All yoga students, beginners or advanced, will benefit from this accessible book. It studies each of the 26 movements, breathing exercises and rest poses that form the basis of every Bikram yoga class. Regular practise will completely transform your health by reversing and preventing illness. This is the only guide available on Bikram Yoga. 'It's ...Read MoreAll yoga students, beginners or advanced, will benefit from this accessible book. It studies each of the 26 movements, breathing exercises and rest poses that form the basis of every Bikram yoga class. Regular practise will completely transform your health by reversing and preventing illness. This is the only guide available on Bikram Yoga. 'It's never too late, it's never too bad, you're never too old, you're never too sick to start from scratch once again.' Bikram Choudhury Bikram yoga began when Bikram, a former yoga champion, made a full recovery from a crippling accident thanks to yoga, heat and his guru, Bishnu Ghosh. His guru then sent Bikram to Bombay to heal the sick with yoga. Finding that he did not have enough time to help everybody individually, Bikram began to develop an accessible sequence of postures that everyone could follow and benefit from. Today, every class follows the same sequence of 26 postures and exercises in a studio heated to 100 degrees F. This reader-friendly guide studies each of the 26 movements in detail, showing and describing the 'ideal' position as well as what the beginner is more likely to be able to achieve initially and the problems they are likely to encounter. Each move is also accompanied by details of its specific health benefit and a student's personal experience of the posture.Read Less
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205 pages. Softcover. Like New. HEALTH. The Classic Illustrated Yoga Guide by one of the world's most widely recognized Yoga Masters, now revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Featuring nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, this is the perfect guidebook for any student of yoga, either advanced or beginner. It is a reference that makes hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable. Includes an updated section on yoga's medical benefits. (Key Words: Hatha Yoga, Physical Fitness, Bikram Choudhury, Bonnie Jones Reynolds, Biswanath Bisu Ghosh, Julian Goldstein).
Interesting read, but potentially harmful approach
This is an interesting read, if nothing else, to see what it is that makes this approach to yoga posture practice so popular. However, I find it rather aggressive. This could easily lead to injury and insensitive yoga posture practice. It's a superb workout though, but so can be a pilates class, for instance. What is it that makes yoga different from other popular exercise systems? I don't think the answer is in this book at all. But, if you want to attract students to your classes, this approach will probably work great.
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