What I’m Reading
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