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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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"Since she herself is a triathlete and runner, Rountree knows exactly where you get tight and why, what it feels like before and after certain workouts, the difficulties of combining a good yoga practice with hard training, and what's realistic or not for an athlete." — SNEWS

"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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  • "Since she herself is a triathlete and runner, Rountree knows exactly where you get tight and why, what it feels like before and after certain workouts, the difficulties of combining a good yoga practice with hard training, and what's realistic or not for an athlete." -- SNEWS

  • "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

  • "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
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    Product Details

    • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
    • Publisher: VeloPress; 1 Spi Org edition (July 1, 2009)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1934030414
    • ISBN-13: 978-1934030417
    • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.1 x 6.5 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    I wasn't sure I would want to do yoga from a book, but the pictures are clear and concise and having some moderate yoga experience helps. But being a book I can carry it to any place in the house to get some quiet yoga time.

    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.
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    This has to be the best book on yoga I've come across in years. When I'm doing an activity like yoga, I really don't want to read long prose on how to do something. I just want to see it, then do it. And that's exactly how this book is presented. There's a brief guide for absolute beginners at the beginning, a quick guide to things you might need - such as, how to pick a good mat - but then it goes into page after page of image sequences about poses (5-10 minutes), then a section towards the end on full routines that can take an hour (or more). It's a great mix&match guide to build your own routines, or use theirs, depending on your needs and skill and time restraints. It also has a spiral binding which is great to just lay open when you're trying things out. I definitely recommend this to athletes and non-athletes like myself.
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    I have always done a little yoga, learned from ballet. I recently started up road cycling and this book has really helped! As I am not in ballet anymore I do not stretch like I used to and I knew I had to start again. I don't know if this book would be good for a true beginner, but for someone who already knows about stretches (and proper form - very important) this is a good simple book. I especially like that there are different levels, from those with very little flexibility yet, to those that are rubber bands. Doing the stretches after cycling really makes a difference the next day - I am also noticing that I am not getting neck pain from work (typing, computer) which is a very pleasant unexpected bonus!
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    Great as a quick reference guide if you already know yoga. I am not a triathlete, but I bike, swim and run and was finding my muscles so tight after these activities. This helped me to quickly reference those poses particularly helpful for those activities to stretch, relieve muscle tightness, and build strength. I have practiced and taught yoga for years and have tons of yoga books, but this is my go-to guide for quick reference.
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    Great book, with vibrant photos and well written directions. Spiral binding makes book easy to use while practicing the movements. Yoga without the chanting which I find distracting. Recommended to friends already!
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    I am a newly registered yoga teacher, and I was looking for a book that would help me plan my classes. This was recommended to me by a friend, a fellow teacher who has been teaching a few years longer than me, so I thought I would check it out.

    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.
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    I love this book. It is divided into sections that make it easy to find what you want so you can have a targeted yoga session. For example, it has sections for warm-ups, balance, flexibility, etc. The poses are clear and easy to follow. I love the sturdy spiral binding, it allows me to refer to the exercises while I'm doing the pose. I also liked the section on breathing exercises and meditation. As a runner, and beginning cyclists, I've found this book invaluable. Get it, your muscles will thank you.
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