Master YOGA... From The Inside Out
More than 15 million Americans practice Yoga of one kind or another, and many
more millions of Yoga practitioners live in other parts of the world. Yoga isn’t a fad. It has been around in the
West for well over a hundred years and has a history of approximately five millennia. It’s clearly here to stay, so
don’t worry that you’re investing yourself in some flash-in-the-pan phenomenon that will disappear six months from
Yoga may be 5,000 years old, but the modern Yoga boom didn’t start until the 1960s, largely thanks to Richard
Hittleman’s extraordinarily successful TV series Yoga for Health. This show was followed in the 1970s by Lilias
Folan’s TV series Lilias, Yoga and You. This era also brought the rise of Transcendental Meditation (TM) — a form
of Yoga — largely because of the Beatles’ interest in it. TM attracted hundreds of thousands who were in search of
stress reduction and a more meaningful life.
Yoga has brought health and peace of mind to millions of people, and it can do the same for you. We challenge you
to explore Yoga in depth, with Yoga For Dummies, 2nd Edition, as your guide. The yogic postures are an excellent
starting point, but they’re merely the outermost shell of a multilayered tradition. At its core, Yoga is a timeless
answer for those who quest for a deeper meaning in life and for that elusive treasure called abiding
GETTING STARTED WITH YOGA EXPERT REPORT
Yoga is very comprehensive and includes a great variety of approaches. Before
you go off hiking in the countryside, you need to take a quick look at the map or risk getting lost. Likewise,
before you start experimenting with Yoga, you want to know what it is and how it works. That’s how you can ensure
that your practice of Yoga is both enjoyable and safe.
In this first series of reports, we give you a road map that allows you to take the first steps in what will be an
exciting and rewarding journey of discovery. We cover some of the fundamentals that can serve you well as you
embark upon your practice of Yoga postures: guidelines for a safe practice, conscious breathing and relaxation
techniques, and coordination of breath and movement. We end with a no-nonsense discussion of props, which can be
helpful aids in your practice.
YOGA POSTURES EXPERT REPORT SERIES
This is where the action is! These reports build on some of the ideas we
covered in the previous report series. Here we introduce dozens of Hatha Yoga postures for a balanced and varied
For your convenience, we organize the Yoga postures into basic categories, such as sitting, standing, bending,
twisting, balancing, inverted, and dynamic postures. Finally, we guide you through a sample beginners’ routine to
help you get started.
YOGA FOR EVERYONE EXPERT REPORT SERIES
Variety is the spice of life, and we trust you’ll soon progress to the point of
wanting to mix your beginners’ routine up a little. In this series of reports, we reveal the elements you need to
design your own routines using postures you’re already familiar with.
We also show you how Yoga suits people of all ages and stages — pregnancy, childhood, the young and restless, and
the golden years, with some examples to help you and yours get started.
YOGA AS A LIFESTYLE EXPERT REPORT
In these reports we take a two-pronged approach. We start by introducing you to
the ways in which Yoga is so much more than physical exercise. We show you how you can adopt Yoga as a lifestyle
that brings you inner peace and happiness, as well as the capacity to become a beacon of light for your family,
friends, coworkers, and others. We talk about your enormous spiritual and the power of living with moral
Then, we show you how you can maintain your lifestyle by making Yoga part of your life even when your aches and
pains are getting you down. We provide examples of specific yogic exercises known to be safe and helpful, and a
five-step plan to prevent back problems from becoming chronic. We also discuss how to know when using Yoga
therapeutically on your own is safe, how to seek out a Yoga therapist, and when you should consult a