Yoga and You: Energizing & Relaxing Yoga for New & Experienced Students
By Esther Myers
Whether you are new to yoga, returning to it, or want to enhance an ongoing practice, Yoga and You is an invaluable companion on your journey. Esther Myers, one of Canada’s leading yoga teachers, brings more than twenty years of teaching experience to help you integrate this ancient wisdom into contemporary life.
With clear step-by-step instructions for more than one hundred poses and with photographs and illustrations throughout, Yoga and You guides you from relaxation and breathing techniques through a comprehensive set of poses, including the most basic as well as advanced and challenging positions. Filled with helpful hints and tips, Yoga and You provides ideas for adapting the poses to your needs and abilities. Also included are suggested practice sequences for students of all levels.
Yoga and You will teach you to:
∗ Relax and become aware of your body
∗ Quiet your mind
∗ Reduce and release stress
∗ Improve your flexibility and muscle tone
∗ Increase energy levels
∗ Adapt your yoga practice to your needs and lifestyle
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1st Shambhala Ed edition (30 April 1997)
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.6 x 24.9 cm
About Esther Myers
Esther Myers was an internationally respected yoga teacher and author. Esther was committed to honest inquiry and she challenged her students to explore and understand the practice of yoga as it developed and evolved within each individual’s body. She always encouraged her students to explore the rationale behind poses, and never to accept an absolute statement at face value.
A student of the late Vanda Scaravelli, Esther devised a simple and profound approach to yoga that both gently challenges and unites the body, mind and spirit. Esther established her Toronto studio in 1979. She created a rigorous and comprehensive teacher training curriculum which has produced many fine teachers throughout Canada and the United States. Esther developed a therapeutic yoga program for breast cancer survivors, which continues to run at the Marvel Koffler Centre in Toronto. Her video, Gentle Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors, has been distributed internationally, as have her books and her video on the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.
Esther Myers died on January 6, 2004 after a long struggle with cancer. She taught her last class at her Toronto studio on December 16, 2003.