Books & Resource Lists – Yoga, General

Recommended Books

 The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K,V. Desikachar  link

In our opinion, these are particularly powerful books to consider in your study of expert teachings:

  1. Clark, Bernie — YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga  link
  2. Desikachar, T.K.V. — The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice  link
  3. Devi, Nischala Joy — The Healing Path of Yoga: Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically Proven Methods That Alleviate Stress, Open Your Heart, and Enrich Your Life  link
  4. Iyengar, B.K.S. — Tree of Yoga  link
  5. Kraftsow, Gary — Yoga for Transformation: Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing the Body, Mind,and Heart  link
  6. Maehle, Gregor — Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom (although Meditation is in title, there is broad coverage of yoga)  link
  7. Mohan, A.G. — Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Guide to Personal Reintegration  link
  8. Ross, Steve — Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About  link
  9. Saraswati, Swami Satyananda — Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha  link
  10. Sovik, Rolf & Sandra Anderson — Yoga: Mastering the Basics  link
  11. Vernon, Rama Jyoti — Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry  link

Book List

While we have highlighted a few outstanding books, there are many wonderful books and we encourage you to peruse the entire list. Any one of these may be just what you need!

  1. Baptise, Baron — Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice  link
  2. Broad, William J. — The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards  link
  3. Butera, Robert PhD — The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation  link
  4. Diamond, Debra — Yoga: The Art of Transformation  link
  5. Feuerstein, Georg PhD and Payne, Larry — Yoga For Dummies  link
  6. Gannon, Sharon and Life, David — Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul  link
  7. Hirschl, Meta Chaya — Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers  link
  8. Iyengar, B.K.S. — Astadala Yogamala Volumes 1 through 8  link
  9. Jois, Sri K. Pattabhi — Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois  link
  10. Khalsa, Shakti Prwha Kaur — Kundalini Yoga  link
  11. Ramaswami, Srivatsa — Yoga for the Three Stages of Life: Developing Your Practice As an Art Form, a Physical Therapy, and a Guiding Philosophy  link
  12. Scaravelli, Vanda — Awakening the Spine: The Stress-Free New Yoga that Works with the Body to Restore Health, Vitality and Energy  link
  13. Sell, Christina — My Body Is A Temple: Yoga As a Path to Wholeness  link
  14. Vishnu-devananda, Swami — The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga  link
  15. Whitwell, Mark — The Promise: You Can Have What You Really Want  link
  16. Whitwell, Mark — Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection  link

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