses a beginner may not be able to do. I have been frustrated in yoga class and with DVD's when some of the poses done by the instructors hurt and I don't know the way to modify them so they don't. This book takes care of that! It is an invaluable resource for those who truly want a better understanding and want to keep doing yoga without injuring themselves in the process.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
If you want to make positive changes in your life through your yoga practice, this yoga book has it all from beginner to advanced: All the detail you will ever need about the poses, the background on the subjects, the test to know more about yourself (so you can apply the material), and the programs for practice. I used the practice programs in this book and they changed my life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Balfoort on January 26, 2014
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Charts are totally unreadable on the large kindle fire and cannot be copied or printed. Pictures are okay. Buy this in paper.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Yoga Student on February 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
Yoga For Your Type is a great book on Yoga. It teaches about Ayurveda and how we can know ourselves better and how we can then use our postures to help us manage our energy, feelings, and lives. It is also a really good book about yoga. The descriptions of the poses are thorough and understandable and as good as you can find anywhere. I use this

book and recommend it as both a good and complete yoga book as well as a good reference for anyone wanting to create a better Ayurvedic balancing type of yoga practice.
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