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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 Yoga Book Recommendations

It's not necessarily easy to narrow the list down to 10 but below is what I put together. 

2 focusing on the physical postures with some coverage of breathing & 1 exclusively on breathing:
Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta  
Teach Yourself Visually - Yoga
The Breathing Book by Donna Fahri

For a more "poetic" approach:
Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli
Breath, The Essence of Yoga by Sandra Sabatini
Anything by Angela Farmer or her husband Victor Van Kooten (may be more difficult to find in libraries or book stores)

More philosophical:
Bhagavad Gita - there are many translations.  Graham Schweig from Christopher Newport University wrote a beautiful translation. 
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - although not exactly yogic philosophy but his approach and wording capture the essence of yoga
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (probably available to read online) 

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