Following are excellent YOGA books to read

Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
Author : T. K. V. Desikachar

Book Description
The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.

Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : Health, Healing and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of Krishnamacharya
Author : T. K. V. Desikachar, R. H. Cravens,C. Subramanian

Book Description
The sage Tirumalai Krishnamacharya believed that yoga is India's greatest gift to the world. It is a means to improving health, restoring well-being during illness, and enhancing mental and emotional balance. It is also considered an accessible path toward a union with the Absolute -- whether conceived of as God or as a nameless truth. Health, Healing, and Beyond is an indispensable introduction to the life, work, and teachings of Krishnamacharya, as well as a guide to the philosophy,...

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : Yoga: The Iyengar Way
Author : Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, Shyam Mehta

Book Description
A comprehensive, practical, and authoritative guide to the method developed by Iyengar. 100 key postures with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs. This is our most recently published yoga book and has quickly become a backlist bestseller.

This book is a fine example of the phenomenon. It is an attractive, coffee table type yoga book for the nineties written by students of Iyengar. Perhaps the most important feature is the beautiful (and non glamorous) photos that illustrate the asanas with an almost mystic power. There's some irony here because it was the photos of Iyengar himself demonstrating asana (over six hundred of them) that more than anything catapulted him to fame some years ago with his now classic Light on Yoga, which I highly recommend as an extension of this book.

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika
Author : B. K. S. Iyengar, Yehudi Menuhin

Book Description
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.

Whether you are looking for a physical improvement or a mental one, Light on Yoga will give you what you need. Each asana is accompanied by at least one (usually more) photographs to illustrate the proper technique, a synopsis on the effects, and details instructions that anyone can follow. Breathing, focus, position of each limb and which muscles to focus on are all covered thoroughly. When applicable, there are even variations that can be applied, depending on the student's comfort and skill level, so that no one need skip an important technique just because he or she is starting out and has no outside help.

Iyengar then further assists the beginning student with a list of which poses to start with and add each week, for a comprehensive schedule that will keep you improving for years. Also included is a list of common ailments and asanas that can relieve these ailments.

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : Light on Pranayama the Yogic Art of Breathing
Author : by B. K. S. Iyengar

Book Description
There are not many sources for the westerner who wishes to explore the depths of pranayama.This book is an exhaustive look into the art of breathing.It is complete,it is detailed and technical and it comes from an acknowledged guru.It is more than any other "modern" guru or yoga organization has put out in book form about the subject.For anyone who wishes to investigate and practice pranayama this is the classic.

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : The Yoga Tradition: History, Religion, Philosophy and Practice Unabridged, New
Author : by Georg, Phd Feuerstein, Ken Wilber

Book Description
From the foremost living authority on Yoga comes the most comprehensive and reliable treatment of the subject available today. This is a work of impeccable scholarship by a person who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga. The book offers a complete overview of every Yogic tradition, from the familiar to the lesser-known forms. It also covers all aspects of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, literature, psychology and practice. In addition, included are * translations of twenty Yoga treatises * the first translation of the Goraksha Paddhati

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Click here for more details about this yoga book Title : Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Author : by H. David Coulter, Timothy McCall

Book Description
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Hatha yoga is comprised of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures. Yoga teachers and students, personal trainers, medical therapists, or anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia -- partly new and partly old -- of readable and reliable information. It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. This book features 230 black and white photographs and more than 120 diagrams and anatomical illustrations.

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