The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga: The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness

The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga: The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness

by Kathryn Budig


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From Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig-the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.

Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can't rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body.

Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique-burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain-stress-which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat.

This definitive volume features:

- every essential pose to help readers lose weight and transform their bodies
- Total Body Yoga: targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less
- core-strengthening routines for hotter, more satisfying sex
- a healthy, mindful eating plan centered around calming, cleansing foods

Covering everything from basic postures to relaxation techniques to avoiding common injuries, The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga is the only guide readers need to achieve their fittest, healthiest, happiest selves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435158498
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 31,697
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

KATHRYN BUDIG is an international yoga teacher and writer. She is the creator of Aim True Yoga and co-founder of Poses for Paws. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Women's Health, The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches regularly online at

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The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga: The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this book at the library and went to B&N the next day and bought it. I love this book, variations to all poses, exercise sequences, poses for health purposes and well being. Especially good for the beginner Yogster. The ladies at work went and bought their own copies to practice by.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this book all the time now! If you've never done yoga before it can be a little difficult knowing how to transition between poses. The book offers several different yoga poses, explaining how to do them and how they help your body. It has poses if you're working out a specific part of your body, if you're an athlete, or if you're looking to yoga for your health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Beautiful layout, written in a inspiring and empowering way! It really answers a lot of questions for the passionate western yogi. I really appreciate the sense of humor and encouraging way Kathryn writes. As a Yoga teacher, it is a must in my collection!!!  This book is great for anyone who l  loves Yoga, and wants to read about it in an understandable way. Kathryn has a way of making me feel that I can do all that too, and I love that. 
jivakawa More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photos and fun/easy to read guide perfect for anyone interested in (or interested in learning more about) yoga. Check out the recipes for sure!! 
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I love this book! It makes yoga practice fun.
DebM More than 1 year ago
Great reference for both beginning and experienced yoga students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as a Christmas present and I love it!!! I am a fitness instructor and personal trainer and I use this book as a reference all the time. It is a wealth of information from front to back. I love the relaxed way it is written and the pictures are very inspiring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kathryn's book is fantastic!  her down-to-earth nature comes through in her writing.  the book is great for beginners and experienced yogis alike.  this is a must have, for sure.
Acebulka More than 1 year ago
This is by far the most beautiful, authentic, fun and informational yoga book on the market. Kathryn Budig's approach makes yoga accessible to anyone.
AshleyCB More than 1 year ago
Fantastic guide for the beginner or student!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago