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Hatha Yoga Illustrated

Hatha Yoga Illustrated

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    Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga—the 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, you’ll 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.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga
    Roots of Yoga
    Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
    Learning to Meditate
    Using the Asanas in This Book

    Chapter 2. Standing Postures
    Mountain
    Downward-Facing Dog
    Extended Side-Angle
    Triangle
    Warrior II
    Crescent Lunge
    Warrior I
    Revolved Extended Side-Angle
    Revolved Triangle
    Chair
    Standing Intense Spread-Leg Pose
    Beam
    Humble Warrior
    Intense Side-Stretch

    Chapter 3. Balancing Postures
    Eagle
    Tree
    Tiptoe Pose
    Boat
    Revolved Half-Moon
    Standing Extended Leg Stretch
    Warrior III
    Dancer
    Half-Moon

    Chapter 4. Arm-Balancing Postures
    Inclined Plane
    Lateral Inclined Plane
    Crane
    Peacock
    Four-Limbed Staff

    Chapter 5. Inverted Postures
    Shoulder Stand
    Plow
    Legs-Up-the-Wall
    Head Stand

    Chapter 6. Backward-Bending Postures
    Cobra
    Upward-Facing Dog
    Camel
    Bridge
    Bow
    Locust
    Upward-Facing Bow
    Fish
    Cat-Cow
    Pigeon

    Chapter 7. Twisting Postures
    Gentle Spinal Twist
    Reclining Spinal Twist
    Simple Sitting Twist
    Bound Half-Lotus Twist
    Sitting Spinal Twist I
    Sitting Spinal Twist II

    Chapter 8. Forward-Bending Postures
    Seated Forward Bend
    Standing Forward Bend
    Single-Leg Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
    Revolved Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
    Open-Angle
    Side Open-Angle
    Three-Limb Intense Stretch
    Garland
    Splits

    Chapter 9. Sitting Postures
    Lotus
    Looking Within
    Baby Cradle
    Hero
    Kneeling Pose
    Lion
    Cow Face
    Staff Pose
    Yoga Sealing Pose
    Heron
    Sage

    Chapter 10. Reclining and Relaxation Postures
    Knees-to-Chest
    Reclining Hero
    Reclining Big-Toe
    Reclining Bound-Angle
    Reclining Open-Leg Spinal Twist
    Supported Bridge
    Supported Hero
    Child’s Pose
    Corpse

    Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga Routines
    Gentle Yoga I
    Gentle Yoga II
    Yoga for Flexibility I
    Yoga for Flexibility II
    Vinyasa Yoga I
    Vinyasa Yoga II
    Vinyasa Yoga III
    Sun Salutation I
    Sun Salutation II
    Moon Salutation I
    Moon Salutation II

    About the Author

    Martin Kirk, MSBME, E-RYT 500, is a certified yoga instructor who offers workshops and teacher trainings globally and online. With a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering, he has a special gift for anatomy and therapeutics. His passion for educating others about the body has created worldwide demand for his trainings. Martin's accomplishments include successful careers as an engineer in the space and biomedical industries. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Jordan and their son, Jonathan.

    Brooke Boon is cofounder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her certification through Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and is a registered yoga teacher as well as a member of the Arizona Yoga Association. Her certification came after working with world-renowned master teacher Baron Baptiste.

    Boon's teaching style is designed to promote stability, strength, and serenity as well as create hormonal and emotional balance. She specializes in power vinyasa and also instructs classes for mature adults, athletes, and expectant mothers, emphasizing that yoga is for everybody.

    Boon lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Daniel DiTuro was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked as a mechanical engineer since 1980. His interest in photography began at the age of 10. In 1986 he started DiTuro Photography, specializing in commercial and portrait photography.

    After a shoulder injury, Daniel began practicing hatha yoga in 1999. Having discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga, he began working on a series of photographs that evolved into The Yoga Project to introduce people to yoga and meditation. In addition to his work as a mechanical engineer and photographer, Daniel enjoys a variety of activities including traveling, hiking, writing, and cooking.

    Reviews

    "Hatha Yoga Illustrated is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness."

    Baron Baptiste
    Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga
    Author of Journey Into Power

    Hatha Yoga Illustrated makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem.”

    Shiva Rea
    Yoga instructor and writer for Yoga Journal