01st February 2021
Since we’re spending a lot of time at home, trying to get off the screen is a little difficult. So bellow are a few books that are vaguely yoga related.
Yogavataranam by Zoe Slatoff, if you want to learn Sanskrit this is a great book as it uses quotes from the Gita and Sutras.
Gentling the bull by Myokyo Ni this really odd book is about using your emotions to reach enlightenment. Not something you normally read and happily written by a someone who knows what their talking about.
Healing back pain by John Sarno, Anna rates this highly, she went through a fair amount of pain, as we al do.
A history of Ideas by Peter Watson, a big book full of where ideas all started, awesome.
Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, its been around for ages and still hits the button
Pebble for your pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh, of the many books he’s written I like this for it’s simplicity
The difficulty of being good by Gurcharan Das, its a look at the ethics of the Mahabharata and in particular Yudhstira’s many dilemmas on which path to take.
Garland of forest flowers by Swami Nimalananda, a long time swami who did live on top of a mountain and said few words, mostly just fed people and smiled a lot
The Inner tradition of yoga by Michael Stone, a well written book by someone sadly missed.
Yoga tradition by Georg Feuerstein, a classic big book that covers pretty much all yoga theory.
Heart of Yoga by Desikachar, many books have come from Krishnamacharaya’s son but this was one of the first that hit the west and contains an interesting translation of the yoga sutras.
Indian Philosophy, a very short introduction, oxford press, there is a huge range of titles in the series but this one does what it says on the cover.
Yoga sutras, J H M Whiteman, a very different translation of the yoga sutras.
Ramayana and Mahabharata I like either Pattanaik or Krishna Das