The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

Written By: Yogrishi Vishvketu, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Packed with over eight hundred poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and authoritative yoga asana guide to date. With poses adapted to every skill level, this volume is an invaluable resource for both the yoga novice and the studio owner and is a crucial addition to any yoga lover’s library.

In addition to the tremendous number of postures pictures, thorough translation charts provide pose names in Sanskrit script, transliterated Sanskrit, and English. These charts provide readers with a knowledge base they can take beyond these pages. The intuitive naming system created by Yogrishi Vishvketu helps practitioners gain an understanding of the relationship between the name and the spiritual significance of each pose, and the energetic essence of each asana is unveiled through a detailed chakra chart and chakra activation symbols.

Informed by the traditional Himalayan system and enhanced by Yogrishi Vishvketu’s decades of practice, Yogāsana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses brings the many aspects of yoga—historical, cultural, spiritual, and physical—into a single, all-inclusive volume.
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 10/13/2015
ISBN: 9781608876563
Pages: 304
Trim Size: 9.25 x 6.5 x 1

  • About the Author 
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Yogrishi Vishvketu, Author: Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) holds a PhD in yogic science from Gurukula Kangri, the Sanskrit University of Haridwar. Vishva-ji is committed to offering holistic yoga workshops internationally and incorporating diverse aspects of yoga into his practice. He created the Akhanda Yoga system, meaning "whole and indivisible," and founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives and teaches six months of the year.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Foreword Contributor: Through his life and work, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has founded courses that provide techniques to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.