Authentic Movement & Somatic Inquiry

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Best Yoga and Yoga-related Books:  


  • Every Woman’s Yoga, by Jaime Stover Schmitt


  • Radical Healing, by Rudolph Ballentine, M.D.


  • Science of Breath, Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., & Allan Hymes, M.D.


  • Kundalini Vidya: The Science of Spiritual Transformation, Joan Shivarpita Harrigan


  • Living with the Himalayan Masters, Swami Rama


  • The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait


  • Lectures on Yoga, Swami Rama


  • Pathless Path: God Grace Guru, Charles Crenshaw


A Fascinating Journal:



Best Yoga Books for Beginning Practitioners:


  • Joints & Glands Exercises, Swami Rama


  • Yoga: Mastering the Basics, Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik


  • Every Woman’s Yoga, by Jaime Stover Schmitt


  • How to Use Yoga, by Mira Mehta


  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann


Best Yoga Sutras:


  • The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada, by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Ph.D.


  • Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali: Containing His Yoga Aphorisms with Vyasa's Commentary in Sanskrit and a Translation with Annotations Including Many Suggestions for the Practice of Yoga, by Swami Hariharananda Aranya and P. N. Mukherji


  • Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali With the Exposition of Vyasa: A Translation and Commentary, by Pandit Usharbudh Arya


  • How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali, by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood


  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Swami Satchidananda


  • The Yoga Sutra Workbook: The Certainty of Freedom, by Vyaas Houston and Nicolai Bachman


Best Bhagavad Gitas:


  • The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics), by Anonymous and Juan Mascaro


  • Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God, by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood


  • The Bhagavad Gita with the Commentary of Sri Sankaracharya, Sri Sankaracharya


  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita, by Swami Rama


Classical Yoga Practice Reference Books:


  • Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar


  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnu-devananda


  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, by Swami Muktibodhananda


  • A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya, Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Links to Other Resources:



  • Traditional Yoga and Meditation of the Himalayan Masters,