Yin Yoga Principles & Practice- A Book Review & Giveaway

This is the third of a three-part introductory series to Yin Yoga. You can check out part one and two as well if you’re not familiar with Yin Yoga.

Paul Grilley is known as ‘Mr. Yin Yoga’ in Yoga circles and is my Yin Yoga teacher.  So what better way to wrap up my introductory series than with a book review and giveaway of his expanded 10th-anniversary edition Yin Yoga Principles & Practice?

This book is packed full of information in a surprisingly small package. The book only has 141 pages but still manages to cover a fair bit of Paul’s many years of study, practice, and experience. The book includes Chakra Theory, Bandha Practices, Pranayama practices and Meditation, in addition to the Yin Theory and poses.

Yin Yoga Principles and Practice is not as long or ‘Sciencey’ as some of the other Yin Yoga books out there, which I think makes it great as a first read for new Yin Yoga students and teachers, as well as a crucial book for any serious Yin Yoga practitioners library. Overall, the book is clear to follow and isn’t over the heads of those who might be new to reading Yoga books.

My only critique of the book is that there aren’t any variations or modifications for those who are less flexible. If you know how to use props and modify poses for your trouble spots, then you’ll be just fine. If not, you will want to find a qualified Yin Yoga teacher to help you along the way.

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8 Responses

  1. Jessica Dalgliesh
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    I would be interested in both book and DVD reviews… It’s going to be hard to wait until Dec 6 though ???? this looks like a good book to have… thanks Nyk

  2. Ali
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    I really enjoy reading book and dvd reviews as it helps me work on what will work for home practice, but I also just enjoying finding out a bit more about it all!

  3. Ewa
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    DVD reviews. Thanks!

  4. Brenda McArthur
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    Hi Nyk,
    I love your classes and any extra book & DVD reviews you provide on your blog. You always find a way to challenge me in class and I am always learning. Keep up the great work, the creativity and the practice!
    I am truly grateful!
    Brenda

  5. Carrie Mumford
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    Hi Nyk! Thanks for this post – super helpful. I’d love to learn more about Yin Yoga. Reviews of books and DVDs are great (I prefer books myself), but I’d also love to hear more about how Yin Yoga can work into a regular practice. How many times a week should we be aiming to practice Yin Yoga? Thanks for posting such useful info!

  6. Sheila Wetanko
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    Thanks Nyk for the great posts 🙂 I am taking the Yin class right now and am so enjoying it. I have missed the past couple classes as I have been sick (keeping positive Karma by not spreading my germs 😉
    Anyways….I always like a good book, so book reviews are awesome! this book sounds great (loved the not too Sciencey part) Cheers, Sheila

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