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You can walk into almost any bookstore and find a variety of books about yoga. These are helpful tools, particularly those that include photos and text. They offer the opportunity to see someone posed in proper alignment, and the ability to read a thorough description of the pose.
Keep in mind that there are different styles of yoga. You may find slight variations in descriptions and posture names depending on the style the author is presenting.
In my opinion, books are not a substitute for live instruction. Although you can learn a lot from a book, it should be used to supplement your live instruction not replace it.