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The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus Spiral-bound – July 1, 2009
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"This sweet little book is a delightful and abundant source of yoga pose sequences. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is a great resource for yoga teachers and an easy source of inspiration and guidance for beginner to intermediate yogis." — YogaBasics.com
"For time-crunched yogis and jocks who don't even identify with the term yogi but want a good stretch or cross-training workout, take a look at The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga. With no need to attend a class or even watch a DVD, there's no excuse to not get a few poses in." — GearJunkie.com
"Sage shares the benefits that yoga has brought to her life as an athlete and offers easy to follow yoga postures and breathing techniques to help athletes of all sports get started with a safe and effective yoga routine and to help them avoid or rehabilitate an injury." — Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, Director/Founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and contributor to Yoga Journal
"Sage's clear approach to incorporating yoga into a training season perfectly addresses all the things athletes need to hear about flexibility and balanced conditioning—and Sage delivers it in a way that athletes can relate to." — Karen Dubs, creator of the Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga DVD series
"If you're an athlete looking for a straightforward, informative guide to yoga, The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is for you. The book is portable, easy to read, and informative." BreakingMuscle.com
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I have been doing a yoga video to try to stretch out my tight hips and lower back, it was good overall but it wasn't helping where I needed it.
This book has very specific flows for post swim, post bike and post run workouts that really target those tight spots. They even worked on some spots I didn't realize were tight! Especially my hamstrings and my achilles. I am now considering buying the companion video.
Unfortunately, this book didn't click with me in the same way it did with my friend. First, I found the organization of the book to be odd, mainly in that it was not sequenced in the same way that one might sequence a class, or at least not how I was taught. For example, the chapters in the book include Warm-Ups, Balance, Standing Poses, Core Back & Shoulders, Hips & Legs, Restorative Routines, and Breath Exercises & Meditations. Some of these correspond to a typical class, which of course can vary but tends to follow a structure that includes Warm-Ups, Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Standing Balance, Handbalancing, Hip Openers, Backbends, Inversions, Forward Bends/Twists, Meditation, Relaxation. As you can see, several components of a typical class are not addressed by the chapters in this book.
This book also lacks any instruction on how to do the poses other than inhale-exhale. As a yoga teacher, this wasn't an issue for me, but this is certainly NOT a book I'd recommend to those without prior yoga experience, even athletes. Author Sage Roundtree does include attractive, clear color photographs, but these simply do not provide enough detail for someone unfamiliar with the postures. For those who are more experienced in yoga, Roundtree offers some unique flows, and at the end of the book, she provides suggestions for several short sequences, including "Focus on Strength," "Focus on Power," "Focus on Flexibility," and "Focus on Focus.Read more ›
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I love this book so much I have bought for at least a dozen of my friends. Easy to use, coiled so the pages stay open. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Karin Latter
I purchased two of the yoga guides for my college soccer coach son and his college soccer coach girlfriend. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Susan Silverman
"The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga" is exactly that, a pocket guide. It provides an incredible set of yoga routines to supplement or refresh a boring yoga routine, athlete... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Charles Franklin
We've found that yoga is a great way to compliment our running, and for several years we've incorporated yoga to strengthen our core and improve flexibility. Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by Eve M. Smith
Some great warmups in here that I have adopted to avoid injury during workouts, the way they have laid out the instructions visually is also very helpful.Published on June 3, 2014 by LaKoivu