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johny762010-07-05 04:12:24 +0000 #1
Hello everybody,

I am new in this forum. Recently I've found a book about yoga for beginners on . I am a little bit confused would it be useful for me as a start of doing yoga ?

I look forward for your answers.

Thank you in advance.


Trinity2010-07-05 04:24:17 +0000 #2

There are many fine books available about practising yoga. It might be very confusing which one is best for your needs as you start out. I might suggest you rent a video/dvd from a library if possible to begin practising with some guidance. Books are a little challenging to learn yoga from as it is an experiential art and science and often requires the guidance of a qualified teacher or at minimum, a good video. There are many quality videos produced by Gaiam with qualified teachers such as Rodney Yee, Rod Stryker, Patricia Walden and others. I think you will find the actual guidance the best place to get started and then the books will serve as follow and for deepening your knowledge.

If you have a browse of our blog : I think you will find more recommendations as I seem to remember someone listing others a while ago.

dadanaciketa2010-07-05 04:41:00 +0000 #3

happy to read ur message, please start yoga through proper trained teacher i hope u will enjoy yogic life.

If u r interested contact free yoga teacher around the world

ur's brotherly

yogi_dc2010-07-05 05:12:29 +0000 #4

I too think there is no substitute for a good teacher, and would heartily recommend that you find a teacher in your area. Maybe check out, which provides lists of yoga teachers around the world.

A good teacher can ensure that you avoid injury, ensure that do not try too much too soon and guide your practice both physically and spiritually.

I personally find it very uplifiting to practice with other yogi's with whom I can share my experiences.

Once you have been doing yoga for a while it is easy to compliment this with both books and CDs.

Hope this helps
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 05:50:31 +0000 #5
There are some things in the Table of Contents of the book you mention that I find lesss than appropriate for beginning level students. And while I have not read this, to "do" some of the asanas they cover and do them via book instruction, well it's not something I could advocate.

Nothing will compare (favorably) to a beginners series at your local yoga studio. I did not start from a book or dvd/video so I can't speak to that path from personal experience.



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