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Pick Your Yoga Practice : Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga
by Meagan McCrary


Overview - On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary discovered when she began exploring different classes, finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice. Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Those new to yoga will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory.
Styles included:
Ashtanga * Iyengar * Kundalini * Integral * Kripalu
Bikram * Jivamukti * Sivananda * Ananda
Viniyoga * Svaroopa * Power * Forrest * ISHTA
Anusara * Moksha * AcroYoga"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608681808
  • ISBN-10: 1608681807
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 221
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

With an estimated 15.8 million yoga practitioners in the U.S., the number of new training centers has exploded. In her first book, Los Angeles–based yoga teacher McCrary provides an encyclopedia of yoga styles that helps readers define a term when reviewing a class schedule or decipher the nature of a certification claimed by a particular instructor, though most teachers will end up using methods from a variety of practices. McCrary provides an overview of the basic tenets of yoga, such as the important of breath, the significance of the bandhas, and why spirituality and philosophy sometimes play a role in the practice. In addition, the author defines Hindu yoga terms—like yoga nidra, which are often integrated in the class parlance—and translates key chants, such as the ones common in Ashtanga classes. With thorough introductions to familiar styles of yoga, this is a solid, if not scintillating, introduction, but may not provide as much guidance as the title suggests. Such a noble goal may be unreachable, as the author admits: “American yoga masters have emerged to found their own styles of yoga… to meet our evolving cultural needs and develop all-inclusive approaches.” Agent: Elizabeth Evans, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. (Dec.)

 
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