This is a great book with clear directions on how to come into yoga positions. The pictures are all in color and easy to see also. It also has a great section on eating properly as a part of your yoga practice. Great for yoga practitioners of all levels.
Colorful pictures demonstrating the correct (and incorrect) techniques of yoga poses and proper relaxation. Also, great natural receipes are included in the book. Lots of information and pictues are very helpful.
Good photo breakdowns of all poses and overview of lifestyle.
Good introduction to Shivananda Yoga and Yoga generally. Shivananda Yoga is based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda, who was a medical doctor who was interested in preserving health and wellness. Sivananda Yoga is more accessible and approachable to modern students because Swami Sivananda brought a modern education and understanding to the subject. The book teaches the five points of yoga taught by Swami Sivananda:
Proper breathing: Pranayama
Proper Exercise: Asanas
Proper Relaxation: Savasana
Proper Diet based somewhat on Ayurvedic principles
Positive thinking and meditation
Nice illustrations and a nicely produced book in a nice large format. It teaches the twelve asanas used by the Shivananda school with variations. The instructions detail the faults to avoid and the points to observe in attaining the correct positions. A good book for students and teachers.
This is the book to have if you only want to have a few good books on yoga.
"This striking volume boast some 500 full-color illustrations and covers the broad spectum of yogic disciplines." New Age Journal
this is a positive guide to improved health, happiness, and spirual wellbeing.