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Best Yoga Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Yoga books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Yoga Bible (2003)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadYoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities….
Author(s): Christina Brown

2. The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book: A Visual Guide to Form, Function, and Movement (2018)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should Read  Yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, and anatomy teacher Kelly Solloway provides an entertaining and informative journey through the human body, focusing on the bones, joints, and muscles used in yoga. After an overview of helpful terms, Kelly covers the skeletal system, joints, and connective tissue, followed by the muscular system. Each anatomical feature is illustrated with a beautiful black-and-white drawing of a yoga posture, or asana, to color. Coloring the bones and muscles, and their names, will help you to remember their location and function, and 32 perforated flash cards enable readers to quiz…
Author(s): Kelly Solloway, Samantha Stutzman

3. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class (2019)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should Read Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. It continues with a second section that contains fifty-four complete themes that instructors…
Author(s): Sage Rountree , Alexandra DeSiato , et al.

4. Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice (2019)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadDid you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes?Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more.With insight into variations on the poses and and a Q&A section…
Author(s): Ann Swanson

5. Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga (1995)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadThe 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. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout….
Author(s): B. K. S. Iyengar, Yehudi Menuhin

6. The Yoga Way to Figure and Facial Beauty. (1973)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Avon; Later Printing edition (1973) Language: English ASIN: B000J0L0YG Package Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.8 x 1.5 inches Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3084 in Yoga (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Richard L. Hittleman

7. Yoga: The Top 100 Best Yoga Poses: Relieve Stress, Increase Flexibility, and Gain Strength (Yoga Postures Poses Exercises Techniques and Guide For Healing Stretching Strengthening and Stress Relief) (2017)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadWhether you want to increase your strength and flexibility relieve pain and prevent injury, or reduce stress and become happier, then keep reading to discover how to easily do this with the best yoga positions of all time! Yoga is well known for increasing flexibility, but it goes far beyond giving your muscles a good stretch. This form of exercise can be as intense as you want to make it! At the same time it is extremely easy to begin and it fits smoothly into any lifestyle. If you only have ten minutes to spare, that’s all it will take to reap many benefits from yoga. Then be sure to enjoy the…
Author(s): Susan Hollister

8. Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light (1992)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadSecret Tibetan methods for working with dream states….
Author(s): Namkhai Norbu, Michael Katz

9. Yoga Anatomy (2011)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadThe best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! 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. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been…
Author(s): Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews

10. The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga (2019)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadThis second edition of the best sellingThe Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including detailed descriptions and photographs of over 30 Yin Yoga asanas. This is an updated version of the book that has become the go-to resource for Yin Yoga teachers all over the world and has been required reading in many teacher training programs.All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however Yin Yoga works the…
Author(s): Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers

11. How Yoga Works (2011)

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should ReadSpecial Limited Edtion of the best selling yoga book about The secrets of how yoga works to make us truly whole are revealed here in a delightful story based on how these precious teachings reached Tibet form their home in India, over a thousand years ago….
Author(s): Geshe Michael Roach, Christie McNally

Best Yoga Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some yoga books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Bhagavad Gita: According to Paramhansa Yogananda

Author(s): Swami kriyananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers, Year: Sep 2008, Size: 223 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2184305

The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels

Author(s): Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship, Year: Oct 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2184303

Nyasa Yoga : Kundalini, Prana, Chakra and Nadi Cultivation Techniques

Author(s): William Bodri
Publisher: Top Shape Publishing, Year: April 6, 2017, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2367619

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Author(s): Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust, Year: 9 Nov 2015, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2348318

Yoga Through the Year: A Seasonal Approach to Your Practice

Author(s): Jilly Shipway
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 July 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2391944

Autobiography of a Yogi ( Complete edition with over 80 Archival photos, 2016 Revised and Updated )

Author(s): Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, Year: 7 Apr 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2368070

Kundalini Tantra

Author(s): Satyananda Saraswati
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust, Year: 6 May, 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2264310

Breathing Space for New Mothers: Rest, Stretch, and Smile--One Yoga Minute at a Time

Author(s): Alison Rogers, Erin O. White
Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Year: 6 Aug 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2395250

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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