The Joy of Yoga (Hardcover)

Fifty Sequences for Your Home and Studio Practice

By Emma Silverman, Kerri Frail (Illustrator)

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781628737769, 198pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2014

List Price: 19.95*
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Millions of people take time out of their busy schedules every day to attend yoga classes where they learn postures and breathing techniques that make them feel more energized and balanced. Thousands of other people, however, have yet to find the time in their day to do anything but work, study, or chase after their children. In The Joy of Yoga, author and expert Emma Silverman teaches readers how to take advantage of the health benefits yoga offers even when they can't make it to regularly scheduled classes.

The Joy of Yoga offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, standing at the bus stop, or even waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Gardeners, cyclists, and runners will also find exercises that will help ease the tension in their muscles after long hours of work or play.

The Joy of Yoga will also:

Provide step-by-step instructions on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) for fifty sequences
Includes the benefits of each sequence and helpful information about modifications for poses
Encourage readers to create sequences on their own, using the sequences in the book as starting points

About the Author

Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Joy of Yoga. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow, Kripalu, Restorative, and Prenatal. She currently teaches yoga at Cornell University. She resides in Ithaca, New York. Kerri Frail is a graphic designer for a commercial real estate company with interests in print design, illustration, and photography. She is also the illustrator of The Little Red Book of Kitchen Wisdom. She holds a BA in integrative media from Wilkes University and resides in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.