September is National Yoga Month!

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by GLorraine

Yoga Pose

During National Yoga Month, yoga practitioners are touting the many health benefits of the ancient practice.

Yoga can lead to lower blood pressure, greater flexibility, and strengthened bones, as well as decreased stress, greater mental focus, and peace of mind.

Not just a physical exercise program, yoga is a system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. The roots of yoga are in the East, but the practice of yoga in the West today has evolved into a variety of approaches.  Whichever approach you take, yoga gives you the opportunity to improve your physical and mental health in a positive, non-forceful manner.

National Yoga Month is a great time to explore this tradition, and the Library’s collection includes numerous books and DVDs, from basic to advanced, that are excellent guides to the practice and philosophy of yoga. Find some in your library today!

Yoga Journal's Yoga Basics Yoga Journal's Yoga Basics

Yoga Yoga

Yoga Yoga

The Shambhala Guide to Yoga The Shambhala Guide to Yoga

Yoga for the Rest of Us Yoga for the Rest of Us

Shiva Rea Shiva Rea

Ashtanga Yoga Ashtanga Yoga

Lilias! Complete Yoga Fitness for Beginners Lilias! Complete Yoga Fitness for Beginners

 

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