February 18, 2013 11:58 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a book about yoga.
posted by Katine to health & fitness (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I read something recently about how the asana system is a relatively new evolution in yoga, as opposed to "Yoga" as a spiritual practice that pervades many parts of your life. I realized I have pretty much no context for either the historical evolution of yoga or the more spiritual side of yoga as an everyday practice of life (other than what I've personally experienced). So I want to read about it!
Topics I'm interested in would be something like yoga as a daily practice, yoga and spirituality, social history of yoga, etc. I love yoga and have practiced since I was a teenager and I've recently been trying to recommit myself to daily practice. I'm not opposed to new-agey or highly personal "yoga journey" type books. I would like something accessible, as in, not ancient hindu texts or a scientific breakdown of yoga's benefits unless they're readable or a particularly good reference document.