Learn How to Invert, Float, and Fly with Inversions and Arm Balances
Author: Jennifer DeCurtins
Publisher: Crestline Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Turn your yoga routine on its head! Designed to take you from a beginner to intermediate to advanced yoga student, this helpful guide shows you how to progress from downward dog to the most intricate of handstand poses. Inversions and arm balances are considered the pinnacle of yoga training. They have numerous benefits and are often some of the most beautiful poses in a yoga practice. They also have a huge intimidation factor, but are easily accessible when learned in progressions for proficiency and safety. The Complete Book of Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common inversions and arm balances that are found in a variety of styles of yoga (Ashtanga, Bikram, power, hatha, and more), including: Foundational poses, like Down Dog, Side Plank, and Wheel Standing poses, like Warrior One, Half Moon, and Crescent Lunge Balancing poses, like Eagle and Dancer Inverted poses, like Crane/Crow, Handstand, and Shoulder Stand Seated poses, like Pigeon and Lotus Each pose has detailed step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, as well as modifications and progressions for all levels of practitioners. The Complete Book of Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide for learning to invert, float, and fly fearlessly!
The Complete Guide to Yoga for Fitness Professionals gives you the necessary skills to become a successful yoga teacher or practitioner. Whether you are looking for information on planning, structuring and delivering a yoga class, or are looking to increase your general understanding and appreciation of the history and ancient lineage of yoga, our experienced authors are here to help. Reaching beyond the typical 'how to' guides, this book not only covers the basics but also details more advanced teaching techniques. Master how to teach the classic asana pose, including the benefits, precautions, prohibitions and modifications of a selection of some other Hatha yoga postures. Higher level yoga practices are found in Part Three, along with information about how to deal with common conditions of participants encountered in a yoga class and any adaptations that need to be made to support them.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits. Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc. is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
A new title in the Complete Guide series - Exercise Therapy will perfectly complement the Complete Guide to Sports Injuries and the Complete Guide to Clinical Massage. Dr Christopher M. Norris clearly explains the theory and the book is packed with practical therapies and demonstrations of good practice. Exercise therapy concentrates on prescribing exercise as a form of rehabilitation when recovering from an injury. Exercise therapy is mainly concerned with injuries people have suffered, perhaps during sporting endeavour.
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A complete guide to standing on your hands! Over 100 pages of warmups, full body strengtheners, alignment cues, and more.From myths about handstands to proper alignment and anatomy by body part, this book contains everything I used and continue to use on my handstand journey.Ideal for yogis, calisthenics enthusiasts, aerial arts practitioners, functional fitness fanatics, acrobats in training, and anyone interested in progressing their inversion practice!Hundreds of high quality photos, detailed instructions, and MORE!
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A complete guide to finding your float and working toward pressing to handstand. From carefully selected warmups to full body strengtheners and prop assisted pressing, The Beginner's Guide to Handstand Pressing covers everything you need to progress your inversion practice.Over 130 pages of high quality color photos, detailed "How Tos," and even a mini and full flow to help you find press-related activation throughout your practice. Alignment cues, partner drills, restorative work, and MORE.This manual is the natural sequel to The Beginner's Guide to Handstand, and is best suited for those regularly working on inversions.