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!


Emergence 2012 by Alex Theory

This inspiring and peaceful Cd is a collaboration between ambient-sound technician Alex Theory and philosopher-journalist Daniel Pinchbeck. The intention behind these compositions is to express a positive vision of the… Read More→

Thunder Love by Jai Uttal

After focusing on traditional Kirtan (chanting) music for the last several years, Jai Uttal returns to his signature blend of world-music, American roots music, and devotional Bengali chanting. This recording… Read More→

Bowls by Oceanhouse Media

Use your fingertip on this iPhone/iTouch application to ring Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, bells, and tingsha cymbals. Most impressive is the ability to rub your finger over the edge of… Read More→

Maha Moha the Great Delusion

Funky, upbeat and fun, this chanting CD is a fusion of rock/pop grooves with world instruments and ancient mantras. The most impressive element of this recording is Morissette’s blending of… Read More→

Yoga for Everyone by Hemalayaa

This fun and sweet DVD has two separate 20-minute programs that are suitable for beginning level students. Hemalayaa is a beautiful and lighthearted instructor who creates a harmonious mix of… 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→

Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

The compositions on this Cd are based on Indian ragas, the melodic structure used in classical Indian music, which are used to create specific moods in the listener. And indeed… Read More→

Truth Love Creation by Reema Datta

Saturated in angelic vocal overlays and rich harmonies of ancient Sanskrit mantras, Reema Datta’s debut album is deeply calming, sonically mesmerizing and powerfully evocative of the sacred land of India…. Read More→

Yoga: Core Cross Train

This DVD has two excellent 30-minute yoga programs: a core strengthening sequence, and a core restorative sequence. While the title and box description infer that this DVD will be a… Read More→

Heart Full of Soul by Krishna Das

On Krishna Das’s latest live 2-disk CD, he revisits many recorded favorites and includes a few new ones, including the lively gospel song “Jesus on the Mainline”. While this recording… Read More→

A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners

This top-quality yoga for beginners DVD contains two 30-minute programs: an energizing morning yoga practice and a calming evening practice. Elena uses her soothing voice to give straightforward yet detailed… 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→

Ishumar by Toumast

The mesmerizing bluesy sound of the African played electric guitar shines prominently in the music of the dessert dwelling Touareg people. Toumast founder Moussa Ag currently lives in exile in… 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→

Sri

Beautifully produced, performed and recorded, this chanting CD is a magical journey and exploration of Sanskrit, English and Hebrew mantras and chants. Heather Wertheimer’s sweet and soothing vocals ebb and… 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

Go sweep out the chamber of your heart. Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved. When you depart out, He will enter it. In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties.
- Mahmud Shabistari
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