Reading Room

Recommended Reading

Breathtaking. Improve your breathing for better health 

By Liz Hoare

Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha.
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Awakening the spine.
By Vanda Scaravelli.

Yoga. The spirit and practice of moving into stillness.
By Erich Schiffmann.

Yoga. Mind, Body, and Spirit.
By Donna Farhi.

YOGA AND YOU. Energizing and relaxing Yoga for new and experienced students.
By Esther Myers.

The Complete Yoga Book.
By James Hewitt.

Light on Yoga.
By B.K.S. Iyenger.

Yoga for you. (Out of print now but sometimes available in second hand bookshops.)
By Indra Devi.

Wheels of Life. A User's Guide To the Chakra System

By Anodea Judith

CD Sanskrit words for Yoga.
This CD teaches you how to pronounce 116 Sanskrit words commonly used in yoga practice. Includes a 12 page insert so that you can practice the words in conjunction with the booklet.

British Wheel of Yoga distance learning course.


For the experienced student with a good understanding of Yoga theory and practice who wish to deepen their practice.

Pranayama. The Yoga of Breathing.
By Andre van Lysebeth.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
As interpreted by Mukunda Stiles.

The Upanishads. & The essence of the Upanishads.

Eknath Easwaran

The Upanishads.
Penguin classics.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Yoga and Psychotherapy. The Evolution of Consciousness.
By Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballantine,M.D, and Swami Ajaya,Ph.D.

Practical Yoga Psychology.
By Rishi Vivekananda.

Dharana Darshan. (For those who have experienced the advanced subtle practice of Yoga and who have an understanding of Yoga philosophy.)
By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.

Mantra Yoga and Ashram Chants.
By Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati.


Recommended Reading for Meditation Course

  1. For Beginners: (Practical guides on what meditation is with techniques and advice for practising.)
    • Meditation. By Doriel Hall.
    • Wild Mind. By Bodhipaksa.
    • Peace is every step. By Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. For further development: (To further your understanding and deepen your practice)
    • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. By Mukunda Stiles.
    • Sure Ways To Self Realization. By Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati.
    • Mindfulness: The path to the deathless. By Ajahn Sumeddho.
    • The last on this list is available from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery or
  3. For experienced meditators: (To further advance your understanding and expand your vision.)
    • The untethered soul. By Michael A. Singer.
    • Meditation, Oneness and physics. By Glen Peter Kezwer.
    • Yoga Spandakarika. By Daniel Odier.