Thursday, March 08, 2012

Book Review - Hatha Yoga Asanas (Pocket Guide for Personal Practice)

Hatha Yoga Asanas
(Pocket Guide for Personal Practice)
Daniel DiTuro and Ingrid Yang
Human Kinetics
Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-4504-1485-2
174 Pages


     Hatha Yoga Asanas by Daniel DiTuro and Ingrid Yang is the perfect companion to any Yoga practice. With over 150 asana poses in beautiful full-color photographs this quick reference guide will be useful for the beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. Each asana begins with a clearly defined difficulty level, which range from levels 1 through 8, followed by a starting position and the page it can be found on, the directions on how to successfully achieve each position, and a full color photograph of the successful pose. As a beginner I was intrigued by the higher difficulty levels (but not tempted enough to try them) and was surprised by the quality of the photographs in the book.

     Hatha Yoga Asanas is a must have for those studying Yoga on an individual or personal level, whether a beginner or an instructor, and I was happy to add this supplemental, easy to use reference guide to the Healthy Living / Fitness section of my home library.

4 out of 5 stars

The Alternative
Southeast Wisconsin

Additional Reading:

Human Kinetics Site

Hatha Yoga Asanas Site Page

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