The Only Yoga Book You'll Ever Need (4 stars)Okay, so you'll probably want many more books in your yoga collection if you're serious about it. But this is one of the most full tomes on the subject I've had the pleasure of viewing. Every asana is photographed. I don't know about you, but I find that seeing yoga poses is equally as helpful as having detailed written instructions.
I wasn't sure I'd like the way the book was divided (many books divide poses by difficulty level) but quickly found that having it set up by the type of pose was quite logical. The accompanying dual names and information were very useful, particularly modifications.
Even if you never wind up using this book to practice yoga it's quite beautiful to look through. The models make the poses look easy, almost natural. It's a very serene experience. I'd almost recommend it to art students as a reference for how muscle and bone can move in harmony.
I would whole heartedly recommend 2,100 Asanas for yoga enthusiasts of all levels. I'm also giving it a strong recommendation for art students.
Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
2,100 Asanas: The Complete Yoga Poses
by Daniel Lacerda
Wellness, Spirituality, Fitness, Yoga
Print/Digital (698 pages)
The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice.
2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits.