October 27, 2010
If you’ve put on a few years and a few pounds, Yoga in Bed is the perfect way to gently ease into the day, and perhaps push back the hands of the clock. The new edition is a Vook, a digital app for an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that combines the features of a book and video, and it’s ideal for reading/watching in bed.
The Yoga in Bed vook is divided into seven brief chapters that first introduce yoga as a practice, then take you through breathing, stretching, and poses for different objectives like rejuvenate, enliven, center, renewal, and finally a meditation for emerging refreshed. The chapters are illustrated with photographs of the poses, and emphasize the importance of tuning into your body and letting it relax into the poses. The brilliance of the vook is all accompanying videos in which Naomi Sophia Call describes each movement as she demonstrates it against a background of beautiful scenery. The luscious music helps you float languidly through the stretches and poses like a cat by a fire.
Read through the book first, then you can just play the videos in sequence to let her guide you through them all. Pause it whenever you want to spend a bit more time on a given stretch or pose. Yoga in Bed lowers the last barriers to exercise – no one’s watching, you’re in control going at your own pace, and the bed is so-o-o much more comfy than the floor. Naomi, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.