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This book gets a lot of good reviews for being a thorough reference book, but for a relative beginner like me who actually has to deal with a number of the health issues addressed, it's FAR too advanced. Headstand in nearly every sequence?!? Even if it does say 'don't do this unless it's part of your regular practice', it still seemed a bit much. And what's up with 'don't do inversions if you're menstruating'?? Last I heard, that was the yoga equivalent of an old wives tale. And if I read one mo...
I've been looking for a good yoga book with pose descriptions, variations, and sequences to help me grow in my practice and this book had plenty of that. Unfortunately, it also had plenty of the 'this pose cures depression' and 'An inversion a day keeps the doctor away!' Plus the women models wore funny leotards. I liked the idea of different sequences for different times of your life (and the sequences were good ones!), but didn't appreciate the panaceaic claims of those sequences. Being strong...
Good descriptions of what the individual Yoga Asanas (poses) do for different organs of the body and what they do for the mind. A good reference guide. I did the sequence designed to get rid of a headache one night and it worked! Might consider buying this to have as a reference, but it is too wordy to read from cover to cover.
There is a lot that made the book hard to get through for me, but also a lot that I thought was beneficial.Overall, I like the book.Cons-there is an assumption the author tends to make throughout the book that women have it worse than men, girls have it worse than boys, etc. I think that is false. I don't think guys necessarily have it worse, but the stressors in life stages are different. It also seems to me that she tends to exaggerate how bad life is for us at different stages.She does not pr...
Great yoga book for women in every stage in life.
I love the essential sequence in this book, and the array of yoga, herbalism, and general health info for women of all ages. Also, as a 20 something that intentionally is not having children, I greatly appreciate that there is only ONE CHAPTER on pregnancy and childbirth. Thank god someone finally figured out that the 'miracle of birth' is only relevant to some people.
Another great yoga book, but focused totally on women. It's amazing how it goes through the various stages of a women's life--puberty, mentruation, pregnancy, post natal, menopause. It talks about each of the stages and the affects in has on a women's life, along with detailed yoga sequences. I took an intensive with the woman who created the sequences in this book (the woman on the cover).
Fantastic resource book for women, regardless whether or not they practice yoga. Love the life cycle format the author used to cover health issues women experience from adolescence/puberty through menopause and the wisdom years. Learned a lot!
good chapters on and sequences for prenatal yoga and women's restorative.
shows some poses but focus more on vinyasas for specific conditions. once someone is familiar with the moves and comfortable creating more tailored flows, this might have some good ideas.
Seems a bit much to start.
Love this book, awesome reference for great poses to relieve various female issues!
Clear text, clear pics, and it was nice that it shows different sequences for different purposes. Text explains not only how to do each pose, but what the pose does and what benefits it gives.
Recommended for it's info on using props.
Great reference book for using yoga to help with many women's health issues. Easy to use, well organized, great pictures and descriptions of poses.
A very comprehensive yoga book written by women for women of all ages.