Reviews

Are you constantly seeking out great yoga books, videos and music for your yoga practice? You’re in luck–we’ve rounded up and carefully reviewed the best titles relating to yoga in our reviews section. We’ve recently begun compiling our reviews together in easy accessible monthly and seasonal posts. If you have a title you’d like to suggest for review, please let us know!


Say a Little Prayer Cards

Say a Little Prayer Cards by Taschen

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Reveal by Elskavon

Elskavon cd

Reveal, the third album from Chris Bartels’ ambient project Elskavon, is a magical blend of beautiful sonic textures, slowly played piano and guitar, and sparsely placed post-rock drums. There is a deep feeling of fluidity and spaciousness on Reveal, perhaps due to the album having been composed in Minneapolis where water is abundant and the winters are cold, snowy and long. The synthesizer pads, guitar and piano are calming, soothing and mesmerizing, while the addition of percussion on several of the tracks adds an energizing, uplifting and driving force. All of the tracks are superbly produced and reflect Bartels’ experience writing music for film, television and online projects.

Shakti Guitar by Stevin McNamara

Shakti Guitar : A Yogic Journey from Dawn to Deepest Night

Stevin McNamara’s seventh solo album, Shakti Guitar, is a mesmerizing 75-minute soundtrack that pairs well with the ebb and flow of a yoga practice. This mystical sonic journey begins with the soothing sounds of nylon-string guitar, bansuri flute and tambora, inspired by the quiet and awakening energies of dawn. We are slowly brought into the fiery aliveness of midday in the fourth track with a faster tempo through the addition of upbeat drums and percussion. The remainder of the CD travels into the nighttime with slower tempos, less instrumentation and the notable addition of beautiful Indian female vocals.

Yoga for Breast Care by Bobby Clennell

yoga for breast care book

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The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

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Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea

Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea

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Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

The new album by Baird Hersey & Prana is a magical and mystical journey into sound, vibration, and sacred chant. Using only overtone singing, vocal harmonics and sparse percussion this… Read More→

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens’s latest book on sequencing yoga postures is a well-written and very useful resource for yoga teachers and experienced home practitioners. The depth and length of this book is… Read More→

Pilgrimage by MC Yogi

Our favorite yogi hip-hopper is back with an awesome sophomore release brimming with devotion and joy. MC Yogi traveled the world to work with master musicians, and he composed these… Read More→

The Ultimate Yogi by Travis Eliot

My reaction to receiving the “The Ultimate Yogi” 12-disc set in the mail was “Wow, this is a serious box of yoga DVDs!” The professional production of this whole package… Read More→

One Shared Heart by Kristin Luna Ray

What you notice first about this kirtan/chant album are the beautiful vocals. Luna’s singer-songwriter background is evident in her masterfully controlled and emotive voice. The backup harmonies and the subtle,… Read More→

Viniyoga Therapy for Depression

This video program is an excellent resource for those who suffer from mild to moderate depression. The DVD is full of great content, and the main menu is organized into… Read More→

A.M. Energy DVD by Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea continues to produce some of the best yoga DVDs available, both in content and in production. As the title suggests, this DVD is intended as an energizing morning… Read More→

White Lama by Douglas Veenhof

Theos Bernard was an aspiring yogi in the 1930’s who’s enthusiasm and zeal for yoga lead him to seek out the yoga masters and tantric practitioners in India and Tibet…. 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

Where shall we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?
- Swami Vivekananda


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