Books on Yoga, Yogasanas, Philosophy And Practice

Books on Yoga

Find here a list of selected books on Yoga, the practice of yoga, yoga techniques, meditation, concentration, Yoga Sutras, Classical Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga and more.

Books on Yoga by Category

Yoga Sutras || Yoga Techniques || Yoga For Moms || Yoga For Managers || Ashtanga Yoga || Hatha Yoga || Raja Yoga || Kundalini Yoga || Yoga Asanas || Yoga Philosophy || Yoga Practice || Meditation Techniques || Power Yoga || Mantra Yoga || Kriya Yoga || Integral Yoga || Buddhi Yoga || Laya Yoga || Karma Yoga || Bhakti Yoga || Jain Yoga || Yoga For Pregnant Women || Yoga For Kids || SamkhyaYoga || Siddha Yoga

Recommended Books

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia - Elizabeth Gilbert

Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga... - B. K. S. Iyengar

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing - Yoga Journal

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (New Harbinger/Noetic Books) - Michael A. Singer

Remember, Be Here Now - Ram Dass

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice - T. K. V. Desikachar

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda - Sri S. Satchidananda

Indigo Ocean Dreams: 4 Children's Stories Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness (Indigo Ocean Dreams) - Lori Lite

Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams) - Lori Lite

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice - David Swenson

Yoga Pret (Yoga Cards) (Yoga Cards) - Tara Guber

Hatha Yoga Illustrated - Martin Kirk

Storytime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story (Storytime Yoga) - Sydney Solis

Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger - Helen Garabedian

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times - Judith Hanson Lasater

The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants - Nicolai Bachman

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness - Erich Schiffmann

Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief - Mary Pullig Schatz

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age Series) - Judith Anodea

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class (Second Edtion) - Bikram Choudhury

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners - H. David Coulter

Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide - Loren Fishman

The Heart of Tantric Sex: A Unique Guide to Love and Sexual Fulfillment - Diana Richardson

Yoga Nidra Meditation CD: Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep - Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long

The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels - Paramahansa Yogananda

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 1 - Peter Kelder

Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation-Guided Meditation/Relaxation Techniques decrease anxiety, stress, anger (Indigo Dreams) - Lori Lite

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health - B.K.S. Iyengar  

Yoga for Healthy Knees: What You Need to Know for Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts) - Sandy Blaine

Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

SCIENTIFIC KEYS VOLUME II: The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long

Yoga: The Iyengar Way - Silva Mehta

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga - Rolf Gates

Indigo Teen Dreams: Guided Relaxation Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-esteem and Self-awareness (Indigo Dreams) - Lori Lite

The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift - Annelise Hagen

Midnights with the Mystic: A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss - Cheryl Simone

Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing - B. K. S. Iyengar

The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) - Sage Rountree

A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life - Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students - Stephanie Pappas

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 2 - Peter Kelder

Wake Up Now - Stephan Bodian

Yin Yoga - Paul Grilley

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life - Judith Hanson Lasater

The Yoga Bible - Christina Brown

The Yoga Deck: 50 Poses & Meditations for Body, Mind, & Spirit - Olivia Miller

Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books) - Danielle Bersma

Yoga for Dummies - Georg Feuerstein   Products

Journey Into Power : How to Sculpt Your Ideal Body, Free Your True Self, and Transform Your Life With Yoga - Baron Baptiste

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands - Gertrud Hirschi

Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing - Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga - Rebecca Whitford

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power - Christopher S. Kilham

Structural Yoga Therapy: Adapting to the Individual - Mukunda Stiles

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Smarter, Be Happier, and Behave Better - Helen Garabedian

Calligraphy for Kids - Eleanor Winters

The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness - Linda Sparrowe  

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom - B.K.S. Iyengar

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha/2008 Fourth Revised Edition - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Nidra - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Back RX: A 15-Minute-a-Day Yoga- and Pilates-Based Program to End Low Back Pain - Vijay Vad

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

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living - Stephen Cope

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Essential Yoga Texts for Spiritual Enlightenment (Sacred Wisdom) - Swami Vivekananda

Kundalini Tantra - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga - Gary Kraftsow

Chakras for Beginners: A Guide to Balancing Your Chakra Energies (For Beginners (Llewellyn's)) - David Pond

30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers - Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness - Donna Farhi

Pilates: Body in Motion - Alycea Ungaro

How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali - Swami Prabhavananda

Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment - Bikram Choudhury

Anatomy of Breathing - Blandine Calais-Germain

Tantra - Discovering the Power of Pre-Orgasmic Sex - Yogani

Ayurveda and Marma Therapy: Energy Points in Yogic Healing - David Frawley

Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Path to Greater Health and Happiness - Sharon Gannon

The Essential Low Back Program: Relieve Pain & Restore Health (5 CDs Included)- Robin Rothenberg

Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There's Nothing to Worry About - Steve Ross

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis - Allen C. Bowling

Affirmation Weaver: A Believe in Yourself Story, Designed to Help Children Boost Self-esteem While Decreasing Stress and Anxiety. (Indigo Ocean Dreams) - Lori Lite

How Yoga Works - Michael Roach

Experience Yoga Nidra: Guided deep relaxation - Swami Janakananda Saraswati

Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan - Richard Hittleman

Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries - Susi Hately Aldous

The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice - Georg Feuerstein

Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga - Amy Weintraub

YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga - Bernie Clark

1,001 Pearls of Yoga Wisdom: Take Your Practice Beyond the Mat - Liz Lark

Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being - Thich Nhat Hanh

Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility - Elisabeth Heller

Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga - Richard Miller

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self - Stephen Cope

Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda

40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul - Baron Baptiste

The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner - Michael Stone

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging: Living Longer, Living Stronger and Loving Every Day - Suza Francina

Peaceful Piggy Yoga - Kerry Lee Maclean  

The Yoga Facelift - Marie-Veronique Nadeau

Taoist Yoga: Alchemy & Immortality - Charles Luk

Yoga & Ayurveda Book - David Frawley

Create a Yoga Practice for Kids - Yael Calhoun

Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul - Sharon Gannon

The Living Gita: The Complete Bgabavad Gita-ACommentary for Modern Readers - Sri Swami Satchidananda

Downward Dogs and Warriors: Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis - Zo Newell

The Only Dance There Is - Ram Dass

Yoga of Herbs, Ayurvedic Guide, Second Revised and Enlarged Edition - Vasant Lad

The Little Book of Yoga Breathing: Pranayama Made Easy - Scott Shaw

Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health : Around the world, increasing numbers of people are turning to yoga as a means of keeping fit and reducing stress. In this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's leading teacher of yoga, shares his unique, holistic approach. For Iyengar, yoga is more than just a form of exercise; it is a holistic experience that benefits the body, mind, and spirit. He outlines the philosophy and ideals behind this ancient practice and explains how yoga can help to counter the stresses of modern living. Designed for every level of ability, age, and physical condition, there are detailed instructions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to perform each yoga asana, or posture, correctly, while a unique 360-degree view of the final pose shows exactly how to position each part of the body...

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners :Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Hatha yoga is comprised of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures. Yoga teachers and students, personal trainers, medical therapists, or anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia -- partly new and partly old -- of readable and reliable information. It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. This book features 230 black and white photographs and more than 120 diagrams and anatomical illustrations.

Fit and Fabulous After 40: A 5-Part Program for Turning Back the Clock : We all know that aging is inevitable–but how gracefully you age is up to you. Scientific research shows that we can turn back the clock through a targeted regimen of age-busting exercise and nutrition. Now, in Fit and Fabulous After 40, award-winning fitness expert Denise Austin presents her own revolutionary, sure-fire plan to help you stay healthy, strong, slim, and fabulous–no matter what your age! By exercising for just thirty minutes a day, using cutting-edge techniques such as yoga and Pilates-based exercises, and eating for maximum health and vitality, you can build strength, shed extra pounds, improve flexibility and balance, and look years younger. Fit and Fabulous After 40 includes: Easy-to-follow workout plans for every day of the week Fat-blasting, toning exercises to target specific areas of the body Weekly nutrient-packed meal plans with delicious slimming recipes Denise’s personal vitamin and supplement regimen Invaluable advice on common health concerns for women, such as menopause, breast cancer, and heart disease Special beauty tips–including anti-wrinkle exercises!

Dancing the Body of Light : Dancing the Body of Light is the title of the book that Dona has brought out with her student and fellow yoga teacher, Orit Sen-Gupta. Together they have explored the past and present stages of yoga and offer in this ambitious manuscript a way that the art of yoga can continue to develop in the future. Perfect pose, empty mind, and wide heart are at the basis of this development, in which all the aspects of the human being are brought together into one organic whole. This was undoubtedly the aim of the ancient yogi's, but as happens to all traditions, at a certain moment in history the descriptions take the place of reality, the vehicle to arrive at life becomes more important than life itself. The book "Dancing the Body of Light: the Future of Yoga", aims at refreshing old concepts and giving them a new, modern look.

