Every yoga practitioner seems to have the one book they use as part of their “yoga curriculum” for life. Since yogis come from all different schools of thought and backgrounds, we asked the Sarasota yoga community for their favorite reads. With their thoughtful feedback, we compiled this diverse list to benefit yogis everywhere! It includes books on yoga technique & philosophy, as well as books not necessarily about yoga but containing inspiration and encouragement for a mindful life.
Books to deepen your understanding of yoga: asana, pranayama, philosophy, mudra, etc:
Tom Myers is a leading voice in the science community on understanding the role of fascia human movement. If you are unfamiliar with fascia, prepare to have your yoga practice flipped upside-down! The in-depth look at human anatomy in Anatomy Trains will leave you stunned and wanting more!
A commentary on the sutras of Patajali. It goes deep into the meanings of the sutras while still being understandable. Many say this book is so full of wisdom you could study it for a lifetime!
Hands of Wonder is an extremely informative book on Yoga Mudra with some of the most delicate and understandable mudra illustrations for you to learn through coloring! Iréne de Brice & Viva Astraia combined their years of knowledge and experience with mudras to create this one of a kind coloring book.
Books recommended by yogis for a good read or that relate to everyone’s journey in life:
If you’ve never read one of Brené Brown’s books, we are so thankful you’ve landed on this page! Brené has a way of relating to the reader as if she is their best friend. While she says she does not practice yoga asana, Brené’s books zero in on exactly what the yogic lifestyle is all about: showing up, being authentic and standing your sacred ground! You won’t be able to stop reading until you’ve read her every last book!
Think and Grow Rich holds the most powerful secret of all: how to translate your desire into reality. Whether it’s wanting a successful yoga business, accumulating a certain amount of money, or however you define “riches” this book will give you actionable takeaways to make it happen. Think and Grow Rich is a great read for yogis because it focuses on the importance of intentional thought and training the mind. Through autosuggestion, feeding the mind the positive creative thoughts, persistence & faith you can create the reality you want! Be prepared for the power this book will give you, your biggest dream will be on its way to becoming reality, so dream big!
Have you read some of the books in our list or did we forget your favorite yoga book? Either way, we love your feedback! Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! Namaste
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