5 Best Yoga Books 2020 That Every Yogi Should Read

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Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yogic exercises recharge the body with cosmic energy and facilitates.

Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; yoga promotes a balanced development of all the three. Other forms of physical exercise, like aerobics, assure only physical well-being. They have little to do with the development of the spiritual or astral body.

Yoga is not a religion, it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. The aspirant feels rejuvenated and energized. Thus, yoga bestows upon every aspirant the powers to control body and mind. Here are some best yoga books in 2020 that every yogi should read.

Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility
Author: Dean Pohlman
Published at: 08/05/2018
ISBN: 1465473483

With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength.

Workouts and multi-week programs are tailored to your specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength, rotational power, or back pain relief. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better.

The book offers a good variety of poses from somewhat different angles. What I like most about it is it offer variations and modifications to poses in case you are a beginner and can't get into the full pose, or for this with flexibility issues that need that little extra facility to get into it.

Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice
Author: Ann Swanson
Published at: 08/01/2019
ISBN: 146547935X

"Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice" have insight into variations on the poses and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, look no further than Science of Yoga to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.

Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more.

The science of Yoga not only gives a brief rundown of each system in the body but also breaks down main yoga postures in their respective parts. The clear and well-thought-out diagrams will help any therapist, teacher, and yoga practitioner clarify movement patterns in each pose.

A beautifully written and illustrated science-based resource for learning about the physical body/systems, and which examines many yoga poses, overall offering significant support for readers to more knowledgeably inform their practice.

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your  Class
Author: Sage Rountree,Alexandra DeSiato
Published at: 14/05/2019
ISBN: 1623173221
This is one of the best yoga books in 2020 for any level yoga instructor. Whether you’ve been teaching for one month or for a decade, this book includes a ton of ready-to-use, thoughtful and meaningful themes that can be easily employed in your next class.

A class with a theme is a special class, and this book takes the pressure off so that you can offer even more for your students as they flow through your sequence. The tone and content of the book encourage you to draw from your own experience and voice; not just to use the authors' examples for themes, but to create your own and build upon what feels true to YOU.

They're not out to tell you that their way of teeming is the right way, but to prompt you with deep-diving questions into finding your own voice and purpose as a teacher.

Postures, Prayers, and Poems: A Yoga Journey Through Earth, Body, and Soul
Author: Joseph Lauricella
Published at: 11/05/2019
ISBN: 1642375667

This book is such a great reminder that Yoga is who we are and is accessible everywhere. Beautifully written, easy read that inspires your practice to deepen and is the perfect accompaniment to a home Yoga practice. From the very first poem in his book, Joseph Lauricella reveals his own heart and imparts a pearl of wisdom that seemingly comes from something deep within it, perhaps even beyond it.

As you read the next, and then another, and another, you recognize these poems as universal messages that have been ingrained in the earth and in our bodies; it is a true gift that Joseph has bestowed on us to put these words to the page.

Whether you are a yogi, a teacher, or simply a lover of life, you will appreciate the body intelligence, the earthly respect, and the pure grace that infuses Joseph's words. Yoga teachers will treasure this book and will be grateful to turn to any one of these poems to share in their classes.

Yoga students will appreciate how this book captures the love of a practice that has changed them. This is a sweet curation of words, insights, and observations coming from the voice of one who has seeped in yoga his whole life -- and yet the poems speak so clearly and simply (no pretension!) to the universal experience of yoga.

Heart-centric, accessible, relatable-- this is a refreshing collection of poems dedicated to the sweetest parts of our yoga. The love we have for our bodies, and how these poses, our breath, this practice has taught us what connection to life is.

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
Author: Bernie Clark
Published at: 10/01/2012
ISBN: 1935952501

All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however, Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system.

One big difference noticed by students of Yin Yoga is the long-held, passive nature of the posture, which gives time for a deeper journey to unfold, a journey into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge to living life mindfully. Bernie Clark's The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy.

Clark presents comprehensive information on how to do the practice, including a deep look inside over two dozen Yin Yoga postures showing the benefit of the pose, how to get into and out of the pose, contraindications, and warnings for those who may have trouble with particular aspects of the posture, and other important information.

The benefits are explored in three main sections: the physiological benefits, the energetic benefits, and the mental/emotional benefits.

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