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You would benefit from a relatable explanation of the limbs of yoga You prefer a book that focuses mostly on philosophy, not asanas
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.
You like books with black and white illustrations and photos You love learning about anatomy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates
You like to look more deeply into your experience within a yoga pose You want to learn about being more sensitive when doing yoga
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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Remember me Our Teachers You are only interested in the physical side of yoga Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil
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Testimonials Forum 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.
Challenges Home You find you learn better when there are good photos to look at You enjoy learning about the body’s systems
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!).
About us 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.
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?
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You value a book that is written by someone who is considered a master 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.
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Author Contact You would like to have a yoga reference book that is easy to carry around You would benefit from a book that summarizes yoga and yoga poses
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Search 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.
You don’t want a book that focusses mostly on practical meditation techniques You would appreciate information that is well written and succinct You would benefit from a step-by-step guide to move into each pose
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My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon You are not interested in applications of yoga philosophy
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Click here to purchase A Vessel of Blessing from Amazon You would like to better understand your psyche and belief system