READING LIST

Required Reading (to be read before completion of the Course)
The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by TKV Desikachar
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Additonal Optional Reading  (Book Report recommendations or for your own interests)

Ashtanga Vinyasa
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Ashtanga Yoga by John Scott
Ashtanga Yoga : Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
The Practice Manual by David Swenson
Ashtanga Yoga
As It Is by Matthey Sweeney
Ashtanga Yoga by Lino Miele
Yoga Mala by Shri K Pattabhi Jois

Asana & Pranayama
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Patanjali Yoga Sutra — recommended translations include:
Patanjali Yoga Sutras by Swami Prabhavananda
Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Gregor Maehle´s commentaries in his book Ashtanga Yoga (see above)
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by BKS Iyengar

Explorations of Yoga
Health, Healing and Beyond by TKV Desikachar
Nawa Yogini Tantra by Swami Muktananda
Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley
The Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad
Science of Breath by Swami Rama
The Shambala Guide to Yoga by George Feuerstein
Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli
The Life of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Classic Texts
 (these books have various translations and commentaries available)
Ramayana
Mahabharata
Bhagavad Gita
Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by Dr. David Coulter
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
A Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasana by Mel Robin

Other Philosophy
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore