You do not enjoy reading about anatomy and physiology
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Meditations from the Mat offers 365 daily meditations that help integrate mindfulness into everyday life. Each day's reflection begins with a thought-provoking quote and then explores one intriguing aspect of yoga philosophy. Gates weaves stories of his own remarkable healing and growth with the yoga sutras of Patanjali, and provides illuminating and moving explanations of how yoga teachings apply to real-life situations. Whether read in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga, or at the end of the day, Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.
Click here to puchase Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit from Amazon Click here to purchase Eastern Body Western Mind from Amazon You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance
Contact Improve your practice with exclusive challenges and programs You don’t mind simple, black and white photos Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
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You are not interested in applications of yoga philosophy You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why
Click here to puchase Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit from Amazon You wouldn’t find a large pocket book to be useful You would like to be more mindful
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.
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.
My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga You seek deeper spiritual meaning You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose Our Teachers Interviews
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi You are an instructor and want to teach with a stronger focus on anatomy
Monthly Update - July 2018 You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose Interviews Click here to purchase A Path with Heart from Amazon
Click here to purchase the Functional Anatomy of Yoga from Amazon You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications
You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications You value a book that is written by someone who is considered a master Meditations Click here to purchase Eastern Body Western Mind from Amazon
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You would benefit from a book that summarizes yoga and yoga poses Buy this yoga book if: You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice
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 want beautiful, glossy, color photos Share this post Grateful You feel the way you do yoga now is fine You would benefit from a book that summarizes yoga and yoga poses
You like high quality, color photos and illustrations
You don’t mind simple, black and white photos Monthly Update - July 2018 Yoga Challenges You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas
You want beautiful, glossy, color photos You would benefit from a book that summarizes yoga and yoga poses
Many students find Donna Farhi’s Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit to be an invaluable part of their yoga journey. Donna provides a way to experience yoga in a more complete way, allowing the asanas to come to life through ‘seven moving principles’: namely breathe, yield, radiate, center, support, align and engage. With an impressive section on the mechanics of movement, beautiful photos (including what not to do) and yoga pose sections divided into standing poses, seated poses, back bends, arm balances, restorative poses and yoga breathing practices, Donna’s Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit will teach you so much about the practice of yoga, whether you are a student or an instructor.
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.
× You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications or sequencing Click here to purchase The Yoga Bible from Amazon By David Procyshyn 3 Comments
Buy this yoga book if: Bloopers and Outtakes Comments You prefer a book that goes into more depth with philosophy and practice