Mohan, A. G. Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Guide to personal Reintegration.
This and Desikachar's Heart of Yoga are two of my favorite yoga books so far, and they have much in common as Desikachar is the son of Krishnamacharya and A.G. Mohan is one of his most famous students.
Chapter 1: Yoga and Personal Reintegration
Information on perception and misperception, the 5 states of mind, the gunas, obstacles to reintegration and some solutions, Kriya Yoga, the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Chapter 2: Asana--The Role of the Body in Personal Reintegration
The core principles of reintegration, listed and expanded upon. The principles of practice and sections on putting each principle in action.
"Asana should not simply be an external form into which you fit your body, but should arise from within you. What you see in the mirror is the form. What you feel is the function of the posture. Unity, not uniformity is the goal of yoga."
"The vast spectrum of body types and conditions assures that any partiular posture or movement not only will, but should, look different in every student."
Chapter 3: The Asanas
Classic and modified postures illustrated.
Chapter 4: Viparita Karani -- Inversion
Chapter 5: Vinyasa Krama--Sequencing and Adaptation
Chapter 6: Parnayama-- The Role of Breath
Inhalation, exhalation, retention, and suspension of breath and the relation between the components discussed. Methods of breathing listed and defined (ujjayi, sitali, nadi shodana, etc.). General Guidelines for pranayama practice; bandhas, use of sound.
Chapter 7: Meditation
Chapter 8: Yoga Therapy
I've highlighted so much in this book! The content is so similar to Desikachar's Heart of Yoga, but the language is very different. I always benefit from different explanations.
Nonfiction. Yoga. 1993. 211 pages.