Top positive review
Excellent Yoga book for the healthcare practitioner!
May 14, 2018
As a physical therapist, part of my job includes home or gym exercise regimens that my patients can follow seamlessly and most importantly, incorporate into their daily lives. Yoga is one of them. In fact, there are certain poses I recommend on a daily basis. One thing I explain to busy folks - it does not have to be a full routine. You can absolutely pick certain poses you like and do what works for you!
Dean Pohlman does exactly that in this book. He simplifies the techniques with stunning easy to follow high quality photos using a step-by-step approach that goes straight into the details of the exercises. He provides logical and easy to understand instructions including: “what you feel” and “what you shouldn’t feel”. The introduction is quite short and then dives into individual routines almost immediately. These routines are categorized into positions while doing the poses: standing, kneeling, balance, seated, front-lying, and back-lying.
The second part of the book is quite useful as it provides workouts to follow. This is great for those who simply want to open the book, pick a goal for the day and then just follow the list. A great example is stiff neck relief - which starts from a progressive mobility drill on the thoracic and lumbar spine and included arm/shoulder movements as well as core work. There are also balance, restorative and strengthening programs that are easy to follow. Last but not the least, you can pick your difficulty, and even body region: shoulder, ankle, hip, etc.
One tip I would give since it is hard to keep the actual book open when you’re trying to follow the techniques is take a photo of the routine and use your phone or iPad as a way to follow through the routine. Or get the kindle version and you can view it using the kindle app and then follow along the routines. Take a snapshot of your fave routine and you’re set! I see a spring bound version in the future!