The Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga is published by Walking Stick Press on May 29, 2003. Since its publication, the book has been translated into a dozen languages. This book contains 416 pages and is written by Christina Brown.
Christina Brown is an internationally renowned teacher and bestselling author. She manages her own website, www.christinabrown.com. Brown received her teachings in yoga from some of the renowned yoga teachers around the world. She owns a studio, Yoga Source, in Sydney Australia where she teaches yoga. She has been teaching yoga since 1996. Christina Brown also produces highly acclaimed teacher-training programs and yoga retreats. She also conducts workshops on Ayurveda and Anti-Aging Facial Yoga.
Christina Brown is also a long-time yoga and complementary medicine practitioner. Her yoga practice and writing are inspired by the traditions of Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Yoga Synergy. She is also inspired by the American yoga teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater and many yoga teachers from all over the world. Her book The Yoga Bible ranks in the top 3 bestselling how-to yoga books on Amazon.
The Yoga Bible features over 170 postures from the main schools of Yoga. The Yoga Bible is the ultimate comprehensive guide to practicing yoga. The book is divided into four parts.
Part one is a detailed introduction about what yoga is and the various yoga practices. Part two is the longest part of the four since it details the actual practice of the yoga postures. This part also explains the preliminary practices, standing postures, seated and floor postures, twists and abdominal toners, arm balances, backbends, inversions, relaxation, pranayama, internal energy locks and yogic cleansing practices. Part three teaches the importance of yoga. It focuses on the use of yoga and its benefits for various medical and physical conditions. Part four is about the finding the own yoga of the yoga practitioner and what he or she is seeking from the yoga practice. The last part also explains about the “nine branches of the tree of yoga.”
The Yoga Bible is a well-organized book since the postures are arranged based on the general body positions such as standing, sitting, lying on the floor, etc. The book is arranged in a sequence that flows as the next posture would follow the preceding posture, so the reader can continuously follow the practice without the dilemma of returning from the previous body position.
The book provides helpful information on yoga postures and shows clear full-colored photographs to follow. This book offers yoga postures that suit the reader’s personal needs and abilities. The Yoga Bible varies from beginner to advanced yoga postures.
Yoga improves the body’s flexibility and develops a sense of spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. This book, The Yoga Bible, is the best yoga reference book that educates people to find a mental and physical balance in life.