Don’t buy this yoga book if: Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
You would like help with feeling unstuck, unmotivated or depressed You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white)
You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice You like to learn about yoga philosophy and how they apply to practice You don’t like inner exploration
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?
You would prefer color photos Buy this yoga book if: You enjoy inner exploration Programs You aren’t interested in learning about how your body works
You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance
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Monthly Update - July 2018 This book is a personal reflection on the life and philosophy of one of the most talented teachers of our time. Arlene Bjork had a way of inspiring and guiding her students to explore the deeper truths and aspects of yoga, while offering true insight into how to incorporate yoga in all aspects of your life and how a regular practice will enhance your experience of living. If you are a teacher, you will learn to make a more profound connection with your students, one that will manifest both on and off the mat. In addition, it offers a personable interpretation of all the aspects of yoga philosophy that often seem inaccessible to most practitioners.
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Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann You like books with black and white illustrations and photos You love learning about your body, how you move and why
You prefer more information on alignment within the poses
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You don’t like inner exploration 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.
You enjoy reading about Buddhist philosophy You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system You feel the way you do yoga now is fine
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21 Mar 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.
Log in or register to post comments 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.
Create new account Thank you! 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.
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
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You like to learn about yoga philosophy and how they apply to practice Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance
Challenges Forum You enjoy trying practical techniques in meditation and in your daily life Forgot your password? You would like to have a yoga reference book that is easy to carry around
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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.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter
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.
LReyle 1 year ago Don’t buy this yoga book if: Peak Pose Challenges You enjoy daily, thought-provoking quotes or stories By David Procyshyn 3 Comments You don’t mind simple, black and white photos