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Study Resources

Teachers and other sources who have passed along the wisdom that is now being transmitted to you

My Yoga Lineage

Sri T. Krishnamacharya (Mysore & Chennai, India) – Father of Modern Yoga (Video)

TKV Desikachar (Chennai, India) – Yoga Therapy / Vinyasa Desikachar (Video)

Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor (Boulder, CO, USA) – Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga (Videos)

A.G and Indra Mohan (Chennai, India) – Svastha Yoga / Yoga Therapy (Videos)

Leslie Kaminoff (New York, NY, USA) – Yoga Therapy / Yoga Anatomy (Video)

Srivatsa Ramaswami (Travelling teacher) – Vinyasa Krama (Video)

B.N.S. Iyengar (Mysore, India) – Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga

Gregor Maehle (NSW, Australia) – Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga (Videos)

David Swenson (Austin, TX) – Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga (Videos)

Maty Ezraty (Hawaii, USA) – Ashtanga-Vinyasa & Iyengar Yoga (Video)

Annie Carpenter (North California, USA) – Smart Flow Yoga (Video | Video)

My Dhamma Teachers (Buddhism & Mindfulness)

S.N. Goenka - Vipassana Meditation

Jack Kornfield - Buddhism / Loving kindness (Audio | Podcast)

Joseph Goldstein - Insight / Vipassana (Talks | Podcast)

Alan Watts - Zen Buddhism and Eastern Philosophy

Shunryū Suzuki Roshi - Zen Buddhism

Sam Harris - Mindfulness / Dzogchen (Waking Up App | Podcast)

Others

Read

Yoga

The Yoga Sutras - Patanjali

(a classic text on yoga written ca. 200-300 CE)

Recommended translations:

HH Aranya

E Bryant

IK Taimni

A Schepers

S Ranganatham

G Feuerstein

A Shearer

BKS Iyengar

Bhagavad Gita - Vyasa

(part of the epic Mahabharata  written ca. 200-300 BCE)

Recommended translations:

When Love Comes to Light: Bringing Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita into Modern Life - Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

The Bhagavadgita - S. Radhakrishnan

Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Svātmārāma

(manual on hatha yoga from the 15th century)

Recommended translations:

Swami Muktibodhananda

Hans-Ulrich Rieker

Other Related Texts

Samkhya Karika- Ishvara Krishna

Gheranda Samhita

Yogayajnavalkya Samhita - AG Mohan

Yoga Taravali - Adi Shankaracharya

Aparokṣānubhūti - Adi Shankaracharya

General

Health Healing and Beyond - TKV Desikachar 

Krishnamacharya - His Life and Teaching - AG Mohan

The Heart of Yoga - TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Matrix (Audio Book) - Richard Freeman

Yoga - Immortality and Freedom - Mircea Eliade

Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda

Philosophy

The Mirror of Yoga - Richard Freeman
Integral Yoga - Haridas Chaudhuri
The Philosophy of Classical Yoga - Georg Feuerstein

An Orientation in Indian Philosophy - Alfred Scheepers

Practical

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga - Srivatsa Ramaswami

Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Philosophy - Gregor Maehle

Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar
Light on Pranayama - BKS Iyengar
Pranayama - A van Lysbeth
Mula Bandha: The Master Key - Chela Buddhananda
Yoga Rahasya - T Krishnamacharya
Awakening the Spine - Vanda Scaravelli

Yoga Anatomy
Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Functional Anatomy of Yoga - David Keil

Anatomy of Movement - Blandine Calais-Germain


Of Historical Interest
Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace - NE Sjoman

Other contemplative traditions

I am That - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Suzuki Roshi
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living - Dalai Lama
The Heart of Understanding - Thich Nhat Hanh
Cutting through Spiritual Materialism - Chogyam Trungpa
Be as you Are: Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi - David Godman
Face to face with Sri Ramana Maharshi - Ramana Kendram
Eight Conversations - J. Krishnamurti
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche
Mindfulness in Plain English - Bhante Gunaratana
In the Light of the Buddha’s Teaching - S.N. Tandon
Waking Up - Sam Harris

On Having No Head - D.E. Harding

Watch

Krishnamacharya

Desikashar