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The following selection of yoga books and others are all ones that I either use regularly to help me plan classes for my students, or that I have enjoyed very much. I hope that you will enjoy some of them
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
A very useful yoga book which contains many postures (asanas), including the Pawanmuktasana series and some other variations not in Iyengar's book
Very clear and easy to read - suitable for all levels.
B K S Iyengar
Classic book with detailed instructions on a large number of postures. Also has sections on pranayama, suggested courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, as well as suggested asanas and other practices for various diseases.
Sivananda Yoga Centre
A good introduction to yoga which covers postures, breathing, diet, meditation, and some philosophy/background.
Focuses on sequences of yoga postures, and shows linking moves between the selected asanas.
Kathy Lee Kappmeier and Diane M Ambrosini
Useful for (aspiring) teachers; very detailed information. Includes a DVD.
Useful for (aspiring) teachers – clear pictures and text.
Very thorough – with modifications, prenatal suggestions, variations for beginners and advanced students etc.
Contains a large number of interesting mantras with background information about each one. Includes a CD.
Michael Reed Gach
Very clear; marries yoga with acupuncture – shows which meridians/nadis are being worked on etc. Includes yoga postures for various health problems, and shows the acupuncture points affected by the poses.
Spiritual autobiography - a classic.
Spiritual autobiography and reincarnation, some of it set in ancient Egypt, and some in the 20th century.
Spiritual autobiography, in the Sufi tradition.
Difficult to define, except it aims to take and keep you in present moment awareness, and is very inspiring.
Focuses on using a set of questions to show how we misunderstand reality and thereby make ourselves unhappy because of what we believe to be true; by answering the questions honestly we are led to a joyful state.
Spiritual autobiography – Amber is a student of the American guru Gangaji, who is herself a student/disciple of an Indian guru, the late Papaji/Poonja.
B K S Iyengar
A recent offering from one of the top names in yoga: beautiful pictures, with the emphasis firmly on wisdom, but including some interesting comments on practice also.
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