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PICK YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga

On the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you’ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? As Meagan McCrary discovered when she began exploring different classes, finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice. Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Those new to yoga will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory.

Styles included:

Ashtanga  •  Iyengar  •  Kundalini  •  Integral  •  Kripalu
Bikram  •  Jivamukti  •  Sivananda  •  Ananda
Viniyoga  •  Svaroopa  •  Power  •  Forrest  •  ISHTA
Anusara  •  Moksha  •  AcroYoga

Endorsements

“A wonderful and very helpful book to guide you through the various choices of yoga practice.”
Doug Swenson, author of Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow and founder of Sadhana Yoga Chi

“Meagan McCrary captures the essence of multiple styles of yoga in this easy-to-read text. With the global explosion of yoga that has taken place over the past decade, this much-needed guide will help anyone to navigate the wide variety of choices now available. This book is an important complement to everyone’s yoga practice, providing deeper insights into the nuances of each style.”
Kia Miller, creator of the Radiant Body Yoga DVD series

“Until Meagan McCrary’s book, choosing the right style of yoga was like blind dating. You’d have to try various styles before finding the one for you. Now, finally, there’s a guidebook. Let this book be your yoga matchmaker.”
Brian Leaf, author of Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

“Meagan McCrary’s book is perfect not only for those who are wondering how to choose a yoga class or style but also for those who are interested in an intelligent and thorough historical account of these yoga styles and their evolution in the West. This is a much-needed asset for anyone who’s ever been overwhelmed by the diversity of yoga methods out there!”
Amy Ippoliti, yoga teacher and cofounder of 90 Monkeys