"Yoga for the West" is unique among yoga books in that it helps people to individualize the Yoga principles in a flexible and creative way. Useful modifications of traditional postures are found throughout the book. This step-by-step method of learning and applying yoga helps the reader work out a personal program that is specifically appropriate for his or her needs.
The philosophy of this approach to yoga is widely respected and authentic tradition that many will recognize. Ian Rawlinson teaches the methods of T.K.V. Desikachar, whose father Krishnamarcharya was a highly respected teacher.
"Yoga for the West: A Manual for Designing Your Own Practice" is currently out of print, but secondhand copies are available at these online sellers:
Barne & Noble