Yoga Journal Presents the "Pose Encyclopedia" DVD

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San Francisco (August 1, 2010) -- For the past 35 years, Yoga Journal (www.yogajournal.com) has been considered the definitive source for yoga information in the U.S. In Yoga Journal's Pose Encyclopedia, we've chosen 35 poses essential to a well-balanced practice and show, with the aid of a unique 360-degree camera, how to achieve proper alignment in each pose. Learning how to do a pose correctly not only keeps you safe, it also gives you a deeper understanding of each posture.

Yoga Journal's Pose Encyclopedia includes standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and sun salutations. Taught by Yoga Journal's in-house yoga teacher Jason Crandell, the DVD is appropriate for any level of yoga practice. You can follow the practice as presented, or use it just as you would an encyclopedia, looking up the specific pose you are interested in exploring.

The DVD is great for students and teachers alike: it will help students understand the details of these foundational postures, and also offers teachers many ideas for creating lesson plans. No matter what level you are, Yoga Journal's Pose Encyclopedia is the definitive yoga pose reference tool, which will help you grow in your practice for years to come.

Price: $19.99. Running time: Approximately 60 minutes. To order, visit www.shopyj.com, or call 1-800-I-DO-YOGA (436-9642). To see a sample of the introduction, go to: http://www.yogajournal.com/shop/home_practice_dvds/66

About Jason Crandell: With more than a decade of experience as a yoga teacher, Jason Crandell provides clear, encouraging, and straightforward instruction. In addition to his role as a contributing editor at Yoga Journal, Jason teaches at Yoga Journal conferences and leads workshops and retreats around the world.

About Yoga Journal: Yoga Journal (<a href="www.yogajournal.com) is considered the premier yoga media company in the country. The magazine was founded in 1975 and has a paid circulation is 350,000. Yoga Journal holds several conferences a year, including New York, Boston, Grand Geneva, WI, and Estes Park, CO. Its website -- which Forbes called "The Web's most expansive and impressive Yoga site"—is one of the most visited yoga sites on the web. Yoga Journal also produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs, including "The Complete Beginner's Guide," "Yoga for Morning, Noon, and Night," "Yoga for Well-Being," Yoga for Stress," and "Yoga Step-by-Step".

The magazine is owned by Active Interest Media, Inc. (aimmedia.com), the consumer enthusiast media company based in El Segundo, Calif.