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Yoga For Beginners: A Quick-Start Guide to Practicing Yoga for New Students [Kindle Edition]

Timothy Burgin
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Book Description

Are you curious about yoga but don’t know how to start? Yoga for Beginners was written just for you! This book's unique approach first takes you through the basics to get started and then teaches you the poses in the context of a yoga practice sequence. With this sequence based learning approach, you can easily jump from section to section and learn only as much as you wish to practice, or you can progress page by page to begin and deepen your practice of yoga in a linear progression.

In Yoga for Beginners you will learn the following:
• History Of Yoga
• General Practice Guidelines
• Pranayama: breath control
• Meditation And Mental Focus
• Asanas: Yoga Postures—40 of the fundamental yoga poses
• Seven Yoga Posture Sequences
• Options to go further and deepen your practice

Yoga for Beginners draws from the depth of knowledge and wisdom of yogi Timothy Burgin. Timothy is a Kripalu and Pranakriya trained yoga instructor and has over 20 years of experience in the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Timothy has completed his 500 hour Advanced Pranakriya Yoga training and continues to train with and be inspired by world class yoga instructors. Timothy has a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and brings his experience of healing and alternative medicine to his understanding and teaching of yoga.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1230 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: AdhiMukti Press; 1 edition (16 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SNMIF2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,576 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relax 2 Mar. 2014
By yumyum
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Very good book and it delivers what it says on the cover. Gives a good insight into the basics and a good grounding for those who wish to pursue Yoga further.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 23 Jan. 2014
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As someone who is just starting their journey through life with Yoga this is an interesting and useful book for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for new and old. 17 Oct. 2013
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Great book for beginners, but also for those who need to remind themselves of the different positions. The different sequences mean that I can slowly strengthen and increase flexibility. It's been years since I last did Yoga and I hadn't realised how stiff I had become. With just a few sessions (without forcing poses) I can already feel the difference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 14 Oct. 2013
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A good purchase at a good price. Interesting. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning something about yoga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Beginning Yoga Students!! 13 April 2012
By M. Sims - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I was very impressed by Yoga for Beginners: A Quick-Start Guide To Practicing Yoga For New Students. The author, Timothy Burgin, provides a fresh and accessible approach to guiding new yogis into a practice. His extensive knowledge and expertise in the history, philosophy and practice of yoga are evident and essential, but what I found most impressive was that he presents the information in a way that is particularly meaningful and easy to understand for beginning yoga students.
He first leads you through an explanation of the origins of yoga and guidelines for practicing, then he breaks down the basics of pranayama and meditation. Most of the book is dedicated to understanding the asanas/physical postures, how to practice them safely and correctly, and sequences to use. He provides detailed step-by-step instruction, including variations of and contraindications for each pose. The pages are accentuated with beautiful pictures demonstrating each pose which I found very helpful. Yoga can often be intimidating for many to start, and while a book cannot replace the valuable personal instruction and assistance that a knowledgeable teacher can provide, Yoga for Beginners is one of the best resources I've seen that breaks down the essentials of yoga in a way that leaves you feeling confident and ready to begin your practice.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide 22 Jun. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Yoga Basics. This book is all the thingsI love about it. I am a yoga teacher and I think this book would be an asset for my new students.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Use of photos are excellent. Great warmup for beginners. 27 Jan. 2013
By Alonzo Hosford - Published on Amazon.com
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I printed the summary photo pages from my Kindle version with a screen capture and made notes on them so I could look at them while doing yoga. The explanations in the book are great with each step having a picture.

I love the warm up sequence.

Short and sweet but filled with lots of useful information but not overpowering for the novice.

For the price this is a gem.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction 2 Mar. 2014
By Cynthia Meister - Published on Amazon.com
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I downloaded three books about yoga for reading on the Kindle. This one was definitely the best. The topic is clearly explained with good step-by-step illustrations for the poses, followded by a summary of each step (all pictures together on the page) so you don't have to worry about turning pages while practising/learning. Breathing is also explained. For each pose and sequence the benefits as well as possible pain points for injuries are listed.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book. 19 Aug. 2012
By geok - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a yoga instructor and this book has helped me explain..in real simple & easy to understand terms what yoga is all about. I would really recommend this book to those who are new to yoga.
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