Further Reading

"Svadhyaya - One's own reading with the spirit of continual learning." Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2:44

Here are a limited selection of text books and general yoga & ayurveda books that we recommend and enjoy:

Yoga Texts

  • Bhagavad Gita - Swami Satchidananda, The Living Gita (Integral Yoga Publications)
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Satchidananda (Integral Yoga Publications)
  • The Upanishads - Juan Mascaro (Penguin Classics)
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar School of Yoga)
  • Gheranda Samhita - James Mallinson (YogaVidya.com)
  • Shiva Samhita - James Mallinson (YogaVidya.com)

Yoga General

  • Hatha Yoga - Mikel Burley (Motilal Banarsidass)
  • The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness - Erich Schiffman (Pocket Books)
  • The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar (Inner Traditions International)
  • Yoga the Iyengar Way - Shyam Mehta & Mira Silva (D K Books)
  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga - Swami Vishnu Devananda (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre)
  • Hatha Yoga: The Report of a Personal Experience - Theos Bernard (Rider & Company)
  • The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shakti Yoga - Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe) (Dover)
  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki (Shambala Publications Ltd)


  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing - Dr Vasant Lad (Lotus Press)
  • Ayurveda, Health, Life & Longevity - Robert Svoboda
  • Healing with Ayurveda - Angela Hope-Murray & Tony Pickup (Gill & Macmillan)
  • The Book of Ayurveda - Judith Morrison (Gaia)
  • The Ayurveda Lifestyle Workbook - Judith Morrison (Esie)

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