Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga
First published in 1966, Light on Yoga is still the most comprehensive, thorough, detailed and informative yoga resource available. At over 500 pages, it is often called the Bible of yoga. The book has a long introduction that gives an overview of the depth and breadth of yoga, followed by almost 400 pages of descriptions and lots of pictures of yoga asanas and a section with instructions for the basic types of pranayama. The appendices provides sequences for over a year’s worth of intensive yoga practice and lists of asanas for various ailments.
For most people, the book has more than a lifetime worth of yoga practice and study. The sheer volume of information and number of asanas can seem overwhelming at times, but Light on Yoga remains an essential resource for serious students of yoga. Unfortunately, the format of asana instructions and photos is not as user friendly as it could be. That’s a rather small complaint given the value of this book.