July 18, 2010

27 Things to Know About Yoga by Victoria Klein

27 Things to Know About Yoga by Victoria Klein explains the basics of yoga and even some things that those who practice it often may not know.

Book Description
Your coworker, your best friend, that cute cashier at the grocery store: there’s a good chance they all practice yoga. Whether you’ve already started a new yoga practice or are an honest-to-goodness beginner, this gateway book provides a hearty introduction to all the basic aspects of yoga and the benefits the low-cost practice offers—no matter your age, size, sex, religion, fitness level, or occupation. 27 Things To Know About Yoga will help you improve your health and overall quality of life by discovering:

• The countless benefits of yoga, including relaxation, physical strength, stamina, mental clarity, and patience
• Basic yoga poses and postures
• The relationship between yoga and diet
Over 100 helpful resources to supplement your yoga knowledge
- 27 Things to Know About Yoga

My Thoughts
Yoga is something I’ve been doing off and on for years, so I was quite excited to get to review this book. I’ve never taken a formal yoga class, although I do want to sometime. I am one of those who just use DVDs that I’ve purchased. I haven’t read very much about it though, until reading this book I realized I really didn’t know much about yoga at all.

The book covers 27 things those who want to know more about yoga should know. For instance, it is not a religion (I didn’t realize people actually would think it was) and really more just like a way of life for those who practice it. It can also be done by everyone, but if you have a medical condition or are suffering from something (even menstrual stuff) there are some things you shouldn’t do.

When learning the basic Sanskrit words, I recognized quite a few that I knew already: Chakra, Dharma, Guru, Karma, Mantra, Namaste and Om. The author also gives many helpful tips and suggestions when attending yoga classes. For those who don’t know where to go, she even gives many websites that can help you search for one nearby.

Overall, I found 27 Things to Know About Yoga by Victoria Klein as a great resource for all of those who want to learn more about yoga – from the beginner to the more advanced yoga practitioner.

This book is part of Turner Publishing’s Good Things to Know series which “focuses on simple, pragmatic actions that can have a strong and lasting impact in the lives of readers.” – Turner Publishing.

* Thank you to the publisher of 27 Things to Know About Yoga, Turner Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.


Brenda Susan said...

Hi Sheri, That was a great book review. I took a small class on Yoga as a workout, not the spiritual part. Now I do one or two 20 minute yoga workouts a day with DVD's like you do.

The stretching is wonderful and makes me feel better all day. And I think it is getting me toned, but it's a slow way to get there I guess cause......
I'm not yet! Ha!

Victoria Klein said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my 1st book, Sheri!