The American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated Reviews

The American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated

The American Yoga Association has set the standard for Yoga instruction for more than thirty years. Its classic Beginner’s Manual has sold close to 100,000 copies nationwide since its release in 1987. Now fully revised and updated with all new photographs and revised text, this essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively. Now that there are an estimated 18 million Yoga enthusiasts in the United States, this infl

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  1. Anonymous says:
    125 of 147 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This book kept me from learning yoga for a good time., June 9, 1999
    By A Customer

    I thought it would be a great idea to get the basics from a national association, because I understood it would mean something more serious. This is not the case. It has a mystifying preface, in which the author tells us about the experience of waking up to see a column of light at the foot of her bed after which the word yoga sprang into her mind. The same old trip- to-India/finding-Guru new-age story. Lots of silly advices, like how to be nice to your body by talking to it. It does not provide an easy start to begin poses or sequences. It lists a sequence of poses which can’t be understood by someone who hasn’t practiced any yoga before, and only then begins teaching the poses themselves. I only began learning yoga when I bought the tape Living Yoga – Yoga Practice for Beginners (which focuses on practicing yoga, not personal beliefs). If you happen to have practiced yoga this book might be used as reference, since it does contain a lot of poses and pictures.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Pictures that Explain Everything, August 10, 1998
    By A Customer

    This book is a great for anyone starting yoga..it guides you through everything:breathing, meditation, nutrition, exercise, and more elements of yoga. There are hundreds of different exercises to do, each with detailed, step-by-step pictures that explain the exercise. If you want to start yoga..THIS is the book to buy!

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  3. Anonymous says:
    55 of 63 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Just my observations…., July 25, 2002
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated (Paperback)

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    THE TOP 5 REASONS YOU MIGHT THINK THE AUTHOR IS A FLAKE:

    5) The bright-light story!
    4) She practically chants that “yoga is not a religion”…she mentions this at least twice, possibly three times.
    3) The word “yoga” is capitalized throughout the book! Do most people capitalize the word “aerobics” in a sentence? I didn’t think so…why yoga?
    2) She states (p.17), “…do not be in a hurry to ‘convert’ family and friends to Yoga.”. Ummm, good..I won’t! Afterall, she said it wasn’t a religion, right?
    1) She states (p.16), “The fact is, no one knows where or when yoga began”. What? Are we supposed to believe that yoga is infinite, like God? (woman, please!).

    THE TOP 5 REASONS YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU BOUGHT THIS BOOK:

    5) Under the title of each exercise, you will find a list of the body areas it targets.
    4) Easy-to-understand instructions of the exercises.
    3) Good tips under each set of instructions…these help to ensure correct breathing and form.
    2) Good photos for visual guidance as to form and posture.
    1) Yoga IS enjoyable and this book makes it easy to get started.

    THE TOP REASON TO HAVE A FEW BOOKMARKS HANDY:

    1) You’ll want to bookmark the warm-up chapter and a few different pages of specific exercises that are out of order until you memorize the routine and know the poses well.

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