Book Reviews


Yoga Body by Mark Singleton

This fascinating and remarkable book documents the history of hatha yoga and it’s practice of asanas (the physical postures) as it was metamorphosing in the late 1800s and early 1900s…. Read More→

Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson

This fascinating book describes how meditation practices can literally change our minds.  Hanson uses neuroanatomy, physiology and psychology to explain how the brain works in creating specific feelings and states… Read More→

Eyes Wide Open by Mariana Caplan

This illuminating and captivating book by psychologist Mariana Caplan explores the practice of discernment on the spiritual path.  Through interviewing thousands of spiritual teachers and practitioners Caplan has uncovered the… Read More→

The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercier

This delightful book on body’s chakra energy centers is well designed and illustrated with beautiful color photographs, charts and drawings.  The bulk of the book is straightforward, going through the… Read More→

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga

The second volume in the "Scientific Keys" series of yoga anatomy books is just as impressive as the first with the same style of computer illustrated skeletal models and detailed… Read More→

The Open Road by Pico Iyer

The Open Road is a detailed and candid look into one of the worlds most popular and famous religious teachers, the 14th Dali Lama.  Iyer takes the time to slowly… Read More→

Yogabody by Judith Hanson Lasater

Master yoga teacher Judith Lasater draws upon her training and experience as a physical therapist in her latest book on yogic anatomy. Yogabody is organized into five sections (the locomotor… Read More→

Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

Yoga-star Sarah Powers first book blends the theory and practice of Hatha Yoga, Chinese meridian therapy and Buddhist meditation into a fascinating exploration of the body, breath, mind and energy…. Read More→

Yoga: The Greater Tradition

There are so many books on yoga on the market now that at times a newcomer can feel like they are drowning in choices. Most of the books for beginners… Read More→

The Yoga Practice Guide

An excellent resource for the sequencing of yoga postures, this large-format spiral-bound book is divided into 5 levels of sequences: beginner, intermediate, intermediate/advanced, advanced and restorative. Each of the sequences… Read More→

New Kirtan and Chanting Books

Kirtan (call-and-response Sanskrit chanting), is becoming increasingly popular in the West. Three recent books aim to describe this practice to newcomers and experienced chanters alike. If you are interested in… Read More→

Yoga for Computer Users

I know from firsthand experience the tolls that working on a computer for extended hours can take on the body. This book addresses these stresses and strains of the hands,… Read More→

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky

Often it is not the information contained in a book that draws us to it, but the context in which it is presented. The Buddhist teachings and practices that Gabriel… Read More→

Eighty Four Asanas in Yoga

This fascinating and scholarly exploration of the history of hatha yoga and it’s asanas (postures) explores the modern belief that the poses derive from an ancient and original set of… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

Only in the depth of the still heart can the liberating truth be found. For the heart is the seat of the Divine, the connecting point between the finite and the infinite.
- Georg Feuerstein


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