Yogic Knowledge Galore


As part of the 200 hour teacher training, we have been exposed to materials (from the school) and online. It’s amazing the amount of information available on the practice be it from actual books on asanas, the different types of yoga, pranayama, meditation, mudras. There are also a lot of the various Guru’s websites which contain a wealth of books, materials, some free that can be downloaded.

I am sharing a brief compilation below of the books I have encountered. This list is not meant to be a recommendation nor is it meant to be a comprehensive list, but only to provide an initial view on what’s out there. I have access to these…OR at least know they exist and I can use these to support my Yoga Journey…to further supplement what I have learned from my gurus (Masters Paalu and Wei Ling).

Book Names and links to Description:

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
  • The Key Poses of Yoga, Ray Long
  • Ashtanga Yoga, The Practice Manual, David Swenson
  • Demystifying Patanjali – The Yoga Sutras, The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda
  • Yoga Sequencing, Mark Stephens
  • Yoga Adjustments, Mark Stephens
  • Teaching Yoga, Mark Stephens
  • Light on Life, BKS Iyengar
  • The Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipikia, Light on Hatha Yoga, Swami Vishnuswaroop
  • The Essence of the Bhagava Ghita, 2nd Edition, Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Sparks of Divinity, Teaches of BKS Iyengar

Website links (for book purchase or free book downloads)

I like to think I’ve been given a high level view of Yoga by the Gurus, and I have the access to all the other knowledge to further my personal practice and be a good teacher to others. 

Rowena Chuabio