Recommended Yoga Books

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Light on Yoga - The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Illustrations throughout.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least four thousand years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swami offers practical advice, based on his own experience, for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony.

Bhagavad Gita - In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromisingquestions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. Inthis best-selling and expanded edition of the most famous --and popular -- of Indian scriptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book's message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita's teachings.

Splendor of Recognition - Unique in its combination of scriptural erudition and experiential wisdom, this book makes accessible the true philosophy of Tantra and Kashmir Shaivism for dedicated students of yoga and Eastern philosophy.

Key Muscles of Yoga - This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilized. 

Key Poses of YogaVolume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga.