Books for the Yogi in your Life

If your yogi likes to read:

  • Yoga Resource with Darren Rhodes (Yoga Oasis).  A pictorial guide separating the yoga poses into classifications such as backbends, inversions and twists with a visual of how to do the pose.  A must for any aspiring yogi or yoga teacher.
  • Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyenger (Schocken Books).  The original yoga “bible.”
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by B.K.S. Iyengar (Thorsons Publishers).  The yogi  “ten commandments.”
  • Yoga from the Inside Out and My Body is a Temple by Christina Sell (Hohm Press).  Two books about the path from an amazing teacher.
  • Journey into Power, by Baron Baptiste, (Fireside).  An explanation of yoga, power style.
  • The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell (Three Rivers Press).  One of the modern, easy to read translations that make this epic poem a pleasure.
  • Awakening the Spine, by Vanda Scaravelli, (Harper Collins). For yogis who want to see what is possible at 40 or 90!
  • When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodrin, (Shambala). Heart-felt and wise advice.
  • Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better Wiser and Stronger through Yoga, MichelleBerman Marchildon (Wildhorse Ventures).  A yoga memoir laughing our way to enlightenment.   Available in January.