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Yoga Teacher Training Books

18 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Yoga Teacher Training Books

Here are Yoga Teacher Training Books :

1. Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Asana Prana Yama Mudra Bandha is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals today. Since it’s first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted seventeen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movement, and many other traditions as well. 

This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations. step by step directions and details of chakra awareness. It guides the practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of hatha yoga system. A therapeutic index is provided for use by doctors and yoga therapists incorporating recent information from research into yoga. This edition successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.

2. Patanjali Yoga Sutra

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali form the basis of classical Yoga. Encompassing both philosophy and practice, the Sutras provide indespensible instruction for all serious students of yoga. This study guide is for the second of four books, Sadhana Pada (On Yoga Practice). It explains the practice of yoga and teaches the direct means of attaining the goal of perfect peace.

The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are a collection of 196 Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory … Philipp A. Maas assesses Patañjali’s Yogasutra’s date to be about 400 CE, based on tracing the commentaries on it

3. Gehendra Samhita

Gheranda Samhita (IAST: gheraṇḍasaṁhitā, घेरंडसंहिता, meaning “Gheranda’s collection”) is a Sanskrit text of Yoga in Hinduism. It is one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga .

 The text teaches a seven limbed yoga, in contrast to eight limbed yoga in Patanjali’s Yogasutras, six limbed yoga taught in Goraksha Samhita, and four limbed yoga discussed in Hatha Yoga Pradipika.[3] It declares its goal to be the perfection of an individual’s body, mind and soul through a seven step lifelong continuous self-development. The means of this goal include self purification, thirty two asanas it details for building body strength, twenty five mudras to perfect body steadiness, five means to pratyahara, lessons on proper nutrition and lifestyle, ten types of breathing exercises, three stages of meditation and six types of samadhi.

4. Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Regarded by many as the Bible of modern yoga, this book  is the definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of yoga. The book includes classic photos and instruction on asana and pranayama, a 300 week practice and development programme and yoga sequences to help heal a range of illnesses and conditions.

Throughout his life, BKS Iyengar devoted himself to his lifelong practice, study and teaching of yoga becoming the greatest exponent of yoga the world has yet seen. One of his most famous pupils was the world-renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin and it was Menuhin who invited him to teach in the West. More than anyone, Iyengar is responsible for bringing yoga from the East to the West. Teaching until his mid-nineties, a remarkable and inspirational feat in itself, BKS Iyengar remained a student until the end. He was known affectionately to his students as Guruji.

He believed wholeheartedly in yoga for all, irrespective of sex, race, class or creed. In 1966, he published this ground-breaking book ‘Light on Yoga’ to bring yoga out from the darkness. He went on to write a vast number of inspirational books in which he explored diverse aspects of yoga.

5. Yoga-Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Nidra is a simple yet profound technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati from the traditional tantric practice of nyasa.The Text explains the theory of Yoga Nidra in both yogic and scientific terms and includes class transcriptions of the practice.It also presents the various applications of this versatile technique,which has been used for deep relaxation,in stress management and therapy,to enhance the learning process in education,to harmonize the deeper unconscious and awaken inner potential,and as a meditative technique.A research section is also included. 

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