Yoga can be an intense total-body workout - burning up to 400 calories in an intense, 90-minute session (roughly the same as 40 minutes of moderate running!). The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and leave you with a strong and slender physique. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain - stress. The Big Book of Yoga offers a unique, mindful eating plan that focuses on calming, cleansing foods, helping to outsmart stress and gain control over cravings, a key component to long-term weight loss. The next in the hugely popular Big Book series, this comprehensive, definitive guide features: every essential pose you'll ever need to help you lose weight and sculpt your entire body Total Body Yoga - a series of targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less Core-strengthening poses for a hotter, more pleasurable sex life; customized routines to improve your overall health - from easing hangovers to clear, glowing skin; a healthy, mindful eating plan centred around calming, cleansing foods; and covering everything from basic postures to meditation techniques to avoiding common injuries.
KATHRYN BUDIG is an international yoga teacher and writer. She is the creator of Aim True Yoga and co-founder of Poses for Paws. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Women's Health, The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches regularly online at Yogaglo.com .