Updated: Nov 30, 2020
The most complete collection of yoga asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice.
2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits.
Review "This beautiful book will have anyone falling in love with the practice. (It also makes a fantastic addition to any coffee table.)"―Yahoo! Health About the Author Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc., is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
am a yoga teacher and we are told about thousands of yoga poses that exist. However in 500 hours spent in yoga teacher training program. I may say I learned probably a hundreds of yoga poses and I am no where near knowing a thousands of them, let alone 2,100. For that reason I was excited to find this book and buy it.
This is why this book is so valuable. It is a great reference book. I ordered my copy in hardcover, so it will not bend or assume unseemly shapes. Book is made of high quality paper and has fantastic photography pictures of each and every pose demonstrated by very experienced practitioners/teachers. Author of the book is Canadian yogi who dedicated his life teaching yoga and he thought yoga to many athletes over his career. Most of the poses are demonstrated by female practitioners but there are a few male practitioners and they all look amazing. Each pose has a name in Sanscrit and English and description of it. I want to thank Daniel Lacerda for creating one of the most precious asana books that compiles all 2,100 poses that I could find in 10 years of practicing yoga.
The introduction to the book is vry thoughtful and also gives a brief description of yoga philosophy. People unfamiliar with yoga will be surprised to learn that yoga is so much more than a physical practice.