Recommended Reading list

YOGA POSTURE PRACTICE BOOKS

-          The Art of Vinyasa, by Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

-          Ashtanga Intermediate Series, by Gregor Maehle

-          The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar

ANATOMY FOCUSED YOGA BOOKS

-          Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments, by Mark Stephens

-          Yoga Anatomy 3rd Edition, by Leslie Kaminoff

-          Ashtanga Intermediate Series, by Gregor Maehle

-          Bandha Yoga Publications: AnatomY of Vinyasa Yoga (Vol 1-4)

WEBSITES

-          Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg (visit his website)

-          Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga (YouTube Channel videos)

-          DailyBandha.com – website of Ray Long (author of your anatomy book)

 

PHILOSOPHY

-          The Inner Tradition of Yoga, by Michael Stone

-          The Art of Vinyasa, by Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

-          The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar

-          An Open Heart, by the Dalai Lama

-          Tao te Ching, A New Translation, by Stephen Mitchell

-          The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran

TEACHINGS SKILLS / INSPIRATION

-          Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings, by AG Mohan

-          Teaching Yoga, by Mark Singleton

-          Light on Life, by B.K.S Iyengar

 

BOOKS ON PRANAYAMA

-          Pranayama, Breath of Life, by Gregor Maehle

 

ADJUSTMENT TECHNIQUES

Books exist, but it is not really possible to develop the right touch or understanding from a book. Talk to your teacher and keep practicing. Good adjustments grow out of your own practice.

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