Today is the day I pay tribute to the best Yoga book I have ever bought.
I grew up in a hippie commune surrounded by many Yoga books with scratchy illustrations and no colour pictures. It was very frustrating trying to decipher the diagram of the pose when you couldn't even see the hands or feet properly!
I think the illustrators were being "arty"..
I discovered this book - The Complete Book of Yoga by Vimla Lalvani at the T.S. Bookshop in Russell St (near the corner of Bourke St) in Melbourne.
It cost me $34.95
This book has kept me occupied for the last 3 or 4 years and I have never grown tired of it.
The best thing about it is the pictures. Colourful, inspiring and easy to follow. The book is well written and suits beginners to advanced. Each time I think I have mastered a pose I discover a way to improve it.
The book includes a warm up section, beginners, intermediate and advanced, yoga for better sex, yoga to relieve stress and various sequences of exercises that you can do each day.
My favourite section is beginners - advanced. I usually pick out a number of these to do each day and find that I feel incredible after just a few poses.