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The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

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Since 1960, more than 1 million people have used this classic guide to tap the incredible power of yoga. The attractive new edition, in a new size, will appeal to a wide audience of contemporary yoga students.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 23rd 2011 by Harmony (first published 1972)
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Davi Rai This fine book was gifted anonymously in the early 1990's and with it vegetarianism, non-violence, samadhi and other associated abilities that are…moreThis fine book was gifted anonymously in the early 1990's and with it vegetarianism, non-violence, samadhi and other associated abilities that are unmentionable have been achieved. It is through the austere practice of every asana in this book, every third day while fasting that it is possible to verify the abilities that are now being exemplified in a more openly main stream arena; no food, no breath and change DNA.(less)
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Barbara
Feb 23, 2011 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yoga-exercise
I have owned this book for around 40 years and continue to view it as the "Bible" for yoga practitioners. It covers a multitude of items, including the philosophy of this ancient discipline, to complete details in acheiving postures, as well as complete illustrations. The value for me, because I have done yoga for so long, is these asanas are
classic and do not involve the use of props or support. Many of those postures are beyond my current ability, but it is good to view photos of those who hav
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Dennis Littrell
Apr 17, 2010 Dennis Littrell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yoga
Vishnu-devananda, Swami. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (1960) *****
One of the best popular books on yoga

This book was my first yoga book; as such it is close to my heart. I read it (in another edition) in 1974 and used it as a guide to my practice for many years thereafter. It is not, of course, "complete." No "complete book of" ever is. That is a publisher's fiction. It is however, very thorough in presenting the yoga of Patanjali and the classical Hatha Yoga Pradipika to the English sp
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Fumi
Oct 02, 2012 Fumi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I happen to find this book in a thrift-store when I was 15, and I've been a moderate Yoga-practitioner since.
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
Rohit
Aug 10, 2013 Rohit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of best on yoga , must read atleast once to simple straight forward yet with depth regarding yoga by one of most famous authority on hath yoga " Swami Vishnudevananda".
Alex
Jul 15, 2013 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitivamente un libro muy completo y detallado sobre el yoga como método para la realización personal; abarca no sólo las cuestiones físicas (como las posturas, la alimentación y la respiración) sino también toda la base filosófica, espiritual o metafísica que sustenta al yoga. Algo que no me agradó mucho fueron las constantes referencias al cristianismo y a la biblia (no las considero necesarias para nada), pero entiendo que están ahí para servir como "puente" entre el pensamiento espiritual ...more
Alex
Jun 13, 2016 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great depth of information, but too long. There were times when I read 5-6 pages and thought that they were completely unnecessary for conveying ideas and information.

Some of the science is very outdated.
Gabriela
Apr 24, 2015 Gabriela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a comprehensive and very useful yoga book, I'll get back to it every now and then for reference on poses. I really liked especially that for each pose it was mentioned the benefit. Also I recognized many of the poses from my yoga class.
Summer
Jul 24, 2008 Summer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yogi's
Recommended to Summer by: found it at my dad's house
This book helped to deepen my understanding and appreciation of the yoga practice. It's a classic that I'll keep on my bookshelf forever to reference as needed
Della Scott
Feb 04, 2012 Della Scott marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Wyatt
Best and most in-depth yoga reference I've ever used. Great for the western analytical mind too.
Eric
Mar 05, 2011 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the price just for the picture of Swami Vishnu flossing his nasal passage.
Michael  Baggetta
One of the best older books on the subject of Yoga!
Saurabh
Aug 02, 2011 Saurabh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excellent guide for yoga
Suzanne
Jul 02, 2010 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An all time favorite!
Holly
Sep 30, 2013 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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