Yoga is an ancestral practice that is very popular today because of its health benefits: it improves flexibility, helps reduce stress, improves concentration, improves coordination … In other words, it guarantees a state of harmony.

Best books on yoga

Thanks to the fact that yoga improves our well-being in many ways, many books have been published with the intention of getting the theoretical and practical knowledge of this millenary method to readers.

But how to decide between so many texts? In this article you will find  a selection of the best books about yoga . They are the following.

1. Light on Yoga: Dipika Yoga (BKS Iyengar)

Among the many types of yoga highlights Iyengar yoga, which emphasizes alignment, even in sitting postures ; The alignment of the head, spine, hips and feet are present for the correct flow of energy.

It owes its name to its founder, and is one of the most popular types of yoga today. This text is a book full of illustrations that aims to make the practice easier for readers, and provides useful instructions to know exactly what to do in each moment.

2. Anatomy of yoga (Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews)

Few yoga manuals are as complete as this work, which in its new edition has been updated and is much more complete. It contains a large number of illustrations and the information is very well organized.

It is a great book, not only useful for those who are starting but also for those who have been practicing it for years. The authors have created a very complete consultation work. In the new edition, more than 300,000 copies have been sold around the globe.

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3. Keys to yoga (Danilo Hernández)

Keys to Yoga is a very complete manual, both theoretical and practical, in which the information is detailed and expressed in a clear and pleasant way. The author of the book is a great practitioner who has been trained in India . It is useful both for the advanced practitioner and for those who want to introduce themselves in this millenary practice.

4. The heart of Yoga: Developing a personal practice (TKV Desikachar)

This book helps readers find their own essence and connect with themselves through yoga. It is a current classic, written by Desikachar considered the father of Viniyoga, a type of yoga that focuses on individual needs. A personalized way to benefit from this ancestral habit .

5. Yoga sequences. How to create magnificent Yoga classes (Mark Stephens)

A great resource for yoga teachers, which helps them create beneficial and enjoyable classes. In its pages it is possible to find 77 models of sequences of asanas that can be used taking into account the levels of the students. It is composed of more than 1000 photos, which facilitate the teaching of this millenary practice.

6. The Yoga tree (BSK Iyengar)

Another work by BKS Iyengar that enters this list. This book is an easy text to assimilate, with a simple reading and a concise language. It is a book that delves into this practice and that delves into the philosophy of this spiritual experience. Some questions are answered, such as how to include yoga in everyday life . It is a good reference manual, ideal for those who are not experts and for those who are.

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