Popular Yoga Books
Top 5 Books Every Yogi Should Read
Deepen your understanding of yoga by reading classical texts and other yoga books. In your yoga journey, there will probably come a time when you wonder just how some Sanskrit term applies to daily life or how the physical practice of asana relates to yoga's transformative powers. Fortunately, people have been writing yoga books for thousands of years—and no matter what your question, someone probably has addressed it in writing somewhere. Arriving at a coherent understanding of this rich and varied tradition takes time and contemplation. Books can become great friends and guides along the path. Many ancient texts are deserving of serious, scholarly study, of course, but there are also plenty of great reads worthy of curling up with on a winter's eve.
I am constantly amazed how much there is to learn in studying yoga. It is often used during teacher trainings. The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Schiffman makes yoga approachable to those that may be intimidated or novices.
Physical Yoga Books
Best Overall: "Light on Yoga" at Amazon. Best Illustrated: "Yoga Anatomy" at Amazon. Best Inclusive: "Yoga for Everyone" at Amazon. Best History: "Yoga Body" at Amazon. The subtitle is "The Bible of Modern Yoga" and that's no stretch.
Summer is coming albeit a little slowly , and with it, the need for some good reads. If you're as much of a yoga lover and literature nerd as I am, a good book recommendation never goes awry. An illustrator from San Francisco, Madonna tries to capture the essence of everyday life through overheard conversations, accompanied by drawings from around the city Hell-Bent by Benjamin Lorr brings to light the competitive side of Bikram yoga. If you've ever wondered what the "Yoga Olympics" look like, or just wanted some insight into the world of Bikram yoga, then this is the book for you.
Per your request! Stay tuned! Since we have had so many requests for this sort of thing I am going to start a little online — ongoing book club! But you can read the book on your own and jump into the conversation anytime. The Tree Of Yoga by B. Iyengar 1st book for the YWA book club starting April 1st!