The New Year brings resolutions. This year I plan get to yoga more. I’ll also be checking out a series of yoga titles coming out this spring to improve my practice. Happy New Year, Happy Reading and Om!
Yoga Cures: Simple Routines to Conquer More Than 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free
By Tara Stiles
Owner of Strala Yoga and author of Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga, Tara Stiles is the fresh and fun voice behind Yoga Cures, a book that walks you through the yoga poses to help you feel better about everything from allergies to hangovers to vertigo. Do you have a headache? Traveler’s anxiety? PMS? Blurred vision? Cellulite? Depression? A broken heart? Shin splints? Or do you just need to chill out? There’s a yoga cure for each of these things. Tara identifies the problem and then walks you through the yoga positions to help cure it. Fully illustrated with more than 150 photos throughout to help readers really understand how the poses should look.
Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga
By Richard Rosen
A survey of the historical origins of modern yoga, including instructions for ancient poses and meditations–for readers of all yoga levels who want to know how modern yoga has developed over the centuries. Part history, part philosophy, part yoga practice, this book clears up some of the confusion and misconceptions about the development of yoga, both traditional and modern. Using ancient yoga manuals, which combine philosophy with postures and meditations, Rosen reveals the development of modern yoga through the centuries and shows how ancient yogis practiced. Each section offers a guided practice session of ancient poses and breathing techniques to enable readers to connect to the roots of their yoga and to provide a framework for understanding the sequences they use in their regular sessions.
The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind
By Richard Freeman
A complete exploration of yoga philosophy, practice, and history from one of the most well-respected teachers in the West–now in paperback. The Mirror of Yoga is a detailed overview of the rich teachings and sutras that inform the many schools of yoga. With great depth and clarity, Richard Freeman describes the various styles and schools of yoga (hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others); explains the Upanishads and Sankhya philosophy; and discusses the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and serving others. He gives clear explanations of the Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali and the process and purpose of hatha yoga. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply this wealth of information.