You would like help with feeling unstuck, unmotivated or depressed You enjoy inner exploration Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy 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. Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates Log in or register to post comments You enjoy inner exploration You are ok with black and white photos that don’t look professional I started with you all a few years ago and have wandered away looking at other yoga programs on line. In the end I come back to you . The kindness and support of all your instructors is evident even through the barrier of a computer monitor. At almost 62 and having lived a sedentary life from 2001 - 2012, I have used a bicycle and your classes to move me away from obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Thank you for all you do. 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. Beginners Peak Pose Challenges You would prefer color photos You find you learn better when there are good photos to look at Copyright DoYogaWithMe 2018 Challenges You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga Click here to purchase Light on Yoga from Amazon anniebell 4 months ago You are an instructor and want to teach with a stronger focus on anatomy You prefer more information on alignment within the poses You are not interested in teaching yoga to others 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.    Click here to purchase Meditations from the Mat from Amazon A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life with Jack Kornfield Search form You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates 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!). 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. Grateful 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. The requested URL /?p=351 was not found on this server. Meditations You enjoy learning practical, meaningful insights into practice and your life Comments A Vessel of Blessing: Practical Guidance for Teachers Who Touch the Spirit in Yoga Practice by Arlene Bjork

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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. Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil You would like to try to feel better using meditation All you want is a guide to doing asanas Bloopers and Outtakes You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice Click here to purchase Eastern Body Western Mind from Amazon You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system Password * 21 Mar Click here to puchase Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit from Amazon You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses 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. Community Yoga Challenge - September 2018 21 Mar 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. Search You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice All Yoga Classes (A to Z) | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Yoga Glossary | Subscriptions My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga You wouldn’t find a large pocket book to be useful You enjoy learning about the body’s systems Click here to puchase Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit from Amazon Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann You feel the way you do yoga now is fine 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. The requested URL /?p=351 was not found on this server. You like to learn about yourself Skip to main content You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance You like to learn how to apply yoga to your daily life Mission and Values Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose Instant karma by helping us give free yoga to your fellow yogis Click here to purchase Insight Yoga from Amazon Community Yoga Challenge - September 2018 Beginners Click here to purchase Anatomy of Hatha Yoga from Amazon You aren’t interested in learning about how your body works Click here to purchase Perfectly Imperfect from Amazon You would prefer an anatomy book that doesn't read like a text book You enjoy reading about Buddhist philosophy Testimonials Help Instant karma by helping us give free yoga to your fellow yogis Community 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. You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system You like to learn about yourself Home You seek deeper spiritual meaning Home × You don’t need to learn about how yoga relates to the energy systems 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. 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.  Our Teachers You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice Thank you! Log in or register to post comments AndyG 1 year ago You like to learn about yourself Beginners All you want is a guide to doing asanas You want a book with color photos 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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