Howard Kent - All books by this author
This attractive book’s title notwithstanding, The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga can also be used profitably by intermediate practitioners and by those seeking a brush-up yoga course after being away from it for a lengthy period. The author presents illustrated instructions on achieving asanas (positions), and provides charts to help readers measure their progress on a week-by-week basis. He also gives guidelines for making adjustments in diet and lifestyle, which are necessary for the successful practice of yoga. Central to this book is a description of the full range of asanas, starting with positions for the beginner and progressing through intermediate to advanced stages. The author also discusses meditation, stressing that yoga without meditation is not really yoga. His final chapters touch on the philosophy of yoga in daily life and yoga’s ultimate purpose, which is to lead its practitioner toward transcendence and unity with the cosmic consciousness. More than 150 color photos.
From the reviews:
“…a beautifully illustrated book…”
KLIATT, January 2004
“This lovely, little book features colorful illustrations including photographs of positions but in six or seven movements so you can truly see the correct body position throughout the scope of the pose. A manageable 100 pages, the content concisely covers what many books done on about for 200.”
Sweat, May 2004
About The Author:
Howard Kent's career has embraced journalism, television, and films. His TV series, which originated in the U.K., was broadcast internationally. He is the author of several previously published books on yoga, and the founder and director of the Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England.
Paperback w/gatefold covers / 96 Pages / 6 x 8 / 2003