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Whether you enjoy the flexibility, strength, and balance of your yoga practice on the physical or spiritual level, or both, you are bound to find titles below to enrich your practice. If you are interested in venturing beyond your asana practice to study yoga philosophy, check out our Expert Picks, where author and yoga teacher Michael Stone has some recommendations for where to start.

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  1. Writing Yoga

    Writing Yoga

    A Guide to Keeping a Practice Journal

    • by
    • Bruce Black
    Writer and editor Bruce Black began studying yoga five years ago, when his knees could no longer stand the stress of running. After taking classes for a few years, he started keeping a journal to explore his experiences on the mat. Out of his journal and his devotion to Anusara Yoga has emerged a book that delves into the nexus of yoga, writing, and life.In Writing Yoga, Bruce begins by… Read More

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  2. Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind

    Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind

    Writings on the Connections between Yoga and Buddhism

    • edited by
    • Michael Stone
    In this collection of provocative essays by prominent teachers of Yoga and Buddhism, the common ground of these two ancient traditions becomes clear. Michael Stone has brought together a group of intriguing voices to show how Buddhism and Yoga share the same roots, the same values, and the same spiritual goals. The themes addressed here are rich and varied, yet the essays all weave together the common threads between the… Read More

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  3. Krishnamacharya

    Krishnamacharya

    His Life and Teachings

    • by
    • A. G. Mohan,
    • Ganesh Mohan
    Here is a personal tribute to “the father of modern yoga” Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West. In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected… Read More

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  4. The Woman's Yoga Book

    The Woman's Yoga Book

    Asana and Pranayama for all Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

    • by
    • Bobby Clennell
    Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat.Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle:premenstrual: poses to stabilizemenstruation: poses to restorepostmenstrual:… Read More

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  5. Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

    • by
    • Michael Stone
    Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of… Read More

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  6. Yogabody

    Yogabody

    Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

    • by
    • Judith Hanson Lasater
    In Yogabody, author Judith Hanson Lasater writes, “You can’t fully understand the dynamic movement of asana without first understanding the basic structure of the human body.” Drawing on almost forty years of experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, she focuses here on macroanatomy and kinesiology in relationship to asana.Organized into five parts—the locomotor system, the vertebral column, the lower extremity, the trunk, and the upper extremity—Yogabody takes you… Read More

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  7. Insight Yoga

    Insight Yoga

    An innovative synthesis of traditional yoga, meditation, and Eastern approaches to healing and well-being

    • by
    • Sarah Powers
    Acclaimed yoga and meditation teacher Sarah Powers is known and loved for her unique approach—Insight Yoga—which combines traditional yoga with the meridians of Chinese medicine, as well as Buddhist meditation. Using Yin (passive) and Yang (dynamic) poses, she demonstrates a series of different yoga sequences that bring benefit to organs, muscles, joints, and tendons—as well as the mind. She also provides a foundational explanation of traditional Chinese medicine theory and… Read More

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  8. The Inner Tradition of Yoga

    The Inner Tradition of Yoga

    A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner

    • by
    • Michael Stone
    There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.To learn… Read More

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  9. Iyengar

    Iyengar

    The Yoga Master

    • edited by
    • Kofi Busia
    Well-known contributors from the world of yoga celebrate the life and work of the great yoga pioneer B. K. S. Iyengar in this collection. Iyengar, who celebrates seventy years as a yoga teacher this year, is an Indian yoga master, revered as the single most influential person in spreading the teachings of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was recognized in Time magazine’s 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful… Read More

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  10. Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

    Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life

    A Guide for Everyday Practice

    • by
    • Charlotte Bell
    A longtime yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation practitioner, Charlotte Bell describes in passionate detail how she applied the eightfold path of the Yoga Sutras and the Buddha’s heed for mindfulness to her hectic Western life—with practicality and precision, grace and guts.Her insights honor these timeless teachings while staying relevant to contemporary life. She recounts personal stories that depict her commitment to practice in her own life: in relationships, music, asana,… Read More

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