My yoga journey began when I found a tiny book on health in a rural Pennsylvania town’s hardware store during my high school years. That was decades ago! Since that time, I taught yoga for almost 20 years as I learned directly from teachers, ashtanga lineage holders, who walk the talk. Yogic principles employ ethics and a way of living well in the world– not just ways to be bendy and look fit. It’s also been my experience that when I plant the seeds for calm during practice, that those seeds are able to take root in the most unexpected ways, under many circumstances. I am constantly reminded that there is no ‘yoga perfect’ only ‘yoga practice’ — a practice worth incorporating into my life as often as I can. Below are dedicated yogis and yoginis from whom I’ve learned much over the years. These days, I practice a modified version of ashtanga. Mantra and meditative yoga are now a big part of my daily practice.
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~RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
- The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman (heavy, but 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)