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  • ISBN 0883635119
  • ISBN13 978-0883635117
  • Language English
  • Author Linda Sparrowe
  • Publisher Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. (2002)
  • Pages 454
  • Formats mbr rtf mobi doc
  • Category Nutrition and Health
  • Subcategory Exercise and Fitness
  • Size ePub 1968 kb
  • Size Fb2 1375 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 931

An all-encompassing guide to yoga traces its historical traditions and roots in sacred texts as well as its top modern practitioners, offering four hundred illustrations that demonstrate key postures. Reprint.

Yoga (Yoga Journal Books) Perfect Paperback – January 8, 2008.

Yoga (Yoga Journal Books) Perfect Paperback – January 8, 2008. by. Linda Sparrowe (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. She is a freelance writer and the author of A Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health. Series: Yoga Journal Books.

Yoga's 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Ever increasing numbers of people come to the practice and encounter its many benefits: the union of opposites; an understanding of the effect of the outside world on the body; a significant reduction in stress; a path to liberation; and the discovery of one's true self.

The yoga we practice today in the West bears little resemblance to the yoga that began humbly almost 5,000 years ago, but in its rich and varied history, yoga has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves.

She has authored many books, including: Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Personal Practice; A Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness (with Patricia Walden); Yoga for Healthy Bones; Yoga for Healthy Menstruation; and Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book.

Linda Sparrowe’s introduction traces the evolution of yoga, rooted in the devotional and metaphysical teachings of the sacred yoga texts including the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-Gita, and progressing to an in-depth look at the philosophy of Patanjali, the father of modern yoga. Included are brief introductions to the twentieth-century yogis who were influential in making yoga a Western, and indeed a worldwide, obsession.

Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book. n outstanding introduction by Linda Sparrowe. After having read "Light on Yoga" by . Yoga’s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Above all else, yoga has been and continues to be about the process of transformation. Iyengar and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, as well as other texts, this book has probably the most balanced and concise history of the development of yoga philosophy and practice that I have come across. William Kostenko, Boise, Idaho. The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness.

Linda Sparrowe is a writer, yoga teacher, mentor with deep roots in yoga, the Vedas, Sanskrit and women's health. Yoga helps women become friends with ourselves. We learn through yoga that we are perfect just the way we are. Quote: Yoga helps women become friends with ourselves. Yoga is about self-reflection.

She is a freelance writer and the author of A Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health.

Talk about Yoga


Samutilar
This book is absolutely beautiful. It's a wonderful collection of many different bodies expressing asana. It reminds me of the famous Dri Dharma Mittra poster that you see plastered in yoga studios of Dharma doing all the poses. You can see all the variations of the different types of poses photographed professionally. As an aesthetic piece, the book is a master piece. Looking at it as a student of yoga, you can really appreciate the depth and complexity of some poses, and it sparks the imagination of what's possible with the body. You on't always get to see these poses in class, and it's cool to see what an open body (and mind) can be capable of given consistent practice.
Skillet
I agree with everyone that the pictures are gorgeous, and the yoga posses are inspirational. However I'd like to point out another aspect of how to use this. Frequently yoga books are written for a beginner to intermediate audience and they show very basic of poses. You can use this book to look up what an advanced variation looks like. For example take Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) which most people learn as a simple back stretch with weight on the legs. In this book you see the 3rd variation where the head is is laying on the butt and the arms are grabbing the shins. For me this makes it much clearer what the big difference was between Cobra and Upward facing dog, you can see how the shift in where the weight goes changes what sorts of advanced posses are possible. Also you get to see asanas I've never seen in any other book, like asymmetrical arm balances (all the weight is on the two arms which are lifting the body while the body is off center and stretching). Or the existence of Warrior III (Virabadrasana III), everyone knows about I and II but...
Anyway, the paperback is a steal in terms of value for your money. I can't think of any reason not to buy it if you are the sort of person who cares enough to read this review.
Gaxaisvem
I have been doing yoga for a few years now and this book has inspiring well-shot photos of different yoga poses that I may one day accomplish. The photos are high quality and the content is challenging at best.
Shakanos
Just received this book to give as a gift. Even though it is a "paperback" the cover is of a glossy heavy cardstock that is nicer than your typical paperback. I considered finding the hardcover but it's out of print and well over $100. If you are considering this as a gift,

It is an absolutely gorgeous bunch of photos and I am certain the yogi who will be receiving it will be excited to look at it regularly.
Foiuost
Love this book. So many great poses. I use it for yoga inspiration.
Direbringer
It's an absolutely gorgeous book. Very interesting for anyone who's ever wondered what the ultimate execution of any yoga pose is. I had purchased it as a birthday present but it took about 6 weeks to arrive! It's so nice that it almost makes up for having to be a 'belated' gift.
Brazil
The introduction gives a good introduction to the history and origins of yoga up to its modern practice. The rest of the book is a collection of well-executed yoga postures in simple, clean, black and white photographs clearly demonstrate what it is you're trying to achieve in your yoga practice, or can be an example of just what the human body can adapt to do. It seems to me that this book would better demonstrate the poses if it were larger, and perhaps easier to open, but its dimensions make it impossible to lay flat. I have found that it was originally published in a larger size, which would probably be better to buy. Mine is small and soft-cover.

At any rate, this book has come in handy as I practice yoga on my own to visualize what I'm trying to do better, and to hand to my husband to ask: "Do I look anything like this picture?"

It would make an excellent gift for a yoga enthusiast.
Very cool piece of art. Everyone in the class wants to steal it ! =)

I'd recommend it for everyone, even for those who don't practice yoga.

The quality of the paper and the pics themselves is what dazzle you as first impression, but the name of every asana and very well organized chapters, make the book a very useful tool... Now the teacher calls the asanas by their real sanskrit names and I know what to do (or what I'm supposed to do), but maybe I will have to wait 30 years in order to reach a similar level than the guys in the pictures; they are all masters and there is a lil profile of everyone of them at the end of the book.