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.
David is DoYogaWithMe's founder. After doing his first yoga class in his early twenties, he was driven to heal himself from successive injuries as an athlete and yearned to go deeper into his spiritual practice. Since then, David has explored many different styles of yoga, delved deep into the world of meditation and experimented with yoga breathing techniques. He is a yoga and meditation instructor, massage therapist, videographer, writer and dad and is known for his calm, skilled delivery, his ability to encourage people to be connected to their inner experience and his knowledge of anatomy, alignment, meditation, relaxation and pranayama.
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You would like to learn how to compress meridians using yoga 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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Monthly Update - September 2018 Click here to purchase the Functional Anatomy of Yoga from Amazon Events Monthly Update - June 2018 You don’t like books that don’t stay open You like suggestions for yoga sessions, split into short and long options
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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.
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith You aren’t interested in inner exploration You find you learn better when there are good photos to look at
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You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white) 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.
Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste
You enjoy learning about the body’s systems You would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga
You like to learn about yourself You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose You aren’t interested in learning about how your body works
You don’t like learning about anatomy AndyG 1 year ago Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith Blogs Not Found 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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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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You are not interested in teaching yoga to others You don’t care about being more mindful You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas
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Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga You don’t like inner exploration
David Procyshyn Author You are looking for hatha, restorative or vinyasa yoga sequences Blogs Testimonials 12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice 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?
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