Australian Yoga Journal — January 2018

(Jacob Rumans) #1
The ultimate yoga student and teachers’ resource library – from the classics to
modern interpretations of theancient philosophies



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The classics

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Patanjali laid the foundation of what
yoga is based on today – the 8 limbs.
His 196 Sutras give an insight into
asana, ethical guidelines for life,
overcoming the ego and moving
towards enlightenment. Radiance
Sutras by Lorin Roche is a beautiful,
modern translation.

The Bhagavad Gita
The 700 verse Hindu scripture in
Sanskrit is part of the epic Hindu
Mahabharata, and tells a magical
story of war and peace in ancient
India and Krishna’s guidance on
how to live a yogic life.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika 
Written by Swami Svatmarama,
this classic includes postures,
purifying practices, mudras,
bandhas and pranayama, as well
as an explanation about awakening
kundalini and technical overviews on
how and why yoga postures are

Autobiography of a Yogi 
Paramahansa Yogananda led an
extraordinary life – he found his guru
at a young age and became a monk,
and in the 1920s was one of the first
Indian yogis to visit the USA and
establish teachings in the West.

Asana Pranayama

Mudra Bandha
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati, this
text provides illustrations, directions
and information about the chakras as
well as a therapeutic index for doctors
and yoga therapists.

Modern essentials

Light on Yoga
A fundamental for any serious Iyengar
yogi, B.K.S Iyengar provides more than
600 photos on asana and pranayama,
Light on Yoga is a full and practical
guide for both beginners and advanced

The Heart of Yoga
By T.K.V Desikachar, the son of Sri
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, this
modern classic is essentially about the
relationship between student and
teacher. If offers an illustration of his
father’s system as well as his own
approach and a step-by-step sequence
for developing a comprehensive self

The Key Muscles of Yoga
By Ray Long, this book outlines
essential functional anatomy in yoga.

Meditations on Intention
and Being
Rolf Gates provides inspiring yogic
wisdom – perfect as a teaching aid to
read during Savasana.

Teaching Yoga –
Exploring the Teacher
Student Relationship
Donna Farhi deals with the ethics of
teaching yoga and invites sincere
enquiry into circumstances that
inevitably arise in the context of

Yoga and the Quest
for the True Self
Written by Stephen Cope, this book
reads like a novel, synthesising yogic
and western psychological wisdom.
Free download pdf