The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

by Vishnu Devananda
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The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Vishnu Devananda

Since 1960, more than 1 million people have used this classic guide to tap the incredible power of yoga. The attractive new edition, in a new size, will appeal to a wide audience of contemporary yoga students.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307786203
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Swami Vishnu-devananda was born in Kerala, South India, in 1927. In 1947, he came to the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, in the Himalayas. There he lived and worked with his Master, Swami Sivananda. Swami Sivananda saw in his young disciple special tendencies toward Hatha Yoga. With his training directed toward this discipline, Swami Vishnu-devananda became an expert, mastering many of the most difficult and advanced Hatha Yoga techniques (asanas, pranayamas, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas). He was appointed the first Professor of Hatha Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy. In 1957, Swami Vishnu-devananda was sent to the West by his guru with the words, “People are waiting.” Vishnu-devananda founded several Yoga centers in the United States, then settled in Canada, where he established the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta headquarters in Montreal. In 1960, his bestselling book The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and his respected periodical Yoga Health Digest were first published. Swami Vishnu-devananda’s innovations in Yoga instruction have reached millions through his Yoga centers, which are now found in five continents; his popular “Yoga vacations”; and his Yoga teacher training courses, which thousands have attended.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school student and had to read this book for my research project. I enjoyed reading only parts of the book because a lot of it was very wordy and confusing. There were unnecessary parts in the book talking about health, but never mentioned why it helped with yoga or even relating to it. I did find a lot of the information I needed on this book though, for example I did learn a lot about the philosophy and the different forms of Yoga. I did not like how I did not find much history or the culture involved with Yoga. The pictures and explanations with the pictures helped me also. I also thought it was good that in the back of the book there was a glossary for words that were difficult to understand, but not everything was greatly explained. I do recommend this book, but for advanced readers. Even though this book leaves out information, it will interest you in certain parts. My favorite part is about reincarnation and karma. This book made me want to learn more about Yoga, but I would try reading a book that I can understand and will not give me confusing details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school student and had to read this book for my research project. I enjoyed reading only parts of the book because a lot of it was very wordy and confusing. I did find a lot of the information I needed on this book, for example I did learn a lot about the philosophy and the different forms of Yoga. I did not like how I did not find much history or the culture involved. The pictures and explanations with the pictures helped me also. I also thought it was good that in the back of the book there was a glossary for words that were difficult to understand. I do recommend this book, but for advanced readers. Even though this book leaves out information, it will interest you in certain parts. My favorite part is about reincarnation and karma. This book made me want to learn more about Yoga, but I would try reading a book that I can understand and will not give me confusing details.