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Nutritious food for the mind, inspiration for the spirit

This is but a tiny snapshot of the wealth of material available.

In no particular order…


Good introductions to Yoga

The Heart of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, T.K.V. Desikachar, Inner Traditions International

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit, A Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi


Further reading on Yoga  

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar, Thorsons

Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyandana Saraswati, Yoga Publications Trust, Bihar

The Serpent Power, The Secrets of Tantric and Shakti Yoga, Sir John Woodroffe, Dover Publications

Yoga, Mastering the Secrets of Matter and the Universe, Alain Daniélou, Inner Traditions International

Svara Yoga, The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing, Swami Muktibodhananda, Yoga Publications Trust, Bihar

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga Publications Trust, Bihar

Prana Pranayama Prana Vidya, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, Yoga Publications Trust, Bihar

Living With The Himalayan Masters, Swami Rama, Himalayan Institute Press

At The Eleventh Hour, The Biography of Swami Rama, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, HIP

Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann, Pocket Books

Path of Fire and Light, Volumes 1 and 2, Swami Rami, HIP

Meditation and its Practice, Swami Rama, HIP

Prakriti, Your Ayurvedic Constitution, Dr Robert E. Svoboda, Lotus Press

The Bhagavad Gita, Translated by Juan Mascaró, Penguin Classics

The Upanishads, Breath of The Eternal, Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester, Mentor Books

Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Everyday Life, Swami Janakananda Saraswati, Rider and Company

The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga, Theory and Practice, George Feuerstein, Shambhala Publications


Personal development, philosophy and related studies

The Work We Were Born to Do, Find the Work You Love, Love the Work You Do, Nick Williams, Element Books

No Boundary, Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth, Ken Wilber, Shambhala Publications

Unfolding Meaning, A Weekend of Dialogue, David Bohm, Routledge

Bodywork, Ken Dychtwald, Tarcher Penguin

Conversations with God, book 1, 2, 3, Neale Donal Walsch, Hodder & Stoughton

Food of The Gods, Terence McKenna, Random House

Epictetus – stoic philosopher, works include The Discourses, Enchiridion, various publishers

The Book of Shamanic Healing, Kristin Madden, Llewellyn

Shamanic Wisdomkeepers, Shamanism in the Modern World, Timothy Freke, A Godsfield Book

The Way of The Sufi, Idries Shah, Penguin