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Readings

Required readings:

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark. This book covers more than just Yin Yoga. It covers the whole gamet of yoga from Yin Yoga poses and their altrnatives and options to flow, energy, physical and mental benefits, the body's systems, tissues, organs, fluids, and the mind-body connection. Especially informative as well as interesting are the sections on myofacia-tendon complex, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, joints, aging, and flexibility. This a must read for all yoga teachers.

Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews. This book has great anatomical illustrations which bring each asana to life. Poses are classified according to their level of complexity, movement, and type - standing, sitting, lying, arm support along with how to breathe in each pose. The names of the poses are in English and Sanskrit with proper Sanskrit pronunciation.

Suggested readings:

The Bhagavad Gita by any author

The Vedas by any author

The Upanishads by any author

The Yoga Sutra(s) by any author

The Book of Yoga by Christina Brown

Yoga, the poetry of the body by Rodney Yee

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Consciousness and the Absolute, the final talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Jean Dunn

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizebeth Hopper, Ph.D.

The Key Muscles of YOGA by Ray Long, M.D.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Energy Healing, essentials of self-care by Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D.

Yoga the Iyengar Way, the new definitive illustrated guide by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta

Light on LIfe by B.K.S. Iyengar

I Am That, talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Sudhakar S. Dikshit

Science of Breath, a practical guide by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., Alan Hymes, M.D.

Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judit

The Little Book of Hindu deities by Sanjay Patel

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