The Yoga Bible

The Yoga Bible

Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice. In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga

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  1. G. Brazitis says:
    64 of 64 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The SMALL Yoga Bible from Down Under!, May 28, 2005
    By 
    G. Brazitis (On the move, again….) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: The Yoga Bible (Paperback)

    The Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Postures by Christina Brown is a nice little yoga book that fits snuggly into your bag and can be a source of inspiration for all yoga students but some of the poses would challenge the most advance yogi’s.

    Physically, this book has a small foot print but has over 400 pages of information and covers 170 Yoga Positions. The construction seems average at best. I doubt if this book would stand up to much wear and tear since the binding looks brittle. It is tough to keep open on the mat with out the pages closing quickly on you. It should be bigger!

    The content of the books starts with Part One: Introductions (8 Yoga Limbs, Breathing, and Practice Suggestions), Part Two: The Practice (Postures, Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas, and Kriyas), Part Three: Yoga with a Special Focus (Ailments, Meditation), Part Four: Finding Your Yoga (9 Branches of Yoga).

    Part One: Introductions – Starts with the History of Yoga, Rewards, The Eight Limbs of Yoga, and Practice Guidelines. This section is clear, short, and concise. The guideline for practicing offers some very good suggestions for approaching your time on the mat.

    Part Two: The Practice – The color photos are great and the detailed Information Box is extremely helpful with the following headings: Gaze, Build-Up Poses, Counter Poses, Lighten, and Effect. It would have been even better if they would have included Warnings and included page numbers next to the Build-Up and Counter Poses for quick reference. The models are exceptionally yogis with many years of practice so use some caution when trying these poses. It would have been an added benefit to show modifications with props. The sections on Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas, and Kriyas are presented and explained very well allowing the student to enrich their practice.

    Part Three: Yoga with a Special Focus – Deals with suggestion posture for specific ailments. This chapter would have been better to have included some Yoga Sessions or Practices designed for beginners and then some more advanced students. The Meditation discussion is nice but could have done better by exploring it some more.

    Part Four: Finding Your Yoga – Explores the different forms of yoga presenting a brief explanation of each style. This is helpful in understanding the differences between the different schools of yoga.

    Bottom line, The Yoga Bible would make a nice addition to your yoga library.

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  2. Theresa Reed "The Tarot Lady" says:
    32 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Little book, big information, small complaints, July 27, 2006
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    Theresa Reed “The Tarot Lady” (MILWAUKEE, WI USA) –

    This review is from: The Yoga Bible (Paperback)

    This is an good little book. Many poses are featured in full color photographs. One of the nice things about this book is that they show the pose, step by step. This gives you a clear idea of how to ‘get into the pose’ as well as the full expression. A few unusual poses are featured that I have not seen in standard yoga books.

    I like the handy size – I can toss this right in my bag and take it anywhere. Two complaints – the book is not the sturdiest as the binding cracks easily. Secondly, there is not much in the way of modifications. If you are unable to do some of the poses due to physical limitations, you won’t find much here in the way to assist you.

    Other than that, it is a pretty good book.

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  3. Martha Karnes "Em" says:
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Book!, January 9, 2007
    By 
    Martha Karnes “Em” (Pennsylvania) –

    This review is from: The Yoga Bible (Paperback)

    I wish there were more than five stars because this book deserves it. I am a new Yoga instructor and this book has concise, clear, and complete information. My copy has so many sticky notes to mark references that it looks like a paper porcupine ready to explode!

    If I had to recommend one Yoga book no matter what the person’s level of experience, this would be it. There are suggestions for lightening the poses or for making them more difficult. There are poses listed that will help you accomplish the more difficult poses. There are suggestions for deepening your all around Yoga practice and incorporating the discipline into your life. I haven’t touched my other Yoga books since this one arrived!
    Namaste’

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