There has never been a greater time to slow down. Our lives have become more stressful as we have tried to achieve more, earn more, and fit more into our days in a culture which has stressed materialistic fulfilment above all else. Yoga is the perfect antidote to 21st century living, helping us to connect with what is really important to us and live each moment fully. It provides a holistic workout, refreshing all of the body’s systems and organs, (in particular the nervous and hormonal systems), stretches, lengthens and tones the muscles, improves posture, reduces back pain, and works as a preventative medicine. What’s more – it can be practiced by all, every day, at every age, and for short bursts of precious time in a hectic daily schedule. Everyday Yoga: The Essential Guide leads you through asanas (yoga poses), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and stress-busting techniques, helping you get much more out of your day, and an improved quality of life.