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Aug 22
2015

 

 

 

Just to give you a little picture of my passion for books: a few years ago I towed with my old 4wd a fairly big tradie’s trailer, half filled with books around Australia. It probably cost me hundreds of dollars for extra fuel and a new head gasket, too.

 

Being a teacher means being an eternal student. I love this. There is nothing better than diving in to the unknown, to experience the never experienced and to share my new enlightenments with my students.

Below is a little selection of my favourite books to which I frequently return.

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ON LIVING YOUR YOGA

 

(It’s not a printed book yet, but I really hope it will be one day) my teachers blog:

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Richard Freeman

The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind

 

Donna Farhi

Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

 

Judith Hanson-Lasater

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life Living Your Yoga

 

T.K.V. Desikachar

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

 

Stephen Cope

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living (Hardcover)

 

Stephen Cope

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

 

 

TEACHING YOGA

 

 

Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, 10th Anniversary Edition

 

Deborah Schoeberlein David and Suki Sheth

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything

 

Donna Fahri

Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

 

Mark Stephens

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

 

Mark Stephens

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

 

Nicolai Bachman

The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants [With 2 CDs] by Nicolai Bachman (Oct 1 2005)

 

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are

 

Shunryu Suzuki and Trudy Dixon

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

 

 

EVERGREENS

Vanda Scaravelli

Awakening the Spine: Yoga for Health. Vitality and Energy by Vanda Scaravelli ( 2011 ) Paperback

 

B.K.S. Iyengar

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga… [Paperback]

 

David Swenson

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

 

Muktibodhananda Saraswati

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

 

Paramahansa Yogananda

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha/2008 Fourth Revised Edition

 

Michael Roach

How Yoga Works by Michael Roach

 

 

 

YOGA FOR WOMEN

Nischala Joy Devi

The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras

 

Gurmukh

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

 

Yogi Bhajan

I Am a Woman: Creative, Sacred & Invincible–Essential Kriyas For Women In The Aquarian Age

 

Linda Sparrowe, Patricia Walden, Judith Hanson Lasater

The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness

 

Geeta Iyengar

Yoga: A Gem for Women

 

 

YOGA ANATOMY

 

Tom Myers

Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, 2e

 

Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition

 

Ray Long

The Key Muscles of Yoga

 

The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II

 

Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

 

Yoga Mat Companion 2: Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends

 

Yoga Mat Companion 3: Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

 

Yoga Mat Companion 4: Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions

 

Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement

 

Judith Hanson Lasater

Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

 

 

 

PRANAYAMA

Leslie Kaminoff

Freeing the Breath: Health, Relaxation, and Clarity Through Better Breathing

 

Donna Fahri

The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work

 

 

 

YOGA THERAPY 

Gary Kraftsow

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga

 

Caroline Myss

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

 

by Nancy Liebler , Sandra Moss

Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda

 

Timothy Mccall

Yoga as Medicine

 

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA 

 

Sue Flamm (Puja)

Restorative Yoga: with Assists A Manual for Teachers and Students of Yoga

 

Judith Hanson Lasater

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

 

 

 

MANTRAS

 

Thomas Ashley-Farrand

A Beginner’s Guide to the Power of Sacred Sound (Audio CD)

 

Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing (Book & CD)

 

 

MUDRAS 

 

Gertrud Hirschi

Mudras: Yogas in Your Hands (Paperback)

 

 

PHILOSOPHY 

 

Georg Feuerstein

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice Kindle Edition

 

Georg Feuerstein

The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback)

 

Deborah Adele

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice (Paperback)

 

 

 

…. and surely these are not all. You can also have a look at my resources page.

 

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