Get Started: Yoga, 1st Edition

  • Nita Patel
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  • ISBN-10: 146541097X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410979
  • DDC: 613.7046
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Take the first step to mastering yoga with Get Started: Yoga, part of a new series of structured learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills! Get Started: Yoga teaches complete beginners the skills needed to master 49 yoga poses and 12 sequences. Start simple with basic poses like downward facing dog and the cobra, build on them with the more advanced poses like the warrior lunge and the half lotus, and finally take it further with the dolphin and the rocking bow poses. With step-by-step pictures and practice exercises to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Yoga will help you learn your new skill in no time. More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects. Each book begins by answering fundamental questions, identifying an essential starter kit of tools and equipment, and explaining how to build a course. The book then divides into subject areas, with key techniques for each area demonstrated through visual glossaries and step-by-steps, followed by graded projects with annotated instructions and an assessment of how to build on achievements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.


Title Page.

Copyright Page.


Publisher's Note.

1: Build Your Course.

2: The 5 Principles of Yoga.

3: The 3 Key Benefits of Yoga.

4: When and Where to Practice.

5: Essential Equipment.

6: The Spine.

7: Caring for Your Back.

8: Aligning Your Body.

9: Muscles.

10: Start Simple.

11: Plan Your Course.

12: Key Techniques for Warming Up.

13: Practicing Safely.

14: Key Techniques for Relaxation.

15: Mountain Pose.

16: Standing Arm Stretches.

17: Leg Raise 1.

18: Leg Raise 2.

19: Triangle.

20: Standing Forward Bend.

21: Plank Pose.

22: Downward-Facing Dog.

23: Diagonal Stretch.

24: Cobra.

25: Child’s Pose.

26: Sun Salutation.

27: Easy Floor Twist.

28: Cobbler.

29: Legs Up the Wall.

30: Corpse: Final Relaxation.

31: 15-Minute Sequence.

32: 30-Minute Sequence.

33: 45-Minute Sequence.

34: Assess Your Progress.

35: Build on It.

36: Sequences.

37: Tree Pose.

38: Half Lotus Tree.

39: Eagle.

40: Warrior 2.

41: Extended Side Stretch.

42: Horse.

43: Warrior Lunge.

44: Wide Forward Bend.

45: Cow Arms.

46: Cat.

47: Cat Balance.

48: Extended Sitting Stretch.

49: Sitting Forward Stretch.

50: Chair Twist.

51: Half Spinal Twist.

52: Crossed Leg Forward Bend.

53: Bridge.

54: Bridge Variations.

55: Half Shoulder Stand with Wall.

56: 15-Minute Twisting Sequence.

57: 15-Minute Starting Inversion Sequence.

58: 30-Minute Simple Standing Sequence.

59: 45-Minute Sequence.

60: Assess Your Progress.

61: Take it Further.

62: Self-Awareness.

63: Warrior 1.

64: Lunge Twist.

65: Half Moon Pose.

66: Locust.

67: Half Bow.

68: Full Bow.

69: Seated Forward Bend.

70: Seated Forward Bend Variation.

71: Dolphin.

72: Shoulder Stand.

73: Plow.

74: Fish.

75: 15-Minute Back Bend Sequence.

76: 15-Minute Standing Sequence.

77: 15-Minute Inversion Sequence.

78: 30-Minute Sequence.

79: 45-Minute Sequence.

80: Assess Your Progress.


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