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I also use YouTube for Pilates, stretch, cardio, kickboxing, and kettlebell routines, so if you want recommendations in those areas, just ask.


Appropriate for Beginning/New Yogis

More Experienced Levels

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Adele, D. (2009).  The Yamas and the Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. An excellent book for anyone wanting to explore these two essential components of yoga's 8-limb philosophy in greater depth.

Austin, M. (2003). Cool Yoga Tricks. A wealth of strategies for modifying yoga postures.

Bell, B. & Zolotow, N. (2017). Yoga for Health Aging. An excellent, accessible guide that focuses on yoga as a tool for lifelong well-being. 

Blair, N. (2017). Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga. Wonderful book on Yin yoga that offers excellent posture breakdowns and modifications applicable to other practices as well.

Boorstein, N. (1997). It's Easier Than You ThinkA classic, simple, accessible introduction to Buddhist teachings.

Bondy, D. (2019). Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body.  A larger-body yoga instructor teaches yoga postures that are accessible to all; accompanied by amazing full-color photo illustrations.

Harris, D (2019, Revised Edition). Ten Percent HappierA TV anchor and self-proclaimed skeptic reviews how his discovery of meditation made his life 10% better.

Kaminoff, L. (2011, 2nd Ed.). Yoga Anatomy. One of the most comprehensive, readable guides detailing the actions of the body in yoga asana.

Hanh, T.N. (2015). How to Relax.  A simple (but not simplistic) little guide by the Zen master on how to be more mindful through practices such as resting and breathing.

Hanson, R. (2011). Just One Thing. Everyday practices founded in both positive psychology and Buddhism to improve overall well-being and move towards a happier life.

Heyman, J. (2019). Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body. Focuses on yoga traditions beyond asana (physical practices) and how to bring these practices to all, with the goal of liberation.

Krucoff, C. (2013). Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less. Nice little book of short yoga and meditation practices to incorporate throughout your day, whether at home, at work, or elsewhere.

Lasater, J. H. (2015, 2nd Ed.). Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life. Provides guidelines for taking the practice beyond the mat by incorporating yogic principles into daily life.

Lasater, J.H. (2003). 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers. Another excellent book by Lasaster, this one guiding teachers and students alike in exploring yoga's most foundational postures.

McCall, T. (2007). Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. Details the use of yoga as part of a holistic approach to health, addressing twenty specific conditions.

McGonigal, K. (2009). Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind & Heal Your Chronic Pain. Describes gentle yoga techniques appropriate for anyone, not just those with chronic pain.

Mesko, S. (1997, 2000, 2013). Healing Mudras: Yoga for Your Hands.  A guide to using hand gestures, or mudras, as part of a wellness practice.

Miller, J. (2014). The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body. Yoga ballwork self-massage techniques from a renowned yoga therapist.

NurrieSterns, M., & NurrieSterns, R. (2010). Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming Body and Mind. Offers various exercises for enhancing general well-being; also provides specific instruction on breathing practices, yoga poses for calming, and meditation.

Rasheta, N. (2018). No-Nonsense Buddhism for BeginnersThis question and answer guide provides a non-secular guide to the main tenets of Buddhism.

Saltonstall, E. (2018). The Bodymind Ballwork Method: A Self-Directed Practice to Help You Move with Ease, Release Tension, and Relieve Chronic Pain. The use of therapy balls for self-massage and stretch; from an experienced instructor grounded in yoga therapy.

Stanley, J. (2017). Everybody Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Ge on the Mat, Love Your Body. A larger-bodied yoga instructor encourages body acceptance and emphasizes bringing yoga to all shapes sizes.

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Yoga Mats - Remember that yoga mat preference is a VERY personal choice; different people like different things.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Yoga Socks - I have various pairs of these, but I like these toeless ones from Gaiam, as they allow my toes to touch the floor, giving me more direct contact.  I wear them for teaching, as I am moving around the room and not on my mat, but they would work for personal practice as well. 

Yoga Toes - These are an excellent product not only for treating a variety of foot conditions (like bunions), but also for helping to make your toes more "spready" for your yoga practice.

Pinky Balls - I highly recommend these inexpensive rubber balls for acupressure massage work (although you can also try tennis balls, dog balls, and sports balls).

Essential Oil Diffuser - I recently to this new diffuser and I love it!  It has various settings, including an automatic off feature.

Essential Oil Set - This is a great set of quality oils at an affordable price.  I love the wonderful scents, about half of which are more uplifting, half more relaxing.

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