Friday 56: Strike a Pose (The Planet Girl Guide To Yoga)

 Wow... it's Friday again! Friday #56...

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Strike a Pose

Right now I'm reading Strike a Pose by Karen Birkemoe. It's a very cool, very informative book on yoga. The illustrations by Heather Collett are great.

Here's Mine:

"A vinyasa is a series of asanas that are strung together, and you move from one pose to the next in time with each breath."


... a fabulous, comprehensive yoga guide ... (Canadian Children’s Book News )

Tweens and teens will appreciate ... this clearly written guide to Hatha yoga ... School Library Journal

Product Description

The third book in the Planet Girl series demystifies yoga and reveals how this ancient practice can be a key part of a modern-girl life. By bringing together body, mind and breath, yoga can help girls focus, de-stress and even avoid sports-related injury. All it takes is a patch of level ground, a few minutes and an open mind -- it's that easy. Strike a Pose delivers yoga knowledge and know-how in a fresh way and steers clear of the fluff. The anatomically articulated illustrations clearly depict basic and more advanced poses, while the stay-open ring binding is perfect for hands-free posing. Girls can also pump up their practice with tips on mastering yogic flows, breathing exercises, meditation, mantras and more. Girls can: * Loosen up with Cat pose -- the purr-fect stretch for flexibility * Stand tall on legs made strong with Warrior pose * Show grace under pressure balancing in Dancer pose * Use yoga to help improve their game and cure headaches, nervousness and cramps * Make their own yoga accessories, including a Mat Bag.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155337004X

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