Books & Resources Lists – Subtle Body Anatomy & Somatics

Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy

Recommended Book

Yoga of the Subtle Body by Tias Little  link
Why We Recommend This Book

This is a great gift to modern yoga teachers, making ancient yoga teachings on the subtle body clear and accessible while also carefully weaving them with Western anatomy. Tias Little takes us along on his fascinating study of Indian mythology, energy anatomy and the structural body. – Shelly

Book Quote

In the tradition of yoga, the subtle body suggests that which is fine, delicate, and infinitesimally small such as an atomic particle. It also speaks to the all-pervading spirit in the body as is one of the names of Siva. In this book I undertake an investigation of the subtle body, bringing together notions of the animating spirit that appear in traditional yoga sources with the anatomical body.


  1. Ashley-Farrand, Thomas — Chakra Mantras: Liberate Your Spiritual Genius Through Chanting  link
  2. Dale, Cyndi — The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy  link
  3. Finger, Alan — Chakra Yoga: Balancing Energy for Physical, Spiritual, and Mental Well-being  link
  4. Fondin, Michelle S. — Chakra Healing for Vibrant Energy: Exploring Your 7 Energy Centers with Mindfulness, Yoga, and Ayurveda  link
  5. Govinda, Kalashatra — A Handbook of Chakra Healing: Spiritual Practice for Health, Harmony and Inner Peace  link
  6. Jarow, Rick — Creating the Work You Love: Courage, Commitment, and Career (uses chakra model)  link
  7. Judith, Anodea — Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self  link
  8. Judith, Anodea — Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System link
  9. Little, Tias — Yoga of the Subtle Body  link
  10. Maehle, Gregor — Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom  link
  11. Myss Ph D, Caroline — Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing  link
  12. Radha, Swami Sivananda — Kundalini Yoga for the West: A Foundation for Character Building Courage and Awareness  link
  13. Saradananda, Swami — Chakra Meditation: Discover Energy, Creativity, Focus, Love, Communication, Wisdom, and Spirit link
  14. Saraswati, Swami Satyananda — Kundalini Tantra  link
  15. Wauters, Ambika — Chakras and Their Archetypes: Uniting Energy Awareness and Spiritual Growth  link

Teaching Tools

Somatics / Mind-Body Connection


  1. Hanna, Thomas — Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health  link
  2. Sarno, John E, MD — Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection  link
  3. Wildman, Frank PhD — Feldenkrais:The Busy Person’s Guide to Easier Movement  link
  4. Williamson, Craig — Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living  link

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