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Truly a complete guide
on 26 February 2014
I was amazed at how this guide made me realise that even though I know my yoga and the poses this book made me open my other reference books and nod in agreement. I love reading non-fiction like this that actually helps me in a clear and concise way to build sequences for classes. It has all a teacher needs and gives just that little bit more for the student to better understand the classes one takes.
It not only gives background information on yoga, but has very detailed explanation of poses, their counterposes, and contra-indications, as well as modifications all described in a clear and concise way.
The book doesn't require a full knowledge of all yoga entails to be able to understand it, but I do stress the fact that even with books like these students should take classes from a well informed teacher before trying poses unsupervised.
It does amaze me that while in the olden days we just held certain poses longer as a part of the routine, today it is a whole class in itself and even has a name of its own.
Yin yoga is a great way to de-stress and wind down in a most challenging way. Because don't mistake being sat in any one pose for a prolonged time for being easy. If anything Yin yoga is not easy at all and should always be practiced under guidance of a teacher, especially by those that have certain issues.
Lucy Pireel author and yoga teacher