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Pocket guide to Hatha Yoga

Yoga practitioners were captivated by simple instruction and stunning photography in the best-selling Hatha Yoga Illustrated.

Now, that winning formula has been applied to Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice.

It features full-colour photographs, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses.

Simple, attractive and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Normal Price: £10.99 I €14.30
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £8.79 | €11.44
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Yoga may guard against heart disease

Yoga for eldersDoing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests.

A review 37 studies involving nearly 3,000 people found yoga was independently linked to a lowering of heart risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Yoga does not count towards the recommended physical activity that we should all do each week, but experts say it may still be beneficial.

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5 fitness trends to expect in 2015

HIITAt the recent IDEA World Fitness Conference in California, a number of trends were predicted to dominate the fitness industry in the following year.

With people looking to focus on fitness regimes that provide maximum results from minimum time, the top five fitness trends are listed below.

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Enjoy free chapters from some of our bestselling e-books

In a “Try before you Buy” exercise, Human Kinetics is offering free downloads of the first chapter of twelve of its most popular titles.

Whether you seek improved performance in the gym, on the field, or on the court, Human Kinetics has an e-book to help you achieve your goals.

If you haven’t done so already, you will need to create an online account with us in order to get your free download, but it takes just a matter of a few minutes to register.

Access the free chapter from any of the e-books noted below and we’re confident that you’ll appreciate the authoritative, but accessible advice you find.

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Incorporate yoga into your running routine

Yoga for Runners, provides a tried-and-tested, cross-training approach to the sport.

Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance.

88 poses are described in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury.

Normal Price: £13.99 l €18.20
*HK Rewards Members’ Christmas offer: £9.79 l €12.74
* Valid until 31/12/2013

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