Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC
From the elastic flexibility of the pretzel-like War God to the unflinching strength of the floating-horizontally-on-arms-in-midair Peacock to the balancing act of the elbow-stand-with-feet-bent-backward-onto-the-top-of-the-head Scorpion, Extreme Yoga presents serious over-the-top postures that add challenge and excitement to the yoga practice of anyone who can handle them. These poses push students to raise each aspect of their practice - breathing, focus, and physical technique - to a higher level. Unlike new variations of yoga that rely on heated rooms or aerobic sequencing to challenge the student, Extreme Yoga offers traditional advanced postures that have been developed over the centuries by highly adept yogis. After a brief introduction, the book presents each posture across a two-page spread. Opposite a full-page photo of the pose is a page with positioning tips, a short commentary on the benefits of the posture, and advice on breathing techniques and proper focus. A stunningly illustrated book, Extreme Yoga features an artistic presentation that inspires readers to take their practice to the next level.