This is a wonderful book for anyone starting out with yoga. The author gives step-by-step verbal instructions plus pictures showing how the poses should look at various stages of your practice of yoga. This book provides a common sense program finding a good balance between elementary and advanced. Followed in order, the asanas each complement the preceding one, for a full body workout, in a minimum of time. The introductory info is simple, yet concise and useful, and the exercises can be for the beginner or advanced practitioner.