Find below original music by Radha Rani, our recommended reading list & other handy yoga/teaching links


Recommended Reading

  • The Secret Power of Yoga for Women - Nischala Joy Devi (2007) New York:  Three Rivers Press
  • Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long (2006) Bandha Yoga Press.

Asana Practice 

  • Yoga Body, Mind and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness - Farhi, Donna (2000) New York: Henry Holt and Company. 
  • The Breathing Book - Donna Farhi (1996) New York: Henry Holt and Company. 
  • Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language - Swami Sivananda Radha (2007)

Prenatal/Postnatal 

  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga - Janet Balaskas (1994) Shaftesbury: Element. 
  • Birthing From Within - England, Pam & Rob Horowitz (1998) Albuquerque: Partera Press. 
  • Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby - Jyothi Larson (2002) New York: Bantam. 
  • Tao of Motherhood - Vimala McClure (1997) New World Library 
  • Baby OM: Yoga for Mothers and Babies - Laura Staton (2002) Owl Press. 
  • Yoga For Pregnancy - Wendy Teasdill (2000) Chicago: Contemporary Books. 

Yoga for Kids 

  • Yoga for Kids by Liz Lark: Beautiful book. Step-by-step instructions of each asana, beautiful colour photos. Short but useful section on creating a class for under-eights and over-eights. Includes pranayama and "sensing" meditations. 
  • Yogakids by Marsha Wenig: Excellent book with bright colourful photos. Includes: sections on different child learning styles and appropriate ways to lead asana/pranayama practice for different styles. 

Ancient Texts and Yoga Theory 

  • Mahabharata -  William Buck (1973) University of California Press. 
  • Yoga Unveiled (DVD) - Gita Desai (2004) Click here
  • The Upanishads - Eknath Easwaran (1987) Tomales: Nilgiri Press. 
  • The Shambhala Guide to Yoga - Feuerstein, Georg (1996) Boston: Shambhala. 
  • The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice - Feuerstein, Georg (2002)
  • Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom of the Goddess - Frawley, David (1994)
  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life - Lasater, Judith (2000) Berkeley: Rodmell Press. 
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika -  Swami Muktibodhananda (1998) Munger: Bihar School Yoga. 
  • Kundalini Tantra - Satyananda Saraswati, Swami (1984) Bihar School of Yoga. 
  • The Song of God: Bhagavad Gita - Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood (2001) Hollywood: Vedanta Press. (introduction by Aldous Huxley) 

OR

  • Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation - Stephen Mitchell (2000) New York: Three Rivers Press.

Nutrition 

  • Food for Thought: The Vegetarian Philosophy - Ananda Mitra (1991) Willow Springs: NUCLEUS. 
  • Diet for a New America - John Robbins (1998)
  • The Yoga Cookbook - Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (1999) New York: Fireside. 
  • *The New Becoming Vegetarian - Vesanto, Melina et al (2003) Summertown: Healthy Living Publications. 

Ayurveda 

  • Yoga and Ayurveda - David Frawley (1995) Twin Lakes: Lotus. 
  • Ayurveda: A Life of Balance, and Path of Practice or Women’s Power to Heal - Maya Tiwari
  • Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners - Morningstar, Amadea (1995) Twin Lakes: Lotus. 

Ethics 

  • Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship - Donna Farhi (2006) Berkley: Rodmell Press. 
  • The Ethics of Caring - Kylea Taylor (1995) Santa Cruz: Hanford Mead Publishers. 

Biography 

  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self - Stephen Cope (1999) New York: Bantam. 
  • Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman’s Quest for Enlightenment - Vicki Mackenzie (1998) London: Bloomsbury. 
  • Be Here Now! - Ram Dass (1971) Trade Paperback. 
  • Living with the Himalayan Masters - Swami Rama (1998) Honesdale: Himalayan International Institute. 
  • Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda (1993) Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship. 

Yoga-related State-of-mind and Healing 

  • Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living - Pema Chodron (1994) Boston: Shambhala. 
  • Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor E Frankl (1959) New York: Washington Square. 
  • You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay (2004) Carlsbad: Hay House. 
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life - Jon Kabat-Zin (1995) Little Brown. 
  • Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing - Caroline Myss (1996) New York: Three Rivers Press. 
  • The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz (1997) San Rafael: Amber Allen. 
  • The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle (1997) Canada: Namaste Publishing. 
  • Spontaneous Healing - Andrew Weil (1995) New York: Ballantine. 
  • The Seat of the Soul. Or Soul Stories - Zukav, Gary (1990)

Poetry and Novels 

  • Sophie’s World - Jostein Gaarder (1994) New York: Berkley Books. 
  • Chasing Rumi - Roger Housden (2002) San Francisco: Harper Collins. 
  • The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight - James Redfield (1999) New York: Warner Books (other books by Redfield: The Celestine Prophecy). 
  • Songs of Kabir - Rabindranath Tagore (2002) Boston: Weiser. 
  • Gitanjali - Rabindranath Tagore (1974) Delhi: Macmillan.

Resources

www.yogajournal.com - Under the teacher’s button there is an email newsletter you can apply to get called‘Yoga Mentor’.

www.tilakpyle.com - This is a website with Sanskrit words relevant to yoga teachers and a pronunciation sample.

 www.yogabasics.com - This website has a lot of information about asana, pranayama and yoga for specific conditions, as well as book reviews and yoga news.

Professional Associations

www.yogaalliance.org - The Yoga Alliance registers teachers and lists them on the website. They also have information on insurance and have an e-newsletter. We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga

 

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