Yoga Journal says:

  • "Some blogs are simply fun reads, but if you want to dive deep, check out YogaLila." YogaJournal, August 2009


  • Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants

    Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants
    Richard Freeman Chants - its a 2 cd set. The first CD is instructional, he explains some of the history and technique, and you sing along by repeating first a word, then a line, of each chant. I think there are 3-4 chants he teaches in this way -including the ashtanga invocation, which I've always liked. He explains things very clearly. The second cd is him chanting and playing the harmonium. He has a good voice, not a great voice, but there is something incredibly soothing about listening to him. -Jane

  • Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice

    Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice
    This is a great book for home practice. It's spiral bound and the pages are split so that on the left the pages are practice sequences and on the right each page is one of 44 asanas. The 31 practice sequences range from 10 to 90 minutes. On the back of each asana page are several modifications with various props. The author is an Iyengar teacher and the instructions are very detailed. What I like most about it is that the variety of sequences will prevent me from doing the same practice all the time which is what usually happens when I do yoga on my own. -Danielle

  • Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy

    Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy
    This book is the most accesible of all the more touchy-feely anatomy books I have - daily exercises of body exploration. -Lianne

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April 29, 2005



I really like this web site. Especially the thoughts around focusing a different body part or asana for the month. I teach in the YogaFit style, and in our Level 4 training, we get into the Sanskrit, so decifering the language, into what I know what it a good challenge for, if I could only figure out how to pronounce it! :)

Thank you!


Respected Sir/Madam,

Greetings to you.

I am kovalan from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. I am doing research on yogatherapy. Please guide me.

What are the primary beneficial/purpose of the following asana?

1. Yogamudra
2. Paschimottanasana
3. Janusirasana
4. Dhanurasana
5. Vajrasana
6.Body and leg lifting asana
7. Ustrasana
8. Bhujangasana
9. Bastrika
10. Simhasana
11. Matsyasana
12. Konasana
13. Vrikshasana
14. Padhahasthasana
15. Sarvangasana
16. Halasana
17. Chakrasana

Some asana help to cure the people with Diabetes, Lungs, Heart, Piles, Colon and Muscles problems but all does not help to cure a specific problem. Please can you specify clearly which of the above said asanas help primarily /primary beneficial to cure the said problems.

I am expecting your valuable guidance for my research work.

Please kindly reply with your goodself.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Frost

Kovalan, you might try searching Yoga Journal often notes therapeutic benefits of specific poses.


does anyone know of the posture eka pada gomukha paschimottanasana, i feel it may be unachievable

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