Essential Reads for Yoga Lovers

Breathe in; breathe out.

If you’re feeling stressed out from your hectic work schedule today, then perhaps it’s time for you to take a yoga break. Today is the second annual International Day of Yoga, first proclaimed by the United Nations in December 2014. Millions around the world prepared for this day, and many more are expected to participate in this celebration of the union of mind, body, and spirit. Check here to see if there are any Yoga Day events happening in a town near you.

At TarcherPerigee, we have two great backlist titles that are accessible to all levels of yogis. Read below to find out more!


Kundalini Yoga by Shakti Para Khalsa

Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa studied with the master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, and taught his methods since 1969. In her definitive guide Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power Khalsa provides a gentle introduction to the art and practice of Kundalini Yoga. This includes detailed instructions on various breathing, stretching, chanting and meditation techniques, all fully illustrated with photographs. To truly engage with Kundalini Yoga requires more than just the physical act, you must also embrace the teachings and mindset, all beautifully presented by Khalsa who brings her wisdom from years of experience and presents the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. For those interested in the immense benefits of Kundalini Yoga, this book acts as a wonderful guide for every level.



Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class by Bikram Choudhury

Bikram Choudhury used his vast knowledge of traditional Hatha Yoga along with extensive research on its medicinal qualities to develop his own unique practice, which has become the explosive phenomena known as Bikram Yoga. In his first book, Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class, Choudhury brings the experience of his class to your home with step-by-step instructions along with highly detailed photographs for each of the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises that make up the Bikram Yoga method. Follow these steps as Choudhury describes and he promises you an exercise that fully engages your entire body, promoting physical and emotional wellness. Most importantly though, Choudhury believes taking part in his practice opens your mind and allows you to see the inherent connection that binds all people together. With this belief comes the recognition that every person – no matter their age or physical condition can experience the joys of yoga.


Keep up with the latest from TarcherPerigee on Facebook and Twitter.