The demand to learn this ancient discipline continues to grow at an extraordinary rate. This handbook, with its beautiful, specially commissioned photography and authoritative text, is ideal for anyone wishing to practise health-giving yoga safely and effectively at home.The "Yoga Handbook" demonstrates 60 of the most important asanas (poses), each common to the main schools of yoga. It shows how to build up to the poses through gentle and gradual practice, and also describes the health benefits of each one. It explains how to devise a personal yoga session, from warm-up through a selection of asanas to final relaxation. It includes a special section on pranayama (breathing exercises), as well as advice on props and surroundings for home practice.This is a practical, inspirational guide to achieving health, serenity and focus through the practice of this ancient art.The text has been fully updated for this new edition.
Noa Belling has been practising yoga for many years and has experience in many different styles, including Sivananda, Iyengar, Kundalini and Ashtanga. She has a long history of working with the body - more than 20 years - having started her professional life as a ballet and contemporary dancer, and later qualifying as a dance teacher. Now a yoga teacher, she takes stretch and yoga classes in Cape Town, her home, and also travels and teaches abroad, particularly in the US.