The Serious Aspirant’s Yoga Reading List

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My students have asked me to compile a list of essential books for becoming a yogi. As many of you know I sometimes vehemently protest to American classes that too often consist of 50 minutes of standing poses and little else. Don’t miss out on the wonderful pranayama, mantra, bhandas, kriyas and multitude of techniques that comprise yoga, and bless you all in your pursuits of divine yoga.


How to Know God Swami Prabhabananda & Christopher Isherwood
The Path of Fire and Light by Swami Rama
Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies byVasant Lad L.A.S.
Astanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Moola Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
(yes, spelled Moola in this title)
The Upanishads translated by Eknath Easwaran
Bhagavad Gita
translated by Swami Prabhabananda & Christopher Isherwood
Bhagavad Gita translated by Barbara Stoler Miller
Bhagavad Gita translated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Integral Yoga Hatha by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light On Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
Chakras by Naomi Ozaniec
Chakras: Tools for Transformation by Harish Johari
Tools for Tantra by Harish Johari
Perfection of Yoga by A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Swara Yoga by Swami Mukti Bodhananda

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