Das Buch enthält einfache Yogaübungen, die – zahlreich bebildert und kurz und gut verständlich beschrieben – eine leichte Einbindung – auch durch den Einsatz von Hilfsmitteln – in den Alltag ermöglichen.
Klappentext: Craving yoga’s benefits but unable to perform even the simplest postures? Think yoga is only for rubber-limbed supermodels? If your practice is giving you more stress than stress relief, Cool Yoga Tricks is the answer to your prayers.
Although it seems that everyone from Madonna to your eighty-three-year-old uncle Teddy is practicing yoga, most of us are unable to do even the simplest classic yoga poses without stress and strain. Now in this clear, understandable, easy-to-follow book, Miriam Austin offers alternative yoga routines that help you reap the greatest rewards from your yoga practice, and she reveals shortcuts to help you perform yoga like a pro.
Using everyday items such as chairs, walls, and blankets, Miriam Austin shows how those of us with normal flexibility limitations can experience the very real benefits of yoga – without dislocating our joints, overstretching our muscles, or giving up in frustration. She makes the basics simple, doable, and down-to-earth.
Dog tricks – Lengthen your spine more fully with these Downward-Facing Dog Tricks, designed to relax your neck, shoulders, and back – and make your Dog Pose much more lovable.
Befriending Back Bends – Increase your „pretzebility“ with a little help from your friends – and from some garden – variety folding chairs.
Tweaking your twists – Learn the techniques that will stretch your spine and give you more life energy.
Super Stretches – Feel as limber as your average bowling ball? Gently coax your muscles to new lengths by practicing the routines in this chapter.
Yoga is much more than a craze sweeping the nation, it’s a way of life. As your body becomes more flexible, your mind and attitude do , too – and this more peaceful outlook can lead to a more peaceful world.
Miriam Austin has been a student of yoga since 1985 and has taught for many years, instructing people with normal physical limitations as well as those with serious injuries and illness. Through yoga, Miriam has helped people heal themselves of lupus, arthritis, asthma, and high blood pressure and has helped many find relief from back and neck pain. She is the bestselling author of Yoga for Wimps: Poses for the flexibly impaired (Yoga für Schlappschwänze) and Meditation for Wimps: Finding your balance in an imperfect world.
Aus dem Inhalt:
- Why Cool Yoga Tricks?
- How to use the tricks
- Getting started
- A word about injuries
- Dog tricks
- Fine-tuning your forward bends
- Sensational standing poses
- Befriending back bends
- Upside down
- Tweaking your twists
- Sitting secrets
- Sane Sun Salutations
- Super stretches
- Healing the hurts
- About our models
Leseempfehlung: Diese Lektüre richtet sich an den Durchschnittsmenschen ohne oder mit wenig Yoga-Erfahrung.