This diet gives you a long and lean yoga body by teaching you how to eat right for your type. No yoga experience is necessary, and you don't even have to be able to touch your toes to follow the program. With a simple self-test, discover whether you are Pitta (fire: tending toward irritability), Kapha (earth: tending toward sluggishness), or Vata (air: a bit on the flighty side). Once you know your type, the 8-week plan provides eating guidelines, meal plans, and 75 recipes - adaptable to each type - for food that tastes nothing like bland diet fare. While most weight-loss programs encourage speed and cardio, the exercise component of The Yoga Body Diet slows the body's systems, decreasing stress, blood pressure, and cultivating balance in the body. It's the perfect solution to the stresses of the modern woman's lifestyle.
Kristen Schultz Dollard, an editor and yoga teacher in New York, was director of iYogaLife.com.