The books listed here have been formative in my yoga practice and learning. These are books I keep close by at all times. Although nothing takes the place of the physical practice (as Sri K. Patthabi Jois says, “Yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory”), if you are interested in studying yoga in a more scholarly capacity, here is a good place to start:

  • The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali interpreted by Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • To Know Yourself, The Essential Teachings of Swami Satchidananda by Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle