Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers That completes our review of some of our favorite books on yoga. Of course, there are thousands to choose from and you may have your own favorites so let us know what books have inspired you and your yoga practice by commenting below.
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You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system Click here to purchase The Yoga Bible from Amazon Log in You enjoy daily, thought-provoking quotes or stories
You would like to try to feel better using meditation You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct You enjoy learning practical, meaningful insights into practice and your life
You are ok with black and white photos that don’t look professional You value a book that is written by someone who is considered a master You would like to try to feel better using meditation
Every yogi has a story of how a yoga book completely transformed their yoga practice. Many have more than one. If you have been practicing yoga for a few years or more, perhaps you can relate to this. A shift in perspective, a new way of looking at things or a different way of practicing can alter your experience on your yoga mat and in your life, enough that you feel somewhat different – more inspired, lighter… dare I say enlightened?
Meditation, Psychology and Yoga Philosophy Featuring over 170 yoga postures, this book is an illustrated, step-by-step guide to achieving each posture, including how to move into the pose, the gaze, build-up poses, counter poses, how to lighten the pose and its effects on the body and mind. The Yoga Bible also has a general introduction to yoga, including what yoga is, some yoga philosophy, common styles and suggestions around getting the best out of your practice. You could say that this is the best comprehensive yoga pocket book that exists – although, you need a very big pocket to fit it in!
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Grateful You particularly enjoy yin yoga Improve your practice with exclusive challenges and programs You feel the way you do yoga now is fine You don’t mind simple, black and white photos
A Vessel of Blessing: Practical Guidance for Teachers Who Touch the Spirit in Yoga Practice by Arlene Bjork
Meditations Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith Monthly Update - July 2018 You don’t like learning about anatomy We have divided them into 3 categories: Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy (6 books), Yoga and Functional Anatomy (2 books) and Meditation, Psychology and Transformation (4 books). For each book we include a brief but detailed description, then complete each review with the reasons why you may want to buy, or not buy, this book. Let us know if you have any that you would like to recommend or if you have any questions or feedback, by posting below.
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi Yoga Poses You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas
Click here to purchase Light on Yoga from Amazon You feel the way you do yoga now is fine You are not interested in applications of yoga philosophy
Testimonials Monthly Update - September 2018 Search You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice
Shoulder Strength and Stability You wouldn’t find a large pocket book to be useful
Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste
You don’t mind simple, black and white photos You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications
You prefer more information on alignment within the poses Peak Pose Challenges
You are looking for hatha, restorative or vinyasa yoga sequences You would like to learn how to help heal certain organs using yoga You prefer more information on alignment within the poses
You prefer a book that goes into more depth with philosophy and practice
Thank you! You like to learn about yoga philosophy and how they apply to practice You would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga
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Interviews You enjoy reading about Buddhist philosophy You like suggestions for yoga sessions, split into short and long options Meditation, Psychology and Yoga Philosophy
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Do Yoga With Me You like to challenge yourself This book is a personal reflection on the life and philosophy of one of the most talented teachers of our time. Arlene Bjork had a way of inspiring and guiding her students to explore the deeper truths and aspects of yoga, while offering true insight into how to incorporate yoga in all aspects of your life and how a regular practice will enhance your experience of living. If you are a teacher, you will learn to make a more profound connection with your students, one that will manifest both on and off the mat. In addition, it offers a personable interpretation of all the aspects of yoga philosophy that often seem inaccessible to most practitioners.
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You love learning about anatomy This classic yoga manual by BKS Iyengar is a comprehensive and detailed book on yoga philosophy, bandhas, kriyas, pranayama and a step-by-step guide for each asana. Written by someone who many consider to be a yoga master, it has an ancient feel to it, as though the concepts have been carried through from yoga's origins. The images are even slightly grainy. The poses progress through the book from beginner to advanced and finish with yoga courses and curative asanas for various diseases.
Testimonials H. David Coulter's Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is possibly the most comprehensive yoga anatomy book that exists. It reads, at times, like an anatomy or physiology text book, moving through an impressive detailed analysis of movement and posture, breathing and abdominopelvic exercises before taking that same approach to analyze standing poses, backbending poses, forward bending postures, twisting postures, headstand, shoulderstand and finishing with relaxation and meditation. It's a thick book (almost 600 pages) and extremely dense with information, which is guaranteed to satisfy the most dedicated anatomy nerd. Although it definitely wouldn't be considered an easy read, it is, for the most part, surprisingly accessible for the average person.
Thank you! You don’t like books that don’t stay open You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy
You enjoy trying practical techniques in meditation and in your daily life You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system Baron Baptiste is a wonderfully vibrant, down-to-earth yoga instructor who honors both the light and serious sides of yoga practice in this wonderful book on yoga. It’s inspirational feel throughout engages the reader and Baron’s bare bones approach to yoga makes it relevant to everyone, no matter where you are in your practice. Baron will help you see your practice differently, discover how your experience on the mat relates to your life overall and help you feel more empowered by giving you practical tools that you can put into action in your daily practice.
You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas Shoulder Strength and Stability
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This classic yoga manual by BKS Iyengar is a comprehensive and detailed book on yoga philosophy, bandhas, kriyas, pranayama and a step-by-step guide for each asana. Written by someone who many consider to be a yoga master, it has an ancient feel to it, as though the concepts have been carried through from yoga's origins. The images are even slightly grainy. The poses progress through the book from beginner to advanced and finish with yoga courses and curative asanas for various diseases.
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Beautifully laid out, this synthesis of wisdom traditions is filled with a generous amount of information, photos and insights. Sarah's description of meridian theory and how it so beautifully connects with yoga practice is unique and refreshing. The book's main focus is on yin yoga, and Sarah offers a number of yoga sequences that are designed to pressurize certain meridians and help heal specific organs, while dividing each yoga practice into a long and short version so you can more easily adapt them to your schedule. She completes this wonderfully written book with seated pranayama practices, basic Buddha dharma and suggested mindfulness meditations.
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