So have you decided to take up yoga? Naturally, you want some books that will help you understand this rich and ancient art form, but where to begin? As the popularity of yoga continues to skyrocket, hundreds of new titles are published each year.
Talking Yoga has curated eight essential titles to get you started, both time-tested and newly released:
8 Essential Yoga Books For Beginners
1. Light On Yoga
By B.K.S. Iyengar
This book will be your constant companion throughout a lifetime of practice.
Iyengar, one of the primary founders of western yoga, demonstrates nearly every known yoga pose, breaks each one down in careful, step-by-step directions, outlines health benefits, and explains yoga terminology.
It’s as close to a comprehensive guide as possible. The photos themselves are a treasure: there’s such an honesty to the way his body and the poses interact, that you’ll learn simply by looking. You need this book, now and ten years from now!