Sivananda Beginner's Guide to Yoga

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Octopus Books, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
From the leader in the field of yoga today, The Sivananda Yoga Centre, comes a long-awaited, essential beginner's guide to this popular exercise. Everything students need to know to begin practicing at home is here, with easy-to-understand instructions and 200 illustrations-including a discussion of yoga's five basic principles: exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, and meditation. Start with basic, gentle stretches, and in eight sessions, learn the right (and wrong) ways to perform 12 main asanas: Easy Pose, Sun Salutation, Locust, Cobra, Bow, Plough, and more. The guide includes tips on how to lead a yogic lifestyle in terms of diet, stress relief, and positive thinking. Anyone, regardless of age or religion, can practice yoga and achieve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

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The Sivananada Yoga Vedanta Centre was founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda, a renowned authority on Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga. The Sivananda teaching synthesises the wisdom of yoga into the five principles of Exercise, Breathing, Relaxation, Diet and Meditation, to form the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. The Centre has taught yoga in London since 1972 and offers classes for all ages and abilities. Location: UK.

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