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It Takes Two to Yoga (Asanas for Couples & Partners)

It Takes Two to Yoga (Asanas for Couples & Partners)

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  • Publishers: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
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  • Dimensions:8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
  • Edition:2016
  • Author:Zubin Atre
  • Publisher:Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN:9788129139672
  • Cover Type:Paperback
  • Number of Pages:348 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
  • Back of the Book

    It Take to Yoga moves beyond individual yogic practice, and embraces the essence of yoga-a term that, in fact, means a 'union' or a 'yoking together'. It considers asanas that two people can practise as one-whether they are colleagues, couples, parents or friends- to deepen the impact of postures.

    After hand-holding readers through a series of preparatory poses, this book goes on to guide partners and couples through the minutiae of more than forty two-person postures-among them, the 'butterfly arch pose', where two bodies curve like the wings of a moth; 'London bridge', where two pairs of hands knot to form an overpass; and 'flying bow', where one of two partners seems to levitate! Besides photographs, each posture comes with detailed practice instructions, the vision guiding the pose and how best to build awareness.

    What makes particularly special is its emphasis on touch. By focusing on this form of non-verbal communication, the book uses yoga as a tool to establish a connection that goes beyond the purely physical; rather, couples and partners, by practising as one, come to embrace laughter, trust, compassion, forgiveness and an acceptance of each other's limitations.

    About the Author

    The founder of the AtreYoga Studio in New Delhi, Zubin Atre has more than 9,000 hours of experience teaching yoga. He has designed sports yoga programmes for ace athletes, stress and energy management courses for multinationals and transformational programmes for couples and individuals.

    Dipping into his knowledge of the human anatomy, yoga and psychology, Zubin has developed a unique style of teaching. This comprises a series of meticulously crafted asanas, all of which convey his commitment to detail, to an interactive learning experience and to making the wisdom of yoga relevant to real-life situations.

    Zubin writes regularly for and has been featured in major publications, newspapers and magazines, besides appearing in television shows in India and abroad. He holds a degree in business, and when not teaching yoga, likes to travel, learn languages, write and go exploring by motorbike (this, he refers to as a form of meditation).


      A Note from the Author xi
      It's All about Touch: An Initiation into Partner Yoga 3
      Trust Me: The Value of Partner Yoga 10
      Team Mommy: Yoga for Mother and Child 17
      Workday Workout: Yoga among Colleagues 26
      Love All: Yoga for Couples 29
      Touch, Talk, Think, Train: A Theoretical Initiation 55
      Tell Me Why: Partner Yoga FAQs 65
    Asana 1 Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaj's Twist) 69
    Asana 2 Padangusthasana (Feet-to-fingers Forward Bend) 73
    Asana 3 Naukasana (Full Boat Pose) 114
    Asana 4 Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) 81
    Asana 5 Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) 85
    Asana 6 Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) 89
    Asana 7 Ustrasana (Camel Pose) 93
    Asana 8 Utkatasana (Chair Pose) 98
    Asana 9 Shashankasana (Child Pose) 102
    Asana 10 Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) 102
    Asana 11 Savasana (Corpse Pose) 106
    Asana 12 Adho Mukha Svanasana or Parvatasana 110
      (Downward-facing Dog Pose) 114
    Asana 13 Garudasana (Eagle Pose) 118
    Asana 14 Sukhasana (Easy Pose) 122
    Asana 15 Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) 125
    Asana 16 Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 130
    Asana 17 Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-limbed Staff Pose) 135
    Asana 18 Natarajasana (Dancing Shiva Pose) 139
    Asana 19 Padmasana (Lotus Pose) 143
    Asana 20 Halasana (Plough Pose) 147
    Asana 21 Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose) 152
    Asana 22 anu Sirsasana (Head-to-knee Forward Bend) 157
    Asana 23 Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) 161
    Asana 24 Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) 164
    Asana 25 Rajakapotasana (One-legged Pigeon Pose) 168
    Asana 26 Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) 173
    Asana 27 Purvottanasana (Reverse Plank Pose) 178
    Asana 28 Kakasana (Crow Pose) 181
    Asana 1 Opening Om 187
    Asana 2 Seated Spinal Twist 189
    Asana 3 Advanced Spinal Twist 191
    Asana 4 Beyond the Butterfly Pose 194
    Asana 5 Churning the Mill Pose 197
    Asana 6 Riding the Boat Pose 200
    Asana 7 Bigger Boat Pose 203
    Asana 8 Parallel Planks Pose 206
    Asana 9 Twisting Two Pose 209
    Asana 10 Fold into Me Pose 212
    Asana 11 Twisting into the Side Bend Pose 215
    Asana 12 Two Pigeons Pose 219
    Asana 13 Twin Pose 222
    Asana 14 Blooming Pose 225
    Asana 15 Sit Together Pose 228
    Asana 16 London Bridge Pose 231
    Asana 17 London Bridge II Pose 234
    Asana 18 Tree of Friendship Pose 236
    Asana 19 Let's Fold and Hold Pose 239
    Asana 20 Carry Me Pose 246
    Asana 21 Ultimate T Pose 246
    Asana 22 Backpack Pose 249
    Asana 23 Two Mountains Pose 252
    Asana 24 Scorpion on the Rock Pose 255
    Asana 25 The Wheel of Two Pose 258
    Asana 26 Defying Gravity Pose 261
    Asana 27 The Frog and Fish Pose 264
    Asana 28 Suspended Me Pose 267
    Asana 29 Flying Yogi Pose 270
    Asana 30 Flying Bow Pose 273
    Asana 31 Up in the Clouds Pose 277
    Asana 32 Beyond the Bow Pose 280
    Asana 33 Two Bridges Pose 283
    Asana 34 Bridge and Plough Pose 286
    Asana 35 Bow and Arrow Pose 289
    Asana 36 Gentle Arch Pose 292
    Asana 37 Fly with Me Pose 295
    Asana 38 Doorway Pose 298
    Asana 39 Butterfly Arch Pose 301
    Asana 40 Carry Bag Pose 304
    Asana 41 Child and Camel Pose 307
    Asana 42 Stored Plough Pose 310
    Asana 43 Hammock Pose 313
    Asana 44 Closing 'Om' 316
      Acknowledgements 319


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