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Enjoyed by over 2 million participants, YogaFit has grown into the widely acclaimed mind–body exercise program. This updated edition offers expanded coverage on popular yoga poses, breathing, warm-ups and workouts, nutrition, and meditation that will help you achieve better concentration and posture, increase energy, and reduce stress.
Whether you are a fitness buff searching for a new challenge or a yoga enthusiast looking to supplement your exercise routine, Beth Shaw’s YogaFit will help you reach your ultimate physical potential!
This cutting-edge fitness program combines tough aerobic exercise with strength- and flexibility-building yoga to create a total-body workout.
With YogaFit, you’ll experience not only increased overall health, energy, and vitality but also a stronger and leaner body, reduced stress and tension, better posture, improved concentration, and a higher level of fitness.
Written by Beth Shaw, an internationally renowned exercise expert who has trained more than 75,000 fitness instructors on six continents, this book presents more than 85 YogaFit poses organized into workout routines that you can use every day. The text includes information on using YogaFit as a training tool for sports and creating personalized routines to meet your own needs.
Join the millions of people who have already tried YogaFit and proved that it works. You’ll get results in a few weeks—and benefits that last a lifetime.
Part I Preparing to Be YogaFit
Chapter 1. YogaFit Essentials
Chapter 2. YogaFit Breathing
Chapter 3. The YogaFit Lifestyle
Chapter 4. The Three Mountains of YogaFit: Warm-Up, Work, and Cool-Down
Part II Purposeful Poses
Chapter 5. Core Strength and Stability
Chapter 6. Standing and Balance Poses
Chapter 7. Forward and Backward Bends
Chapter 8. Twists
Chapter 9. Deep Relaxing Stretches and Inversions
Part III Putting It All Together
Chapter 10. Workouts for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 11. Diet and Nutrition
Chapter 12. Meditation
Beth Shaw, E-RYT, BS, CMT, is the president and founder of YogaFit Training Systems Inc. The leader in mind–body education, YogaFit has trained more than 100,000 fitness instructors on six continents. Shaw is an internationally known fitness expert and the author of Beth Shaw’s YogaFit (Human Kinetics, Second Edition 2009) and the publisher of Angles magazine, which is distributed to yoga fitness enthusiasts and instructors. Shaw and her company have been showcased in numerous fitness magazines as well as Oprah’s O magazine, Time, More, Entrepreneur, Yoga Journal, Glamour, Self, and USA Today. She has also been featured on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, E Style Channel, Showtime, and Donny Deutsch’s The Big Idea.
Ms. Shaw is an innovative educator, entrepreneur, and visionary responsible for YogaFitas well as YogaButt, YogaStrength, YogaCore, YogaLean, and countless other yoga fitness combinations. She has more than 30 DVDs and CDs on the market and is widely recognized as the premier yoga fitness trainer in the fitness industry.
Ms. Shaw is also known for her community service initiatives. As an animal rights activist, Shaw serves on the National Council for the Humane Society and is involved in Animal Alliance, Downtown Dog Rescue, and Social Compassion and Legislature. Her nonprofit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, awards scholarships and grants to women in need. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beth Shaw's YogaFit. The style is very user friendly, approachable, and contemporary, allowing the reader to engage with the text. The advice and step-by-step instructions were easy to follow."
Halima Malik Yoga Magazine
"Beth Shaw's YogaFit offers an effective exercise plan, creating a unique fusion of yoga moves with toning, firming, and strengthening exercises. People will love this book."
Carol Ann Weber Contributing Editor, FitnessRx Magazine