Friday, February 17, 2006

 

Yoga Resources



RECOMMENDED READING AND LISTENING






THE PRINTED PAGE
ASANA
Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
The Iyengar Way: an Illustrated Guide, S,M & S Mehta
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, David Swenson
Yoga Mala, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
The Art of Yoga, David Life and Sharon Gannon
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga , H. David Coulter
Yin Yoga (Taoist Yoga): Outline of a Quiet Practice, Paul Grilley
Anatomy of Movement , Calais-Germaine
Theories of the Chakras: Bridge to Higher Consciousness, Hiroshi Motoyama
Healing Mantras , Thomas Ashley-Farrand
Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberation of Body and Soul, David Life/Sharon Gannon
Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffman
The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
Light on Life, BKS Iyengar
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, Cyndi Lee


MEDITATION / DHARMA
A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield
A Heart as Wide as the World, Sharon Salzberg
Vipassana Meditation as taught by SN Goenka, Wm. Hart
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind , Shunryu Suzuki
The Art of Happiness , His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Inner Revolution , Robert Thurman
Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness , Thich Nhat Hanh
Be Here Now, Ram Dass
Still Here , Ram Dass
Uncomfortable with Uncertainty , Pema Chodron
The Essential Ken Wilbur, Ken Wilbur
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, Stephen Cope

IN-DEPTH / CLASSICAL
Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, BKS Iyengar
note: there are many other translations
Light on Pranayama, BKS Iyengar
The Bhagavad Gita , E. Easwaran
note: there are many other translations, and Easwaran has translated many classsical texts
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swami Muktibodhananda
there is a multitude of books published from the Bihar School in India along with the Pradipika
Essence of Yoga, Bouanchard
The Shambala Guide to Yoga , Georg Feurstein
The Essential Rumi, translations by Coleman Barks

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM
Planetwalker, John Francis
Let Me Stand Alone, the journals of Rachel Corrie
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, Alice Walker
Reason for Hope, Jane Goodall
The Legacy of Luna, Julia Butterfly Hill
The Way of Compassion, an anthology from Satya Magazine


DIET AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
*NEW* Yoga and Vegetarianism, Sharon Gannon
Ayurveda: the Science of Self-Healing, Dr. Vasant Lad
Diet for a New America, John Robbins
Conscious Eating, Gabriel Cousens
Spiritual Nutrition, Gabriel Cousens
Animal Liberation, Peter Singer

CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION
*NEW* The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones

LIFE AS A YOGA PRACTICE
*NEW* Tales of Wonder, Huston Smith
The Size of the World, Jeff Greenwald
Learning to Breathe, Alison Wright
Eat, Pray,Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
How We Live Our Yoga, personal stories edited by Valerie Jeremijenko

MAGAZINES
Yogi Times
Yoga International
Satya Magazine
The Sun
PETA's Animal Times
Tricycle
Shambala Sun
Yoga Journal

AUDIO/VIDEO
Fierce Grace,a documentary on the life and work of Ram Dass
Baraka, a documentary by Ron Fricke, a montage of multi-cultural ritual
Ashtanga: the Primary Series with Richard Freeman, video
The Spiritual Path of Social and Political Activism, audio CD, David Life
Chants from India, audio CD, Ravi Shankar
Live on Earth, audio CD, Kirtan with Krishna Das
Jaya Bhagavan, Shimshai and Tina Malia
Stay Human, Michael Franti

Mary's PlayList - Music from my Classes (coming soon!)




YOGA WEBSITES
Jivamukti
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois/Ashtanga in India
Sarah Powers
Rodney Yee
Michael Franti
Jai Uttal
Shiva Rea







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