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Yoga Summer Reading

With the summer (almost) here, this is a good opportunity to share reading lists.

Here’s a list of yoga-related books I have enjoyed over time. Yoga books are usually a great read as they radiate happiness. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments.

Stephen Cope’s Yoga and Quest for the True Self

http://shop.kripalu.org/browse.cfm/yoga-and-the-quest-for-the-true-self/4,85.html

Stephen Cope is a psychotherapist by training, and does a great job weaving yoga philosophy with Western psychology, and using real life examples to illustrate his points.

Paul Brunton’s Search in Secret India

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0877286027/qid=981142306/sr=1-8/ref=sc_b_8/103-5712044-2312652

“Paul Brunton (1898 – 1981) was a British philosopher, mystic, traveler, and guru. He left a journalistic career to live among yogis, mystics, and holy men, and studied Eastern and Western esoteric teachings.”

A.G. Mohan’s Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

http://www.amazon.com/Krishnamacharya-Life-Teachings-G-Mohan/dp/159030800X/ref=pd_sim_b_7

The first biography of our teacher’s teacher- well worth it for a glimpse of the origins of Asthanga Vinyasa yoga.

Mansoor’s Chup Sadhana

http://www.amazon.com/Chup-Sadhana-Mansoor/dp/1409257789/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307312786&sr=1-1

“Chup Sadhana is an effortless no-practice practice, which reveals this ever-present, underlying Silence in which all the events of life are experienced. This is the missing link, which connects different spiritual traditions.”

Richard Freeman’s Yoga Matrix

http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Yoga-Awakening-Intelligence-Body/dp/159030795X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307313103&sr=1-2

By one of guruji’s foremost students, it’s the best book on yoga by an “ashtangi” I have come across.

Happy readings!

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