Bring the strength and breathing power of yoga to the sports you love—and seriously up your game! Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more! “Your body can either help you achieve your goals or get in the way of you living your best life. By practicing yoga and meditation, you can make your body work with you, not against you.”—Beth Shaw Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a pick-up game enthusiast, yoga can dramatically affect your athletic performance and improve your alignment, balance, core stability, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, lung capacity, and mobility. In this motivating and practical guide, celebrated fitness expert Beth Shaw provides short, sport-specific yoga routines designed to help counter tight muscles, overuse injuries, and musculature imbalances. By adding a quick yoga routine to any workout, you will increase your overall strength and health, and achieve your personal best. Inside you’ll find • fully illustrated, sport-specific yoga routines that engage the core, enhance your play, and reduce the risk of injury • essential warm-up and cool-down movements to complement any athletic endeavor • simple breathing exercises to steady your breath and calm your nerves during competition • meditation techniques to help clear your mind and bring laser focus to your goals • guided imagery and visualization exercises to improve performance • strategies for coaching yourself and others
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
This highly acclaimed book now includes more than 800 full-color photos and extensive coverage of warm-up and cool-down sequences, new poses incorporated into organized workouts, a chapter on the therapeutic and restorative qualities of yoga, and an expanded discussion on integrating meditation into daily life to foster a well-rounded yoga practice.
How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a $20+ billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? What happened along yoga's winding path from the caves and forests of the sages to the gyms, hospitals and village halls of the modern West? This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. It leads us on a fascinating journey across the world, from arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular Christianity and the British Raj, to the Indian nationalist movement and the arrival of yoga in the twentieth-century West. We discover how the practice reached its present-day ubiquity and how it became embedded in powerful social currents shaping the world's future, such as feminism, digital media, celebrity culture, the stress pandemic and the quest for an authentic identity in the face of unprecedented change. Shearer's revealing history boasts a colorful cast of characters past and present, who tell an engaging tale of scholars and scandal, science and spirit, wisdom and waywardness. This is the untold story of yoga, warts and all.
Learn what yoga can do for you, from improving your health and helping you lose weight to toning up, reducing stress and lifting your mood. This book explores 10 different styles of yoga, including Iyengar, Astanga and Hatha.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Health & Fitness
This brief, user-friendly text is designed for students with little or no background in developing a personal fitness program. Topics covered in Get Fit, Stay Fit include principles of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, limiting body fat, and nutrition. Key points have been emphasized to explain why certain aspects of physical fitness should be important to individuals, and how to become an informed consumer of physical fitness equipment and services
As one of the most popular ways to integrate mind, body and spirit, yoga is shown to foster self-discovery and personal growth. Readers are focused on ways to get more out of yoga practice by the author of seven books on health, diet and personal development.
Mind-Body Fitness For Dummies is the complete guide to the world of holistic fitness -- from Yoga and Tai Chi to Pilates and Qigong. Get started the smart way with expert advice on the essentials, such as breathing, posture, and choosing a program that best fits you and your fitness goals. Filled with instructional photos and illustrations, this book also features expert advice on warming up and cooling down, as well as taking your workout program beyond the basics with coverage of bodywork techniques including NIA and the Alexander technique. Mind-Body Fitness For Dummies will also help answer common questions about equipment and space needs, as well as other issues to consider before committing to a new fitness plan.