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Reading Lists & Resources

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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, www.swamij.com