le 21 mai 2013
This book is aimed at anyone (in other words everyone) who has suffered from back or neck aches. It is written by a doctor who studied under the founder of Iyengar Yoga and who cured her own back troubles as a result. As the title indicates it is a gentle approach which can be followed without fear of injury as the instructions are very clear and progressive and the photographs excellent. It is an adaptation of Hatha Yoga which is perhaps better known and uses props to help the person reach postures that would otherwise be too difficult to achieve. Inverted poses and forward and backward bending poses are not included as they are considered possible causes of injury. No doubt with practice one could eventually attempt those postures , but you will not find them in this book. This is a very good book for beginners and also for more advanced students who want to ease certain aches and pains in their bodies, or who are returning to exercise after an injury.
le 26 juillet 2014
Si vous avez des problèmes de dos et si vous pouvez lire l'anglais, alors ce livre vous sera très utile. Il est parfait si vous n'avez jamais pratiqué le yoga, et pour ceux qui le pratique déjà il vous donnera les conseils à suivre pour pratiquer "sans risque" (Base primordiale malheureusement inexistante dans la plupart des écoles de yoga....). Une alliance entre un médecin spécialiste du dos et un grand professeur, BKS Iyengar. Je conseille ce livre plutôt que "Yoga for back pain" de Loren Fishman.