This illustrated encyclopedia is the first to show the classical approach of moving in and out of posture sequences, with the proper breathing instructions and teaching guidelines. It provides a series of line drawings for each of the 1000 poses in the book to help yoga teachers and serious students see how to move through a pose safely and effectively. It suggests the most efficient words that yoga teachers can use to guide students through the poses, and it includes detailed information on each posture, name, meaning, form, and function, as well as numerous modifications and variations to suit the unique needs and capabilities of each individual.
The book starts with an 80-page introduction that provides the foundation and principles of yoga philosophy and practice. It's an essential reference for yoga teachers and serious students everywhere.