The YOGA of POOL – Secrets to becoming a Champion in Billiards and in Life : This 120 page book written by a former monk and inventor of the world’s best training tool (The Billiard Aim Trainer BAT), Paul Rodney Turner, provides the essential ingredients of what makes a great billiards player. The chapters are concise and digestible and not filled with unnecessary fluff.
The idea behind the book was to give you an easy-to-understand roadmap to success, in the form of short essays describing key elements of the game. One glaring omission from many books on billiards is a lack of information on the mental side of the game, including visualization, and how to practically incorporate proven techniques of visualization and mind management into your game.
The YOGA of POOL is more than an instructional treatise on the fundamentals of billiards but includes techniques and tools for self-improvement. Drawing from the ancient wisdom of the Vedas, Turner successfully guides the reader in releasing their highest potential as a billiards player and in dealing with the challenges of life.
It’s called The YOGA of POOL, by Paul Rodney Turner. I happen to be good friends with Paul (inventor of the BAT or Billiards Aim Trainer) and he is as great a guy as he is a writer. The book packs a serious punch and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing to opponents if you read this masterpiece. I don’t make a dime from this just so you know. This book gets 10 stars in my eyes! Pound for pound one of the best pool books ever written. Paul Rodney Turner fulfils the promise on the cover of “Secrets to Becoming a Champion in Billiards and in Life.” It’s a very well written book. It’s packed with great and clear info on aiming and fundamentals. It will actually inspire you to be great at everything you do. I could go on and on here… take it from this pro pool player, buy and read this book and your game will improve fast. Don’t buy it and your opponents will be happy. The choice is yours. Thanks for writing this Paul!” – Max Eberle
“As I read through The YOGA of POOL I found myself nodding — not sleeping nodding, but nodding in agreement. I kept finding myself saying “yes, yes, yes”. And then I found myself saying, “damn, I wish I’d had this book when I first started playing (25 yrs ago)”. What a path to be on! Read this book; follow as much of the path as you can, and I am sure you will look back having less regrets, more joy, and will have made much more progress.” – Joe Tucker
“I read The YOGA of POOL and came to the conclusion that all serious pool players should own one, read it through and read it again. I can tell you that I am not done studying it. This book is incredible!! I am so happy Paul wrote it. All players will be helped a great deal by this work. Paul offers us a wonderful inner game approach on how to become a champion. He outlines a step by step method to take us on this never ending journey. I use his techniques in my workshops. They come from one of this games premiere writers. Buy this book today and I will look for you in the finals.” – The Monk
“This book is a must have for players of all levels! As a coach and instructor, I highly recommend this book to all of my students – and I refer to it on a daily basis!” – David Sapolis
“When I first got this book, i was keen to read it and yet I had no idea how much more this book would help me on a personal level. The lessons are easy to understand and apply, but what has impressed me so much is how the author has been able to take something as seemingly mundane as pool and masterfully use that context to teach principles and techniques to improve my character. The book reminds me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, only Turner does not waffle on with story after story. The book is only about 85 pages so the points are made with the least amount of strain on the eyeballs or brain. I am going to get this for all my friends who play pool.”
– Frank Mantos (Amazon.com)
“The author clearly defines areas of one’s inner workings of the body and mind such that the readers will is brought to the surface for playing the game. Results should be in positive, ever improving path to success. Adherence to the fundamentals of pool, coupled with fundamentals of learning may materialize into better pool, but the development of self-awareness and awareness of state of mind and effect on others serves well to place you into a more valuable position to achieve higher results both on and off table.”
– AdvTriMixFullCaveBMF (Amazon.com)
The YOGA of POOL covers all the fundamentals of the game of billiards, including shot routine, the importance of the pause, leg position, confidence building exercises, will to win, visualization techniques, as well as the most critical – how to aim correctly. In this respect, I introduce the mechanics 3-cut system, demystifying it for the rookie and the seasoned player.
For example, did you know that a half-ball cut correlates exactly to a 30-degree angle? Indeed it does, so once you train your eyes to see a 30-degree angle on the table, you will absolutely know that the way to pocket a ball with a 30-degree angle is to “Cut the ball in half”, but what does that mean exactly? It means directing the center of your cue ball to the outside edge of the object ball to send it on a 30-degree angle to the pocket.
- Manage Your Mind
- The Three-Cut System
- Aim While Standing
- Back Foot First (Proper body alignment)
- The Yoga of Pool
- The Rhythm of Success
- The Pause
- Self-Respect and Will to Win
- Staying Centered
- The Power of Individuality
- Always Learning
- Training Drills
- Confidence Building Exercises
The World’s Best Aiming System for Billiards teaches the legendary 3-cut system of aiming popularized in snooker and used by the greatest billiards players in the world. The book breaks down the essential elements of the system into an easy to understand method that can be applied immediately while playing any kind of billiards. The 3-cut system is based on geometry so it is the most reliable and accurate aiming system available. Get this book and start pocketing balls like never before! Your friends will be amazed.
- World’s Best Aiming System (eBook) – 78 pages
- The YOGA of POOL (eBook) – 116 pages
- YOP Meditation Cards – 20 cards