Curious about yoga but don’t know where to start? Mystified by the different styles and don’t know which would suit you? This book may help. With overviews of yoga’s origins and purpose, the history of yoga in America and yoga’s philosophical foundations, you’ll get a good idea of what yoga is all about. In-depth chapters on seven of the major yoga styles and shorter summaries of ten more styles will give you a good grasp on which style would suit you best.
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The Language of Yoga: a Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms and Chants, by Nicolai Bachman, 613.7 BAC
If you are well on your way on your yoga journey but stumped by all the Sanskrit, take a look (and a listen!) at this book. A clear and concise dictionary of the Sanskrit terms used in yoga practice with the Sanskrit, transliteration and English translations, as well as illustrations, this book will help when you find yourself mystified in your practice. Includes 2 audio cds of the chants, terms and Astanga yoga sequences.