Raja-Yoga :By Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga, the path of meditation and control of the mind, gives a scientific treatment of Yoga philosophy describing methods of concentration, psychic development and the liberation of the soul from bondage of the body. Rja-Yoga also includes Swami Vivekananda's translation and commentary of the "Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali." Raja-Yoga, along with Swami Vivekananda's Karma-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, and Jnna-Yoga, are considered classics and outstanding treatises on Hindu philosophy. The Swami's deep spiritual insight, fervid eloquence, and broad human sympathy shine forth in these works and offer inspiration to all spiritual seekers.

Yoga : Yoga’s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Ever increasing numbers of people come to the practice and encounter its many benefits: the union of opposites; an understanding of the effect of the outside world on the body; a significant reduction in stress; a path to liberation; and the discovery of one’s true self. Above all else, yoga has been and continues to be about the process of transformation. Linda Sparrowe discusses yoga’s roots in the sacred texts and provides a look at the 20th-century yogis who brought it to the West — Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Indra Devi, and B. K. S. Iyengar, to name a few.

Yoga: A Gem for Women : Yoga, A Gem for Women presents a detailed, practical guide for the yoga student who wants to go deeper with her practice of Hatha Yoga. The book is divided into three sections that create an integrated path of yoga suitable for both the beginner and advanced student: Theory--Yoga and Women A natural bridge to health and well-being Practice--Knowing Your Body Techniques and benefits of over 80 asanas complete with photographs and detailed instructions Experience--On the Threshold of Peace Relaxation, breathing and the practice of meditation.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-By-Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga : I highly recommend this book. It is absolutely wonderful. It demonstrates all the steps exactly, and helped me between weekly classes for beginners. The book made everything the instructor explained simple and clear, and the excellent photographs show the steps I forgot in the first classes. The book is helpful on many levels, and can help each person wherever they are in their Ashtanga Yoga practice. The explanations ring with clarity. What a wonderful gift John Scott has offered the yoga student. (Reviewer: Jean Thami from Columbus, OH USA)

Improve Your Golf With Yoga Techniques : There is no doubt that the method in this book brings results. I congratulate the authors for skillfully using the techniques of yoga in the service of playing better golf. It's great to have exercises to warm-up physically and focus mentally. All the exercises are directly beneficial to improving the game, especially because they are well-explained and illustrated. The reader can implement them right away and feel the results. As a yoga student interested in learning golf, rather than intimidated by such a daunting sport, I feel more confident and encouraged to play because of the techniques in this book. Thanks especially to Stefani Pappas whose joy, energy, and enthusiasm come through the printed pages so effectively. (Reviewer: A reader from Asuncion, Paraguay, South America.)

Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief :  I purchased this book when it was first published, and I still use it today. My first copy was so well used, I recently purchased a new copy (it would be great to have a spiral bound). I've experienced back pain for over 15 years. Doctors suggested surgery, which I declined. I've seen over a dozen chiropractors over the past decade, some seemed to help, some did not. As I do not expect any doctor to "cure" my backpain, neither do I expect this or any book to "cure" it. What I have learned from this book has helped me to help myself. I have improved my posture, greatly reduced my backpain, and have begun taking yoga classes. I'd like to thank the author for writing this very helpful book, and I look forward to any new titles that may be released by Mary Pullig Schatz in the future. (Reviewer: A reader from NYC).

Yoga for Children :This book is well-written, and approaches yoga at a good level for kids. The authors have selected a good variety of movements, and presented them in a format that make them accessible to kids. There is a mixture of easy and not-so-easy positions, and instructions for how to start simple and get more advanced as the child progresses. There is also ample instruction for the adult who is overseeing their practice. I haven't had a lot of exposure to yoga myself, but I got enough information from the book that (with a little preparatory work on my part) I felt confident in knowing how to get them in the right position while watching out for any problems. (Reviewer: A reader from Houston, TX USA).

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: There was yoga before the time of Patanjali but it was not written down, or at least no text survives. We find elements of the practice in the Upanishads and of course in the Bhagavad Gita. But before Patanjali's codification there was no systematic text to guide the aspirant. Since then Patanjali's sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa's commentary from the ninth century--upon which Iyengar makes some reliance--being the most important. Reviewer: Dennis Littrell from SoCal).

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