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It Takes Two to Yoga (Asanas for Couples & Partners)

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Back of the Book It Take to Yoga moves beyond individual yogic practice, and embraces the essence of yoga-a term that, in fact, means a 'union' or a 'yoking together'. It considers asanas that two people can practise as one-whether they are colleagues, couples, parents or friends- to deepen the impact of postures. After hand-holding readers through a series of preparatory poses, this book goes on to guide partners and couples through the minutiae of more than for...

Back of the Book

It Take to Yoga moves beyond individual yogic practice, and embraces the essence of yoga-a term that, in fact, means a 'union' or a 'yoking together'. It considers asanas that two people can practise as one-whether they are colleagues, couples, parents or friends- to deepen the impact of postures.

After hand-holding readers through a series of preparatory poses, this book goes on to guide partners and couples through the minutiae of more than forty two-person postures-among them, the 'butterfly arch pose', where two bodies curve like the wings of a moth; 'London bridge', where two pairs of hands knot to form an overpass; and 'flying bow', where one of two partners seems to levitate! Besides photographs, each posture comes with detailed practice instructions, the vision guiding the pose and how best to build awareness.

What makes particularly special is its emphasis on touch. By focusing on this form of non-verbal communication, the book uses yoga as a tool to establish a connection that goes beyond the purely physical; rather, couples and partners, by practising as one, come to embrace laughter, trust, compassion, forgiveness and an acceptance of each other's limitations.

About the Author

The founder of the AtreYoga Studio in New Delhi, Zubin Atre has more than 9,000 hours of experience teaching yoga. He has designed sports yoga programmes for ace athletes, stress and energy management courses for multinationals and transformational programmes for couples and individuals.

Dipping into his knowledge of the human anatomy, yoga and psychology, Zubin has developed a unique style of teaching. This comprises a series of meticulously crafted asanas, all of which convey his commitment to detail, to an interactive learning experience and to making the wisdom of yoga relevant to real-life situations.

Zubin writes regularly for and has been featured in major publications, newspapers and magazines, besides appearing in television shows in India and abroad. He holds a degree in business, and when not teaching yoga, likes to travel, learn languages, write and go exploring by motorbike (this, he refers to as a form of meditation).

Contents

  A Note from the Author xi
  INTRODUCTION  
  It's All about Touch: An Initiation into Partner Yoga 3
  Trust Me: The Value of Partner Yoga 10
  THE PARTNERS IN PARTNER YOGA  
  Team Mommy: Yoga for Mother and Child 17
  Workday Workout: Yoga among Colleagues 26
  Love All: Yoga for Couples 29
  THE PRACTICALITIES OF PARTNER YOGA  
  Touch, Talk, Think, Train: A Theoretical Initiation 55
  Tell Me Why: Partner Yoga FAQs 65
  THE PREPARATORY SERIES  
Asana 1 Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaj's Twist) 69
Asana 2 Padangusthasana (Feet-to-fingers Forward Bend) 73
Asana 3 Naukasana (Full Boat Pose) 114
Asana 4 Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) 81
Asana 5 Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) 85
Asana 6 Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) 89
Asana 7 Ustrasana (Camel Pose) 93
Asana 8 Utkatasana (Chair Pose) 98
Asana 9 Shashankasana (Child Pose) 102
Asana 10 Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) 102
Asana 11 Savasana (Corpse Pose) 106
Asana 12 Adho Mukha Svanasana or Parvatasana 110
  (Downward-facing Dog Pose) 114
Asana 13 Garudasana (Eagle Pose) 118
Asana 14 Sukhasana (Easy Pose) 122
Asana 15 Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) 125
Asana 16 Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 130
Asana 17 Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-limbed Staff Pose) 135
Asana 18 Natarajasana (Dancing Shiva Pose) 139
Asana 19 Padmasana (Lotus Pose) 143
Asana 20 Halasana (Plough Pose) 147
Asana 21 Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose) 152
Asana 22 anu Sirsasana (Head-to-knee Forward Bend) 157
Asana 23 Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) 161
Asana 24 Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) 164
Asana 25 Rajakapotasana (One-legged Pigeon Pose) 168
Asana 26 Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) 173
Asana 27 Purvottanasana (Reverse Plank Pose) 178
Asana 28 Kakasana (Crow Pose) 181
  ASANA SEQUENCES IN PARTNER YOGA  
Asana 1 Opening Om 187
Asana 2 Seated Spinal Twist 189
Asana 3 Advanced Spinal Twist 191
Asana 4 Beyond the Butterfly Pose 194
Asana 5 Churning the Mill Pose 197
Asana 6 Riding the Boat Pose 200
Asana 7 Bigger Boat Pose 203
Asana 8 Parallel Planks Pose 206
Asana 9 Twisting Two Pose 209
Asana 10 Fold into Me Pose 212
Asana 11 Twisting into the Side Bend Pose 215
Asana 12 Two Pigeons Pose 219
Asana 13 Twin Pose 222
Asana 14 Blooming Pose 225
Asana 15 Sit Together Pose 228
Asana 16 London Bridge Pose 231
Asana 17 London Bridge II Pose 234
Asana 18 Tree of Friendship Pose 236
Asana 19 Let's Fold and Hold Pose 239
Asana 20 Carry Me Pose 246
Asana 21 Ultimate T Pose 246
Asana 22 Backpack Pose 249
Asana 23 Two Mountains Pose 252
Asana 24 Scorpion on the Rock Pose 255
Asana 25 The Wheel of Two Pose 258
Asana 26 Defying Gravity Pose 261
Asana 27 The Frog and Fish Pose 264
Asana 28 Suspended Me Pose 267
Asana 29 Flying Yogi Pose 270
Asana 30 Flying Bow Pose 273
Asana 31 Up in the Clouds Pose 277
Asana 32 Beyond the Bow Pose 280
Asana 33 Two Bridges Pose 283
Asana 34 Bridge and Plough Pose 286
Asana 35 Bow and Arrow Pose 289
Asana 36 Gentle Arch Pose 292
Asana 37 Fly with Me Pose 295
Asana 38 Doorway Pose 298
Asana 39 Butterfly Arch Pose 301
Asana 40 Carry Bag Pose 304
Asana 41 Child and Camel Pose 307
Asana 42 Stored Plough Pose 310
Asana 43 Hammock Pose 313
Asana 44 Closing 'Om' 316
  Acknowledgements 319

 

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Item Code: NAO926 Author: Zubin Atre Cover: Paperback Edition: 2016 Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9788129139672 Language: English Size: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 348 (Throughout B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 260 gms
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