Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Growth

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Partner Yoga
Making Contact for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Growth

Like food and water, touch and intimacy are basic human needs. As naked and vulnerable newborns, we thrive on skin-to-skin contact with other humans. Yet somewhere between infancy and adulthood, this fulfilling nourishment from touch is virtually lost. In today's high-tech world, most of us are more comfortable connecting with each other through machines and modems than our own skin. Yet for optimum health, we all need to touch-- and be touched.

Partner Yoga can be practiced with a friend, lover, gym buddy-- even your child. It can be practiced indoors, outdoors, in a group-- even on a beach.

Partner Yoga is a bold, new step in the evolution of yoga. With their 30 years of combined experience in yoga, medicine, fitness, dance, the martial arts, and music, Cain Carroll and Lori Kimata, N.D., have developed a totally new yoga practice that blends mutually beneficial postures, conscious breathing, trust, communication, and-- most of all-- playfulness and fun.

The 60 dynamic postures and 3 yoga flows introduced in this book offer a threshold into a provocative and exciting yoga experience. Developed with reverence for the ancient tradition of yoga, these beautiful postures are designed to help improve balance, strength, and flexibility as well as increase the level of trust and communication between you and your partner. Partner Yoga is perfect for anyone-- novice or seasoned yoga practitioner-- who is interested in increasing fitness, releasing tension, strengthening relationships, and having a good time. So find a partner and explore the possibilities!
 

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Partner Yoga was beautifully done: continually stressing the importance of touch, especially in American culture where it is usually avoided, while encouraging the reader to be comfortable and most ... Read full review

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Yoga postures are usually done individually but may require the assistance of another person to execute properly. Despite the publisher's claims, partner-assisted yoga is not a totally new concept; in ... Read full review

Contents

Building on a Timeless Tradition
17
Your Natural Alignment
37
Strength Stamina and Flexibility
61
Surrendering in Trust
95
Balancing on the Graceful Edge
131
Partner Flows
167
Making It Personal
195
Expanding Beyond
205
Create Your Own Dance
213
Intimacy
221
The Quiet Space
225
Resource Guide
228
Glossary
230
Bibliography
232
Index
233
About the Authors and Photographer 240

Mindful Courage
207

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Cain Carroll is a certified yoga instructor with a diverse background in wrestling, martial arts, dance, and meditation. His unique approach to yoga reflects a multicultural, multidisciplinary influence, which he uses to create an inspiring arena for personal enrichment, cultural understanding, and global transformation. He lives and teaches in Hawaii.

Lori Kimata, N.D., comes from a rich background in dance, music, and art, which she integrates into her profession as a naturopathic physician, mid-wife, yoga instructor, and international guest lecturer. She has recently returned to her native Hawai'i to cultivate an open, sacred space to practice the "Art of Living Your Love."

Ken Gray has been a professional photographer for 30 years. Gray began photographing yoga postures in 1988, marrying his passion for both yoga and photography. Gray's other photographic interests include helicopter aerial photography, tribal and native elders and cultures, children, and landscapes.

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