Books Provide Background For Beginners

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What are some good basic yoga books?

Books Provide Background For Beginners

Even in the age of the Internet, don't underestimate the value of looking at photos and reading descriptions in a book. For one thing, you can keep the book open on the floor while honing your asanas at home. Browse your bookstore or book website such as and search for “yoga” and whatever other terms interest you, such as “bikram yoga DVDs,” “ashtanga yoga books,” “yoga for kids,” or any yoga type you want.

If you want some basic background to help you begin or rejuvenate a yoga practice, try these:

Yoga For Dummies: Typical of the “for Dummies” series, this book is comprehensive and includes tips for improving your form in specific poses.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga, Illustrated. This book is in its 4th edition and is oriented towards beginners with explanations of the differences among poses without being intimidating.



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