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Yoga Self-Taught Paperback – November 1, 1999
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All in all, a must for a practitioner and one of the best books; For 21 years I have practiced Yoga thanks to this book. Hailing from India, I found no other book as instructional. A couple of years earlier, I was trying to find this book but it was out of print. I would bring extra copies of it from India and distribute it here. I am glad, the publisher have awoken, they have done a great service.
The sequence in this book consists of just about 10 asanas and a few breathing techniques. This makes it ideal for the practitioner to fold the practise into 30 minutes when there is not much time. A piece of advice - if you are new to yoga it may be a bit challenging to follow the routine. Also I started with this when I was 15 years young!
Its main focus is the physical aspect of Yoga. It covers little on Pranayama though correct breathing is emphasised and outlined for every asana. There is an exclusive chapter on correct Yogic breathing. I remember and quote often an interesting narration in the book where a stressed out man during a visit feels better after breathing correctly for a few minutes.Read more ›
I have taken classes and I've read numerous books. Nothing compares to this one. Recently, my bad back returned after vanishing for almost thirty years. I had stopped doing yoga for several years. I got the book out, reread it, even though I've read it a dozen times, and began performing the asanas. Magic. Bad back gone, mild insomnia which I've also suffered from gone. I've never gotten a common cold while doing these yoga exercises...
I just spent fifteen minutes writing this. I do not know anyone associated with the book or the author. It's just something that's been a gift in my life and I felt it important to give a bit back to it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Low price for a good introduction to yoga without the mysticism; for the understanding of a western mind and showing the exercises in photo and description.Published 10 months ago by Jon R Burk
This was required reading for my YTT classes. I'm so glad, because it was most helpful.Published 15 months ago by AESmama
Breathing part is the best, meditation part next best, help in understanding the positions and getting into and out of them is good. Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Leo Bellew
I was required to have this book at my yoga teacher training program. It's a very well written book. I can see how I will always look back at this book in the future.Published on March 19, 2014 by Jessica Ruiz
Having attended yoga classes more than 15 years ago, as I restart my yoga practice, I run into this wonderful book. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Simon Chow
This is a well written book with many insights and much information. Pictures are nice, though some might consider them sparse. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Anthony C.
I purchased this book used and could not even tell that it was ever opened. Upon signing up for a week-long yoga teacher training I required to buy this book for my classes. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by joykkkkk