Yoga for your Type
An Ayurvedic Approach to your Asana Practice
By David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak
Paperback: 280 pages
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This is the first book that details how to choose Yoga asanas (Yoga poses) most appropriate for your unique body type according to the five thousand year old system of Ayurvedic medicine. These two systems of healing and energy management have long been regarded as effective methods of relieving stress, creating personal balance, eliminating ailments, and relieving chronic pain. Yoga for your Type presents a fundamental understand-ing of both Yoga and Ayurveda and provides the information needed for you to balance your energy and feel healthy.
Ayurveda divides human energy into several mind-body types (or Doshas). Each Dosha has both positive and negative qualities and is effected by food, environment, lifestyle and exercise. A balanced Dosha brings happi-ness and ease, whereas an imbalance fosters discomfort or illness. A test is provided to determine your basic Ayurvedic (doshic) Type. You will learn how your Doshic Type feels both in and out of balance and how to maintain positive, balanced energy by using the correct selection of asanas for your personal practice.
A comprehensive Asana guide is presented with key Yoga asanas for each Doshic Type. Over 75 key yoga postures are presented with over 275 photos and detailed step-by-step instructions on alignment, technique, and modifications appropriate to 4 levels of difficulty. This book features specific and detailed instructions for beginning students through the most advanced teachers to enable anyone to develop a prescriptive asana prac-tice to help themselves feel better. To extend the benefit and create long term health, this book also includes individualized programs for 6-9 months of yoga asana practice in each of the three Doshic types. Yoga for your Type provides the information you need to balance your energy, health, and awareness and to enhance the experience of your life through your individualized yoga practice.