Yoga and meditation have been used for centuries to get the body back in balance, to get rid of built up stress and rid the mind of clutter. To learn exactly what benefits can be had from practicing these two disciplines Yoga Mediation: The Guide for Yoga for Beginners is the perfect tool. It was created from the perspective of an author that had a positive journey into the world of yoga. Yoga is not hard to do and it is in fact recommended for persons that cannot do high-impact workout routines. It is a gentle art that is extremely effective. This audiobook teaches all of that and more.
The first half an hour or so is spent in describing yoga, its origins, its many different forms and of course, the health benefits derived from practising this age old mind and body workout. We then learn of the different meditations and,the seemingly many, breathing techniques.
We then proceed to the workout, a series of exercises or, more accurately, positions, each one preceded by a sometimes lengthy description of its particular benefits.
I must say, the instruction of how to achieve these positions is excellent, can't be easy to describe some very unusual arrangements of the body!
What did I, as an interested novice, think of this user guide? I have to say, it was all too much!
The first half hour, so chock full of information, is too diverse, I don't, at this stage - and that's as an absolute beginner - need to know so much, especially as there is so much strange and unfamiliar terminology to struggle with.
This kind of introduction to an unfamiliar topic may well suit some, because in all fairness, it is packed with information, but it just proved too much too soon for me. As a learning tool it failed me, however, we all learn differently so it may prove to be just the job for other pupils.
Fortunately, the narrator, Jullian Kline has a lovely, crystal clear musical voice which helped me stay to the end.
This audiobook was gifted to me in return for this, my honest opinion.
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I have been listening to this audiobook very frequently. I am slowly warming up to do yoga everyday. Very good and very clear. The narrator didi a good job.
I have always wondered about yoga and meditation~this is a GREAT introduction by David Smith and expertly narrated by Jullian Kline. Written in simple terms, it quickly explains the disciplines and practices of yoga and then goes on to tell one how to begin his/her journey~which I intend to continue. I really enjoyed listing and learning and recommend for all ages.
Audiobook provided for an honest review.
This is an excellent audiobook on yoga AND meditation. The best, most informative that I've listened to so far. It covers everything you need to know about getting started. I meditate regularly and I found this to be extremely good and helpful. I am always looking for more ways to improve my lifestyle and health overall at a complete mind, body, and spiritual level.
If this is something you're truly interested in and dedicated to then you will benefit from this book. I love all things yoga and meditation and this one really covers all the bases. It covers everything. This was time well spent and I highly recommend this book for beginners and even non-beginners.
I like this statement in the book and it's the truth that "The peace and joy felt by those who meditate enters the world for all of us as a positive energy. From it the world is a better place." I could not agree more!
This is a great book by David Smith and Julian Kline is a very uplifting positive narrator.
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.