I was skeptical when I received this book — Yoga for Women — to review. Aren’t yoga poses the same for men and women?
But as I read this detailed book in my Lake Worth home, I gradually became a believer in the need for different poses for men and women because of the differences in our bodies.
The full-color photos that the author and yoga teacher, Karin Bjorkegren, uses really help to illustrate the poses.
In both positions, pillows are used to support your back (reclined angle pose) or your torso (frog pose).
She also recommends a variation of the supta virasana pose, using a pillow to support your back. The pose is also called reclining hero.
I was intrigued enough to do an Internet search of this phrase “Yoga during menstruation” and found this video:
I also came across an article about doing inverted poses (shoulder stands, head stands and half shoulder stands).
YogaJournal.com, an online journal, took up a reader’s question about why the inverted poses should be avoided during menstruation.
Asana (yoga pose) columnist Barbara Benagh responded that there are no studies or clear consensus to support either claim, that women should listen to their bodies, not just during their cycles but every time they practice yoga.
Listen to your body, sounds like good advice to me. That’s what Priyanka Shanbag tells us each time we practice yoga with her at the West Palm Beach Public Library.
And now, for my numbers:
I had my best walking day last week on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 when I walked:
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