Saturday, October 10, 2020

Yoga for Connecting Mind, Body, and Soul: For All Ages, Sizes, and Schedules


Yoga for Connecting Mind, Body, and Soul is a practical and accessible guide to working yoga into readers' lives. Due out 28th Oct 2020 from BQB, it's 96 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is a well presented, logical, and accessible guide to incorporating yoga in a daily routine. The exercises are presented individually, without (much) context and can be mixed and matched as needed. There's not a whole lot of philosophy or history provided, so for readers who would prefer their yoga instruction and practice mostly devoid of alternative philosophies, there's very little to dismay or distract included here. For people who *do* want all the bells and whistles (crystals, spirit guides, and all) - this book isn't overly full of those things. What it does, and does well is show a variety of sitting yoga positions from a variety of photographed models along with step by step directions.

The poses are arranged roughly thematically with coordinated sequences: lower back, core twist, heart-lung, shoulder and upper body, neck, balancing and synchronizing, bed yoga (no sexual content at all here), airplane yoga, and a short chapter on forest bathing and earthing/walking in nature. 

This is a short guide, but the gentle nature of the poses would make them a very good choice for elderly, rehabilitating, paraplegic, or other readers with mobility challenges, as well as readers starting out with yoga and meditation. 

Four stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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