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Yoga and Meditation Books to Inspire You

    Yoga and meditation are a subject of universal interest and are practiced by seekers of all traditions on the quest for serenity, peace, and blessedness. Yoga has passed the test of time and has helped seekers attain the greatest spiritual fulfillment.
    In this section, we have listed down some popular yoga and meditation books.  Interesting and informative, these books will inspire you to integrate yoga and meditation into your lifestyle.
    • Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World's Foremost Authority – by B.K.S. Iyengar

    Authored by the famous B.K.S. Iyengar, who is known for his mastery over the topic of Yoga -  the book, ‘Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World's Foremost Authority’ provides reliable and accurate information on the subject of Yoga.
    The author tells what exactly Yoga is and discusses its nature and essential components. Various yoga asanas, kriyas, and the techniques of pranayama are well-explained in this guide. The book is easier for readers to understand and practice it by themselves.  
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    • Meditation and its Practices: -  A Definitive Guide to Techniques and Traditions of Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta - by Swami Adiswarananda

    This book illuminates the scientific, psychological, and spiritual elements of Yoga and Vedanta meditation. It outlines –
    • the goals and benefits of meditation,
    • objects of meditation,
    • methods of concentration,
    • posture, physical condition,
    • eating habits and spiritual exercises,
    • mystical experiences and realizations,
    • obstacles in meditation, and
    • ways of overcoming them.
    Nutrition for the mind, the book is simple but has the power to impact our lives both from within and the outside world.
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    • The Power of Yoga - by Yamini Muthanna 

    ‘The Power of Yoga’ seeks to enlighten the readers on the deeper significance of yoga by encouraging them to further explore it as a time-tested and established science. Structured primarily as a sequence manual, this book offers customized yoga routines to help people cope better with their day-to-day demanding schedules. The sequences are also categorized and visually depicted for a better understanding.
    Presented in simple language, this book is great for beginners, advanced practitioners, and Yoga teachers alike.
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    • Yoga Your Home Practice Companion - by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre 

    ‘Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion’ is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for people of all abilities. It provides step-by-step asanas, detailed illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, diet advice, and recipes. The book also covers Pranayama. The book is laid out in a way that you can choose what you would like to do or which things you would like to focus on without having to read through it from the start. An excellent value for price, the book is an excellent read, be it any day.
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    • Yoga Anatomy - by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews 

    With ‘Yoga Anatomy’, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.
    With numerous asanas, fully-coloured anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the book provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. Whether it's breathing technique or inversions or standing poses, you will see how the body position are all fundamentally linked.  Simple and easy to understand this book is definitely recommended to anyone looking to develop a better self-understanding, or someone seeking to study human body functions in general.
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    All of the yoga books above have the potential to inspire you. Each one grabs you in a different way and teaches you something new about yourself, about yoga, and about life.
    We hope this list will help you choose the one that is ideal for you at this moment, or will help you choose the perfect one for a friend, colleague, or family member who also loves yoga/ and mediation.