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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Art and Practice of Hatha Yoga
Roots of Yoga
Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
Learning to Meditate
Using the Asanas in This BookChapter 2. Standing Postures
Downward-Facing Dog
Extended Side-Angle
Warrior II
Crescent Lunge
Warrior I
Revolved Extended Side-Angle
Revolved Triangle
Standing Intense Spread-Leg Pose
Humble Warrior
Intense Side-StretchChapter 3. Balancing Postures
Tiptoe Pose
Revolved Half-Moon
Standing Extended Leg Stretch
Warrior III
Half-MoonChapter 4. Arm-Balancing Postures
Inclined Plane
Lateral Inclined Plane
Four-Limbed StaffChapter 5. Inverted Postures
Shoulder Stand
Head StandChapter 6. Backward-Bending Postures
Upward-Facing Dog
Upward-Facing Bow
PigeonChapter 7. Twisting Postures
Gentle Spinal Twist
Reclining Spinal Twist
Simple Sitting Twist
Bound Half-Lotus Twist
Sitting Spinal Twist I
Sitting Spinal Twist IIChapter 8. Forward-Bending Postures
Seated Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend
Single-Leg Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Revolved Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Side Open-Angle
Three-Limb Intense Stretch
SplitsChapter 9. Sitting Postures
Looking Within
Baby Cradle
Kneeling Pose
Cow Face
Staff Pose
Yoga Sealing Pose
SageChapter 10. Reclining and Relaxation Postures
Reclining Hero
Reclining Big-Toe
Reclining Bound-Angle
Reclining Open-Leg Spinal Twist
Supported Bridge
Supported Hero
Child's Pose
Corpse Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga Routines
Gentle Yoga I
Gentle Yoga II
Yoga for Flexibility I
Yoga for Flexibility II
Vinyasa Yoga I
Vinyasa Yoga II
Vinyasa Yoga III
Sun Salutation I
Sun Salutation II
Moon Salutation I
Moon Salutation II

About the Author

Martin Kirk is an Anusara certified yoga instructor and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. He has studied with John Friend, Anusara Yoga founder, since 1994. Kirk and his wife, Jordan, are owners and directors of teacher training for Yoga Village in Phoenix, Arizona. Kirk found his passion for yoga as a graduate student at Arizona State University, where he earned his master of science degree in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Arizona Yoga Association and conducts yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide. Brooke Boon is cofounder of Studio Om Yoga and Tai Chi in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her certification through Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and is a registered yoga teacher as well as a member of the Arizona Yoga Association. Her certification came after working with world-renowned master teacher Baron Baptiste. Boon's teaching style is designed to promote stability, strength, and serenity as well as create hormonal and emotional balance. She specializes in power vinyasa and also instructs classes for mature adults, athletes, and expectant mothers, emphasizing that yoga is for everybody. Daniel DiTuro was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked as a mechanical engineer since 1980. His interest in photography began at the age of 10. In 1986 he started DiTuro Photography, specializing in commercial and portrait photography. After a shoulder injury, Daniel began practicing hatha yoga in 1999. Having discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga, he began working on a series of photographs that evolved into The Yoga Project to introduce people to yoga and meditation. In addition to his work as a mechanical engineer and photographer.


"Hatha Yoga Illustrated is a complete and practical introduction to the physical practice of yoga that serves as a fantastic starting point on the road to both physical and emotional wellness."Baron Baptiste
Pioneering instructor of Power Vinyasa Yoga
Author of Journey Into Power"Hatha Yoga Illustrated makes the theory and practice of hatha and Anusara yoga accessible so that everyone can experience the healing, creative and empowering journey of self-practice. The section on various vinyasa sequences is a hard-to-find gem."Shiva Rea
Yoga instructor and writer for Yoga Journal

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