My Yoga Book Review. The Book that Changed My Practice!

My Yoga Book Review. The Book that Changed My Practice!

How are you going starting your Yoga practice at home? If you are like me, you probably have some questions in your head. That got me to doing research on how to do yoga at home properly. It’s best to have knowledge and understanding of what we are doing. So I am making a review of this book I found a few months ago, which I would say is the best yoga and anatomy book I have ever had. It helped me so much in my Yoga journey up until now.

The book is called — Anatomy of Fitness: YOGA

The trainer’s inside guide to your workout by Goldie Oren

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Product details: 

  • Series: Anatomy of Fitness
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty Ltd; 1 edition (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743080093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743080092
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

First of all, the book has a 100% 5-star rating on Amazon. The book has a comprehensive introduction to Yoga to give you an understanding of the discipline. This is absolutely perfect for home practice because of its very detailed information that is essential if you are starting on your own. It is designed to improve your core strength, increase your stamina, build your willpower, and make you in control of your mind and body.

The topics cover a wide range of Yoga sequence and are clustered into different sections from standing poses to standing forward bends, to backbends, arm support poses, inverted poses, seated and twisting poses, seated forward bends, reclining poses and Birds Pose and finally, Yoga flows. All of it fully described and illustrated to guide your home Yoga workout safely.

Detailed Information and Illustrations

Now if you always wonder what some of the poses you do is for, this book will answer your questions. It will tell you:

  • detailed information on how to do the pose and the breathing (inhale and exhale) that goes with the action
  • detailed information on how to perform in the correct form
  • what actions and moves to avoid
  • every single muscle involved and the ones you are strengthening and stretching (how awesome is that!)
  • it also gives you other perspective or view of other parts you are working out, even the bottom of your feet and
  • a complete glossary of Yoga terms

Safe and User-Friendly

For all of us doing this at home, you’ll love this book. It is very easy to use because, for each pose, it gives you specific information about:

  • what level it is for (beginner, intermediate, advanced or all levels)
  • the duration you’re going to do it for (5-10 breaths)
  • the benefits you can get from it
  • when it is not safe to do it and
  • modifications if you are finding the pose challenging and the props or tools you will need to achieve the pose

The great thing you can carry the book anywhere you go even without the internet.

Picture and Font

The pictures are really helpful and inspiring showing how to do the pose. All the colors used and the pictures are nice and appropriate in relation to the purpose of the book. They have also used the right font which makes it easy to read and understand. I remember a bought one Yoga book and the font was too small that I could not read with my naked eye.

I love it the way the images always comes with a real person (the model) and an anatomical illustration showing all the muscles involved in the pose.


Bonus number one. The book includes a very detailed illustration of the full body anatomy which is going to be extremely useful to give us a good understanding of the poses.

Bonus number two. It has four pages of amazing information about nutrition that will help you get the most of your yoga practice. We know how important it is to eat the right foods with high-quality nutrition for our body.

The Author and Model

The author of the book — Goldie Karpel Oren is a ballet dancer who directed her passion to Yoga after having an injury. She is RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certified and teaches in several studios and private clients in New York City.

The model is Lana Russo, a New York-trained 500-hour registered Yoga teacher is also a former ballet dancer now teaching and training Yoga in Long Island.

See we you are in good hands of these two amazing Yoga teachers. Just imagine Goldie and Lana being there with you at your practice.

Why I Love the Book

Personally, I love this book as it gives me the power to choose the right pose that I can do it based on which muscle and body parts I really want to work on. It’s clear pictures and thorough description makes it easier or me to target some areas I want to strengthen or stretched and also work out the parts I have never worked out before.

Having a detailed information and illustration not only give me the option to copy the pose visually but also gives me the confidence that I am doing it correctly and that I am not creating habits that will give me problems in the long run. I also love the warning or caution on which moves or actions to avoid. It’s great because if you have some injuries or sensitive parts, you don’t end up hurting or aggravating them. For me, safety is always number one. In other words, it puts me in the safe zone in my practice.


To end, I believe that this book is the most thorough and the best Yoga book I have ever had. The information and details I have found here are top notch and one that I have never had before from other books I have purchased. You can take this book anywhere in your house or even at work or even if you are on holiday and when there is no internet connection to watch yoga videos online.

It is very handy hey! This is going to be your mobile Yoga teacher and your perfect guide to your perfect Yoga practice at home. I have absolute confidence that you would love this as your companion in your Yoga practice.

If you have any questions about this book and article, please do not hesitate to comment below.

Enjoy your practice. Be safe. Remember to warm up first.







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