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Day 21 Book Review: Yoga for Beginners – 21 Day Yoga Challenge

I am so glad you stayed through to the end of this 21 Day Yoga Challenge!  I hope you enjoyed it and got a hint of what yoga is all about.  I hope you enjoyed the yoga related giveaways we had during the challenge.  I’d love to hear what you thought of this challenge in the comments.   Continue to check back for more posts on yoga or sign up for our e-newsletter (in the sidebar) to get posts first in your inbox!

Below is a book review for a great book called Yoga for Beginners:  Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body.  Check it out below.

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 Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body

by Cory Martin Book Review

About the Author:

Author and fitness expert Cory Martin earned her BA in English, Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, USA. Her love of books, and writing, led her to additionally study literature at Cambridge University in England. She turned her passion for writing into a career in Hollywood by the time she was just 25 years of age.

Among her writing credits are the popular TV series “The O.C.”. Writing for that show, she drew the attention of Scholastic, the largest distributor and publisher of children’s books in the world. She went on to create 3 successful young adult novels for them, based on “The O.C.” TV show.

Cory had always been interested in yoga, and once she started practicing it, she was hooked. She eventually became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), compiling more than 500 hours of training. She is a frequent instructor of yoga at the famous Santa Monica Pier, leading their Run And Yoga program (ROGA).

She also teaches yoga throughout private and public studios in Los Angeles. It was only logical that Miss Martin combine her two passions, writing and yoga, and this culminated in her release of Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body in August of 2015.

About the Book:

The idea behind this book is very simple – the author wrote Yoga for Beginners: Simple Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind and Strengthen Your Body because she found that many of the yoga instructionals for beginners were either too basic, or too advanced. They either did not deliver enough “real meat” for you to benefit from as a yoga beginner, or they assumed too much.

Cory Martin drew upon her life experiences when she was first starting out with yoga. She remembered the questions she had. She recalled the early difficulties she encountered performing (and remembering) the different yoga poses. She is well known for teaching beginner’s yoga that doesn’t confuse or seem impossible, and she wanted to share that simplistic approach with more than just her personal students.

The result is an “essential guide to getting started with yoga” that reads easy and is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations. The book is available in paperback, and as a digital e-book download.


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  1. 1

    I’m ready to be a beginner at yoga. I can take classes at my local community center. Hope to go this week. Thanks for all the info you’ve given us.

    1. 1.1

      Your welcome Rachel. I hope it’s helped and have fun with the beginners classes. Stop in and let us know how you are doing.

  2. 2
    Deb E

    I love yoga books and DVDs. I’m sending my mom, who will be 80 this year, a yoga book that focuses on osteoporosis (that she has) and osteopenia (what I have). Without the internet at her fingertips, this is the next best thing for her. I enjoyed the past 21 days and know it will help me stay consistent with my practice. It’s reminded my there’s so much more to yoga than the little bit I do daily. I’ll continue to explore the different areas of yoga I may have forgotten over the years.

    1. 2.1

      Thanks for sharing your ideas and feelings about yoga Deb and how you are helping your mom with it!

  3. 3
    Sarah L

    I’ve enjoyed your 21 days. This looks like a good book to give to my sister.

    1. 3.1

      Thank you Sarah for joining us. I am going to try to post a few more videos of various poses as a follow up 🙂 But I am in route right now to Florida for a Plant Based convention/meeting. So it will have to wait til I get back 🙂

  4. 4

    It was a great challenge, thank you for doing it! This is a great little book, we should have it at our gym for those who feel intimidated.

  5. 5

    I did a little bit of yoga today during our cool down. It’s tough work if you aren’t use to it.

    1. 5.1

      I agree…you have to build up to it.

  6. 6
    Sarah L

    A good book for people with questions about Yoga.

  7. 7
    Dee Lafrenz

    Thank you for your great information, and helping us grow!

  8. 8

    This looks like a good book for me. I took yoga back in college, so it’s been a while. I’ve been wanting to get started again though. I really enjoyed it while I took the class. 🙂

  9. 9
    Dee Lafrenz

    You do have to build up, but what a great feeling when you do. Thank you for all of your help. Wonderful information.

  10. 10
    Nancy Burgess

    Good book to learn about yoga.

  11. 11
    veronica lee

    Sounds like a great book for yoga beginners.

  12. 12
    Katie Hall

    I can’t wait to try this! Gonna get the book soon =]]

  13. 13
    Jo-Ann Brightman

    I am ready to start yoga,so this would be the perfect book for me.

  14. 14

    This sounds like a great place to start.

    1. 14.1

      Yes it is Stephanie 🙂

  15. 15
    Tamra Phelps

    I’m always impressed by those who can do the complicated yoga poses. It does seem to be a great workout.

    1. 15.1

      I have to do it very gently….no hot yoga for me.

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