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Title:
Classic yoga for stress relief
Author:
Lalvani, Vimla.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Sterling Pub., 1997.
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806919614
Format :
Book

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"Providing a solid introduction to this ancient art of relaxation, yoga instructor Lalvani divides her book into five sections including a brief...discussion of yoga's therapeutic value in alleviating stress. The core of her text revolves around four types of postures: Energy Boosters, Art of Relaxation, Meditation and Visualization, and Remedial Yoga. The first two, Energy Boosters and Art of Relaxation, are exercise programs consisting of a series of postures that build on each other. The last two sections focus on breathing techniques and postures aimed at relieving specific types of tension....explanations of the poses as well as their specific purposes are clear and concise. This coupled with the lack of New Age--speak that permeates other yoga texts makes her book refreshing. Collages of photographs depicting the natural progression of movement within poses make Lalvani's text easy to follow. A good addition..."-- Library Journal .


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Library Journal Review

Providing a solid introduction to this ancient art of relaxation, yoga instructor Lalvani divides her book into five sections including a brief (and rather simplistic) discussion of yoga's therapeutic value in alleviating stress. The core of her text revolves around four types of postures: Energy Boosters, Art of Relaxation, Meditation and Visualization, and Remedial Yoga. The first two, Energy Boosters and Art of Relaxation, are exercise programs consisting of a series of postures that build on each other. The last two sections focus on breathing techniques and postures aimed at relieving specific types of tension. Lalvani's explanations of the poses as well as their specific purposes are clear and concise. This coupled with the lack of New Age-speak that permeates other yoga texts makes her book refreshing. Collages of photographs depicting the natural progression of movement within poses make Lalvani's text easy to follow. A good addition to any public library wanting to develop or update its yoga collection.√ĄDebra Mitts, Glenview P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Energy Boosters
Breathe and stretchp. 14
Side twistp. 16
Back bendp. 18
Side stretchp. 20
Forward stretchp. 22
Head to knee side twistp. 24
Spinal stretchp. 26
Hip opener and twistp. 28
Head to kneep. 30
Perfect posturep. 32
Deep bendp. 34
Extended deep bendp. 36
Deep lunge balancep. 38
One knee side stretchp. 40
Camelp. 42
Modified bowp. 44
Cat stretchp. 46
Pranayamap. 48
Home: body rollsp. 50
Work: slow stretchingp. 52
Travel: hands and feetp. 54
Art of Relaxation
Shoulder shrugs and rollsp. 58
Head rollsp. 60
First easy warm-upp. 62
Second easy warm-upp. 64
Back rollp. 66
Modified shoulder standp. 68
Knee twistp. 70
Forward stretchp. 72
Dead man's posep. 74
Home: knee twistsp. 76
Office: eyes, jaw and neckp. 78
Travel: hands and feetp. 80
Meditation and Visualization
Breathingp. 84
Pranayama (bellow)p. 86
Pranayama (nostril breathing)p. 88
Chakras and candle gazingp. 90
Meditation posesp. 92
Remedial Yoga
Head: headachep. 96
Head: brainp. 98
Head: mindp. 100
Head: eyestrainp. 102
Circulation: energyp. 104
Circulation: toxinsp. 106
Circulation: jointsp. 108
Back: musclesp. 110
Back: spasmsp. 112
Back: tensionp. 114
Abdomen: stomachp. 116
Abdomen: hormonesp. 118
Respiration: stressp. 120
Respiration: asthmap. 122
Respiration: panicp. 124
Indexp. 126
Acknowledgmentsp. 128