Contact Yoga presents an inspiring new vision of yoga created to deepen your relationships with lovers, friends, family and other intimates in your life. Contact Yoga explores that mysterious and dynamic edge where two people connect: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Tara Lynda Guber and Anodea Judith offer valuable insight into the dynamics of all loving relationships, using poses designed for two participants that bridge the “Seven Points of Contact.” Contact Yoga brings these seven points (trust, passion, commitment, love, communication, vision, and union) into focus as points on the body, training patterns of connecting and distancing, loving and protecting, giving and receiving to be revealed at their deepest levels. Contact Yoga will appeal to all who seek depth and fulfillment in their relationships. Contact Yoga also features over one hundred striking tri-tone photographs by award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and director Norman Seeff. His vivid images capture candid portraits of renowned yoga teachers such as Patricia Walden, Anna Forest, and Shiva Rae, as well as celebrities in dynamic yoga poses including Cheryl Tiegs, Carrie Otis, Daphne Zuniga, Catherine Oxenberg, Linda Grey, Elizabeth Berkley, Harry Hamlin, and Lisa Rinna.
Tara Lynda Guber
Brand: Mandala Publishing
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a waste of my money. It's essentially a coffee table book, with many pictures of famous yogis and celebrities in partner poses. The instructions are poorly given, and at times contrary to what I know to be safe from workshops I've done. Many poses are likely to be injurious unless you are very well warmed up, but this isn't explained, and there is no information given as to how you would open your body to lead into each pose. At no point is there any mention of using a spotter, even in poses that could be dangerous without one. There are pictures of poses that are not explained with instructions, but are just in there for "inspiration." The premise of the book is that the development of relationships correspond to the rise of energy in the chakras, "moving from a place of foundation and trust to one of surrender and freedom" (p. 14) but while interesting, the idea isn't fleshed out. Furthermore, while there is at least 2 postures given for each chakra/aspect of...
I found this book to be great for beginners and more advanced practitioners. The commentary is also encouraging and helpful for building healthy relationships.
I really like some of the poses in here and the whole aspect of working with a partner to build a deeper connection with your practice and your partner through the poses. All poses are not appropriate for all participants. I wish there had been a few more base level poses to start out with.
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