You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth You are only interested in the physical side of yoga 21 Mar Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter
Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil
Buy this yoga book if: 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.
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Latest Blog Posts 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 would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga 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 prefer color photos David Procyshyn Monthly Update - September 2018 Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon
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You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct Don’t buy this yoga book if: You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice
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You don’t mind simple, black and white photos You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose
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You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct You like to explore different approaches to doing yoga You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why
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You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose 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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Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy You don’t want to read about buddhist philosophy You want to understand how to live your yoga You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white)
Yoga Styles Yoga Poses Community Yoga Challenge - September 2018 Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
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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.
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You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system This list of books has been wonderful! I love anatomy, and I have really enjoyed David Keil's anatomy book. I'm planning to start David Coulter's anatomy book soon. I'm learning so much, and it's really transforming the way I think about my body when I do yoga (and ride horses - my other great love!).
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You like to challenge yourself You would like to have a yoga reference book that is easy to carry around You are only interested in the physical side of yoga Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates
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You are an instructor and want to teach with a stronger focus on anatomy You love learning about your body, how you move and why
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.