yoga Books For Reference

These books will help you as reference during yoga practice. 

Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe)

The Serpent power

Written by a leading authority on Shaktic and Tantric thought, this book is considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga. It probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini; the esoteric anatomy associated with it; the study of mantras; the chakras, or psychic centers in the human body; the associated yoga and much, much more.

"Good book to get started with Kundalini Yoga."
- Way of Living
Kundalini yoga

Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Yoga sutras of Patanjali

Devdutt Pattanaik & Matthew Rulli

Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and Their Stories

Devdutt Pattanaik’s newest book Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matt Rulli) retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well; in the process he draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Yoga Mythology