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Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro
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Increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility with hatha yogathe physical style of yoga. This practical version of yoga combines an uplifting, self-honoring discipline with a more physical style, and Hatha Yoga Illustrated uses nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.
Individual poses are presented with detailed instructions from start to finish, showing how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness of the physical and mental benefits youll experience with each pose. In addition, several pose variations based on personal preference, ability, and fitness level are included. Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters.
Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, in this physical style of yoga.
Martin Kirk is an Anusara certified yoga instructor and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. He has been a committed student of John Friend, Anusara Yoga founder, since 1994. Kirk and his wife, Jordan, are directors of teacher training for At One Yoga in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kirk found his passion for yoga as a graduate student at Arizona State University, where he earned his master of science degree in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Arizona Yoga Association and conducts yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide.
Kirk lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and coteacher, Jordan. He can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his Web site at www.anahata-yoga.com.
Brooke Boon is cofounder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her certification through Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and is a registered yoga teacher as well as a member of the Arizona Yoga Association. Her certification came after working with world-renowned master teacher Baron Baptiste.
Boons teaching style is designed to promote stability, strength, and serenity as well as create hormonal and emotional balance. She specializes in power vinyasa and also instructs classes for mature adults, athletes, and expectant mothers, emphasizing that yoga is for everybody.
Boon lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
"Hatha Yoga Illustrated is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness."
Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga
Author of Journey Into Power
Hatha Yoga Illustrated makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem.
Yoga instructor and writer for Yoga Journal