You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose You are looking for a comprehensive guide to yoga poses
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 like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas Search form You love learning about your body, how you move and why
You want beautiful, glossy, color photos AndyG 1 year ago You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas
Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy You enjoy yoga books that are short and sweet, sincere and down to earth You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi You enjoy learning about the body’s systems
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You enjoy inner exploration Baron Baptiste is a wonderfully vibrant, down-to-earth yoga instructor who honors both the light and serious sides of yoga practice in this wonderful book on yoga. It’s inspirational feel throughout engages the reader and Baron’s bare bones approach to yoga makes it relevant to everyone, no matter where you are in your practice. Baron will help you see your practice differently, discover how your experience on the mat relates to your life overall and help you feel more empowered by giving you practical tools that you can put into action in your daily practice.
You don’t want to read about buddhist philosophy Our Teachers You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga
You are looking for a book that shows pose modifications You enjoy inner exploration
Blog You don’t like inner exploration 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.
Interviews 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 prefer a book that goes into more depth with philosophy and practice Interviews You would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga About us
You are not interested in teaching yoga to others
You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice
Testimonials 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.
Interviews Social Copyright DoYogaWithMe 2018 You appreciate simple explanations and photos (black and white) Click here to purchase The Yoga Bible from Amazon
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You like to learn about yoga philosophy and how they apply to practice You would like to be more mindful Meditation, Psychology and Yoga 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.
Challenges 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.
You want to understand how to live your yoga 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!).