American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual

ISBN-10: 0743219414

ISBN-13: 9780743219419

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Alice Christensen

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 1/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Alice Christensen founded the American Yoga Association-the first nonreligious, nonprofit, educational yoga organization in the United States-in 1968. She is the author of 20-Minute Yoga Workouts, The American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge, The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It Yoga, and Yoga of the Heart. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Introduction to Yoga
The Techniques of Yoga
Before You Start
Finding a Yoga Teacher
How to Practice Yoga Asans
Getting Ready to Exercise: The Yoga Warm-Up
Putting it All Together: Curriculum and Routines
Course One
Course Two
Course Three
After Course Three ...
Exercise (Asana)
Breathing (Pranayama)
Breathing Techniques
Facts About Yoga and Your Breath
How to Start Breathing Better
Breath Warm-ups
Breathing Exercises (Pranayamas)
Breathing and Mood Changes
Breathing Exercises New to Course Two
Breathing Exercises New to Course Three
Relaxation and Meditation
How to Begin
Benefits of Meditation in Everyday Life
Common Experiences in Meditation
Diet and Nutrition
The Vegetarian Diet and Health
Why Is Diet Important in Yoga?
The Yoga Vegetarian Diet
The American Yoga Association Food Pyramid
Helpful Hints
Yoga Routine During Pregnancy
Nutrition for Pregnancy
Yoga and Sports
How Yoga Helps Improve Sports Performance
Yoga Techniques for Warming Up and Cooling Down
Daily Yoga Routine for Improved Sports Performance
Stress Management
Three Steps to Greater Stress Resistance
Stress and Diet
Breath: Your Most Portable Stress Management Tool
Relaxation and Meditation
Yoga Philosophy
Your Two Bodies
Ethics in Yoga
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