Yoga Resources and Reading

Here are some of my favourite Yoga Books and CDs. I’m not a great fan of yoga DVDs so I haven’t really recommended any. Nothing replaces a live teacher or your own inner teacher. Just get on the mat at home and let your intuition and body awareness guide you. A book is good for giving you some new ideas or reminding you about safe practice. I’ve been favouring Wordery for my books lately as they pay their UK taxes and treat their staff fairly – unlike Amazon. 🙁

Hatha Yoga Practice

Yoga: Mind Body and Spirit, Donna Farhi
Yoga of the Heart, Jenny Beeken
Your Yoga Bodymap for Vitality, Jenny Beeken
The Illustrated Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
Yoga, the Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Eric Shiffman

General Thoughts of Yoga and Yoga Philosophy

Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scaravelli
Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
Ancient Wisdom, Jenny Beeken
How Yoga Works, Christie McNally and Michael Roach

Pranayama and Breath Awareness

The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi
Don’t Hold your Breath, Jenny Beeken
Breath, the Essence of Yoga, Sandra Sabatini

Yin Yoga

Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers

Yoga Nidra

Total Yoga Nidra – Yoga Nidra Network Free Yoga Nidra Downloads of many kinds in many languages
Yoga Nidra (Book plus CD) Richard Miller

Movement / Backcare

Back Sufferers Bible, Sarah Keys
The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion, Peter Egoscue
A great Sunday Times article about the dangers of sitting

Pregnancy Yoga

Mother’s Breath, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Pregnancy Yoga, Wendy Teesdale