Books - organized by subject
Asana - Hatha yoga posture
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Contains more than 600 photographs depicting all the postures and breathing exercises. Includes step by step technical guide for practicing the postures and talks about their benefits. Every Yogi should have this book on the shelf.
The Sivananda Companion to Yoga
Highly recommended as a classic "must have" book.
The Complete Yoga Book by James Hewitt
Living Yoga: a Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life by Georg Feuerstein
Pranayama - Breath work
The following are all beautiful books that will awaken the power of the breath.
The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
Breath! You Are Alive - Sutra of the Full Awareness of Breathing by Thich Nahat Hanh
An understanding of anatomy and the movement capabilities of the body is very important. This knowledge will heighten your physical awareness and will also support an injury free practice.
Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit
Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
Listen to Your Pain by Ben Benjamin
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
The Book, On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts
The Tao of Philosophy by Alan Watts
The Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
On Love and Barley Basho
The Enlightened Heart Stephen Mitchell
The Prophet Kahlil Gibran
Blake's Poetry and Design William Blake
Dueno Elegies Rainer Maria Rilke
Sara's classes incorporate the principle of Nada Yoga. This is the development of a sound body and mind through deep listening. She believes that vibrations are soothing; this is one of the reasons that she enjoys playing music during yoga practice. She especially loves classical Indian music and the amazing fusions of world music. Here's a list of some of the most popular CD's that Sara has been sharing with her group classes.
Chants of India - Ravi Shankar (produced by George Harrison)
Eastern Twin - Martin Tillman
Sunyata - Vas
Breath of the Heart - Krishna Das
Bhava Yoga - Russill Paul
Roots and Wings - Sheila Chandra
Savanasa - WAH
Breathing Rhythm - Glen Velez