In this exciting new book Jonathan Monks fuses the essential core ideas from two disciplines - the stretching and balancing of yoga and the muscle control demanded by the Pilates technique. The main part of the book is devoted to the individual yoga-Pilates postures, ordered in sequence, so each pose flows to the next. The postures are then brought together in a series of sequences for warming-up, relaxation, to help energize, and to increase strength and body awareness. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, this book is for anyone interested in increasing their fitness levels, and enhancing an overall sense of wellbeing.
A one-time personal trainer, and a gym and triathlon enthusiast, Jonathan Monks has studied Astanga Vinyasa yoga for 12 years and pursued the idea of delivering the physical element of the discipline without the dogma. Jonathan teaches his unique form of exercise, "Yogamonks", at Danceworks in London, and to members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.