#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: 101 essential tips yoga




1. What is yoga? The word yoga means "union". Yoga is a form exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or "asanas", yoga creates harmony.  

- p. 9


For Friday 56:
77. Why is relaxation important? Relaxing after the exercises can be the most important part of your yoga session. As well as leaving you with a calm mind and relaxed muscles, the final relaxation allows your body to absorb the energy released by the asanas, and to gain the maximum benefit from them. 
- p. 56

Synopsis of 101 Essential Tips Yoga (101 Essential Tips)by Lucinda Hawksley, Ian Whitelaw, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Core information on a variety of subjects is reduced to the 101 most crucial facts you must know. The pocket-size paperback format makes it ideal for quick reference. Hundreds of crisp, full-color photographs are combined with thoroughly researched text in these handy books.

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Do you do yoga? I've had this little booklet for years and admit I'd forgotten about it. Tell me about your yoga exploits - would you read a book like this?

26 comments

  1. I love yoga and practice it 6 days a week. :-)
    I added you to the Linky! Happy weekend!

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  2. I had no idea that yoga means union - huh! :)
    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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  3. I enjoy yoga myself but I haven't practiced it very much lately. Thanks for the snippet of tips. :-)
    Here's my 56: http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2016/02/05/the-friday-56-death-wish/

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  4. I have a couple of yoga dvds that I dust off and pop in once in a while but it's never really been my "thing." I like more violent exercise like kickboxing :)

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  5. I don't do yoga but I am interested in it - have always said I want to take up yoga but just never seem to get the time - here's my Friday meme

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  6. I like more active types of exercise, but I feel yoga has it's place too.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  7. Bev@My Reader's BlockFebruary 5, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Sounds like a very helpful book for someone new to yoga. Here's my Friday Memes.

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  8. I have the relaxing down pat. It's the "after exercising" part this is hard. I'm a devoted couch potato. I am spotlighting Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams this week. Happy reading!

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  9. I've tried yoga but don't love it. I'm more of a pilates fan. Hope you enjoy this one!

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  10. I do need help relaxing, and my granddaughter is a big fan of Yoga. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine:

    “BROOKLYN”

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  11. What a good idea to share this book. Nice. Here's my Friday Book Frippery

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  12. I don't do Yoga, but this book seems like it could offer up some really handy tips.

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  13. It's pretty packed for such a small book!

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  14. I don't usually feature books like this but yeah, it's just kicking around here :)

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  15. I know so many yoga enthusiasts! Hoping you get relaxed with out without the yoga though ... maybe with a book! ;)

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  16. I sort of got thru it but it's not a regukar routine for me. Maybe I should join a class to get me more excited.

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  17. Hahaha that's too funny. I;m sort of the same ;)

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  18. Absolutely! It's like the abridge version of a manual!

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  19. What are you into Sherry, just out of curiosity?

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  20. I love swimming, but it is a little chilly right now. :-) I have a treadmill so I can read while I walk. LOL I am good at multitasking. I also work with weights.

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  21. I'm good at multi-tasking -- just not with exercise ;)

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  22. That is my excuse and I am afraid I am just freaking lazy :P

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  23. Just a friendly reminder from your resident non-yogi ;)

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  24. I never really thought about it either!

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  25. Wow, hats off to you, Freda! Thanks for the add!

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