What I’m Reading

by | Oct 6, 2021 | resources

I am often asked for recommendations for students who want to learn more about yoga.  It can be a tough answer because there are MANY excellent options that have resonated with me over the years.  And some I am interested in, purchase and am not ready for at the moment.  They sit on the shelf and at some point I pick them up again and they make more sense.  There is an expression in yoga that when you are ready, the shape or concept or mantra will come to you.

I believe books fall into that category also.  The concepts in them land when we are ready for them.  This is a broad and by no means complete list of books that have made an impact for me over the years.

Have you read any of them?  Have any to add?

  • Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Meditations on the Mat, Rolf Gates
  • The Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele
  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots, Susanna Barkataki
  • Modern Ayurveda, Ali Kramer
  • Mindful of Race, Ruth King
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron
  • The Body is Not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD
  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  • Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah, PhD.
  • One Simple Thing, Eddie Stern
  • The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee
  • No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hahn
  • My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem