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Yoga XXL: A Journey to Health for Bigger People

by Ingrid Kollak and inda Bacon Demos Health
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Pbk 264 pages
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''Yoga XXL'' is a practical how to guide to using yoga to reconnect with exercise, increase flexibility, correct posture and improve the quality-of-life of readers with larger bodies. It follows the authors' own research and experience teaching the asanas to both individuals and groups. More than simply an exercise guide, the book is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and physical activity that is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility.

Foreword Part I: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK Chapter 1. Yoga is for everybody Chapter 2. Getting started Part II: YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH BIGGER BODIES Chapter 3. Postures lying on the back (supine) Chapter 4. Postures lying on the side Chapter 5. Postures lying on the stomach (prone) Chapter 6. Seated postures and bows Chapter 7. Seated postures and rotations Chapter 8. Kneeling postures Chapter 9. Standing postures and bows Chapter 10. Standing postures with rotations Chapter 11. Balancing postures Chapter 12. Inversions Chapter 13. Eye exercises Chapter 14. Pranayama Chapter 15. Relaxing postures Chapter 16. Awareness and meditation Part III: POSTURES IN FLOWING MOTION Chapter 17. Swinging arms Chapter 18. Fancy leg and footwork Chapter 19. Arm and leg coordination Part IV: ROUTINES TO HELP YOU DEVELOP A DAILY YOGA PRACTICE Chapter 20. To wake up Chapter 21. To re-align and relieve tensions Chapter 22. To recharge Chapter 23. To sleep well Resources and recommended reading Notes Index

Ingrid Kollak, RN, PhD, is a licensed yoga teacher accredited by the German and European professioanl boards of yoga teachers and has taught yoga in settings as varied as tranquil Indian retreats and international conferences. She has been a professor at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in Berlin since 1995. She is responsible for the Health Care Management bachelor's and master's programs and science 2010 has led the Biographical and Creative Writing master's program. She holds a doctorate in German literature and is a registered nurse. Her books include Nursing Theories, Yoga for Nurses, and Yoga and Breast Cancer. Author of Health at Every Size