Yoga Exercises for Teens

Developing a Calmer Mind and a Stronger Body

By Helen Purperhart; Amina Marix Evans (Translator); Barbara van Amelsfort (Illustrator)
(Hunter House, Paperback, 9780897935036, 160pp.)

Publication Date: July 2008

Other Editions of This Title: , Hardcover

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Description

Yoga provides not only an excellent, low-impact workout, it also helps young people in key areas such as body awareness, flexibility, concentration, stress reduction, and self-expression. The exercises and games in this easy-to-follow guide are specifically designed to fit the needs of teenagers and to show teens how to work out and train their bodies in a relaxed way. It requires no advance knowledge or preparation and can be used by anyone working with teens between the ages of 10 and 20. The exercises are divided into static postures, dynamic postures, and exercises in pairs. There are also visualization and meditation exercises based on the four elements of nature as well as an introduction to the basics of yoga philosophy. The book can be used with large and small groups or as part of a parent-teen activity. Practicing yoga together is a perfect opportunity for parents and teens to exercise, talk, and spend time together in a healthy, positive manner.




Praise For Yoga Exercises for Teens

Have you ever wanted to start doing yoga? Are you a teenager that can’t find a class that is serious enough to get through an exercise without laughing? Or, you can’t find a class for your own age group? Whether you want to do yoga for spiritual reasons, or to get healthy, or to be less stressed, Yoga Exercises for Teens is a great starter book. Though it’s written for teaching a class, anyone can use this book. It has helpful icons marking whether the exercise is for advanced students or if the exercise is supposed to be done in pairs. It also includes the eight yoga rules for life, the five precepts, and the five yoga abstinences...Yoga Exercises for Teens by Helen Purperhart is recommended for teachers starting to teach a yoga class and for teenagers wanting to try out yoga without really making a commitment. Neha N. Kashmiri, Reader Views

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