Total Yoga by Nita PatelThunder Bay Press; www.thunderbaybooks.com.
This handsome large-format guide has color photographs and a spiral binding to make for a truly handy practice companion. While many of the tried-and-true poses are shown, there are also a handful rarely included in other yoga books, such as Tittirasana (Partridge Pose) and Anantasana (Side-Reclining Leg Lift). Nita Patel, who is an occupational therapist as well as a teacher versed in many styles of yoga, includes routines for specific populations and conditions (children, older people, cyclists, runners, pregnancy, back problems, jet lag, and so on).
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