The Best Yoga Books For 2012

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Posted February 22, 2012 by LSloane in Product Reviews
Yoga Books

Here we take a look at the best yoga books in 2012 for both beginner and expert levels. There is without doubt an immense variety of literature to be found on the subject of yoga and it can be difficult knowing where to start when looking for the best books. Whether you are a complete novice or already familiar with the discipline of yoga, choosing the right book can certainly be overwhelming.

The 5 Best Books For A Beginner

The best yoga books that are suitable for a beginner should contain a combination of basic yoga philosopy, easy to follow postures with clear illustrations and examples of breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. Here’s our pick of the top 5 books for beginners:

Review of Slim Calm Sexy Yoga – Tara Stiles

Slim Calm Sexy YogaAimed at the 21st century woman, this easy to follow comprehensive book contains over 200 poses all of which promise to offer a complete body and mind makeover. By relieving ailments associated with the modern lifestyle such as stress, high blood pressure and poor sex drive etc this book promises to propel you into being the slimmer, calmer and sexier self you’ve always dreamt of.

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Review of The Yoga Bible – Christina Brown

The Yoga BibleFeaturing over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice.

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Review of The Easy Yoga Workbook: The Perfect Introduction to Yoga – by Tara Fraser

Easy Yoga WorkbookA simple and easy to follow workbook that offers the reader postures, meditations, relaxations and breathing techniques. Fraser incorporates particular instructions on overcoming the common problems related to each posture which is an extremely useful feature for all yoga beginners.

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Review of Yoga for Dummies – Georg Feuerstein and Larry Payne

Yoga For Dummies

A beginner’s guide to yoga that appeals to a wide range of people, Yoga for Dummies features chapters on partner yoga and yoga for pregnancy, children and teen yoga and yoga for the older person.

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Review of The American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated – Alice Christensen

Beginners Manual

This beginner’s manual provides a comprehensive combination of the theory of yoga and practical techniques along with essential diet and nutritional information. It offers the reader clear and concise illustrations and descriptions of many poses, breathing exercises and meditation techniques.

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The 5 Best Books For An Expert

The following selection of books have made it onto our 5 best yoga books for an expert list. They are extremely diverse in nature yet all prove to be excellent in advancing the reader’s knowledge of yoga to a higher level.

Review of Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipka – B.K.S Iyengar

Light On YogaLight on Yoga is a comprehensive guide to all of the Hatha positions and breathing exercises.  Recognised universally as the definitive guide to Yoga and used as an essential reference text for teachers worldwide, this book is a crucial read for any student or teacher of yoga.

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Review of The science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards – William J Broad

The Science Of YogaThe investigative Journalist William J Broad unearths the truth about yoga with this controversial eye opening book. It shatters common beliefs surrounding yoga, exposes some advantages as mere myths and also uncovers many unforeseen advantages to the practice of yoga.

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Review of Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition – Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Yoga AnatomyYoga Anatomy provides the reader with a great understanding of how the structures of the human body are working in each position. This book is perfect for anyone aspiring to enhance the effectiveness of their positions and drive their practice to a new level.

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Review of Yoga as Medicine – Yoga Journal and Timothy McCall

Yoga As MedicineThe practical guide to using yoga for improving health, Yoga as Medicine examines popular yoga styles and positions in relation to their health benefits. This book is essential for anyone intending to use yoga as a tool to relieve specific health complaints or ailments.

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

The Heart Of YogaThis book is a step by step guide to constructing a yoga practice. Desikachar stresses the importance of observing oneself and shows the reader how to develop a practice that is personal and caters for the individual’s needs.

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Finding the Cheapest Yoga Books

Searching on the Internet is the best way to find and compare the cheapest books. There are several sites you can browse; here we suggest a few that we have found to contain the cheapest yoga books and the best offers:

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