12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice Buy this yoga book if: You like suggestions for yoga sessions, split into short and long options You are looking for a comprehensive guide to yoga poses
You would like to be more mindful Blog Anodea Judith has a knack for writing about chakras and psychology in plain language that anyone can understand. Eastern Body, Western Mind is no exception – it’s wonderfully written and provides countless thoughtful moments and epiphanies. It is not just a book to read, it is a ‘workbook’ for healing the soul’s wounds that have accumulated over a lifetime and an attempt to teach you how to live in a healthier, more balanced and self-loving way.
You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses You don’t like books that don’t stay open You want to understand how to live your yoga Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown Forum Community You prefer more information on alignment within the poses Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
Get Started! Yoga Poses LReyle 1 year ago You enjoy learning about anatomy You don’t want a guide to doing asanas 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 benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga All of the yoga books below have that potential. Each one grabs you in a different way and teaches you something new about yourself, about yoga and about life. We hope that this guide will help you choose the book that is ideal for you at this moment, or will help you choose the perfect book for a friend, colleague or family member who also loves yoga.
Mission and Values Toggle navigation Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil LReyle 1 year ago
You don’t want a book that blends eastern philosophy and western medicine LReyle 1 year ago A Vessel of Blessing: Practical Guidance for Teachers Who Touch the Spirit in Yoga Practice by Arlene Bjork
Beginners You aren’t interested in inner exploration Home 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.
Help You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications You particularly enjoy yin yoga Yoga Challenges You don’t want a guide to doing asanas
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You would prefer color photos Click here to purchase Anatomy of Hatha Yoga from Amazon Buy this yoga book if: Log in 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.
You don’t mind simple, black and white photos Monthly Update - September 2018 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.
You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth You feel the way you do yoga now is fine You don’t like learning about anatomy You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice
You are looking for hatha, restorative or vinyasa yoga sequences You don’t want to read about buddhist philosophy
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You do not enjoy reading about anatomy and physiology All of the yoga books below have that potential. Each one grabs you in a different way and teaches you something new about yourself, about yoga and about life. We hope that this guide will help you choose the book that is ideal for you at this moment, or will help you choose the perfect book for a friend, colleague or family member who also loves yoga.
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You enjoy learning about anatomy Forum You are an instructor and want to teach with a stronger focus on anatomy
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You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose You find you learn better when there are good photos to look at
You value a book that is written by someone who is considered a master Musicians Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi David Procyshyn You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas
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Contact Community Yoga Challenge - September 2018 You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance You don’t want a book that blends eastern philosophy and western medicine
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Click here to purchase Insight Yoga from Amazon Remember me You don’t need to learn about how yoga relates to the energy systems
Erich Schiffmann takes a unique approach to yoga practice that may shift the way that you do yoga. Schooled in the Iyengar and Desikachar approaches, Schiffmann has a uniquely gentle, transformative approach to alignment and body awareness. His easy-to-follow yoga pose tutorials, yoga sequences and perspective on yoga practice help you stay centered in your practice and calm and mindful in your life. He covers meditation, pranayama, the essence of yoga practice, lines of energy and asanas to create a wonderfully comprehensive book on yoga.
You don’t mind simple, black and white photos 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.
Search form You want to understand how to live your yoga Yoga Styles Click here to purchase A Path with Heart from Amazon
Meditations anniebell 4 months ago Click here to purchase Perfectly Imperfect from Amazon You don’t need to learn about how yoga relates to the energy systems
Get access to bonus, subscriber-only videos You like to learn how to apply yoga to your daily life Remember me
You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications or sequencing Yoga Styles You would prefer color photos About us The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown
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