Essential classical texts

  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The Upanishads
  • Tao Te Ching (Taoist)
  • Dhammapada

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali translations by:

    • Edwin Bryant
    • Chip Hartranft
    • Ravi Ravindra
    • Pandit Usharbudh Arya
    • Georg Feurstein
    • Swami Satchitananda
    • Mukunda Styles
    • Swami Hariharananda Aranya
    • Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Four Chapters on Freedom)
    • Nicolai Bachman (Yoga Sutras Home Study Kit)

– Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Bihar School of Yoga) – The Principal Upanishads – S. Radhakrishnan

Bhagavad Gita

  • S. Radhakrishnan
  • Stephen Mitchell
  • Ecknath Easwaran
  • Paramahansa Yogananda

Recommended reading

  • Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
  • Yoga for Transformation by Gary Kraftsow
  • Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual by David Swenson
  • Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
  • Light on Life by BKS Iyengar
  • The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feurstein
  • The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga by Georg Feurstein
  • Tantra: the path of Ecstasy by Georg Feurstein
  • The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga by Georg Feurstein
  • Fire of Love by Aadil Palkhivala
  • Jivamukti Yoga by David Life & Sharon Gannon
  • The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
  • Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman
  • The Yoga of Breath by Richard Rosen
  • Pranayama: Beyond the Fundamentals by Richard Rosen
  • The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
  • I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharhaj
  • The Yogas and Other Works by Swami Vivikananda
  • Commentaries on Living- Series 1, 2, & 3 by J. Krishnamurti
  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
  • Ka- Roberto Calasso
  • Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind- Suzuki Roshi
  • The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo
  • Yoga and Immortality by Mircea Eliade
  • A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber
  • Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Women’s Resources

  • Yoga: A Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar
  • The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health by Linda Sparrowe
  • The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystical Poetry & Inspiration

  • The Gift- Poems by Hafiz trans. By Daniel Ladinksky
  • Gitanjali- Rabindrinath Tagore
  • The Prophet- Kahlil Gibran
  • The Essential Rumi- trans. By Coleman Barks
  • Ecstatic Poems of Kabir- trans. By Robert Bly
  • Love Poems from God trans. By Daniel Ladinksky
  • New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver
  • Tao Te Ching trans. by Stephen Mitchell
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Bihar School of Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Sure Ways to Self- Realization
  • Four chapters on Freedom
  • Moola Bandha
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Nawa Yogini Tantra
  • Dharana Darshan
  • Yoga and Kriya

Anatomy

  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais Germaine
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit Elson
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Anatomy of a Hatha Yogi by Timothy McCall

Listening

  • The Yoga Matrix by Richard Freeman
  • Tantra by Rod Stryker
  • Yoga Nidra by Richard Miller
  • The Four Desires: Meditations by Rod Stryker

Publications

  • Yoga international
  • Tathaastu
  • Yoga Journal (sort of)

Links

www.yogaworkshop.com www.parayoga.com www.purnayoga.com www.viniyoga.com www.one-yoga.org www.blooma.com www.tarana.com

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