Remember me Get access to bonus, subscriber-only videos Login You are only interested in the physical side of yoga You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white) 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!).
The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown About us You seek deeper spiritual meaning Author
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You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas You enjoy learning practical, meaningful insights into practice and your life
Yoga Classes You would like to try to feel better using meditation Yoga and Functional Anatomy About us
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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.
Challenges 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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Meditation, Psychology and Yoga Philosophy You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth Log in or register to post comments You enjoy learning practical, meaningful insights into practice and your life
You enjoy reading about Buddhist philosophy Jack Kornfield’s popular ‘A Path with Heart’ is both an introduction to Buddhist practice as well as an easy to follow guide to meditation, the process of inner transformation and the integration of a spiritual practice into a western way of life. Jack Kornfield is a spiritual teacher, psychologist and meditation master who approaches difficult issues like addiction, psychological and emotional healing and relationship issues with warmth, grace and compassion. He fills this book with practical techniques, guided meditations, stories and other gems of wisdom that can help ease your journey on your life path.
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Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose
You are only interested in the physical side of yoga You don’t like books that don’t stay open 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!).
Get access to bonus, subscriber-only videos Challenges You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas Click here to purchase The Yoga Bible from Amazon
You don’t want a guide to doing asanas Get Started! anniebell 4 months ago 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.
Get Started! Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose
You don’t need to learn about how yoga relates to the energy systems You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct
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.
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Musicians Monthly Update - July 2018 A Vessel of Blessing: Practical Guidance for Teachers Who Touch the Spirit in Yoga Practice by Arlene Bjork
You don’t like learning about anatomy Improve your practice with exclusive challenges and programs Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates
You want beautiful, glossy, color photos Monthly Update - June 2018 You are looking for a detailed, comprehensive guide to yoga Testimonials
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.
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.
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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.
You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses
Bloopers and Outtakes You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth
Contact You don’t like learning new approaches to yoga practice Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter