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!


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→

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→

A.M. Yoga for Your Week

Yoga-star Rodney Yee’s new DVD gives us no excuses for not waking up and doing yoga every morning. You won’t get bored as the DVD contains five different yoga sessions,… 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→

Om Guitar

This exceptionally soothing, calming and uplifting Cd by the accomplished composer/musician Stevin McNamara is a journey into the Classical music of Northern India using Western harmonies and instruments (primarily the… 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→

Gathering In The Light

This heavenly combination of chant-master Krishna Das’s deep soulful singing with the haunting and enchanting overtone singing of Baird Hersey and Prana is a must have for all Krishna Das… Read More→

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→

Power to the Peaceful Yoga

Musician, activist and filmmaker Michael Franti shares his love for yoga with the intention of cultivating inner peace and spiritual activism. Jivamukti founders David Life and Sharon Gannon instruct this… Read More→

Taranga by Prem Joshua

Multi-instrumentalist Prem Joshua has created an evocative yet high energy Cd in the essence of the Sanskrit word Taranga: colorful waves of joy and enthusiasm. Moving away from his more… 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→

Element: Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners is a great DVD for those who are looking to start a yoga practice while being challenged and engaged. This DVD practice starts out slow and gentle… 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→

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

The challenge, and the opportunity, that Yoga presents to us is the possibility of breaking the conditioning cycle. We do this by becoming aware of the depth and pervasiveness of our patterns and, at the same time, by working to change them. And true transformation begins at the moment that we become aware of our actual condition.
- Gary Kraftsow


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