Book Reviews


Yoga for Arthritis

This excellent book covers the therapeutic applications of yoga for all types of arthritic conditions.  The excellent overview of the pathology of arthritis, and the brief introduction to the therapeutic… Read More→

Yoga as Medicine

While several books have been written on the subject of yoga therapy, this is the first that attempts to explain how and why yoga works as a therapeutic tool to… Read More→

Yoga Anatomy

While there are several good yoga anatomy books available, this is the first I’ve seen that makes a fundamental shift, using anatomy as a tool to bring greater awareness and… Read More→

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Eric Small has been exploring the healing benefits of yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the last 55 years. Along with Dr. Loren Fishman, who has incorporated yoga in his… Read More→

The Yoga of Truth by Peter Marchand

Jnana yoga, the “path of knowledge,” is an intellectual and introspective practice to connect with the inner Divine Self. While this Jnana yoga is considered one of the most difficult… Read More→

Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language

Swami Radha’s classic book on the symbols and metaphors of the yoga asanas has become even better with this improved and updated 20th anniversary edition. Her insightful explorations into the… Read More→

Mega Yoga

This first-of-its-kind book is written and designed especially for plus-sized yoga students. Yoga poses, modifications, intensifications, and unique curvy women adaptations are given using multiple full color photos in a… Read More→

Hip Tranquil Chick

This lighthearted, fun and inspiring book aims to guide women who wish to weave their “practice of yoga and love of all things fabulous into a hip and tranquil lifestyle.”… Read More→

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga

While there are now several great books on the anatomy of yoga, this book is clearly oriented towards visual learners, as the illustrations of muscles on a skeletal frame of… Read More→

Awake in the Wild

While the Buddha achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the experience of meditating outdoors has been neglected over the centuries due to our modern lifestyle’s emphasis on indoor living. But… Read More→

Teaching Yoga

In this much needed and well-written book, Donna Farhi details the often overlooked and ignored issues and ethics surrounding the student-teacher relationship the profession of teaching yoga. And while this… Read More→

The Yoga of the Nine Emotions

This guide to mastering your emotions through traditional yogic, Tantric and Ayurvedic practices is definitely the most fascinating book that I’ve read in a long while. The function and nature… Read More→

A Rare and Precious Thing

This beautifully written book details the possibilities and pitfalls of working with a spiritual teacher through the stories and profiles of eight well-known teachers. Each page is filled with fascinating… 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

You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.
- Rumi
  • Free YogaBasics Newsletter



    Subscribe to our Yoga Newsletter and receive updates on yoga news, articles, inspiration and more. We send out only 2-3 emails per month and keep our list 100% private and spam free.
  • July Giveaway: Floyd Yoga Jam Weekend Pass

    In this month’s giveaway, YogaBasics’s readers can Enter to win a four-day pass to Floyd Yoga Jam 2017!

    Enter Giveaway!

  • Our Premium Membership

    Like what you see…and want more? Our premium members have access to deluxe features, promo content, detailed yogic information and downloadable MP3s.
    Join Now!