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Anatomy Of Hatha Yoga: A Manual For Students, Teachers, & Practitioners By David Coulter This is an in-depth asana resource for those wanting a very thorough, detailed explanation of teaching/practicing asana. With terrific images, Coulter details the poses right down to the exact foot placement, ways to make the posture more accessible for beginners, and suggests deeper variations for experienced practitioners. Even through text, his teaching voice is incredibly inspiring for students interested in deepening their knowledge of yoga anatomy. Light On Life By B.K.S. Iyengar If you’d like to look through the lens of yoga philosophy on your life, this is a beautiful perspective. Iyengar breaks the book down into the Kosas (the five layers of being), with an incredible amount of insight. How we relate to our body, mind, spirituality, nature, and our loved ones is thoughtfully considered in each chapter. You could read this book several times and learn something new and wise each time.Om Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice By Cyndi Lee This is a great book for students who are beginning to practice on their own. It’s also a great resource for traveling when needing help putting together a self-practice. There are daily sequences, one for each day of the week, helpful tips on meditation, relaxation, and dedicating your practice. It’s a very fun, light book to help guide you on your journey.Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant, and Meditation By Leza Lowitz and Reema Datta This is an approachable book offering a brief history of the ancient Sanskrit lineage, a lesson in pronunciation, and just as it promises, Sacred Sanskrit words, chants, and meditation tools. It’s a beautifully written book that takes you right to the heart of yoga.Scientific Keys-Volume 1, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga By Ray Long Illustrator Chris Macivor, gives the teacher or practitioner an incredible inner view of the body in various asanas. This is a terrific go-to guide. Not only does this book offer great images, the anatomical descriptions, explanations of the bones and muscles, anatomical terminology (such as internal/external rotation of bones, antagonist/synergist roles of muscles), and their roles with the Chakras, Bandhas, and breath is outstanding.Yoga Beyond Belief By Ganga White Ganga White has written a great book for students wanting to piece many elements of the practice together without feeling bogged down by heavy material. It’s a fun and interesting read that will pave the way for deeper philosophical texts.Yoga Body: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana By Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T. This is a tangible resource for understanding your anatomy in yoga poses. Not only are there digestible explanations of how your body works, Lasater gives you applied practice and teaching tips to...

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