A World of Yoga: 700 Asanas for Mindfulness and Well-Being

One of the great teachers has created this extraordinary celebration of yoga, offering poses in the most iconic and exotic destinations around the world.

There will never be a more beautiful, immersive book on yoga. Hundreds of exquisitely photographed asanas, mudras, affirmations, yantras, mandalas, reflections, intentions, sequences, and techniques—many created for this book—are combined with poses shot on location around the world, from remote beaches to urban enclaves.

Sections are organized by the following areas of yoga benefits: increasing energy, toning and flexibility, stress relief and mindfulness, boosting metabolism, resting and rejuvenating, and inner alignment.

Each chapter has a selection of postures, including some never-before-seen asanas created by Lourdes that encourage muscle mobility, supporting innervation of 600 muscles through mind-body communication. Lourdes shares functional, purposeful, and liberating ways to transition in and out of postures to aid structural integrity.

For committed yogis and teachers alike, this is a portal to encourage deep process work. For those newer to yoga, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to the unique world that exists when yoga practice merges with the universal pulse of heightened physical awareness and philosophical thought. For all practitioners, it is an extraordinarily inspiring demonstration of the myriad places one can create mindfulness and well-being wherever one is in the world.

About The Author

Having traveled to and taught in more than 80 countries, acclaimed yoga master Leo Lourdes is the founder of Yogasphere. He has been practicing yoga and helping his clients transform their lives for more than 14 years, specializing in hatha yoga, mind-body yoga, and vinyasa flow classes. He is also a singer-songwriter and works on a variety of music projects.

  • Publish Date: October 10, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Health & Fitness - Yoga
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 13-1/4 x 15
  • Pages: 356
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7235-0


A World of Yoga is a feast for the eyes with exquisite photographs that celebrate the strength and fluidity of the human form. It’s also much more than that. Leo Lourdes presents a fresh take on this ancient tradition, reminding us at every turn that yoga is quintessentially a spiritual practice. He invites us into this ‘delicious process of self-discovery’ through a combination of creative sequencing and inspiring affirmations—each one designed to awaken us to our true nature.” — Linda Sparrowe, former editor of Yoga Journal and Yoga International, and author of Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice