I recommend this Book to any beginner student of Yoga and Fitness. ''Yoga Mastering the Basics'' was introduced to me through a Michigan Yoga Instructor, A Health Senior Yogi and Graduate of the Himalayan Institute, taught her classes, the Introduction to Hatha Yoga and Yoga Psychology 101 and 102. This Classic form of yoga science is very well done in Sandra Anderson''s Book. In this one large text, you become well rounded in the origins, awareness, flexibility, poses, and relaxation of Yoga. This book can be a nice solid foundation for a new yogi. Once you practice this large manual of poses and exercises, you can graduate being an expert of Hatha Yoga. Many yoga styles are branches of Basic Hatha, once you become a guru of fitness, you will learn to appreciate each style and be humbly open to new postures as a yogi or even As a visiting Practitioner. Yoga Mastering the Basics, teaches you just that, you grow into yoga at a smooth, gentle, and steady pace. This teaches you to be always slow, strong, and constant in your home practice. A form of Graduation in your journey to good health and Yoga Therapy. As you experiment with Power Fitness Yoga, very modern, for Americans today in Training and Losing Weight; owning a Sandra Anderson Book can always be a good ''reference'' to own in your personal home library.