Friday, May 28, 2010

Yoga for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Oh my goodness, my computer is down.  I feel so lost and a bit lonely without it!  I think that means I truly am addicted!!

Luckily, Brian is letting me use his computer when he isn't using it.  He's a realtor and is quite busy these days, which is a good thing, but it means I don't get to use it much.

I am loving yoga these days.  It is so calming to me as well as a great workout.  My favorite is the Fountain of Youth One on One with Tony Horton.  I like that it is about 45 mins and it works the whole body!

If you are new to yoga, you should check out Yoga for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Georg Feuerstein, PhD and Larry Payne PhD!  This book was sent to me for review and it is a great tool.  It teaches you many poses and will even help you create your own personal yoga program. 

There is a great section on pre and post natal yoga, yoga for kids and teens and yoga for seniors.  This book covers it all! 

I really liked the yogic art of conscious eating!  I have read a little on this way of eating. 

Calm and centered
keep your attention on eating
eat slowly and chew your food well
pay attention to the taste sensations
be grateful for your food

I think it is a wonderful way to eat!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the book today!  Start your own yoga practice and you will notice all kinds of great results.  Not just in your physical fitness, but your mental fitness too!

Yoga for Dummies, 2nd Edition has great photos of the poses and gives detailed descriptions on how to do them safely!

From the Publisher:

Practiced for more than 5,000 years, it's an efficient system of healthcare that has proven its usefulness in both restoring and maintaining health. And better yet, anyone can do it—and for minimal cost! Many Yoga classes are inexpensive, and you can even do it for free in your own living room! Yoga for Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley Publishing, Inc., April 2010, 978-0-470-50202-0, $19.99) is your all-in-one guide for getting in shape, reducing stress, and improving your overall physical and mental well-being.

Other valuable lessons include:

Ten reasons why you should be practicing Yoga (It's not just for the great abs!)

Debunking Yoga myths

What you need to know to get started

Specialized instructions for all ages and needs: adults of all ages, kids and teens, and pregnant women, too!

How to find the Yoga class that's right for you

Tips on meditation

How Yoga can improve your overall health

Helpful tips for finding the keys to a more successful Yoga experience

Once you've gotten acquainted with Yoga, you'll be better equipped to deal with the stresses of life in 2010—and more confident in that sleek new bikini!

About the Authors:

Georg Feuerstein, PhD, offers distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy and history through Traditional Yoga Studies. Larry Payne, PhD, is founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx curriculum at Loyola Marymount University and was named one of America's most respected Yoga teachers by the Los Angeles Times.