A complete sourcebook of yoga and Pilates exercises to tone and strengthen the body, with 1,500 step-by-step photographs. How to use the harmonizing and balancing poses of lyengar yoga to create physical and mental serenity; let Pilates show you how to tap into your body's core strength through muscle control and a complete programme for toning and stretching the body, including specially devised exercises for children. Yoga and Pilates are two of the most versatile and popular forms of bodywork, offering physical fitness, improved physique and spiritual well-being to individuals of every age and level of ability. This comprehensive guide combines expert tuition with step-by-step photography to offer a highly effective and enjoyable series of exercises for both the body and mind. There is a chapter on yoga during pregnancy, and also fun yoga routines for children, including animal poses that can easily be incorporated into play. This fantastic compendium offers everyone a safe, effective and achievable way to improve their fitness and physique.
Francoise Barbira Freedman is a yoga teacher and a lecturer on midwifery. Bel Gibbs runs adult yoga classes and teaches yoga to children. Doriel Hall is a yogi in the Satyananda (now Bihar) tradition. Emily Kelly is a fitness trainer and Pilates Jonathan Monks has studied Astanga Vinyasa yoga for many years. Judy Smith is trained in lyengar yoga and regularly visits the mother institute in Pune, India.