I know when I first got into yoga, the FIRST thing I did was to buy a book. I’m a fiend when it comes to books .
The thing is that there are so many yoga books out there, and I had no idea which were the best yoga books to buy, let alone yoga books that were accessible and not too full of yoga jargon with concepts that, at that time, I wasn’t ready to digest.
I’ve decided to offer you some of my favorite yoga books for you to buy (or borrow from the library. I’m a huge library proponent) in order to enhance your yoga and health know-how! I have to disclose fully that they do have a bit of a female bias, but for my male subscribers, you’ll still find a wealth of information applicable to both men and women.
This whole thing was inspired by the crazy amount of emails that I get asking for advice about this very subject .
Here’s the latest email from one of you lovely folks:
I am a beginner at yoga and just subscribed to your podcasts. I am interested in reading more about yoga and was wondering if there are any books you would recommend?
You can refer to the video above for a more in-depth description of why I chose these books, but I’m linking to all the books that I mention below. All links to these books are using my Amazon Affiliate links, which will give me a little bit of cash to buy even more yoga books . Wouldn’t you like to support my yoga reading habits?
The Women’s Book of Yoga and Health by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden
This is one of my all time favorites! I use it for reference all the time. This is a MUST for your yoga library.
Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater
I was able to build a restorative yoga practice at home following some of her sequences. So much great information.
Yoga From The Inside Out: Making Peace With Your Body Through Yoga by Christina Sell
I have more sticky notes in this book than in any other book in my Yoga Library! Sometimes I just open it and use one of Christina’s sentences to inspire an entire class
Ayurveda For Women by Dr. Robert Svoboda
This was the first Ayurveda book that I bought. I now a own a bunch more by Dr. Svoboda and have learned tons about this incredible way of life.
Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health by Christiane Northrup
I bought this book when I found out I was pregnant. At first I thought that it was meant to be a book for mother’s of daughters but then I realized that it was a book for daughters. All women are daughters. All women have mothers, living, dead or absent. I guarantee that you will be inspired by what you read in this book and how it can help you be as healthy as you can be.
Do you have any books to add to this list?