This book was recommended to me and is a relatively easy read. It's also really enjoyable. It covers asana, pranayama, shatkarma, mudra etc. It really makes the subjects easy to understand - a great read.
I purchased this book in order to deepen my theoretical knowledge of Hatha Yoga. I can only say that for me personally I was glad that I already had several years of Yoga practice to draw upon otherwise I may not have understood this particular book so well. With that said I found this book to be very clear and concise, especially the line drawings and diagrams which illustrate the Yoga positions with accompanied informative text.
Particularly good for women as they don't feel shy about using the v-word when discussing female anatomy - how refreshing. The explanations get better and better as the book delves deeper into the core of yoga. They are informed by a Tantric understanding and they take pains to highlight the Tantric elements within the HYP. They explain and describe the Kundalini awakening process and highlight the importance of having a guru during this time. Not stopping at asana or pranayama, this book will last your whole yoga lifetime.
I chose this book because I wanted something introductory and easy to follow. This ticks both boxes and more. The layout is clear and concise and there are diagrams too that help to illustrate the postures. It covers all aspects of Hatha yoga, from beginners to advanced, yet it's still a fantastic read for somebody new to the practice. If you're just starting out or have years of experience this is the book for you. Highly recommended!
When doing my Yoga Teacher Training course with the BWY, this book was pretty much at the top of the recommended books list...and for very good reason. If you teach yoga, this is one of those must have resources for yoga teachers. Other great yoga teacher resources include:Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit [DVD], which inludes 1001 Yoga Lesson Planning Tips, Tools & Templates For Yoga Teachers. Yoga Teacher Business Kit [DVD], which inludes 201 Business Tips, Tools & Templates For Yoga Teachers. Quick Yoga Sites [DVD], which shows yoga teachers how to set up a great looking website with zero technical skills. Yoga Studio Business Plan Kit [DVD]which inludes 201 tips, tools and templates to help you build and grow a successful yoga studio.
A deep and thorough guide into what Hatha yoga is about. Nothing for you who mainly want to learn lots of new asanas but a must for the one who want a proper understanding about Hatha yoga in a most clear way