Start Yoga | Top Yoga Books You Should Read

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

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar

You can use this book everyday life as a reference in practice yoga. The introduction to the philosophy is great. The author of the book is yoga teacher since 1935. The book provides descriptions to the poses and breathing exercises. Yoga is much more than poses you can understand after reading this book. Books are playing an important role in spreading modern yoga this book is one them. If you are beginner then must read because the introduction is good for them who is new to yoga.

2.Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga

Author: Sadhguru 


Over fifteen thousand years ago, in the Himalayas, where the snows are constant covered and the skies terrestrial, a being appeared Adiyogi. The book explains the number of logical awareness. Book is based on Shiva. The author of the book sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary author. 

3.Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands (Alternative Medicine Series)

Author: Gertrud Hirschi

This is a reference book for mudras of yoga. The book clearly explains the hand positions. The book Is suggested for anyone who interested in mudras. Basically, the mudras are helpful to headaches and asthma attacks. And the power of yoga is able to fix the problems. You can select the book for the beginning. the different postures are very helpful to our body.

4.Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Author: Mark Singleton


the sense of yoga understands in a new way. Yoga is now popular phenomenon all around the world.  Peoples also suggest this book for yoga teachers. Normally the yoga book contains problems and solutions. The book consists of nine chapters. And also provide an overview of Indian Tradition of Yoga. A detailed description of the origin of yoga or modern yoga.

5.The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice

Author:  Georg Feuerstein

This book covers Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, literature. The practice part is also covered in the book.  The author of the book Georg Feuerstein is well-known about yoga. He is founder-director of the Yoga Research Center in Northern California. Information about Origins of yoga and India’s other religious traditions you can read in the book. The concepts of yoga and easy to elaborate and well explained. Also, it provides pictures and that has involved many nuances requires to yoga. 

6.The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Author: Swami Satchidananda

Highly suggested for those who are well known about yoga such as yoga trainers.  Author Satchidananda takes examples to explain the sutras. The Patanjali’s yoga sutras are applicable for the human being. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

7.The Heart Of Yoga

Author:  T.K.V. Desikachar


Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya was one of the greatest yogis. This book’s author, T.K.V. Desikachar, was the son and student of T. Krishnamacharya.The chapters include yoga sutras you can practice and understand the depth and meaning.  Also, the book explains how we can use yoga for individual growth. You can learn yoga from books or from yoga trainer. Many people’s preferred trainers because of safety purpose. After taking a proper class, books are helpful to authentic practice of yoga.If you practice yoga daily this book is for you.  

8.Yoga Anatomy

Author: Leslie Kaminoff

The book has full colored pictures of the body poses. The pictures show which muscles are in use during a particular motion. the sections on the individual poses are well explained.  Explanation of the dynamics of breathing and of yoga breath are great. Must read if you are a yoga trainer. From breathing to standing poses, the body muscles are used, you can see how slight alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness.

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