Book List

Light On Yoga B.K.S Iyengar                                                                                                             All the classic poses in great detail with highly entertaining pictures of the near impossible.. This is original Iyengar before all the props came along. A must for any yogi.

Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health B.K.S Iyengar                                                                  Brilliant for beginners and advanced; including basic poses with and without props. Sequences for many different ailments and a course for beginners. I recommended it to my Dad!

Jivamukti Yoga S.Gannon & D.Life                                                                                                 Intriguing, yet traditional, philosophy and theory from an inspiring New York perspective. A good introduction to sequencing of poses or Vinyasa Krama.

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha Swami Satyananda Saraswati                     Delightful Indian book with loads of information on all aspects of yoga including practical details on kriyas and chakras.

Ashtanga Yoga ~ The Practice Manual David Swenson                                                   All the detail on the hot and sweaty primary and second series with one of the loveliest and well known Ashtanga teachers.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation & Commentary Sri Swami Satchidananda The oldest yogic text on the eight fold path to enlightenment with useful commentary.

Living Gita Commentary Sri Swami Satchidananda                                                        Highly readable version of Bhagavad Gita.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Muktibodhananda Swami                                                       Essential addition to any yoga library.

The Inner Tradition of Yoga Michael Stone                                                                                Very practical guide helping to clarify the perspective and understand the sources of yoga philosophy

Anything by Donna Fahri – specific recommendations to follow

Yoga Body: Origins of Modern Posture Practice Mark Singleton                              Where did all these yoga asana appear from – this illuminating book reveals all.

Yoga For Pregnancy Wendy Teasdill                                                                                       Best book on yoga for pregnancy I have seen. Written by a highly experienced yogini who organises the yoga at Glastonbury festival.

Babar the Elephant Yoga Book Jean & Laurent De Bruinhof                                         This book comes with a lovely poster. Beautiful first yoga book to share with your kids or for the big kid in you.

Yoga Journal                                                                                                                                    Useful magazine published eight times a year. Very American – some issues far better than others. Website also handy for quick reference