My yoga journey began well over forty years ago when I found a tiny book on health in a rural Pennsylvanian hardware store. Since that time, I sought out the most authentic teachings in yoga and the healing arts, spent time living and working on an ashram and was fortunate enough to be in the presence of well-known and not-so-well-known masters. Most of my yoga practice is inspired by ashtanga lineage holders whose lives are dedicated to the deepest of yogic principles. It’s been my experience that the seeds we plant through practice can take root~ flowering at the most unexpected times, aiding us on this human journey. Having a healthy body also makes space for prana or the life force to be utilized efficiently, creating room for these seeds to grow. I remind students that there is no ‘yoga perfect’ only ‘yoga practice’ — a practice worth incorporating into our lives on a regular basis. Below are dedicated yogis and yoginis from whom I’ve learned over the years. These days, I practice a modified version of ashtanga. Mantra, breath work, and meditative yoga make up a large part of my current yoga routine.
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~RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
- The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman (heavy & wise)
- Ashtanga Yoga–Practice & Philosophy by Gregor Maehle (excellent all around book about everything involved in a true aspirant’s yoga practice)
- Ashtanga Yoga–The Practice Manual by David Swenson (good one, especially for beginners. Spiral bound book lays flat for easy reference)
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (my first book on yoga that I purchased in 1982–a real standard)
- Ashtanga Yoga by Anton Simmha (a very sweet & simple book on the practice)
- The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (includes 2 CD’s to help you pronounce Sanskrit yoga terms. Has first, second, and third ashtanga sequences with drawings and posture names)
- Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Prabhavananda and Isherwood (the yoga sutras explained)
- The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope (great stories by a senior Kripalu yoga teacher)
- Moola Bandha-The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda (focuses on the type of breath and muscle engagements that are integral to a deep yoga practice)