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Title:
Yoga for women
Author:
Khalsa, Shakta Kaur, 1950-
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Publishing, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789489326
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Women from every stage of life will learn the healing wisdom of yoga health secrets as passed down through the generations. Featuring exercises that target women's health issues and alleviate the symptoms of menopause, Yoga For Women shows how this ancient practice provides the solution to staying flexible, healthy, and youthful at any age. Packed with more than 500 full-color photographs, healing remedies, tips, and inspiring true stories, this is a practical manual that nurtures and empowers women at every stage of their lives.


Author Notes

Shakta Kaur Khalsa has practiced and taught yoga since 1975 and is certified as a Kundalini yoga instructor. A member of Yoga Alliance and the Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, she has also written several books, including Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga For Children, Kundalini Yoga and KISS Guide to Yoga.


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Booklist Review

Kundalini yoga uses postures, breathing techniques, mantras, and mudras to awaken a divine awareness that is thought to be dormant in the spine. In these two interesting new books, kundalini yoga teachers inspired by Yogi Bhajan, founder of the 3HO^-Healthy Happy Holy Organization, present kundalini yoga designed specifically for women. Khalsa's book is a delightful mix of the mystical and practical as she combines kundalini yoga with traditional hatha yoga to promote health and radiant beauty at every stage of life. Her instructions, accompanied by beautiful photographs of a diverse selection of models, are easy to follow as she offers guidance for beginners and provides routines for relaxing, energizing, balancing, loving, and mothering, as well as for maturing gracefully. Her warm, playful tone invites the reader to have fun while trying the recommended yogic practices and breath techniques. A Woman's Book of Yoga is a collaboration between kundalini yoga teacher Khalsa and medical doctor Seibel, who explain the basics of kundalini yoga and how to use it during various phases of a woman's life. Their instructions cover menstruation, PMS, sexuality, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and menopause. In addition to kundalini techniques, ayurvedic nutritional advice and recipes are also provided. --Jane Tuma


Publisher's Weekly Review

Khalsa, an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher, instructs the novice in dozens of basic yoga positions (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayamas) and meditations from her own "harmonious blend of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga." Although there are over 200 postures in Hatha practice, Khalsa focuses on those benefiting women's concerns, among them menstruation, breast care, pregnancy, birth and menopause. Step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs allow even confirmed klutzes to manage sun salutations, Downward Dog, Crow and the Wheel. Readers are also tempted with recipes for drinks such as Golden Milk, made with the Indian spice turmeric, and beauty treatments such as the Papaya Face Mask or a yogurt bath. For those who need more encouragement to stretch their limbs, Khalsa includes testimonials by women who cite the life-changing powers of yoga. After browsing through the pages of Khalsa's accessible book, even the most yoga-phobic may be inspired to take a "position." (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved