by Max Popov —
Applying the wisdom of Hatha yoga to weightlifting exercises, Popov reveals how to transform a strength-training session into a mindful, calm and meditative yoga practice.
He provides 26 illustrated weight-resistance exercises using machines, free weights and the body itself, with an emphasis on coordinated rhythmic breathing, stability, stillness and full absorption in the body’s movements against resistance. Popov explains how to access the tranquility that dwells within each of us, while safely, effectively and efficiently strengthening the neck, shoulders, arms, torso, hips, knees and ankles.
To support the meditative state of this practice, the book includes 20 themed meditations on the embodied experience of the exercises.
A perfect complement to a yoga flexibility practice, weight-resistance yoga allows you to fully inhabit your body, empty your mind of everyday preoccupations and fill your soul with an understanding of deeper realities, providing strength, calmness and spiritual illumination through your physical fitness work.
$18.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 3, June/July 2012.