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The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness

by Linda Sparrowe (Author), Patricia Walden (Author), Judith Hanson Lasater



Editorial Reviews

From Booklist
Sparrowe, former editor of Yoga Journal, has teamed up with one of the most
preeminent yoga instructors in the country, Walden, to put together a
comprehensive guide to yoga for women. The book contains numerous yoga sequences
and photos and is designed to be a lifelong reference guide for female
practitioners. Basic sequences for women are covered as well as recommended
sequences for pregnancy and menstruation. The chapters for later stages of life
are particularly helpful, with sequences addressing such issues as erratic mood
swings and hot flashes. Sparrowe and Walden are frank about their own
experiences with aging and also draw on the experiences of other seasoned yoga
practitioners to provide honest, practical advice. The book covers many other
health issues, with relevance to both men and women, such as eating disorders,
back problems, depression, and immune system disorders.

Review
"You'll find an amazing range of women's health concerns addressed here. . . .
It deserves a spot on your bookshelf next to other well-worn health
references."— Natural Health

"The definitive guide to yoga and women's health."— Yoga Journal

"Linda and Patricia have compiled an essential book—both for women who practice
yoga and for all yoga teachers. The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is a vital,
inspiring guide for women in all stages of life."—Rodney Yee, author of Yoga:
The Poetry of the Body

"A thorough and compassionate guide to achieving a healthy, balanced life for
women of all ages—inspiring and empowering."—Kathryn Arnold, Editor-in-Chief,
Yoga Journal

"A magnificent invitation for all to enjoy the many levels of hatha yoga. Both
clear and creative, this book is a must for all students and teachers." —Lilias
Folan, host of the groundbreaking PBS series Lilias, Yoga and You

"In The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health, Linda and Patricia give us practical
methods for developing a steady and joyous relationship to our own feminine
bodies, to the earth, and to the Divine Mother. These are the voices of two
ordinary women who have done extraordinary things and who are sharing their
findings without pretension. They speak from the heart."—Sharon Cannon, creator
of Jivamukti Yoga

"Women everywhere will be grateful for this book. It's immensely practical, user
friendly, and yet it still manages to reverberate with the central mystery of
yoga: the possibility of living authentically, wildly, and passionately in our
resilient, powerful, at times frail, and always aging bodies." —Stephen Cope,
Senior Scholar in Residence, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and author of
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Product Details

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Shambhala (December 3, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1570624704

 

 

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