This Yoga companion is a wonderful guide for any beginner or inntermediate yoga lover. The book has a wonderful variety of poses, all of which are broken down into step by step instructions and accompanied by wonderful illustrations, pictures, and breathing instructions. This book also contains history, a diet section, and a recommended yoga schedule which is what I started on and like to follow. I use this book with my friends and we like it very much. It is a wonderful reference and I recommend it to everyone! Enjoy your yoga!
This is an excellent resource for learning & discovering Hatha Yoga. It covers everything from the histroy & philsophy of the Sivananda Yoga Center to warm-ups, basic & advanced postures, breathing, diet, cleansing, & purfication techniques. There are excellent illustrations & inspiring photographs of extremly talented instructors performing basic & advanced asanas (postures.) It also includes a detailed outline for learning the asanas & organaizing a practice routine. There are even sections which discuss routines for the young, elderly, & pregnent. Although nothing beats hands-on instruction, this book allows you to learn the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga in a clear, detailed manner. If you are lucky enough to have a good teacher, you'll find yourself going back to this wonderful book for review & inspiration.
I've wanted to take up yoga for a couple of years now, and this was the book that finally helped me to get started. It is very comprehensive in its exposition of the fundamentals of yoga, and the numerous illistrations really help you feel sure that what you're doing is right, which could be a concern if you are practicing by yourself. However, I would have liked to see a longer section on yoga diet. Nevertheless, I recommend the book to anybody that is even remotely interested in yoga. The pieces of yoga history, proverbs, and inspirational thought will give you insight into that teaching, which has survived ancient times and has reached our modernity as relevant as ever. And even as you become more knowledgeable and proficient in yoga, and buy other readings, this one is bound to remain a good companion of yours for years.
This book is a great place to begin your practice of yoga. I am a beginner and I found it to be easy to follow with great illustrations. It also gives details on the history of yoga as well as information on diet. I strongly recommend it to beginners.
This book covers everything from simple to complex asanas, with everything you need to know about breathing, diet, meditation techniques, and even has a section on pregnancy, childhood, and old age. A good overall book on hatha yoga.
This is an excellent overall book on hatha yoga. It is simply stated and easy to understand. It also introduces the reader to deeper aspects of the yoga study. I often refer people to this book, and I refer to it myself often.
This book is a great illustrated, how to start up guide for people being introduced to yoga. It embraces the beginner and explains many other aspects besides the basic physical postures. A perfect jumping off point.