With the summer (almost) here, this is a good opportunity to share reading lists.
Here’s a list of yoga-related books I have enjoyed over time. Yoga books are usually a great read as they radiate happiness. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments.
Stephen Cope’s Yoga and Quest for the True Self
Stephen Cope is a psychotherapist by training, and does a great job weaving yoga philosophy with Western psychology, and using real life examples to illustrate his points.
Paul Brunton’s Search in Secret India
“Paul Brunton (1898 – 1981) was a British philosopher, mystic, traveler, and guru. He left a journalistic career to live among yogis, mystics, and holy men, and studied Eastern and Western esoteric teachings.”
A.G. Mohan’s Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings
The first biography of our teacher’s teacher- well worth it for a glimpse of the origins of Asthanga Vinyasa yoga.
Mansoor’s Chup Sadhana
“Chup Sadhana is an effortless no-practice practice, which reveals this ever-present, underlying Silence in which all the events of life are experienced. This is the missing link, which connects different spiritual traditions.”
Richard Freeman’s Yoga Matrix
By one of guruji’s foremost students, it’s the best book on yoga by an “ashtangi” I have come across.