YOGA SEQUENCES

for your body, mind & soul

by Jessie Chapman

(published by HarperCollins Australia)

This book offers the yoga practitioner, beginner or experienced, mini classes designed for specific purposes. Each sequence or 'class' details five postures beneficial for the specific purpose, which come with warm-up and wind-down relaxation postures to practice before and after the five specific postures - completing the sequences.

This inspirational 267 paged book includes 40 complete classes including 10 for remedial purposes; 10 to complement various sports; 10 to stretch, strengthen; open and tone various parts of the body; and 10 designed to help relieve various emotions and moods.

'Yoga Sequences for your Body, Mind & Soul' is a jammed packed practice book with beautiful black & white images of practitioners in the postures photographed on the stunning beaches of Byron Bay, Australia.

The clear and photogenic images make the sequences easy to practice. The instructions are very simple with simple directions on how to position in the pose; how to breathe'; what to focus on; how long to hold the postures as well as a list of benefits gained from their practice.

The 40 Sequences in the book include:

REMEDIAL

Computer tension
Fatigue
RSI
Headache
Anxiety & stress
Varicose veins & tired legs
Poor digestion
Poor circulation
Over-weightiness
Sciatica

Yoga at the beach

SPORTS

Running, jogging & walking
Cycling
Swimming & other water sports
Tennis & squash
Golf
Netball, basketball & volleyball
Skiing & snowboarding
Surfing & boogie boarding
Weightlifting
Football & soccer

Yoga forward bend

EMOTIONS & MOODS

Preparing for work
Relaxing after a busy day
Being present in the moment
Releasing anger, fear & frustration
Calming the mind
Intimacy & sharing
Fore mental clarity & concentration
Depression
Open communication
Sadness & grief

Stretch on the beach

BODY FOCUS

Release stiff joints
Release the spine & back muscles
Cleanse & tone the kidneys
Cleansing & toning the sexual organs
Stretch & strengthen the legs, feet and ankles
Abdominal toning
Release neck & shoulder tension
Stimulate the brain
Open the hips & pelvis
Open the chest, heart and lungs