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Incorporate yoga into your exercise routine

9781492507406_zoomExpanded and updated, this eagerly anticipated new edition now includes more than 800 full-colour photographs and extensive coverage of warm-up and cool-down sequences, new poses incorporated into organised workouts and an expanded discussion on integrating meditation into daily life.

It not only provides an opportunity to increase overall health, energy and vitality, but also attain a stronger and leaner body, reduced stress, better posture, improved concentration and a higher level of fitness.

There are more than 250,000 trained YogaFit instructors and millions of people who have already tried Beth Shaw’s YogaFit programme and proved that it works.

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Taking steps to fitness

Packed with group and home exercises, recreational activities, yoga, balance work, core work and nutrition essentials, Fitness: Steps to Success provides a variety of options to create perfect, individual fitness programmes.

Step-by-step instruction, full-colour photographic sequences and expert advice accompany some of the most effective exercises and activities for cardiorespiratory endurance, balance, strength, flexibility and core strength.

With tips for staying motivated, recovering from lapses and avoiding taking the wrong choices, it has all the tools necessary to make anyone feel better, look great and lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

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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.

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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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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.

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HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here

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Yoga as you’ve never seen it

Developed using Primal Pictures’ award-winning 3D anatomy models and the expertise of a team of experienced yoga instructors, 3D Anatomy for Yoga is a valuable reference and teaching tool for anyone involved in yoga, from practitioners to instructors.

The DVD-ROM has a simple and intuitive functionality that allows users to interact with the content and gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy as it relates specifically to yoga.

The 26 asanas covered consist of a mixture of seated and standing poses, many of which are shown in both beginner and classical forms.

It will help both yoga instructors and practitioners gain a new and deeper understanding of human anatomy in the context of yoga.

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