Pocket Guide to Hatha Yoga (The Crossing Press Pocket Series) (The Crossing Press Pocket Series) - Michele Picozzi A very good guide for those new to yoga (make sure you rent a few videos too to get your form right. It details yoga's origins and outlines the different versions of Hatha yoga while explaining the poses and giving you guidelines of creating your own practice. It's a little on the crunchy side and even goes into detail about yogi's diet (something I will never ever be able to follow ~ give up sugar, are they nuts?!) but is jammed packed with useful info.