We have been talking about the best meditation apps out there in this editorial, but if you are one of those seeking a little bit of a digital detox, we have found the right and best yoga books to have right at hand whenever you can squeeze in anything from a 15 minute routine or something more. From the practical guides on how to master yoga poses, to the theories and principles of yoga, the followings might be the most relaxing and soothing books to grab in your free time.
Check out the best yoga books beginners and for those who consider themselves expert yogis.
Yoga for Weight Loss by Olivia Summers
If you are looking for an extra reason to get into yoga, Yoga for Weight Loss will most definitely give you that extra push; amongst yoga sequencing books, this one includes practice sessions that target specific areas, so that you can actually exercise certain muscles on top of gaining flexibility and helping your body keep a better posture.
15-Minute Yoga by Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy
All you need to have in your life to reach a better and more balanced lifestyle is time, and Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy isn’t asking for much of it with her 15 Minute routines. A handy yoga book for beginners to always keep with you as it suggests easy and practical routines for pretty much any time of the day..
Pregnancy Yoga by Samantha Magee
One of the downsides of pregnancy is that mums-to-be surely have to lower the intensity of their fitness sessions. But, if on one hand it is goodbye to total tone and CrossFit, on the other it is hello to yoga and meditation, as well as aqua fitness maybe. This is when yoga gifts start taking over ‘baby names books’.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga is a practice that aims at finding balance between the body and the mind and there’s no best yoga books list complete without this best-selling anatomy guide, filled with asanas and illustrations of the body anatomy. Compared with some of the more philosophical and mindfulness books, Yoga Anatomy helps you to understand how different muscles can affect each specific pose.
The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice by Rina Jakubowicz
The combination of the principles of yoga to meditation exercises is what you can expect to find in this yoga book, for beginners and for expert Yogis; Rina Jakubowicz has been able to translate complex theories underpinning yoga into practical routines anyone can incorporate in their daily life.
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyvengar
With the subtitle ‘The Bible of Modern Yoga’, this 1966 book might not be the latest words on the discipline, but it is still considered today one of the classics, a must have for anyone who is considering practicing yoga on a regular basis.
The Yoga Sutras by Patañjali, Swami Satchidananda
Yoga’s principles date back to 4000 thousands years ago and this is one of the best yoga books as it features many of the original Yoga Sutras, the teachings anyone approaching yoga for the first time or wanting to deepen their knowledge, should have in their bookshelf.
Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
Rachel Brathen has made of yoga an internet sensation and managed to drag people on their mats, millions to be precise, thanks to her Instagram profile; as a New York Times Bestseller, Yoga Girl is one of the most inspirational and accurate yoga books out there.
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens
For anyone who would like to turn their passion and commitment to yoga into a profession, this is the right book to read and to have at hand to plan yoga classes ahead, as it offers useful insights on the topic of sequencing in yoga.
The Goddess Pose by Michelle Goldberg
There’s a woman behind the popularity of yoga in the west and her names is Indra Devi; she is one of the first yoga instructor in the States and you can read all about her life in this biography, one of the best books on yoga to understand more about its values and principles.