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The Harvard Medical School guide to yoga : 8 weeks to strength, awareness, and flexibility

Author: James E Groves; Marlynn Wei
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Lifelong, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While 36.7 million Americans practice yoga, there are still plenty who don't yet: in fact, half of all Americans profess interest in this ancient tradition and more studies show the benefits of yoga for stress reduction, physical fitness, and chronic conditions each year. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive guide that gets to the true healing heart of yoga and its latest research, through
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Student Life and Profession Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Groves; Marlynn Wei
ISBN: 9780738219363 0738219363
OCLC Number: 960294618
Description: xviii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The art and science of yoga --
Why do yoga? --
Historical frameworks of yoga --
The modern science of yoga --
pt. II. Getting started: yoga fundamentals --
Build your foundation --
How to prevent yoga injuries --
pt. III. Build your yoga practice --
Breathe more, breathe better: yoga breathing (pranayama) --
Roll out your mat: yoga poses (asanas) --
Deepen your practice: muscle locks (bandhas) and hand expressions (mudras) --
Learn how to meditate (dhyana) --
Putting it all together: our 8-week yoga program --
Appendix A: Yoga for specific health conditions --
Appendix B: Yoga and pregnancy.
Responsibility: by Marlynn Wei, MD, JD and James E. Groves MD.

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