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Yoga: Mastering the Basics

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Rolf Sovik, PsyD and Sandra Anderson

Are you looking to learn the basics of yoga for a beginning yoga practice? Do you have a regular practice, but want to become a master of yoga? Perhaps you are a yoga teacher, and want to learn how to teach foundational yoga postures and concepts clearly and concisely. Yoga: Mastering the Basics is the ultimate 101 for the aspiring yoga practitioner. This award-winning publication is both concise and thorough in explaining the essential concepts of yoga in a well-structured and easily digestible manner.

Yoga is much more than stretching or doing a series of yoga postures; it is a comprehensive lifestyle choice. Through the expert instruction of Rolf Sovik, PsyD, and Sandra Anderson, you will gain a solid understanding of what constitutes authentic yoga practice, exploring facets such as:

  • Essential yoga postures
  • Breath training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation practices
  • Lifestyle options
  • Fundamental yoga philosophy

This book contains clear and concise explanations, more than 400 high-resolution photos, and two 60-minute illustrated yoga posture sequences. Yoga: Mastering the Basics is an invaluable guide on your spiritual journey, and will serve you through many years of practice. Purchase your copy today!

About the Authors

Rolf Sovik is a clinical psychologist as well as the President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute. He began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit of the Sri Vidya lineage in 1987. Rolf holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. He is also the author of Moving Inward and a contributor to Yoga International and the Wisdom Library.

Sandra Anderson is a nationally recognized author and yoga teacher who was initiated into the Sri Vidya Himalayan tradition in 1988. Her knowledge is grounded in more than twenty years of study and practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. To find additional content from Sandra you can visit the Himalayan Institute’s Wisdom Library or read her e-book, The Breath of Life—The Prana Vayus.


"Simple and authentic... This is the real thing, so if you have felt frustrated and confused in your search for the simplicity and serenity of basic yoga, look no further."

    – Rudolph Ballentine, MD, author of Radical Healing and Diet and Nutrition

"Clear, thorough, and concise. I particularly enjoyed the easy-to-use design and the graceful writing."

   – Sandra Summerfield Kozak, MS, President of International Yoga Studies

"A well-illustrated, practical guide to Yoga. The student of Yoga will definitely reap the reward of exposure of this book."

   – Vijayendra Pratap, PhD, DYP, Director of the Yoga Research Society

"Philosophical clarity and balance are woven throughout all of the very practical and precise instruction on posture, breathing, and meditation."

   – Richard Freeman, director of the Yoga Workshop, Boulder, Colorado

"Both the novice and seasoned practitioner will find a wealth of truly helpful information on this dynamic art... A treasure trove of trustworthy information on yoga that will help you custom-tailor a yoga program to fit your own unique needs and wants."

   – Thomas Claire, author of Bodywork: What type of Massage to Get - and How to Make the Most of It

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2000, Current printing 2011
ISBN: 978-0-89389-155-8
235 pages
8" x 11"

Yoga / Philosophy

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