Your Questions Answered
by Anjali A. Sarkar
April 2021, 134pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7172-6
$45, £35, 40€, A62
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More than 20 million people in the United States practice yoga, and they spend an estimated $10.3 billion on yoga classes and products annually.

An ideal resource for teens and young adults interested in incorporating a yoga practice into their lives, this book answers readers' questions about the origins, benefits, and potential risks of yoga and offers practical advice for getting started.

First developed in northern India more than 5,000 years ago, yoga is now practiced around the world. It can improve strength, flexibility, and body awareness, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. As with any form of exercise, however, it can lead to injury if done incorrectly. For anyone interested in trying yoga for the first time, it’s important to find a style and qualified instructor that are a good fit for their individual needs and goals.

Part of Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series, Yoga: Your Questions Answered follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book in the series also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Explores the history and benefits of yoga while offering practical advice for starting and maintaining a yoga practice
  • Makes the subject approachable and accessible through a simple Q&A format
  • Helps readers to hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section
  • Presents real-world examples of concepts in case studies
  • Dispels popular misconceptions surrounding yoga and points readers toward accurate information in a Common Myths section
Anjali A. Sarkar, PhD, is a biologist and biomedical writer and editor. Dr. Sarker is also a yoga and dance instructor and has taught for 25 years in India and the United States.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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