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Yoga’s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Ever increasing numbers of people come to the practice and encounter its many benefits: the union of opposites; an understanding of the effect of the outside world on the body; a significant reduction in stress; a path to liberation; and the discovery of one’s true self. Above all else, yoga has been and continues to be about the process of transformation. Linda Sparrowe discuss

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  1. Meeshka says:
    63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding!!, November 7, 2002
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    Meeshka (Sacramento, CA USA) –

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    This review is from: Yoga (Hardcover)

    First of all, this book is HUGE — I was not expecting this (there was no dimension information when I purchased it). It is roughly 11″x14″ and 2″ thick.

    If that isn’t stunning enough, wait until you open it. The pictures are *GORGEOUS* and truly amazing. I read elsewhere that there are ~375 photos in this book, and all but a few photos in the beginning are full-page photos. The poses they demonstrate are breathtaking and people doing the poses are equally so! The book begins with 60 pages of a remarkably complete and concise background of yoga – very informative. The rest of the book is the pictures and they are broken down into general genre of poses: inverted, seated, backbends, etc.

    Believe me, this book will not teach anyone yoga, nor does it suggest that it will. What it does do is INSPIRE. This book is thoroughly fascinating and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are interested in yoga at all or in the potential of the human body I believe you will find this book a treasure. It is actually quite a bargain for the price, I feel, given the quality of the book and the volume of material contained within.

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  2. adam david says:
    51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FINALLY, THE DEFINITIVE YOGA BOOK, November 27, 2002
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    adam david (new york) –

    This review is from: Yoga (Hardcover)

    First of all, if you’re moving anytime soon, don’t purchase this book quite yet. It is ENORMOUS. You’ll have an easier time getting the sofa out of a bay window.

    Or, for that matter, getting into some of the asanas displayed herein. Up through now, I have been disappointed by the photography in most yoga books: either the constrast is poor, the pictures too dark, the subject’s posture is off, or the background is some cliched, cheesy setting, like a beach or whatever, taking the focus off the subject. (Another mistake is when a book tries to do a two-page spread, and the subject’s center winds up lost in the book’s fold)

    Here, the photography is absolutely stunning, and the quality of the paper it’s printed on allows the beauty of the prints to shine. Subjects include David Life, Richard Freeman, Sharon Gannem, Rodney Yee, and many more of today’s most respected yoga professionals.

    The book also includes essays on the history of yoga, yogic philosophy, and diet.

    Yoga Journal has created the ultimate tome on yoga. I do not read the magazine: to my taste, many of the articles are either sappy or exercises in public relations and attempts to create as commerial a magazine as possible with the highest subscription circulation (Fran Leibowitz once said that any special interest magainze that turns a profit is probably not so special or so interesting).

    But here they have spared no expense – either financially or creatively – trading what could have been yet another title on yoga in an already over-saturated market, and decided to make a book strictly to satisfy a deep, committed passion for the practice.

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  3. L G P says:
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Breathtaking!, January 2, 2003
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    L G P (Calif) –

    This review is from: Yoga (Hardcover)

    Well, like the other reviewers said, this book is beautiful. I was also surprised at how heavy it is. The poses are shot in front of simple black and white backgrounds, save for a handful of color photos, one at the beginning of each section. The book is split up into types of poses, eg. standing, backbends, balance etc. The models all do a splendid job. Only the names of the poses, not the models, are listed with the photos, so there are no stars in this book. Well known gifted teachers such as Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden share pages with the equally impressive Darhma Mittra (The creator of the unbelievable 908 pose poster often seen in yoga studios. He’s still got it!), Lauren Peterson (perfect, beautiful line and grace!) Maia Heiss(amazing flexibility, lovely!) Ana Forest (intense stregnth and suppleness. Great character!) David Life and Richard Freeman (Feet and knees don’t bend like that! Here you see poses you don’t get in a yoga class) Chris Hoskins (Powerful, beautiful body, strong, long lines) and others. The age ranges of the models looked to be early 20′s into probably the 60′s. Bios of the models are added to the back, which I liked. I know I will spend a lot of time, devouring this book. It is also a great gift for artists and photographers. It is a tribute to what the human body is capable of. The text by Linda Sparrowe is thorough and fascinating. What can I say. I felt it was well worth the money spent. Bravo!

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