Connect to your inner wisdom

Since 2016, I have been reading books on yogic philosophy by other knowledgeable yogis. Here is a list of books I have read and recommend for your reading.

Stress reduction/self-inquiry

  1. Loving what is – Katie Byron – Offers a way for self-inquiry, an effective way to diffuse stress
  2. Turn stress to Bliss – Michael Lee
  3. The wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron

Yoga Philosophy

  1. Yoga and the quest for true self – Stephen Cope
  2. The great work of your life – Stephen Cope – How great people followed their Dharma
  3. The four desires – Rod Stryker – Find you Dharma. I got my Dharmic code reading this book
  4. Meditations on the mat – Rolf Gates
  5. The six qualities of consciousness – Danny Arguetty
  6. The Yamas and Niyamas – Deborah Adele
  7. The surrender experiment – Michael A Singer

Prenatal yoga 

  1. The Yoga Birth Method – Dorothy Guerra
  2. Preparing for Birth with Yoga – Janet Balaskas
  3. Birthing from Within – Pam England

YIN yoga

  1. Insight yoga – Sarah Powers
  2. Yin Yoga: Outline of a quiet practice – Paul Grilley
  3. Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice – Paul Grilley

Mindfulness and Grief

  1. Yoga for Grief Relief: Simple Practices for Transforming Your Grieving Mind and Body – Antonio Sausys
  2. Mindfulness and Grief – Heather Stang – Traversing Grief through meditation and journaling
  3. A Lamp in the Darkness – Jack Kornfield
  4. Yoga for grief and loss – Karla Helbert

Mindfulness and Trauma

  1. Trauma-sensitive mindfulness – David Treleaven

Other yogic practices

  1. Healing mantras – Thomas Ashley-Farrand – Find a mantra to invite an aspect you need in your life
  2. Mudras for healing and transformation – Joseph and Lilian Le Page – Learn simple mudras to practice while meditating

Ayurveda informed yoga

  1. Yoga for your Type – David Frawley – Ayurvedic recommendation of yoga asanas
  2. Yoga and Ayurveda – David Frawley

Books for Yoga Teachers

  1. Hatha Yoga Illustrated – Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon and Daniel Dituro – Good reference for teachers
  2. Nourishing the Teacher – Danny Arguetty – Good insights for yoga teachers

I like to borrow them from my local public library. If they don’t have a title, they buy it if it’s a relatively new title or they try to get it from other libraries if it an older title.