You want to understand how to live your yoga You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system You feel the way you do yoga now is fine You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas You are not interested in applications of yoga philosophy Click here to purchase A Path with Heart from Amazon  Yoga Classes Programs Musicians Namaste! You enjoy learning practical, meaningful insights into practice and your life You would prefer color photos You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance Toggle navigation Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi Author Share this post You don’t like learning about anatomy You would like to learn how to help heal certain organs using yoga You want a book with color photos Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice with Baron Baptiste

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Click here to purchase the Functional Anatomy of Yoga from Amazon Do Yoga With Me Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon Skip to main content Get Started! You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques Mission and Values You like to learn about yoga philosophy and how they apply to practice You feel the way you do yoga now is fine 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. 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 looking for a book that shows pose modifications or sequencing You are a yoga teacher looking to teach more than just the poses Click here to purchase Perfectly Imperfect from Amazon Share this post You like to explore different approaches to doing yoga 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. Monthly Update - July 2018 Yoga Poses, Practice and Philosophy You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose 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. Beginners You would prefer color photos You love learning about anatomy You like to learn about pose sequencing and creating themes in your practice You don’t feel the need to better understand your psyche and belief system You enjoy daily, thought-provoking quotes or stories You would prefer an anatomy book that doesn't read like a text book You would like to learn how to compress meridians using yoga You want a book with color photos Namaste! Events You don’t want to read about buddhist philosophy Community You don’t like inner exploration You would benefit from a book that summarizes yoga and yoga poses You prefer a book that goes into more depth with philosophy and practice Create new account 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. A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life with Jack Kornfield You would like to be more mindful Log in You like high quality, color photos and illustrations You don’t like inner exploration You like high quality, color photos and illustrations Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith 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. Community Yoga Challenge - September 2018 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. Yoga Poses Search Community Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi You are only interested in the physical side of yoga David Procyshyn 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 are only interested in the physical side of yoga 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 don’t want a book that blends eastern philosophy and western medicine Community You love learning about anatomy 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! You like to learn about yourself You are looking for a detailed, comprehensive guide to yoga You prefer a book that lists poses in a structured way, with detailed guidance 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.  Click here to purchase the Functional Anatomy of Yoga from Amazon You would like to learn more about yoga philosophy, bandhas and kriyas Programs You enjoy trying practical techniques in meditation and in your daily life You enjoy inner exploration Log in or register to post comments Join The DoYogaWithMe Community × 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. You don’t want a guide to doing asanas You would like to learn how to help heal certain organs using yoga 12 Essential Yoga Books to Inspire You and Your Yoga Practice You particularly enjoy yin yoga 21 Mar You like to learn how to apply yoga to your daily life You are experiencing problems and would like to try to understand why Peak Pose Challenges You particularly enjoy yin yoga Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith Yoga Styles You love learning about anatomy You love learning about anatomy Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers 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. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Stillness by Erich Schiffmann You would prefer an anatomy book that doesn't read like a text book Shoulder Strength and Stability David Procyshyn You are not interested in teaching yoga to others 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. 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