This is the book that brought credibility to Yoga in the West. More than a million copies have been sold worldwide. A detailed look into the philosophy and aim of Yoga with 146 black and white photographs of all the fundamental Yoga postures.
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (CIBY) was the first book written in English which not only exposes the science of Hatha Yoga very precisely and impressively with inspiring pictures of Swami Vishnu-devananda but also presents the higher and deeper philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta very thoroughly, yet in a style very easily understood by the Western mind. This work became such an authority that it was soon nicknamed "The Bible of the Yogis". The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga is a text book of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course.