The Yoga Body by Lola Berry is her first book devoted to yoga and fitness.
The book’s tagline is ‘the ultimate guide to detoxing, building strength and eating mindfully’.
Lola is perhaps better known for her nutritious cooking, but she’s also a qualified yoga teacher. She’s been practicing yoga for over ten years and teachers the vinyasa and yin yoga styles. She says that yin yoga is “where you hold the poses for a long time (anywhere from four to ten minutes)…. After every class, I felt deeply relaxed”.
After a short introduction, the book contains three sections devoted to yoga practice, yoga food, and yoga mind.
The first chapter covers the benefits of yoga, different styles, choosing a yoga studio to suit you and some yoga sequences. Some of these poses might be difficult for a beginner, so don’t be afraid to start with blocks, adjustments or a live class first.
Did you know yoga improves: balance and coordination, blood pressure, bone density, brain function, flexibility and mental health?
The food section covers tips for clean eating, a seven-day vegan cleanse and over 60 recipes divided into drinks, breakfast, savory and sweets. Be tempted by iced maple-cashew latte, snickers bircher, banana breakkie cake, sweet spud hash browns with halloumi, spiritual gangster wraps, and luscious lamb curry.
The last part talks about the eight limbs of yoga and lessons learned.
The word yoga itself comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to join or unite.
The Yoga Body is a solid and inspiring introduction to yoga and eating healthy.
The book is currently available in paperback and ebook.
About Lola Berry
Leading Australian nutritionist Lola Berry appears regularly on television shows such as The Project, The Today Show and A Current Affair. She is a spokesperson on nutrition and general wellbeing in print and on the radio, and has a huge and interactive online following. She has been practicing yoga for ten years and is a qualified vinyasa and yin yoga teacher.