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?
Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil Author You enjoy trying practical techniques in meditation and in your daily life
My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga
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You find you learn better when there are good photos to look at 21 Mar You would like to be more mindful You don’t want to read about buddhist philosophy
Subscribe Yoga and Functional Anatomy 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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12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice
You enjoy learning about the body’s systems Comments Click here to purchase Anatomy of Hatha Yoga from Amazon Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi
You enjoy trying practical techniques in meditation and in your daily life You prefer more information on alignment within the poses
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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Help You would like to try to feel better using meditation You don’t mind simple, black and white photos You particularly enjoy yin yoga
You would like to try to feel better using meditation You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas
You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose 12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon
Musicians 21 Mar You would prefer an anatomy book that doesn't read like a text book LReyle 1 year ago 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.
You would prefer an anatomy book that doesn't read like a text book You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white) You would like to learn how to help heal certain organs using yoga
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You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance Author
You enjoy reading about Buddhist philosophy You would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga Community
12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice You enjoy learning about the body’s systems
You don’t like books that don’t stay open anniebell 4 months ago You enjoy inner exploration
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar You don’t care about being more mindful
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.
You enjoy learning about anatomy 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.
You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white) You are an instructor and want to teach with a stronger focus on anatomy Testimonials
You don’t like inner exploration You don’t like learning new approaches to yoga practice