by Beth Shaw
Ballantine Books
Retail Price $18.00
Amazon Price: $12.48

Book Description: 

Forget diets and guilt and judgments! Achieve your optimal weight by developing what internationally recognized yoga and fitness expert Beth Shaw calls Lean Consciousness. The ultimate path to weight loss, weight management, and whole-life wellness, Lean Consciousness grows out of filling your mind with good intentions, fueling your body with good food, and then moving your body intentionally. Combining the latest nutrition and exercise science with yogic wisdom and principles, YogaLean offers an easy-to-follow and inspiring holistic lifestyle program:

• fully illustrated yoga poses that promote a lean physique, strengthen your core, increase energy, improve balance, boost metabolism, and enhance confidence
• a menu of cardio and weight-training workouts that complement your yoga, refine your physical strength, and ward off disease
• easy recipes (gluten-free!) and simple suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that will help you burn fat more efficiently
• stress-reducing and clarity-enhancing daily meditations
• breathing exercises to fortify your immune system
• strategies for clearing clutter from your space in order to clear barriers from your life
• a one-week jumpstart plan outlining precisely what to eat and how to exercise your body and mind!


The concepts in this book are not really new, but the author does a great job of pulling it all together to create a holistic weight loss program that will not only heal your body but enhance your mind as well.  Shaw gives us some delicious recipes to follow, suggestions on food combinations, exercises to build strength and reduce stress, and ways to use yoga to benefit both mind and body.   I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to start practicing yoga as a beginner. It is  packed with useful information.

~Reviewed by Jessie M.

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