Add more power to your yoga routine! Developed by Anthony Carillo when he was training for the "super bowl" of triathlons, the Ironman World Championship, the Iron Yoga method quickly became one of the hottest fitness routines on the East Coast, and Carillo's innovative approach was featured in Men's Journal, Yoga, Fitness, Men's Fitness, Elle, and on CNN.
The Iron Yoga full-body workout lets you reap the benefits of both yoga and weight training. While practicing over 25 of your favorite yoga asanas, you'll incorporate light to moderate dumbbells to work the arms, shoulders, chest, back, and core. Every exercise for the upper body is performed slowly in conjunction with the rhythmic flow of yoga breath, which provides a superior burn. Throughout the book, 125 photographs clearly demonstrate the proper form for each pose. The result is a body shaping, toning, and sculpting routine that increases lean muscle mass, fires up the metabolism, assists with weight management goals, increases flexibility and range of motion, sharpens concentration skills, and enhances proper breathing techniques--calming the body and reducing stress and tension. You can't find this completely original workout anywhere else.
Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more!
“Your body can either help you achieve your goals or get in the way of you living your best life. By practicing yoga and meditation, you can make your body work with you, not against you.”—Beth Shaw
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a pick-up game enthusiast, yoga can dramatically affect your athletic performance and improve your alignment, balance, core stability, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, lung capacity, and mobility. In this motivating and practical guide, celebrated fitness expert Beth Shaw provides short, sport-specific yoga routines designed to help counter tight muscles, overuse injuries, and musculature imbalances. By adding a quick yoga routine to any workout, you will increase your overall strength and health, and achieve your personal best.
Inside you’ll find
• fully illustrated, sport-specific yoga routines that engage the core, enhance your play, and reduce the risk of injury
• essential warm-up and cool-down movements to complement any athletic endeavor
• simple breathing exercises to steady your breath and calm your nerves during competition
• meditation techniques to help clear your mind and bring laser focus to your goals
• guided imagery and visualization exercises to improve performance
• strategies for coaching yourself and others
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Whether you're a yoga fanatic, regular exerciser or complete novice, Yoga Gym is a totally new way to work out. By choosing from over 150 poses and exercises, or following the programme, Yoga Gym gives you the training, nutrition and motivational tools to sculpt a strong body and build a strong mind.
– Blends together traditional yoga poses with dynamic bodyweight strength training techniques that appeal to both men and women
– An effective, easy to follow, do-anywhere workout using no equipment
– Contains information on diet and yoga philosophy
Yoga Gym's message is powerful – yoga makes you strong!
The secret? A revolutionary approach to the traditional practice of yoga.
Study after study has shown that yoga offers a multitude of benefits for today's stressedout, busy woman, including a trimmer body, stronger immunity, lower blood pressure, improved mood, better sex, and more!
In this comprehensive manual, you'll find more than 200 body-shaping and lifechanging yoga poses, meditations, breathing exercises, and unique 15-minute routines crafted by yoga superstar Tara Stiles.
In Slim Calm Sexy Yoga you'll discover how just 15 minutes of yoga a day can help you: Sculpt a sexy silhouetteControl diet-busting cravingsBanish stress for goodAmp up your sexual satisfactionGet smooth, glowing skinSleep better, stay healthy, and have through-the- roof energy
This easy-to-follow illustrated guide to the transformative powers of yoga guarantees a total lifestyle makeover. Let Slim Calm Sexy Yoga be your blueprint for a brand-new you!
For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga…
- Desk-bound? You can do chair yoga!
- Have limited range of motion? You can do chair yoga!
- Never done yoga before? You can do chair yoga!
- Don’t own a pair of stretchy pants? You can do chair yoga!
- Own plenty of athleisure or loungewear, but haven’t moved much in weeks/months/years? You can do chair yoga!
Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises.
Now with Chair Yoga, anyone can benefit from just a few moves a day—and garner the remarkable physical and mental health rewards.
“Kristin’s classes strike a perfect balance of effort and letting go, seriousness and lightheartedness, movement and stillness. She is among the best teachers in the city and I consider myself lucky to be among her students.”—Ellie Krieger
HIT RESET starts by defining 10 problems that hold athletes back and the yoga solutions that can fix them. Each chapter shows you how your body should work, how to self-diagnose flaws in your movement and functional strength, and how to apply just a few specific yoga poses so you can “hit reset” and get back to athletic form. The yoga solutions in HIT RESET take just a few minutes before or after your workout, and you won’t need a mat or studio classes.
Armed with these key, highly effective yoga fixes, you’ll begin a radical redefinition of balance that can make you a healthier, stronger, and faster athlete.
HIT RESET can help you solve:Imbalances that lead to injury by redefining balance from head to toeFeeling easily winded with deep breathing exercisesFeeling distracted or nervous with focus exercisesPoor posture with core activating and strengthening posesSleepy feet and stiff calves for a stronger foundationKnee pain with better form and strength posesStiff hamstrings and sleepy glutes with activation exercisesUnstable hips and IT band problems with hip helpersStiff shoulders and sides with opening poses
Yoga can help you in your sport, but only if your yoga is solving the problems you face as an athlete. HIT RESET offers a yoga revolution for athletes by making yoga work for you. Join the HIT RESET revolution and you'll find a no-nonsense approach that will make you a stronger, more resilient athlete.
Even if you have never tried a yoga workout, you can still feel comfortable with this dynamic approach to training. Including nutritional guidelines, warm-up routines, and motivated guidance, Gwen Lawrence’s revolutionary program empowers you to achieve defined arms and shoulders, lean sexy abs, and a strong, sculpted body.
With easy to follow instructions, clear photographs, and extensive information on yoga techniques and strength-building tips, Body Sculpting with Yoga provides a comprehensive guide to this unique fitness approach, making these powerful workouts accessible to people of all fitness levels.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Yoga is more than just an exercise; it’s a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That’s why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects:
• Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you
• Warm-up stretches and why they are important
• Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility
• Step-by-step photos
• And much more!
Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana’s benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you’ll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!