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.
“If you like to read pool books, I have a solid recommendation for you. It’s a short and easy read, and it happens to be one of the best pool books ever written.
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.” – 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
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.
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