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Teaching and information topics include: • a concise overview of the many aspects of yoga • a vast amount of computer drawn illustrations and more than 500 photographs depicting the yoga postures • a self-study guide to the yoga poses including seventy basic foundation postures with descriptions, techniques, and benefi ts in detail • fi fteen original series (sequence/routines) of postures with different purposes and themes to carry the practitioner through a diverse personal practice • fi ve variations of the well known aerobic Sun Salutations • a discussion of how to perform and understand the physical postures, rhythmic controlled breathing, meditation, relaxation, postural alignment, stress management, and philosophy • common questions typically asked by yoga students with related answers • a brief treatise of beginning basics in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology • eight well-known and simple mantras (chants) • an artful collection of photos demonstrating postures beyond beginning level is presented. This is a must-have book for yoga practitioners, teachers, studio owners, health providers, college classes, and business settings as it confi rms the benefi ts and effects of Iyengar-style yoga practice.

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