Student for life


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I am, and will continue to be a student for life.  And while on this yoga journey I feel the to expand my knowledge through the documentaries that I watch, the practice that I continue to do, and now I want books.

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I have not been diligent in my readings generally, audio books work better for me, but I may have to get back into the actual reading of books

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So I must recommend this rather extensive list of books on the subject complied by Yoganonymous:

Testimonials:

Yogi Bare: Naked Truth by Philip Self
Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf

Meditation:

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron
Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Faith by Sharon Salzberg

Ayurveda:

Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating Ancient and Modern Ayurveda by Edward Tarabilda
Ayurveda: A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari
What’s Your Dosha Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey
Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley
Prakriti: Your Ayuvredic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach by Dr. David Frawley
Ayurveda for Women by Maya Tiwari

Philosophy

Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Downward Dogs and Warriors: Wisdom Tales for the Modern Yogi by Zo Newell

Hatha Yoga Practice

Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Eric Schiffmann
Jivamukti Yoga by Shannon Gannon and David Life
Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
Yoga: The Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira, and Shyam Mehta
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by Desikachar
The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

Pranayama and Breath:

Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide by Richard Rosen

Teaching Skills

Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi

Yoga History:

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama

Anatomy/Physiology:

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall, M.D.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

Inspirational

Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Poetry

The Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks
The Gift by Hafiz
Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth
The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Jalal al-Din Rumi

Nutrition

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Polland
Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine
If the Buddha Came to Dinner by Sofia Hale Schatz
Creating Health by Deepak Chopra
Food & You by Sari Harrar and Barbara Loecher
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin
Feeding the Body Nourishing the Soul by Deborah Kesten

I am a lover of Rumi, and discovered him in High School.  The words are beautiful.  And I will now be securing some of his works in my library again.

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But of course I have a few that I would like to add to my library that are not on that list…

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Happy reading!!

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