APMB is one of the best yoga books on the shelf today. It is very extensive in representing the range of asana, from beginners all the way to advanced practices. It covers a gamut of topics from spiritual to physical in discussing the benefits of each asana. Contraindications are briefly discussed, as are also the therapeutic applications of each asana, where relevant. It has simple, clear illustrations and instructions as well, for every asana.
This book may pose as a simply illustrated asana book, but it is in fact, a very well documented spiritual commentary on the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha. It discussess pranayama, mudra and bandha very briefly, and by the same token it also has a section on the six kriyas or the six essential cleansing practices called “shatkarma”.
Reading this book was a journey into my own spiritual potential or shall I say, into the vast spiritual possibilities that each one of us can access through the practice of asana, both simple as well as advanced. it explores, and very effectively at that, the spiritual side of all these practices making you believe that bliss consciousness is only a regular practice away.
It is written very simply and will appeal to the beginner and the advanced practitioner alike. A copy of APMB by your side when you practice will serve you well and be your guide in the true sense of the word. It reveals secrets from tantric texts without much ado and takes away the intrigue surrounding these practices. Get yourself a copy now and simply soar with it into hitherto unexplored realms of self-knowledge and body awareness.