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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Lisa Flynn’s Yoga for Children is a how-to book for parents interested in doing yoga with their children. Maybe it’s more than just how, there’s whys and wherefores as well. Now one might think from the title that its audience would at least include teachers, but that’s for another day... Read more

Music
Reviewed by Nicole Traum
Aivdya & The KIeshas, Yoga Teacher Magazine

In yoga, there isn’t one interpretation of pretty much anything. Depending on your lineage and studies, avidya can mean ignorance or the root of suffering (among other things), and klesha can be interpreted from a state of mind to layers of cloaks that hide or reveal our... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Teaching People, Not Poses, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Jay Fields has taught yoga since 1998 and in this self-published volume she shares her insights into the profession. “As for many people, my yoga teacher training changed my life,” she tells us in her introduction. However, as she points out, usually this training is primarily about technique... Read more

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Reviewed by Annie LeVasseur
Creative Yoga for Children, Adrienne Rawlinson, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Adrienne Rawlinson’s new book, Creative Yoga for Children (North Atlantic Books, 2013), is ideal for any educator wanting to introduce yoga into their classroom or into an after school or extracurricular program. Merging Montessori principles with yoga poses, practices, and... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Warrior Pose, Yoga Teacher Magazine

It’s a simple, familiar arc, from top of the world, to fallen hero, to regeneration, but the story is in the details and those details in Brad Willis aka Bhava Ram’s Warrior Pose are truly extraordinary. This is an epic story and I am happy to report that it is quite well told, as one... Read more

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Reviewed by Roo Howar
yoga for emotional trauma

It is not surprising, knowing the myriad benefits of a regular yoga practice, to hear that yoga is a good tool for coping with emotional pain and trauma. However, yoga and meditation can be intimidating fields to jump into for new practitioners, especially in times of difficulty.  Yoga for... Read more

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Reviewed by Gail Hamlin

 

Core Awareness is the third book from Liz Koch. The major theme at work here is awareness. A big fan of the psoas muscle, Koch is little concerned with whether or not students are “doing it right”; she is more concerned that students be interested in how they move. ... Read more

Gear
reviewed by YTM

 
The Gaiam Sol Premium Strap is eco-friendly, relatively inexpensive, and very much worth the expenditure. It’s really what good yoga is about – soft, comfortable, pliant yet at the same time firm and durable. Also visually appealing: I like pumpkin! The pleasant tactile quality is... Read more

Gear
reviewed by YTM

 
 
What should we look for in a block? First, point of origin. Gaiam says the block is eco-friendly, and in research I’ve done cork appears to be a sustainable material, so that’s great. What I like about cork is that it has a solidity, a certain weightiness, more than foam, and yet... Read more

Gear
Reviewed by YTM

 
Like most forms of yoga, these are not only fun but beneficial. It’s a simple idea but elegantly executed, gel in pliable block shapes to fit your toes into, like toe stalls. The device stretches out all the toes quite nicely. We tried the bigfoot male version and the female (according... Read more

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