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Books for Beginning Yoga

Did you know that the library hosts a virtual Beginner Yoga session every Monday at 5pm? It’s free to join, and you can start a yoga practice with a professional guide from the comfort of your own home! We also have a large number of books, DVDs, and online videos all about beginning a yoga practice. Here are a few standouts that you can check out with your FTPL card:

Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body: Heyman, Jivana:  9781611807127: Books:

Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all–conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges. Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right–saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.

Yoga Basics: A Pyramid Paperback by Limla Lalvani

Experts agree that stretching is one of the best ways to achieve top-to-toe fitness, and, with its centuries-old system, yoga provides one of the safest, most effective ways to do this. This book demonstrates simple ways to improve breathing techniques and posture and contains over 50 highly effective body-conditioning exercises that will improve flexibility, stamina and muscle tone. Learn to relax too, with routines designed to relieve stress and instill a feeling of calm, and for those short of time there are five workouts that take only 15-20 minutes. Written by one of the UK’s leading yoga experts, ‘Yoga Basics’ is both a perfect companion for beginners and a great source of reference for more experienced students.

Amazon - Yoga For Men: Pohlman, Dean: 9780241336977: Books

Perfect for beginners! With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men  will teach you how to execute the yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength. Prop the book in front of your mat and let the full-color, step-by-step photography guide you through everything you need to know for an effective yoga practice.

Amazon - Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your  Life: Bondy, Dianne, Heagberg, Kat, Baker, Jes: 9781611807868: Books

Yoga Where You Are welcomes readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities into the practice of yoga. Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg offer everything you need to know to build a custom yoga practice that supports you exactly where you are–now and at every stage of your life’s journey.

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