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Yoga for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice

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This is the first book that details how to choose Yoga asanas (Yoga poses) most appropriate for your unique body type according to the five thousand year old system of Ayurvedic medicine. These two systems of healing and energy management have long been regarded as effective methods of relieving stress, creating personal balance, eliminating ailments, and relieving chronic ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 31st 2001 by Lotus Press (WI)
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Dec 05, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help-health
Ever wonder why some Yoga poses feel great and others make you feel weird or nervous? This book will have the answers. If you're into Ayurveda, have explored Yoga and are trying to find the connection between the two, this book is great. It shows Yoga poses and how they work with your Ayurvedic dosha.

I also like the large photos and simply explanations on how to do each pose correctly. This book was the missing link for me and made Yoga more enjoyable because I it gave me greater understanding
Dec 28, 2007 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Full of self-assessments and tangible information. Part magic 8-ball in that certain asanas are enjoyed by some and detested by others depending on their doshic-type and in my experience, it's pretty accurate. Easy to comprehend information about the doshas and what influence they have in one's life. We used this book in my yoga teacher training and it was a lot of fun to have in the curriculum.
Jan 20, 2017 Deborah rated it it was ok
Easy read.

BKS Iyengar once said it can take 10 years to learn the Triangle Pose, Trikonasana, correctly. There is plenty of time. Yoga is of the ages, not a temporary fad.

Guidelines for Effective, Safe Practice

- Eliminate striving; remove the pressure that pushes you
- Do less - be more
- Time goes into the preparation of the pose. There is no hurry
- Do not overpower the body
- Mistakes, repeated, are paid for - often repeatedly
- Stay fresh and observe yourself without judgment
- Let go of roles, ca
Mar 25, 2012 Ardhanarishvara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone doing yoga
not a fancy & slick yoga book, but full of excellent, clear, unharmful information and good photos (b & w). it is extremely useful if you have a basic understanding of your ayurvedic temperment, and, if you don't, will help you to learn this crucial study of self-care.

so many yoga students are injuring themselves by doing poses that are not appropriate for their bodies/doshas...this book will assist you in learning what's appropriate for your mind and body.

for example, if you're feelin
Feb 04, 2017 Kate rated it it was amazing
...great way to dig deeper into the self.
Oct 23, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book, particularly the break down and instructions of each pose. Don't know that I will use it for Ayurveda purposes; however, I will use it often in regular yoga classes. Great variations and helpful tips on standard poses. The precautions are good reminders. Illustrations excellent.
Jul 31, 2009 Barbie rated it really liked it
a must read for anyone practing any form of asana (yoga)
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David Frawley (or Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शासतरी), b. 1950, is an American Hindu teacher (acharya) and author, who has written more than thirty books on topics such as the Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, published both in India and in the United States. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which offers educational in ...more
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