Recommended Readings

Often we are asked about recommendations for good books as spiritual guides. Therefore we put down a reading list of inspiring books that may help the aspirant to gain more insight into their topics of interest. Many enlightened spiritual gurus have written books on the subjects of Yoga and Meditation. So with every book you will gain another perspective on the spiritual sciences.

You might want to read some of it as a preparation for a training. Certainly you will gain insights with every treasure you read.The list includes books about Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda and neurosciences. As a rersult you get a good overview of the vast world of Yoga. Below mentioned are some handpicked recommendations which we feel will help you on the path.


List of recommended books:

Yoga and the spiritual path

    • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

    • Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama

    • Art of Joyful Life by Swami Rama

    • Night Birds by Swami Veda Bharati

    • Bhagavad Gita by Prabhupada

    • Wisdom of Ancient Sages: Mundaka Upanishad by Swami Rama

    • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Veda Bharati

    • Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India by Linda Johnsen


Psychology and Energy

    • Love and Family Life by Swami Rama

    • Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli

    • Serpent Power by John Woodroffe

    • Your Aura and your Chakras by Karla McLaren

    • Creative Use of Emotions by Swami Rama

    • Yoga and the Mind by David Frawley

    • Freedom from Stress by Phil Nuernberger, PhD

    • Freedom from Bondage of Karma by Swami Rama

    • Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati



    • Science of Breath by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine MD., Alan Hymes MD

    • Path of Fire and Light Vol – 1, 2 by Swami Rama

    • Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing by Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati


    • Holistic Health by Swami Rama

    • Yoga Psychology by Swami Rama

    • Radical Healing by Rudolf Ballentine

    • Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley

    • Transition to Vegetarianism: An Evolutionary Step by Rudolph Ballentine, MD



    • Meditation and Its Practice by Swami Rama

    • Royal Path by Swami Rama

Asanas and Anatomy

    • Exercise for Joints and Glands by Swami Rama

    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati

    • Yoga Mastering the Basics by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sov

    • The Muscle Book by Paul Blakey

    • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter, PhD


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