The Spirit of Yoga Hardcover – 20 Sep 2001
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About the Author
Kathy Phillips has practised yoga for 25 years. She is Health and Beauty Director of British Vogue and has written for many magazines and newspapers, such as the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph and the Financial Times. In 1992 she co-wrote Yoga for Children with Mary Stewart, one of the leading teachers of yoga in the West, and is the author of the bestselling Vogue Book of Blondes and Vogue Beauty. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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However, it's great if you're interested in the background/history/philosophy of yoga. The photos are lovely (dead glam) and it's certainly very readable.
In the synopsis, the book is described as a "beautiful and unique introduction to yoga for those becoming interested in the discipline for the first time and a source of inspiration for those who have already made it a part of their lives." - as a newcomer to yoga, it definitely lives up to this promise for me.
I think that this would be a lovely gift for anyone already interested in yoga.
Having been practising yoga for a while now, and having many books covering the physical postures, I found this book to be refreshing and just thing I was looking for in order to learn more about this ancient and wonderful discipline. I think this book would suit a person who already had some knowledge of, or had been practising yoga already, as a complete beginner may well be a little overwhelmed, if they are not aware of what to expect from a book such as this. For example the "yoga grapevine" which shows all the forms of yoga and their teachers in a kind of map spread across two pages is great as you can see how the various different styles of yoga all map into the big picture, but a beginner may become confused by this and wonder where it is they are meant to start exactly.
However, this is a stunning book, and essential reading for anyone serious about yoga.
I would say a must buy for anyone wanting more than just a postures manual, and a fantastic book to grace any coffee table/ bedroom etc....
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