Books by Richard Hittleman

Yoga for Health

Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan

Richard Hittleman's Introduction to Yoga

Guide to Yoga Meditation

Richard Hittleman's Weight Control Through Yoga
Richard Hittleman's Yoga for Personal Living - 10 minute yoga sessions
Richard Hittleman's Guide for the Seeker
Richard Hittleman's 8 Steps to Health and Peace

36 thoughts on “Books by Richard Hittleman

  1. This series started me studying yoga in 1972 at 7:00pm televised from the University of Georgia every night. For six years I was an ardent student until moving to Chicago in 1980 and could no longer find Richard Hittleman’s tv presentations. I am thrilled to get a copy of these videos! Have several books but video is much better.

    1. I did yoga watching him on T V every morning my favorite relaxation pose from his first 28 day book, it took a few tries before I was able to do it correctly I then bought his book published in 1969 ( 28 days, Unfortunally I lost the book but the one I purchased later had everything in it except the corpse Pose. I need to find Mr hittleman book with the corpse pose, can anyone help me? Find where to buy his first 28 day book Thanks in advance.

      1. Hello Princella,

        We were happy to find that certain library networks still have copies of Richard Hittleman’s 28 Day exercise plan, so you might want to try your local library network. There are also used copies of it on Amazon for not very much money. Perhaps you could contact the seller before you buy it to be sure it has the corpse pose.

        We hope this is helpful! Wishing you health and peace,

      2. Amazon,,,Ebay,,,have his books,,,Barnes and Noble will order anything,,,or they have Online Service… isn’t the Corpse Pose in his 28 day book….. email me Lehua328 [at] aol [dot] com if you still have trouble….I have been following Mr. Hittleman’s practice all my life,,,I hae all the books….

        1. Hello- Yes, our discs will play in Region 2 DVD players. Our DVD’s are non-region specific, meaning they will play in all regions. Thanks for your interest in “Yoga For Health”!

  2. I used to do yoga with Richard (on TV) at 6:30 a.m. in 1965 in L.A. Co. Have never forgotten him nor his methods. Still have his 28-day exercise plan book.

    1. I am a big fan of Mr Hittleman as well. His 28 day yoga has helped me tremendously as I unknowingly worked through having 3 fractures in my vertebra. Had many x-rays made through the yrs but only recently found them. I just had surgery on on the lumbar and I need that book lol. I’ve lost my copy and havnt been able to work (awaiting disability). I would greatly appreciate a list of the 3 days of it wouldn’t be too much trouble. Thank you for considering it. robertbragg357 [at] gmail [dot] com thanks agin

  3. I was SO excited to find Richard Hittleman’s DVD’s! I used to watch the TV show as a child and have thought of his teachings all my life. What a blessing to be able to revisit him and to realize he was truly my first Awakened Teacher. Thank you for making these available to us All.

  4. I was a teenager and I remember being in New York and waking up early in the morning in the late 70s to do yoga with Richard. I will always felt good afterwards.

  5. Watching it after how many years? Since then yoga has become so commercial, it’s like adding a lot of sugar to make something taste good. This was so pure and so raw and so almost innocent. It made me feel like I was going back in time and taking the original notes on what helped me first awaken my mind, my body and my spirit. It also made me appreciate that I discovered him way back then. I felt like I had been missing his teachings all these years. With all the money spent in health clubs, gyms, on fads, fancy yoga clothing, this seems so real and unadulterated.

  6. I can’t believe I can finally(!) get the DVD by the finest yoga teacher…at last. Many many moons ago I was introduced to yoga by this master. I am thrilled. I agree with “Lena” …. so true.

  7. Thanks for restoring Richard hittleman’s yoga programs. I am looking forward to practicing yoga with him again.

  8. Hi, I’m so pleased to have found these DVDs from these old programmes, I used to love watching them. Do they work on English TV?

    1. Hi Maureen- Yes, our DVD’s work with English DVD players. They are not region specific, so they will work on DVD players from any country. Thanks for your interest in “Yoga For Health”!

  9. Like most of the others who have commented, I too was first introduced to yoga through Mr Hittleman. I was a busy young mother but took time out to do yoga with his show every day. My children even started participating in it with me! Mr Hittleman made a great impact on my life. I have never forgotten him after all this time. I appreciate you making these DVD’s available to us all. Thank you!

  10. I came across Richard Hittleman’s yoga show on PBS, around 1979 and started practicing daily with the show. I’ve tried many different practices since then, but I still return to his book frequently.

