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Gardener's Yoga: Bend & Stretch, Dig & Grow

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Gardening is considered a contemplative, gentle pastime, but it makes many demands on the human body. The 21 yoga positions in this colorful guide are intended to energize gardeners so they can enjoy planting, mulching, digging, and harvesting without the aching back and sore knees. The first section, "Breaking Ground," emphasizes warming up the spine and gently engaging t ...more
Paperback, 63 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Sasquatch Books
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May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I am not a gardener. Whenever I’ve attempted to assist with the garden, well, I tend to hurt myself. My knees complain, my back hollers at me, my shoulders stiffen up, and my hips ache.

Today as I was tending the shelves at the Mapleton Branch, I discovered a book that may help me. Veronica D’Orazio very clearly describes how to use specific yoga postures to alleviate the physical demands of gardening in the book Gardener’s Yoga: Bend & Stretch, Dig & Grow.

The book is divided into three s
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008
this is a tiny book with cute watercolor pictures of different yoga poses, and suggestions on how to counter the damage we do to ourselves in the garden, and suggestions for series to follow and counter poses to use, and tenuous (at best) connections between certain yoga practices and the practice of gardening -- broken down into sections including breaking ground (warm up), planting seeds (active breaks mid-gardening), harvest time (cool down).

it's not good for someone with no other yoga exper
Jan 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health, reference
A definite go-to book before, during or after a day in the dirt!
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