Author(s): JUDY SMITH
This title features classic yoga postures for mind, body and spirit. Promote your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing with Iyengar yoga. This is a practical, easy-to-follow yoga course, with stage-by-stage visual guidance and postures especially chosen for beginners and intermediates. You can learn how to tone the muscles, acquire suppleness, stimulate the circulation, improve posture and benefit overall health. You can use this expert book to build up your yoga sequences over time, with therapy sessions for problem areas. You can calm the mind, increase concentration and relieve stress with the beneficial powers of yoga. It shows over 100 easy-to-follow yoga sequences in step-by-step detail, in more than 400 specially commissioned photographs. Iyengar yoga is an effective antidote to the stresses of modern lifestyles. It tones the body, improves posture and alignment, stimulates the circulation, aids the function of internal organs, develops powers of concentration and helps controlled breathing. This book explains the origins and philosophy of Iyengar yoga, giving advice on how to begin, when to practise and what equipment you will need.
The classic asanas, or postures, have been graded by difficulty, with modified and advanced variations to suit all ability levels. The chapter on sequences demonstrates routines that will build into a daily and monthly yoga plan.
Judy Smith was born and educated in South Africa, where she studied at the University of Witwatersrand. Judy began practising yoga in the early 1970s to correct her posture and, after having children, trained as a teacher at the prestigious Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale, London, qualifying in 1989. Judy teaches classes all over London, including a remedial class at the Iyengar Institute in London, classes at Triyoga in North London, and children's classes. Having trained to a senior level, Judy regularly visits the mother institute in Pune, India, where she attends courses taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter Geeta, and his son, Prachant.