What’s on your yogi recommended reading list? Here are our top 3 Yoga Books to read for anyone thinking about taking their YTTC:
- Light on Yoga
Light on Yoga is a classic text on the philosophy and practice of Yoga. Light on Yoga is a definitiveguide about Yoga, a rigorous discipline for attaining physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is aimed at beginners as well as advanced practitioners of Yoga. To purchase this book, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Light-Yoga-B-K-S-Iyengar/dp/8172235011.
- Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago. They are amongst the world’s most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference. The Sutras are short and to the point – each being only a line or two long. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. To purchase this book, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Light-Yoga-Sutras-Patanjali-Iyengar/dp/0007145160
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Hatha Yoga) includes the original Sanskrit text compiled by Maharshi Swatmarama with a translation and thorough commentary in English by Swami Satyananda and Swami Muktibodhananda. This text elucidates the entire science of hatha yoga (asana, pranayama, shatkarma, mudra and bandha) as it was conceived and practiced not only for health and fitness but for awakening the vital energies: pranas, chakras and kundalini Shakti. It points out that hatha yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross to subtle to divine. To purchase this book, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika-SwamiMuktibodhananda/dp/8185787387