This month on Om Shanti, we’re giving away a free copy of Yoga Resource Practice Manual, by Darren Rhodes. The winner can choose from several platforms for digital download: Amazon, iTunes, or Inkling (works on all computers). This e-book is a great complement to your regular yoga class — i.e., it can help you to develop a home practice and fine-tune your knowledge of yoga postures at your own pace.
You can think of this e-book as a yoga posture dictionary, bible, or encyclopedia. However you characterize it, this is one of the most comprehensive asana guides out there. It includes 360 postures, broken down and explained from top to bottom. Each entry includes a step-by-step guide to the basic shape of the posture, some safety tips, and additional points on how to refine the posture beyond the basic shape.
In addition to the instructions, I especially like the diagrams that show how you are supposed to move your body in various postures. The arrows of motion are really helpful, and make some of the confusing alignment cues you hear in yoga class a lot clearer. Here’s a sample diagram from the book:
Yoga Resource Practice Manual is available for purchase on Amazon.com, through iTunes, or directly from Inkling. For a chance at winning a free copy, comment below on the theme for this month’s giveaway:
What can you do to further your understanding of yoga asanas?
When posting your comment/entry, please make sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Your email address will remain private, and will not be shared with any third parties or added to any email lists. One entry per person, please. The giveaway ends at 11:59 PM (CST) June 30, 2013. One winner will be selected at random using a random number generator.