Yoga XXL

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Yoga XXL

SKU# 9781936303489

A Journey to Health for Bigger People

Author: Ingrid Kollak PhD, RN

Editors:

  • Linda Bacon PhD
$21.95

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Description 

Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm.

For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes:

  • Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipment
  • Over 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobility
  • Variations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safety
  • Postures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffness
  • Quick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the day
  • Detailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more.

WithYoga XXL you'll have everything you need to bring yoga - and more health and wellness - into your daily life immediately.

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Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 24, 2013
  • Page Count 264
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303489
  • EISBN 9781617051685

About The Author(s) 

Author of Health at Every Size|

Table of Contents 

Foreword
Part I: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
Chapter 1. Yoga is for everybody
Chapter 2. Getting started
Part II: YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH BIGGER BODIES
Chapter 3. Postures lying on the back (supine)
Chapter 4. Postures lying on the side
Chapter 5. Postures lying on the stomach (prone)
Chapter 6. Seated postures and bows
Chapter 7. Seated postures and rotations
Chapter 8. Kneeling postures
Chapter 9. Standing postures and bows
Chapter 10. Standing postures with rotations
Chapter 11. Balancing postures
Chapter 12. Inversions
Chapter 13. Eye exercises
Chapter 14. Pranayama
Chapter 15. Relaxing postures
Chapter 16. Awareness and meditation
Part III: POSTURES IN FLOWING MOTION
Chapter 17. Swinging arms
Chapter 18. Fancy leg and footwork
Chapter 19. Arm and leg coordination
Part IV: ROUTINES TO HELP YOU DEVELOP A DAILY YOGA PRACTICE
Chapter 20. To wake up
Chapter 21. To re-align and relieve tensions
Chapter 22. To recharge
Chapter 23. To sleep well
Resources and recommended reading
Notes
Index

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Editorial Review(s) 

“Comprehensive and well done. This excellent book depicts real women performing yoga postures, some with modifications for limited reach, providing a much more accessible program than is often found.” —Library Journal

“Superb... The descriptions, contraindications, alignments, and instructions for each posture are overly thorough — a good thing... Professionally packaged, high quality books, like Yoga XXL, that take the differently abled needs of larger yoginis seriously, are necessary.” — ForeWord Reviews

"Offering priceless wisdom, this rare guide to weight loss opens up new opportunities for spiritual growth." — From the foreword by Linda Bacon, PhD, author of Health at Every Size

“Yoga has become an integral part of the practice of well-being, preventive medicine, and disease management. Kollak has written an excellent and effortless book responding to the challenge of yoga for large bodies. Yoga XXL proves that those of us unable to get into skinny poses can safely practice yoga and benefit from a powerful mind-body practice. Enjoy!” — Reza Yavari, MD, endocrinologist and author of It Must Be My Metabolism!