Beyond Hot Yoga



Sports and Martial Arts

Kyle Ferguson

North Atlantic

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224 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Carton Count: 24
Illustrations: 50 B&W PHOTOS


On Patterns, Practice, and Movement

A holistic method for practicing hot yoga–a new 40-pose series of postures based on modern understandings of anatomy and movement.

Bringing hot yoga beyond Bikram and into the 21st century, Beyond Hot Yoga offers a bold new science-backed 40-pose sequence. Built on up-to-date insights on bodily movement–and the understanding that all bodies are different–author, practitioner, and teacher Kyle Ferguson challenges the long-held belief that all yoga poses are right for all people. He also opens up a vital conversation regarding the principles of embodiment and interconnectedness in yoga, doing so with humor, erudition, and tongue-in-cheek wit.

More than just a practice guide, Beyond Hot Yoga is a shake-it-up investigation of ideas: it encourages a new exploration of the social nature of human beings, emphasizes the harmony between physical design and mental process, and explores the philosophy of embodiment and the spiritual value of practice. Included are quarantine-tailored adjustments for reaping the benefits of the hot yoga sequence for when you can’t get to a class, as well as tips on alignment, postures, and learning to read and listen to your body as you practice yoga.

NEW, FRESH TAKE ON HOT YOGA: Provides an entirely new alternative series of hot yoga postures. Every movement and posture is updated to reflect contemporary medical knowledge and practice.

HUMOROUS, APPROACHABLE TONE: Unlike the vast majority of yoga books, it’s designed to be both informative and entertaining.

EVOLUTIONARY UNDERSTANDING: Much like the “paleo” movement in the world of food, this book emphasizes the evolutionary needs and design of humans. It’s not about idealized versions of humans, but rather nature, history, and our place in our environment.

Kyle Ferguson

Kyle Ferguson (E-RYT 200) is the creator and director of Second Circle Yoga in Burlington, Vermont. Originally certified in Bikram Yoga in 2011, Kyle received additional teaching certifications in Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga (Maha Yoga, 2015), and Yin Yoga (Yoga Home, 2018). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief program, and has completed the Zen Mountain Monastary's Introduction to Zen Practice. In 2018, he created Second Circle Yoga in Vermont with the aim of developing a powerful, modern, scientifically-informed practice for hot yoga enthusiasts everywhere. Anthony Grudin is the author of Warhol's Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Animal Warhol, forthcoming from University of California Press in 2022.
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