Yoga is one of the most exhilarating and rewarding additions to your life. No matter what your personal goals are yoga will help you work towards them. If you?re looking to shape to flabby biceps, chisel your abdomen and get rid of negative emotions in your relationships then you should explore a few postures.SheSaid have selected two brilliant books to help you get started. Check out Emotional Yoga and Strike a Pose, Yoga for Switched on Living.

Emotional Yoga

Emotional Yoga by Bija Bennett looks at how the body can heal the mind through emotional and spiritual wholeness. The book starts of with an introduction to the tree of yoga and a look into the eight traditional limbs potentially present in every emotional experience. Amongst others, this list includes Love, Wisdom, Harmony and Allowance. The remainder of the book takes the reader though each limb in great detail and looks specifically at the physical and mental exercises you can use to affect that particular limb. Each posture has clear instructions on inhale and exhale points and the photos are useful, although it?s a pity the pictures are

to each pose. The last section of the book looks at staying supple and how to keep yourself free through the techniques of emotional walkabout and self-inquiry.

An integrated approach to healing the body and the mind.

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Strike a Pose by Kris McIntyre and Kylie Jaye includes a quick glance at yoga history, philosophy and yoga today before it launches into the many the poses of Ki yoga. The book is very easy to follow and the instructions are well written. The use of wire-frame drawings makes each pose clear and the break out window with a quick overview of all the benefits is a great feel-good motivator to have beside you in between poses. The book works it?s way over the body with poses for the lower back, good digestion, heart and upper back colds

flu, strong bellies, blood pressure & circulation, flexibility and eyesight and many more targets. The end of the book includes a section on healthy food and relaxation techniques.

Practical yoga for switched on living.

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