If You Want To Make Yoga A Part Of Your Life, These 4 Books Can Guide You

If you are a yoga enthusiast, read these books to understand and celebrate the form

Mohini Mehrotra Published Jun 21, 2020 00:00:00 IST
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Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar

Authored by Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga and one of the greatest yoga exponents globally, Light on Yoga is THE guide to modern-day yoga. The book offers yoga enthusiasts clear and easy-to-follow instructions on asanas while touching upon the unique therapeutic benefits of each. It also tells you how to achieve proper alignment and perform the postures safely so that you can get the best out of yoga. With illustrations and detailed descriptions of all the asanas and breathing exercises, this is one yoga guide that will make you fall in love with the form.

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Whether you are new to yoga or have been practising it for years, Yoga Anatomy is a valuable guide that helps you see each asana from an informed perspective and practise each movement correctly.Authored by internationally recognized experts, yoga teachers and educators in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, this book tells you everything you need to know—from the correct way of deep breathing to how slight alterations in a pose can enhance or reduce its effectiveness.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar

The son of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, believed to be the pioneer of modern yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar in his book offers you the best of both—a distillation of his father’s system as well as his own approach towards the practice. The author takes you step-by-step through all the elements of yoga—from poses and counter-poses, breathing and meditation to yoga’s core philosophy. The book shows how you can develop a practice to suit your current state of health, age, occupation and lifestyle.

The 10-Minute Yoga Solution by Ira Trivedi

If you are new to yoga and don’t know where to start or if you like to practise yoga but struggle to find time for a full routine, then this book is perfect for you. Through her book, The 10-Minute Yoga Solution, yoga expert and bestselling author Ira Trivedi promises to help you learn yoga and get in shape too, with 10 minutes of yoga every day. This book takes you on a path of healing and self-discovery, as you discipline your body and mind through yoga.

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