Collins Need to Know? is a series of illustrated reference books covering a wide range of popular subjects and activities. Attractively illustrated in colour throughout, these handy, practical books give you all the information you need to know in a concise and accessible way. Want to learn about the theory and practice of yoga but don't know where to start? Need to know about the postures and routines? Want to know how to get beyond the basics to gain the maximum benefits from your yoga? Collins Need to Know? Yoga is a one-stop guide to all the know-how and inspiration you need. Full of easy-to-follow expert advice, this introductory handbook uses clear step-by-step photography to show you how to master the techniques in order to: / get fit and regulate your weight; / improve your flexibility, breathing and posture; and / learn to relax and relieve stress. Don't hesitate any longer -- get Need to Know? and become healthy in both mind and body! 1. Introduction 2. Yoga for you 3. The postures 4. Warm-ups 5. Standing postures 6. Sitting & kneeling postures 7. Lying-down postures 8. Backbends 9. Twists 10. Balancing postures 11. Inverted postures 12. Relaxation 13. Yogic breathing 14.
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