Drawing on her experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, author Judith Lasater presents an innovative and easy-to-follow program of exercises, asana, and breathing practices. They will help you to:
• understand the meaning of abdomen and belly
• learn the anatomy and kinesiology of the abdomen
• develop and maintain abdominal strength
• honor your gut feeling
In addition, she has created a special section called “Everyday Abs,” where you will experiment with moving mindfully through your activites, such as driving, cooking, sweeping the floor, and more.
About Yoga Abs
We have unique ways of ascribing a variety of emotions to the belly: “My guts are in a knot,” “I knew it in my gut,” “gut-wrenching,” and “No guts, no glory.” Yet, too often, we place more emphasis on the way the abdomen looks rather than how it feels and functions.
Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses (asana), and breathing practices (pranayama), designed to achieve optimal health for this crucial area, which houses the organs of both digestion and procreation.
Drawing on her experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist, Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, discusses the anatomical and philosophical aspects of the abdomen, and offers a set of movements that create awareness of these important muscles, and develop and maintain abdominal strength. Each exercise and asana lists:
• the props or supports needed • safety guidelines • practice instructions
In addition, she has created a special section called “Everyday Abs,” where you will experiment with moving mindfully through your everyday activites, such as driving, cooking, sweeping the floor, and more.
Judith Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president of the California Yoga Teachers Association and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and the Yoga Research and Education Center.
Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches ongoing yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. In addition, she leads workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, the first book devoted to the supported yoga poses and breathing techniques called restorative yoga.
Judith Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.