Modern life presents us with very different stresses to life than when yoga or Pilates were first created. Yogapilates will teach you to understand what these differences are and how you can access the vitality secrets of this ancient knowledge in layman's terms to sculpt your ideal body, free your inner self and transform your life with Vinyasa Yoga, and Pilates. Using clear step-by-step exercises developed to enhance the benefits of Yoga and Pilates, this book is structured so that you can fit the simple to follow exercises in your daily life, whether you only have 15 minutes to spare or several hours. Yoga/Pilates can be easily incorporated into your life, no matter how busy you are.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Introduction; The synergy of two hemispheres; Old and new Pilates; Old and new Yoga; Basics of the body for life; Understanding Pilates techniques; Understanding Yoga flowing vinyasa techniques; Preparing for practice; Breathing and alignment; Yoga breathing; Pilates breathing; Yoga alignment; Pilates alignment; Movement preparation; Yoga salutation warm up sequence; Pilates warm up sequence; Feet, legs, gluteals & thighs; Neck, shoulders, arms & head; Core strength & abdominals; Closing postures; Counter poses and relaxation; 15 minute busy day practice session; 30 minute relaxed day practice session; Vitality; Headaches; Insomnia; Massage; Stress; Index
Jacqueline May Lysycia is a Reebok Master Trainer, a writer and lecturer, with over 15 years' experience in yoga and pilates. She has taught courses in yoga and pilates around the world. She is co-author of Synergize - The Dynamic Mind and Body Workout.