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Breathe by Mary Kaye Chryssicas
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Feb 07, 09

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Read in January, 2009

Breathe is a non-fiction book about yoga for teens. It points out the use of yoga in a teen's life and then different poses are shown with photographic pictures. A detailed description is included by each picture and some pointers have been added with arrows pointing to the part of the body they are talking about. It ends with "dos and don'ts" of yoga, a yoga journal for teens and includes a yoga DVD.

This book will appeal to teens because all of the pictures in it are teens and it includes a DVD. However, the fact that every teen is perky and smiling while doing their yoga pose might turn some teens off to this book.

Yoga is about a positive outlook on life, so I think this book would address Positive View of Personal Future the most. It also includes some of the yoga tenets such as self-restraint, truth, no cheating or stealing, and devotion to a greater source that would address Integrity, Honesty, Restraint and Religious Community.

Because this book is non-fiction it is believable, but every teen is smiling while they twist their body into sometimes not comfortable poses which makes a lot of the pictures less believable. It also has a "yoga chicks" page at the back that tells you about the models in the book and they are all thin, perky, and shiny with flawless complexions.

I would promote this book to teens as an alternitive exercise, fitness style that does not involve any expensive equipment or gym membership. Yoga is about finding ones inner peace and center and I think that would appeal to a lot of teens. This would be almost impossible to promote to boys as yoga is more of a girl activity and all of the models in the book are girls.

4Q, 2P, J
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