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Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yogathe most popular form of yoga today Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, youll experience with each pose Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility....

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Number of Pages : 267 Pages
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Hatha Yoga Illustrated Reviews

  • Sarah R.
    2019-05-15 20:36

    Ich habe mir das Buch gekauft, um eine Übersicht der eizelnene Asanas im Hatha-Yoga und ihrer Ausführung zu bekommen. Diese werden im Buch sehr gut und verständlich dargestellt. Man sollte allerdings schon Englisch können, denn der Text zu den Bildern beinhaltet oft wichtige und hilfreiche Informationen . Das einzige, was ich mir noch wünschen würde, ist eine umfangreichere Darstellung der unterschiedlichen (Schwierigkeits)stufen.

  • Su
    2019-05-20 17:32

    Meiner Meinung eines der besten Yogabücher auf dem Markt (zumindest für Leute die englisch können,-es gibt keine deutsche Ausgabe) Es wird sehr übersichtlich und leicht nachvollziehbar gezeigt, wie man die Yogastellungen aufbaut, welche Muskeln aktiv sein sollten, außerdem wird in kurzen Stichworten erklärt wofür sie gut sind, und bei welchen Beschwerden man lieber von der Stellung absehen sollte. Das alles gut bebildert und übersichtlich nach Bereichen sortiert: Standpositionen, Rückbeugen, Balanceübungen etc.Kann dieses Buch nur jedem Yogaschüler empfehlen!

  • Winna
    2019-05-21 16:32

    Ich habe schon viele Yogabücher angeschaut, aber dieses gefällt mir mit Abstand am besten. Übersichtlicher Aufbau und Gestaltung, optisch und inhaltlich. Die Asanas werden in Fotos gezeigt und auch Varianten gezeigt. Links eine Spalte mit den wichtigsten Infos, also Nutzen für was und vor allem wer sollte davon Abstand nehmen, wie z.B. bei Bluthochdruck, Karpalthunnelsyndrom etc. Ich kann das Buch wirklich wärmstens empfehlen.

  • StillWaters
    2019-05-04 20:28

    This book is great because it explains basic asanas and information about yoga, without adhering to any specific type of yoga. I've read endless books on yoga, and most of them are either about specific type of yoga such as power yoga, or they are taught by a specific yogi that tries to teach you their method. Over time I realized the best way to practice is based on my own intuition rather than a specific method. This book helps me understand each asana in an encyclopedia type format. The full color photos make it easy and pleasant to read.

  • Vlad
    2019-05-05 13:22

    Really pretty good. Good price and the illustrations are clear and fairly numerous. They show intermediate steps, going from the rest position into the full poses. And they show "gentle variations" of poses for those for whom the full pose is not achievable.Of course, there are the obligatory shots of poses that very human beings who are not already experts in Yoga could possibly assume, and my guess is that the experts are not buying this book. I guess that sort of thing is meant to be inspirational and in some ways it is, despite my certain conviction that some of that stuff will remain forever beyond reach.I would have liked a bit more information on how to put together a full integrated session - i.e., a series of poses and transitions for different work outs. Also maybe a bit more detail on how long to hold each position and how many repetitions of the position to do in a session would have been nice. Finally, at the end, where they do make some suggestions along these lines, they note that some of the positions suggested for the integrated work out are NOT illustrated in the main text. Very curious omission - why not?In any case, I'm glad I got it and find it generally quite helpful; the minor deficiencies kept it from a 5 however.

  • Fitzgerald Fan
    2019-04-24 14:32

    I am not much for classes and the like. Last year when I decided to join Weight Watchers and amp up my work out schedule I decided to try Pilates, so I bought a fantastic book called The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler. I found that it was amazing for building my core, but I wanted to add a yoga dynamic to get me focused and balanced (literally and figuratively). I bought this book, and six months later, I have learned to incorporate nearly all of the moves into a Pilates/Yoga fusion that has greatly improved my muscle tone, breathing, focus and balance.Not only does Hatha Yoga Illustrated offer photographs of various poses (and the succession in which you need to achieve them) but also offers in-depth descriptions about gentle variations (for beginners or people with injuries etc. that may not be able to achieve a pose as is), breathing, and the ailments that each pose has the potential to relieve. The book also offers a bit about the philosophies of yoga. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the book offers, at the back, a number of yoga sequences/routines you can put into practice once you are familiar and comfortable with the individual poses.At the age of 38, I am literally in the best shape of my life. Through Pilates and Yoga I have been able to achieve a toned and slender body without the use (and potential injury factor) of weight training. This book has proven invaluable to me and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an introduction to Yoga. I've never been more limber, flexible and focused. And all this from two books (The Pilates Body and Hatha Yoga Illustrated). If you work well on your own and are motivated to change for the better, you need look no further than this book for a terrific start.I would suggest buying a yoga mat if you don't have one already...

  • V. K.
    2019-05-17 13:18

    This book goes through a lot of hatha yoga poses and breaks them down in step-by-step instructions. It also mentions the things to be aware of (contraindications) and the benefits. I think the most useful part of this book is the alphabetical and the grouped-by-type indexes with pictures in the back! It makes it very easy to look up a pose you knew how to do but couldn't remember the name of. Learning from this book is possible as a beginner, but it would be better to have a teacher instructing you at first to learn how to be cautious of not hurting yourself.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-08 19:18

    I use this book everyday. I also love that they put the contradictions and what they helped with health wise. I went and got the book spiral bound because it helps when I’m trying to do a pose and the book doesnt close.