Yoga Books Recommendation

Yesterday someone asked me for a Yoga book recommendation. So I decided

to make a short personal review about all the books that came into my life

in the last years. So this is what I can recommend:

These authors have been shaping my  my personal yoga / life philosophy.

Wow, it became a top 36 list!

  1. Rod Stryker – The Four Desires  – Relax into your Greatness my dear. 
  2. Elena Brower – The Art of Attention – a beautiful artistic yoga book with a few asana sequences 
  3. before I forget: mine of course – Stefanie Honeder – Heartbeat A Yoga Symphony Mixtape   – a poetical interpretation of the yoga of sound to listen to your intuition, the whispers that guide you to live your own creative life.
  4. Derek Beres – The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s ten Codes  New School – Derek Beres bridging old wisdom with modern life
  5. Derek Beres – Sound Against Flame  New School – about the power of SOUND / Nada Yoga, how music connects us all worldwide
  6. Derek Beres – Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music New School – about the power of SOUND / Nada Yoga, how music connects us all worldwide 
  7. Matthew Remski – Threads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjali-s Sutras-s, with Commentary and Reverie  New School – Matthew Remski connects yoga philosophy with  a deep research connecting old wisdom with modern philosophy and psychotherapy, ancient texts into a revitalized form for our modern world
  8. Matthew Remski – Yoga 2.0 -Shamanic Echoes – New School blending ancient wisdom with modern thoughts and approaches
  9. Joachim Ernest Berendt – The World Is Sound: NADA Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness – Nada Yoga – The Power of Sound – well, there is a bigger force connecting us all, about the power of sound/music
  10. Vanda Scaravelli – Awakening the Spine – beautiful layout, short texts, fascinated that even plants help each other in the evolutionary process, Take care of your spine my dear!
  11. Baptist de Pape – The Power of the Heart. Finding Your True Purpose – Bhakti Yoga – Why our heart is super-intelligent; Follow your Heart!
  12. Ronald Alexander – Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose & Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss & Change  – Why meditation helps us to find new solutions and approaches towards life. Meditation equals Creativity!
  13. Judith Hanson Lasater – Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life – The Yoga Sutras connected to everyday life.
  14. Christopher Sartain – The Sacred Science of Yoga & The Five Koshas – good desription about the Koshas, various layers of our SELF.
  15. David Lynch – Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity – Easy to read, quotation-style about Meditation and the Creative Process. Meditation equals Creativity! & Why everything falls into its place in the end, when we catch the Big Fish! 
  16. Anodea Judith – Wheels Of Life – Insights about the Chakras
  17. Douglas Brooks – Poised for Grace – Philosophy, Non-Dual  
  18. Gary Zukav – The Seat of the Soul – Why Your Soul has incredible answers and you should trust those whispers of your soul!
  19. Ram Dass – Be Here Now – a beautiful artistic poetical work: be here now
  20. Christina Sell – My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness – Why Yoga helps us to find our home in our body.
  21. Steve Ross – Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There Is Nothing to Worry About – New School – easy going, easy philosophy intro into the yoga world
  22. Em Claire – Home Remembers Me:  – beautiful poems
  23. Desikachar – The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice – individual humans means individual practice
  24. Anna Trökes – Neuro – Yoga – Anna Trökes offers a research about yoga and its effects on our brain and neurolgy.
  25. Iyengar – Light On Yoga  – old school classic – yoga philosophy in an elegant way
  26. Iyengar – Light On The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali old school classic – Patanjali’s interpretations
  27. Iyengar – The Tree Of Yoga: The Definite Guide to Yoga in Everyday Life – old school classic – yoga philosophy in an elegant way
  28. Sally Kempton – Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga – for the ladies, but also for men about symbolic use and ideas of “goddesses” in the practice
  29. Bernie Clarke, Sarah Powers – The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga – all about Yin Yoga
  30. Judith Lasater – Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times – all about Restorative Yoga. Deep Relaxation with many bolsters and blankets 
  31. KRS One – The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument  – kind of a Hip Hop Version of Yoga Sutras, about the process of self-knowledge, health and the power of music
  32. Ram Chandra – Reality at Dawn – Raja Yoga: Meditation creates a different Reality: Peace and Freedom
  33. Alan Watts – The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are – self knowledge, self inquiry
  34. Carol Horton, Roseanne Harvey – 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice – Ancient texts need to adjust to a modern world, a lot of bullshit is  happening & a lot of good stuff happening…Run away, if you feel manipulated in any Yoga Class! 
  35. Debra Diamon, David Gordon White, Tamara Sears, Carl Ernst , Sir James Mallinson – Yoga: The Art of Transformation – Exhibition Catalogue – Oh a really heavy book with beautiful ancient images and a good overview of all the ages
  36. Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa – Art&Yoga – a nice book about Creativity and Yoga based on Kundalini Yoga, good material for kids I would say




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