Category: books for yogi

21 Feb

Essential Yoga Books

Yoga is an enjoyable experience; it heals you, replenishes and repairs your body. It fights with certain diseases that attack your body, makes you sleep better, tones your body, and I can go on and on. But if you are a newbie, I highly recommend this yoga for beginners dvd.

Nevertheless, if you are planning to join a yoga class or are already attending one but are not seeing results, you need to seek knowledge. Below is a compilation of the essential yoga books every yoga practitioner needs to read.

The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann

Yoga is supposed to go beyond the physical, and that’s what this book will teach you to do. World-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffman is the first and only yoga teacher to introduce hatha yoga (vigorous exercises and breathing control) combined with meditation.

This type of Yoga is very active yet quiet hard to master, and that’s probably why it wasn’t done and taught by early age yoga teachers. Many now want to learn this yoga technique because it quickly yields great health results. The book is fantastic because it gives descriptions of hard postures but makes them learnable. It has great pictures for stories and an overall easy to understand explanation of some of the most sophisticated yoga techniques such as ujjayi breathing. Reading this book feels like having its author right there with you explaining every page.

Through its several meditation sessions, the book will help you learn how not to stress, to love yourself more and to achieve better sleep.

Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga can become complicated to master if you don’t know the yoga techniques. That’s why this book is essential. Written by the founder of a yoga technique called Iyengar yoga, this book can be trusted. Iyengar has won himself many titles including being named by time magazine of the top 100 most influential people in the World.

First, the book gives an ancient understanding of yoga and then gives several illustrations of various breathing and positions. It’s the essential book for any yoga practitioner be it new or old.

 The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

This book is ideal for yoga lovers who want to learn a little more about the spiritual aspect of Yoga. It teaches Raja Yoga, a yoga technique that emphasizes concentration and meditation. Its author is a Monk but maybe not a very obsessed one because, in his writings, he quotes the Vedic scriptures but intellectually and carefully explains their usefulness without adding a cult slant to lure people to join his religion. He adds to the book’s techniques and tricks that anyone can quickly master. Swami is said to be the first person to introduce Yoga to the west and based on Swami’s teachings, an institution called Integral Yoga International that trains and certifies Yoga teachers was founded.

Alkaline diet for yoga by Mariana Correa

Yoga is never complete without a healthy alkaline diet, and that is what this book will teach you. The author emphasizes that one must first change from a bad diet to achieve results with yoga. After explaining what alkaline foods are and how they help to boost your body both for yoga results and for general good health, the author gives you a guide to cooking 50 delicious alkaline recipes.