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Thursday, August 6, 2009

REVIEW for Yogabody

A big, big thank you goes out to Linda at Rodmell Press for sending me this wonderful book!

TITLE: YogaBody
AUTHOR: Judith Hanson Lasater
RATING: 4 Stars

I have read all of the yoga books published by Rodmell Press and each and every book has been absolutely a delight, as well as informative and a joy to read and keep. This publishing houses has the most beautiful yoga/meditation books I have ever seen

So, I was quite delighted to learn that they had just published a new addition to their yoga ranks.

Yogabody is, what I would consider, a step beyond the usual yoga books. This book really explores the complexity of several yoga movements - by looking at the kinesiology of each movement and explaining the internal process the body (muscles, tissues, etc) goes through each time a yoga movement is performed.

There is a very strong emphasis on the anatomy of the body which some great illustrations demonstrating the muscle groups that are used in each pose. There is also a nicely detailed explanation of the role of each muscle, as well as the purpose and benefits of each pose (when correctly done and aligned). I was pleasantly surprised to see that the explanations were geared towards the average person - and did not include a long and boring medical view of the process that, frankly, only physicians would understand.

Once again, Rodmell has produced an informative and extremely fascinating look at an aspect of the yoga practice that we don't often get to see.

For the yoga newcomer who is looking to better understand the benefits of yoga and more specifically the benefits of doing a pose correctly, this is a wonderful book to have in your "yoga" library.

I loved, loved it


Wall-to-wall books said...

y daughter has started doing yoga on a regular basis. I bought her her first yoga book based on your recommendations. I will have to write this title down.

Tina said...

Hi Wendy: That is sooo great! Yoga and Pilates have done wonders for me!

I hope your daughter enjoys yoga for years to come!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't practiced yoga in a while (my teacher moved away and I haven't found my way to a new class yet), but I have always liked Judith Lasater's books. I particularly like "Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life."
Your spotlighting this book may just be the catalyst that gets me going to classes again!

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