Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just Do Yoga by Julie Schoen

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 

 As a beginner yogi, it can be challenging to learn poses. Sure I mean proper technique, but I also mean for the proper benefits as well. For instance, my beloved crow pose will aid in a flat tummy, but it won't help me sleep at night (much to my dismay). 

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Just Do Yoga: The Complete Yoga Guide To The Best Yoga Poses For Total Mind And Body Bliss, is written by Julie Schoen (a contributor of Yoginiology). This book breaks down poses along with some variations, categorizes flow sequences & even touches on the base of healthy living. With over 120 poses & 25+ expertly tailored yoga sequences, this book has something for every yogi.

•Good Night Yoga (Morning yoga for energized days.)
•Good Night Yoga (Evening yoga for a good night's sleep.)
•Flat Tummy Yoga (Sequences for burning calories, toning your tummy & strengthening your back.)
•Happy Back Yoga (Sequences to relieve back pain.)
•Stress Less Yoga (Sequences to relieve tension, get balanced & ground and soothe.)
•Super Immunity Yoga (Sequences to help improve health and wellness by boosting immunity.)
•At Office Yoga (Sequences to reduce the stiffness from sitting at your desk all day.)
•Get Fit Yoga (A Sequence that just screams summer!)

I can say that I've tried every flow sequence in this book. Some of the poses were a bit too difficult for me, but I just modified them a bit to my level. So while I do prefer some more than others (Flat Tummy Yoga sequence for burning calories is my BFF), I definitely saw the benefits of the sequences. 

Before this book, a yoga pose was just a yoga pose. of course it has benefits, but I didn't use them to aid me in my day. So now, even if I don't have time for a whole sequence, I can at least do a pose that is beneficial for what I need.For example, if it's a super stressful day, you can guarantee I'm going to bust out with a Parivrtta Utkatasana (revolved chair pose) at some point. 

Julie Schoen, crow pose

Aside from the obvious reasons to love this book, I am beyond grateful for the index of poses in both Sanskrit & English. As someone who wants to go far in developing a yoga practice, having the index to match to a photo of the pose is key for a visual learner like myself. 

So whether you're a beginner or even just thinking about how yoga could be beneficial for you, I highly recommend that you...Just Do Yoga.

Want it now? Just Do Yoga: The Complete Yoga Guide To The Best Yoga Poses For Total Mind And Body Bliss is available on Amazon (kindle & paperback with Prime shipping).

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