This sweet 400-page yoga book covers 170 yoga poses, as well as the other yoga practices of Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas, and Kriyas. The book starts with a clear, short, and concise introduction to yoga, and ends with a yoga therapy section, but the book’s bulk is focused on teaching the yoga postures, which it does exceptionally well. For each yoga pose the name, benefits, drishti (gaze), prerequisite poses, counter poses, modifications and energetic effects are given.
Each pose is described with step-by-step instructions and is illustrated with multiple color photographs. The format of the book is small (6.5” x 5.5”) which makes it easy to toss in your yoga bag and take with you, but it also makes it difficult to have the book stay open on a single page. Overall this book is an excellent resource for any yogi/ni to have due to its detailed information and wide range of practices and poses.