Yoga can reawaken the body to its full potential--and this illustrated introduction creates a complete class for the beginner. Complete with a 60-minute CD that talks students through 22 specially selected postures plus meditations in sequence, this spiral-bound guide is devised for a modern lifestyle and the problems that commonly come along with it, such as backache, neckache, all-around stiffness, tension, and poor concentration. Of course, safety comes first, with side panels explaining the possible contraindications of each pose. The movements range from very easy balances and lunges to standing twists, cobra, and the back-stretching bridge. Each one includes more accessible variations, including advice on props, and an entire chapter covers the mind-breath connection so integral to yoga.Fraser, Tara is the author of 'Easy Yoga Workbook A Complete Yoga Class in a Book', published 2007 under ISBN 9781844833344 and ISBN 1844833348.