The Best Yoga Books For Beginners

If you LOVE both yoga and reading, you are in the right place. In this post, I will share with you the best yoga books for beginners that every yogi should read.

So brew a cup of tea, and let’s start!

Light On Yoga By B.K.S. Iyengar

This book is like a bible guide to the poses, he talks about every pose and the effects of poses in great detail. There are more than 600 photographs showing that how to do all the postures and breathing exercises in the right way.

This book provides a big inspiration in every single page for your practice on and off the mat.

‘Work alone is your privilege, never the fruits thereof. never let the fruits of action be your motive, and never cease to work. Work in the name of the Lord abandoning selfish desires. Be not affected by success or failure. This equipoise is called Yoga.’ -B.K.S Iyengar

You can get your book from HERE or HERE


Yoga Anatomy By Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff

Another great book for beginners is “Yoga Anatomy”. There are beautiful colorful anatomical illustrations in this book that show you what your body looks like when you’re in yoga poses.

It explains very clearly, which muscles are being activated with each movement.

In 11 chapters you will learn about different parts of your body, and it has a great chapter for breathing.

You can get your book from HERE or HERE


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Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates

If you doing yoga daily, this book is for you!
After your class, read one page you will feel calm than you would have before even if you don’t practice yoga daily, reading one page in the morning or before bed can change your life.

There are 365 meditations in this book offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life.
And each day has a wonderful quote to accompany the lesson, you will love this book.

You can get your book from HERE.


After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini by K. Kris Loomis

Ever wonder why some people keep going back to the yoga mat day after day, year after year?
101 pages have a lot of wise for beginners in yoga journey. There are many great life lessons and inspiring stories.

“So I say go create something. Find your voice. Put it out there, into the world of hungry people. Give your art as freely as you give your tattered jeans. Contribute. Give what you have. Give your talents, your thoughts, your deeds, and trust your goods will end up where they need to go, will touch who they need to touch. After all, your contributions just might be better than you think.” 
― K. Kris Loomis, After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini

You can get your book from HERE.

Reading can definitely give you extra insight, wisdom, power, and inspiration.
I hope this list inspires you to practice and love yoga more and more – happy reading!