Calm your mind and energize your body with these must-do exercises to keep you flexible and free of aches and pains.
Yoga may have ancient roots but the “yoga lifestyle” is very current. For some people that means retreats with a guru, an athleisure-focused wardrobe, green juice and meditation while for others it goes much deeper. It’s about exploring yoga philosophy, trying to live a more meaningful, less stressful life, and taking advantage of the many health benefits that come with regular practice. The Book That's a Bit of a Stretch will give enthusiaists an inside look at the various aspects of yoga, including diet, meditation and Ayurveda, and provide all the tools for getting started on the mat in their own living room. Beginner-friendly routines that boost energy, improve performance, lower stress and ease muscle tension make it easy to embrace this multi-faceted practice and set the stage for years of exploration to come.
Janet Lee, DACM, RYT, is a doctor of Chinese medicine and a health journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She specializes in women’s health and fertility as well as sports medicine. A publishing industry veteran, Janet worked as an editor at Shape, Self and Fitness and has written hundreds of health, fitness and nutrition articles for various publications, including Consumer Reports, Real Simple and Cosmopolitan, among others. In 2014, she co-wrote The Supplement Handbook (Rodale) with Mark Moyad, MD. She has appeared as a health expert on local and national news and lifestyle programs, including CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and Entertainment Tonight. Janet also teaches yoga and is currently pursuing a 500-hour training certification.