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The Best Yoga Books, DVDs, and CDs
Corilee Fox

I'm always on the look-out for the best yoga products. Here are just a few of my favourites with links to Amazon for quick ordering. Also, see recommendations on my blog called Playin' the Edge.

Books

  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
    Stephen Cope

    A well-written, engaging book that combines an account of his own experiences with a review of the deeper value of yoga. He combines some in-depth spiritual thinking drawing on a number of traditions with perspectives from Western psychology (he is a psychologist) in a very engaging way.
    Get it!
    Get it!

  • The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: a Lifelong Guide to Wellness
    Linda Sparrowe, Patricia Walden, Judith Hanson Lasater

    This book is a useful resource that offers practical advice and yoga routines for women at any stage of life facing various challenges. It covers back problems, migraines, eating disorders, depressions, menopause and more.
    Get it!
    Get it!

  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness
    Erich Schiffmann

    This is a great book when you're ready to deepen your practice. It helps you move into a meditative mode and really explore the subtleties in each pose like lines of energy and playing your edge. The book includes a well-written introduction of all the concepts as well as lots of yoga postures and routines.
    Get it!
    Get it!

DVDs

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga 2 Pk: Session 1
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga 2 Pk: Session 2
    Seane Corn

    I finally found a yoga DVD that I love. Seane comes across as energetic, informative and personal. The DVD has a segment with teaching on it, plus one without narration which is great for when you just want to zone out and 'do it'. She takes a flow approach which is a bit more physical but very thoroughly taught and moves gently enough that it would work for most bodies. With this series you get your money's worth because it offers more sessions as well as instruction in breathing and focus than a 'yoga workout' tape.
    Session 1 | Session 2
    Session 1 | Session 2

  • Yoga Shakti
    Shiva Rea

    You gotta love DVDs, they give so many more options than rewinding a clunky tape. In this one, Shiva has a variety of chunks that feature 3-5 minutes of poses. You then choose a series and it walks you through a session mixing and matching those chunks. Her pacing is peaceful but there are some good vigorous bits in it if you want that too. When I find the session is taking too long, I just skip forward.
    Get it!
    Get it!
CDs

I like to mix my own yoga CDs, pulling from all kinds of genres. Here's a few of my current faves:
  • Yoga Rhythms
    Shiva Rea

    Really well produced 80 minute CD. A good mix of tunes that make use of Indian influences, drumming and there's even a fun Dub tune. The rhythmic selections are perfect for a good sun salutation session. Offers more meditation selections too.
    Get it!
    Get it!

  • Moonsong
    Sheila Chandra

    This is a 'best of' album so it's a great way to sample Sheila's work. Her voice is simply amazing, she has an incredible range.
    Get it!
    Get it!

  • Yoga: Music for the Mind Body & Soul
    This is a nice straight-ahead mellow album. I put it on when I just want to have a relaxing practice and not think about a thing
    Get it!
    Get it!



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