I get students asking me for advice on where to begin, what to read first etc.
I'd say the documentary Yoga Unveiled is a very good start that will give you a comprehensive overview as well as introduce you to some big names in yoga.
5000 years worth of history isn't particularly easy to sum up, but Yoga Unveiled does an excellent job in explaining yoga's beginnings, its many branches and how the tradition came to the West.
The 2-disc DVD runs 3 hours and 15 mins but Screen on the Green is showing a 2 hour abridged version, which will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director/producer, Gita Desai.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this on the big screen in company of fellow (local) yogis and yoginis.
You can buy tickets here. And feel free to email me if you're coming so we can meet up before or after the screening, which runs from 10am til noon.
This event is organised by Yogamatters to celebrate their 15th birthday. Read what I have to say about the yoga shop.
See you there!