How many times have you thought about doing yoga at home?
September 28, 2020
We would like to recommend these readings to help you in your yoga practice at home. Let's get started!
- The complete work on vinyasa krama by Srivatsa Ramaswami.
- Practical Manual of Yoga Vinyasa Krama, by Steve Brandon and Charles Cox.
- Mark Stephens Yoga Sequences.
- Yoga, the Iyengar method by Silva, Mira and Shyam Metta.
- The Book of Yoga and Women's Health by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden.
- Yoga Mala.
- Ashtanga Yoga, the practice manual by David Swenson.
- Ashtanga Yoga: practice and philosohy, by Gregor Maehle.
- I learn Yoga from André Van Lysebeth.
Many people have asked us about which Yoga books we would recommend, so we have made this small list of those that we consider essential, although, of course, not all of them are included...
In this case I am going to classify the books by yoga styles: About Yoga Vinyasa Krama:
The complete work on vinyasa krama by Srivatsa Ramaswami.
It describes in detail all the postures, movements and sequences of the vinyasa krama style of yoga. In this post I will tell you why this style is particularly suitable for practising at home.
Practical Manual of Yoga Vinyasa Krama, by Steve Brandon and Charles Cox.
It is the essential complement to the previous one, where you will find all the sequences in graphics.
About Yoga Vinyasa:
Yoga Sequences by Mark Stephens.
It is a book where you will find many asana sequences, with variations for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. There are also sequences for children, teenagers, women depending on the stage of their life, etc. And others to alleviate depression and anxiety. Very useful.
About Yoga Iyengar:
Yoga, the Iyengar Method by Silva, Mira and Shyam Metta
This is an indispensable reference book for followers of the Iyengar method and very useful for anyone who wants to pay attention to posture technique and alignment. It contains over 100 key postures illustrated step by step. It also examines breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Includes progressive courses for home practice and therapeutic programmes for specific conditions, as well as a guide to Yoga philosophy.
The Book of Yoga and Health for Women by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden
This is another of my bibles, a wonderful book, a must for women who practice yoga. Through the sequences of exercises it contains - perfectly explained and illustrated with photos - it is possible to achieve physical and mental well-being, as well as to treat and prevent, with excellent results, numerous common disorders, especially those affecting women's bodies.
About Ashtanga Vinyasa:
This classic written by the creator of the Ashtanga Vinyasa style, Sri Pattabhi Jois, is essential reading for anyone who wants to begin or deepen their knowledge of this style.
Ashtanga Yoga, the manual of the practice by David Swenson
This is a very useful book for Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioners. It contains the first and intermediate series, with many variations of each posture.
Ashtanga Yoga: practice and philosohy, by Gregor Maehle.
Although I have not found it translated into English, I consider this a very valuable book to approach not only the practice but also the philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, as it emanates from Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. It reviews the eight branches of Ashtanga Yoga, the basic fundamentals of the bandhas, dristhi, the asanas of the first series and pranayama.
About Hatha Yoga:
I Learn Yoga by André Van Lysebeth.
Recently, Paula, a follower of Insayoga, asked me about this book. So I took it off the shelf and read it again. It is a marvellous book. A serious presentation of the hatha yoga method, which not only describes the technique of the most important asanas, but also deals with essential topics such as breathing, diet and bandhas. A classic.
This is our list. Now we invite you to leave your favourite yoga book in the comments to inspire us and other readers like you. Thanks in advance!
Article written by Noelia Insa, Insayoga.com, is a yoga teacher, mum and blogger. If you want to ask Noelia a question, write to us here.