Top positive review
Yoga, flexibility, strength and the joints...
29 December 2015
The introduction extols the virtues of yoga for the joints, and has some surprising things to say; joints need flexibility for strength, for example. Yoga practice is to be done slowly, progressively, and for its own sake, rather than to reach super-bendy poses. The following chapters focus on different parts of the body, from the shoulders to knees and ankles, looking at how the joints work, and at what can go wrong, and what can be done to prevent damage, or to recover from it. Lots of yoga-like exercises are illustrated, many of them adapted to everyday settings rather than yoga studios, so that "Jo Average" can feel comfortable practising them. I think this book will be excellent for those people who are beginning to feel a few twinges in their joints, or who are interested in trying, or returning to yoga.
As for my copy of this book: I ordered what I thought was going to be a second-hand book in 'good' condition, which I'd presumed meant an unmarked one, although not unread. The book was stamped twice, on its cover and page edges, with the name of the public library it had once inhabited, and once on an inside page. There were old bar code stickers attached, a library reference on the spine, and a tear in the back cover, but which had not gone right through the card. The book is wonderful, but I didn't think it rated as 'good' condition...this book is worth its full bookshop price.