  11. I remember my Mom following the Richard Hittleman’s TV Series. I was little, and watching her do the asanas later in the day was beautiful.
    Of course,,,I began to try some,,,, I happened to be very limber and loved the feeling of the Yoga Asanas.
    My Mom & I practiced together. A true joyful time we shared.
    Many years later,, I still practice ‘with’ Mr. Hittleman…..
    I have gotten other books,,,,honestly,,I think everything in Richard Hittleman’s books and the series of specialty pamphlets are really all I need.
    I have gotten one set of this DVD series,,,,, ( have them also on VHS for way back! )….
    and am getting another set of the DVD Series as a spare!!
    Mr. Hittleman is a gift,,,one to cherish,,,
    I hope to see the Pamphlet Series brought back on here,,,, Please bring them back in Print….I will buy several of the entire sets.

    I am also still trying to get his older book,,,, The Busy Person’s Guide to Physical Fitness,,,if you know any way I can get a copy,,,PLEASE PLEASE please help me get it also……
    Gratefully yours,,,,love & Peace,,,, Om Shanti…. Doris Jeanne Ferriere

  12. After reading all these comments I too am
    So very glad to be able to get the full set
    In 1970 after having my first child my Son
    Dylan who is now 45 I started watching Mr.
    Hurtle mans show! Not only did I lose weight But I improved my knowledge about
    Nutrition. I watched and practiced for many
    Years and purchased the VHS tapes!

  13. I never knew Richard Hittleman had a show. . .I was in high school when I stumbled upon the 28 day program book. . .I saw the results, then, and always wanted to pick it back up. Now at 52 I’m ready to start anew. . .I recommend it. . .if you take the time and work through the routines, it’s well worth it and I look forward to seeing the effects in the near future. . .my life depends on it!!

  14. I have the 28 day exercise plan book. I have a question about the continuous, dance-like routine at the end of each day. Each pose is suppose to flow into the next. Are you suppose to hold each of the poses (as you do when performing each exercise during the routine) or are you suppose to just move into the pose and back out of it into the next, without pausing to hold the pose?

    1. Hi Barbara- There is not set rule or specific number of seconds. With flow exercises, the poses generally move fluidly from one to the next. If each pose is held too long, you will still reap benefits but it won’t really be a flow routine. If you rush through the routine too quickly, you might be missing out on some of the benefits and could compromise proper breathing. So, do not focus so much on how many seconds each pose is held, but instead, focus on your form and your breathing and practice at a pace you are comfortable with, but never rushed.

      Hope this is helpful, Namaste

    1. Currently it costs $22.95 USD to ship a full set of 6 DVDs to the UK, and $11.95 USD to ship a single DVD. If you have any other questions please let us know, thanks!

  15. Hallo thank you for replying and telling me the cost of postage to the United Kingdom is 22.95 for 6 DVDs. Are there any customs charges as well as the cost of postage. Thank you

    1. We think it’s likely there would be customs charges, but don’t have any knowledge of how much they would be. We recommend calling your local post office, seems like they should be able to give you more detailed information. Hope that’s helpful!

  16. Hi. I started yoga with Richard Hittleman in 1959 and got it good. Put it aside for several years until I had the needed peace and privacy and loved it for 20 years, without a TV. Then went to sedentary, desk jobs and left it behind. Now using the DVD TV lessons daily. It is good to be back and I am looking forward to feeling the best possible for my age!

  17. I started watching Richard hittleman when I became pregnant and the baby stayed up all night and ceased movement about 10am. Yoga worked so well I did not know I was in labor; my mom had to convince me to go to the hospital. Four hours later… At 14 my rebellious teen hugged and thanked me for ‘making’ him do yoga. I have given away numerous copies of the 28 day yoga plan; 3 shelf copies await as my next gifts. Now that I have been diagnosed with cancer, after years of neglect, I have returned to my beloved yoga. I know the history of yoga and trust and thank my ancestors for leaving a path to follow. I thank Mr. Hittleman for sharing long before popular enlightenment. Thank you for releasing the videos.

  18. In 1984, I did hatha yoga with Richard Hittleman on TV and he had 3 women doing the moves who were on 3 different levels…beginners, intermediate and experienced. As a beginner, I loved it because I could see if and when I was making progress. Are these the same TV programs on DVD?

    1. Hi Beverly- What your describing does sound very much like “Yoga For Health”, except that there are only 2 women doing the moves, with 2 different levels (beginners and experienced). Hope that helps!

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