You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques
You would like to learn how to help heal certain organs using yoga You want to understand how to live your yoga
My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct
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.
Click here to purchase Meditations from the Mat from Amazon Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste
You want a book with color photos A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life with Jack Kornfield
Namaste! You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice You want to understand how to live your yoga
You like to learn how to apply yoga to your daily life You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques You are looking for a comprehensive guide to yoga poses
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.
Blogs You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose You are looking for hatha, restorative or vinyasa yoga sequences
Toggle navigation Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon Don’t buy this yoga book if: You would prefer color photos The requested URL /?p=351 was not found on this server.
You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas You don’t like books that don’t stay open
Click here to purchase Yoga: The Spirit and Practise of Moving Through Stillness on Amazon Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste
You are not interested in teaching yoga to others You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system
You like to learn how to apply yoga to your daily life Beginners
You don’t like learning about anatomy Yoga Challenges Yoga Poses Search form
You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose
Understanding functional anatomy has the potential of transforming not only your practice, but your relationship to your body. This is by far the most impressive guide to functional anatomy and yoga that I have seen to date. David's unique approach makes learning about anatomy easy for anyone, while completely satisfying anatomy geeks who love to learn all they can about muscles and bones. The manual begins with basic principles of functional anatomy, then helps you understand how they work within many of the yoga asanas. David's descriptions allow you to feel what he’s saying in your own body. There is so much to learn from this book that it could very well be your go-to yoga anatomy reference manual for years to come.
You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose
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12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice Create new account You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses
Musicians Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose