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The Yoga Bible Paperback – May 29, 2003
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About the Author
Christina Brown lives and breathes the philosophy of a natural life. A long-time yoga and complementary medicine practitioner, she has studied and taught yoga internationally. She runs Yoga Source in Sydney, Australia, where she also conducts workshops on Ayurveda and Anti-Aging Facial Yoga. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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So last year, when my stress level reached a level than can only be described as hellacious because of a number of things going on in my personal life, and I started feeling a bit more taming of the shrew crazy than I wanted to, I bought this book, hoping that if I could work a few minutes of yoga after my strength training routines it would help me defuse at least some of the stress.
What I can say is I thought this book was very well done, much better than any of the books I had previously read or owned. The descriptions and the photographic walk throughs are excellent. However, I think that this book really, really could benefit from being spiral bound. It is smaller, and thicker, and I was continually having to prop it open with free weights, etc. so that I could look at the pictures while I was working on some of the poses. That made it a bit more challenging to use, which is why I took off a star.
Ultimately, for me, I just found that lifting weights helped me be calmer overall, so I don't use this as much. One of my son's occupational therapists mentioned that he was always lifting and throwing heavy objects because calming hormones are released from weighted joint compression. I kinda get that now, because between the breathing and the focusing on the mind muscle connection, it pretty much does the same thing for me without the added time at the end of my workouts, and there is a serious premium on my workout time. But there are times when it's still a nice de-stressor, but it's more like a Band-Aid then a cure. If your life is out of balance, yoga is not really capable of fixing that.
This wonderful 400 page book is organized into four parts. Part one provides a detailed introduction of what yoga is and the various kinds being practiced. The second part is the longest section and covers the actual practice of the yoga movements. It explains preliminary practices, standing postures, seated and floor postures, twists and abdominal toners, arm balances, backbends, inversions, relaxation, pranayama, internal energy locks and yogic cleansing practices. The third part is important because it focuses on the use of yoga exercises for various medical and physical conditions. The final part is about finding your yoga and determining what you are seeking from the practice. This section also explains the “nine branches of the tree of yoga.”
What really makes this excellent book unique is that it shows such a wide variety of yoga asanas (Postures). At my advanced age and skill level I could never do many of these yoga postures; however, there are enough simple and beginner yoga postures to practice in this volume. This short review cannot do this book justice, and if you are seeking a clear color reference book on the many yoga asanas (Postures) this book is for you. At this time this is my favorite yoga book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most effective combative systems).