Top 5 Yoga Books of All Time

Yoga Books for Beginners

1) Light on Yoga
The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World’s Foremost Authority

Author : B.K.S. Iyengar
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thorsons; 2/18/06 edition (20 March 2006)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 544 pages

Light on Yoga

The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World’s Foremost Authority’ provides reliable and accurate information on the subject of Yoga and tells the readers about the correct techniques of practicing Yoga. This book is written in such a manner that makes it easy for readers to understand the steps without any trouble.

The descriptions of Yoga forms given in the book make it easier for readers to practice it by themselves. This book serves as an introduction for beginners who are looking to learn the unique practice of Yoga. It has been authored by the famous B.K.S. Iyengar, who is known for his mastery over the topic of Yoga. It was published by Thorsons publications in the year 2015.

2) Yoga Anatomy

Author : Leslie Kaminoff
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Human Kinetics; 2nd edition (28 October 2011)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

Yoga Anatomy

With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.

From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.

3) Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Author : Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bihar School Of Yoga (1 August 2013)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 544 pages

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha has been recognised internationally as one of tthe most systematic yoga manuals available today. This enlarged and revised edition provides clear illustrations,step by step directions and details of chakra awareness.

It guides the practioner or teacher easily through the practices,from the simplest to the most advanced. A new therapeutic index has been included for use by doctors and yoga therapists,incorporating recent information fron research into yoga.

4) Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author : Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bihar School of Yoga; Reprint edition (1 January 1999)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 645 pages

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Hatha Yoga Pradipika is divided into different portions, each of which explain a certain part of Yoga.

Hatha Yoga involves the yoga of the body, and yet this book does not restrict itself to the physical aspects of yoga, but delves deeper to how yoga can awaken the chakras and the kundalini energy, helping the person who practices it achieve spiritual liberation.

5) BKS Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health
The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide

Author : B.K.S. Iyengar
Publisher ‏ : ‎ DK; UK ed. edition (16 January 2014)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 432 pages

BKS Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health

Everyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga on the mind, body, and spirit with this updated, illustrated guide from world-renowned yoga authority B.K.S Iyengar, globally respected for his holistic approach and technical accuracy.

In BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, the guru himself guides you through over 55 yoga poses, each with step-by-step instructions illustrated in full colour. Iyengar even explains his philosophy throughout the book – it’s like having yoga classes with your own personal instructor.

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