Happy New Year 2013!
Was one of your New Year resolutions to practice yoga poses more often between classes? It's an excellent resolution to make at any time of the year! If you practice at home in between classes and during times when classes aren't in session, you'll notice a big difference in the ease in doing poses during class and during your own practice. Difficult poses will become more of a delight to work on! Your muscles won't be as sore after regular classes if you also practice at home. You'll become stronger and more flexible and less prone to exercise-related injuries. You'll become more mentally centered. All of you who've been taking yoga for some time know all of this!
The Tips for Practicing during the holidays that I've been presenting recently are good tips to follow any time of the year, whether or not your regular classes are in session.
As an Iyengar Yoga practitioner, I highly recommend the following books. They all include detailed instructions and photos of many poses. The first two books include sequences for practicing as well (although Light on Yoga sequences are more difficult).
If you are a serious Iyengar yoga student, you probably already have
some of these books. If you don't, get them,
especially Light on Yoga, which is considered to be the "Bible of Modern
Also refer to The 10 Best Iyengar Yoga Books for summaries of these books and other more specialized yoga books.