Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson
I use this book all the time! It has clear, helpful photos and offers modifications for all the postures. If you're developing a home practice - or think you might one day - this book is a MUST!
Meditations from the Mat
by Rolf Gates
One of my all-time favorites. My copy is literally falling apart. The reader explores their own life as they learn more about yoga. A great addition to any yoga student's library.
by Beryl Bender Birch
This good book teaches the fundamentals of astanga yoga. It's written in a very readable way.
The Wisdom of Yoga
by Stephen Cope
This is a beautifully written, accessible description of the Yoga Sutras in action in the lives of one teacher and his friends.
Yoga In America
Edited by Deborah Bernstein and Bob Weisenberg
This lovely collection of essays written by yoga teachers gives a scintillating look at the practice in America. It also happens to contain my first published work!
Prayer of Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice
by Father Thomas Ryan
Thought provoking and thorough. A good read for those contemplating yoga as a spiritual prcatice.
Living Your Yoga
by Judith Lasater
This book was recommended to me by a friend and fellow student. It's a short collection of essays illustrating how your yoga practice touches all areas of your life.
Beyond Power Yoga
by Beryl Bender Birch
Another one of my favorites! This book brings you "behind the scenes," explaining how yoga works beyond the poses. Written so that any student can understand and begin to work with the concepts. Great book!
by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
This classic is authored by the father of astanga yoga. No library is complete without a copy.
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Again, no yoga library is complete without a copy of this classic. Iyengar is one of the modern fathers of yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step by Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga by John Scott
Beuatifully photographed and well written description of the ins and outs of ashtanga yoga. Forward written by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
Copyright 2007 Amy Nobles Dolan, RYT, Yoga With Spirit.