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Title:
Yoga for teens : how to improve your fitness, confidence, appearance, and health-- and have fun doing it!
Author:
Luby, Thia, 1954-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, N.M. : Clear Light Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
105 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Explains the philosophy and benefits of yoga to teenagers, and provides photographs and step-by-step instructions for a variety of poses.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574160321
Format :
Book

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For all-around fitness, for strength and flexibility, for balance, poise, and confidence in both body and mind, nothing can match yoga practice. Through a series of fn poses and exercises to do alone or with a partner or group, you will quickly enjoy improve circulation, muscle tone, breathing, and flexibility. With increased energy and better co-ordination and endurance, you'll have an edge in athletics and other physical activities you enjoy. With this book, you can develop skills that enable you to enhance your self-image, take control of your life, and enjoy a wonderful sense of well-being.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Following the successful format of her Children's Book of Yoga (Clear Light, 1998), Luby once again presents a visual feast of eye-catching, whimsical photographs accompanied by an information-packed text. Each posture is illustrated by a photograph of the animal, insect, or object (fish, butterfly, triangle) for which it is named. On the facing page, teens dressed in outfits that match the colors of the fish, butterfly, etc., demonstrate the posture, which is described in detail in the accompanying text. Many of the photos show how the postures can be done with partners or in groups. The introduction discusses the many benefits of doing yoga during the teen years and includes an explanation of the chakras, the seven energy points on the body that are stimulated by particular postures. For those who want even more details, the back matter provides sample workouts and lists of postures that alleviate physical, mental, and emotional difficulties, such as headaches, sadness, or nervous tension. The book includes both basic and more advanced poses, making it appropriate for beginner and intermediate levels, although students of yoga may be surprised to see that the author has invented some new poses of her own. Whatever their fitness level, teens who want to enjoy the benefits of yoga will be inspired by this appealing book. For a less detailed overview that explores the spiritual side of yoga, teens can turn to Stefanie Iris Weiss's Everything You Need to Know about Yoga: An Introduction for Teens (Rosen, 1999).-Dawn Amsberry, formerly at Oakland Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.