The Brooklyn Yoga School Blog is for ALL THINGS YOGA! Featuring recipes we love, yoga posture breakdowns each month, fun surveys from our teachers, recommended reading lists, music we love, as well as details articles on the philosophy of yoga and the broader yogic lifestyle. Posts are put up at least once a week, so visit often!
This reading list is full of some phenomenal heavy hitters -- must reads for anyone who is getting serious about understanding yoga in their lives. The Sutras and Gita are like the manuals for Classical Yoga, and there are LOTS of different translations of these two texts. The others books on the list are full of essential wisdom and light on the path and the huge variety of ways that manifests!
Here is a variety of books about the life of Neem Karoli Baba, better known as Maharaj-ji, as well as stories of those who spent time with him. Includes the autobiography by Krishna Das, as well as a collection of stories about Maharaj-ji put together by Ram Dass, Miracle of Love.
If you are looking to expand your asana practice, there are lots of resources out there. This is a list of a few of our favorites, many of which focus on yoga postures within the context of the broader path of Yoga.
Here are a few books we love that are from the world of Buddhist thought. All of these books are great if you are totally new to Buddhist teachings, or are simply looking for a little something to re-frame your day.