Yoga can be an intense total-body workout - burning up to 400 calories in an intense, 90-minute session (roughly the same as 40 minutes of moderate running!). The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and leave you with a strong and slender physique. But yoga does something even better. It's proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain - stress. "The Big Book of Yoga" offers a unique, mindful eating plan that focuses on calming, cleansing foods, helping to outsmart stress and gain control over cravings, a key component to long-term weight loss. The next in the hugely popular "Big Book" series, this comprehensive, definitive guide features: every essential pose you'll ever need to help you lose weight and sculpt your entire body "Total Body Yoga" - a series of targeted workouts in 15 minutes or less Core-strengthening poses for a hotter, more pleasurable sex life; customized routines to improve your overall health - from easing hangovers to clear, glowing skin; a healthy, mindful eating plan centred around calming, cleansing foods; and covering everything from basic postures to meditation techniques to avoiding common injuries.