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Yoga for Riders: From Mat to Saddle

Yoga for Riders: From Mat to Saddle

ISBN: 9781570769719

Author: Cathy Woods

Format: Paperback

Price: AUD $49.95
Horsebooks Club: AUD $37.95

Billions of people around the world embrace the practice of yoga. Its lessons in breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures are widely regarded as a means to achieving health and relaxation. Yoga teacher and horsewoman Cathy Woods says that’s not all: She believes the meditative, mindful breathwork and lifestyle aspects of the tradition, as well as the postures, can be profoundly helpful in our interactions with horses. Over the course of her 30-year career, Woods has created teachings that are accessible to everyone—new and experienced yogis, and riders of different levels and disciplines—giving them life-changing benefits, including empowerment, confidence, connection, and feel. Her unique program is presented here in the form of highly illustrated instruction, guiding you through the steps to achieving present moment awareness; finding body, breath, and energy awareness; breathing through challenges; listening to your inner voice; slowing down; and developing balance and symmetry in the saddle. All of these are key to better communication and improved partnership with our horses. In addition, Woods shares specific stretches for strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as postures that contribute to rider safety as we age. The result is a book that helps us become more aware and conscious riders while gently correcting our imbalances, resulting in a richer, more rewarding, more joyful horsemanship experience.

Book Title: Yoga for Riders: From Mat to Saddle
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781570769719
Author: Cathy Woods
Author Notes: Cathy Woods is a long-time yoga teacher and retreat leader, having taught yoga for over 30 years, including at leading yoga centers such as Kripalu, Yogaville Ashram, and Mount Madonna Center. A horse lover and an avid trail rider, Woods combined her passions to create a program called “Body, Mind, Equine,” which focuses on the use of yoga principles and postures to improve horsemanship, from ground to saddle. Woods aims to impart an aware/conscious approach to yoga and horsemanship in order to promote a more enriched and skillful life.
Further Title Description: Principles and Postures to Improve Your Horsemanship

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