Seeking wisdom by reading spiritual books is a great component to progressing on the path as well as understanding all parts of yoga better. Spiritual books can help inspire the spirit as well as keep the mind positive and uplifted even during difficult times.
Our boutique has an excellent selection of books as well as yoga CDs, music CDs, yoga mats, mat bags, yoga clothing, gifts, incense, meditation cushions, etc. to enhance your practice.
These are some of the classic Sivananda Best Sellers:
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga – Swami Vishnudevananda
World renowned treatise on yoga and its practice, the book provides a complete training programme for tapping yoga’s power to relax and rejuvenate the mind; to improve concentration, to prevent illness and to increase physical strength and flexibility.
Universal scripture in the sage’s own handwriting.
A compilation of hand written letters by Swami Sivananda lovingly compiled by Swami Vishnudevananda. A Sivananda classic and ideal for all sincere spiritual aspirant seeking advice from a realized master. The letters are accompanied by inspiring images of Swami Sivananda from his years in Rishikesh, North India.
Teachings of Swami Vishnudevananda
Excerpts taken from talks by Swami Vishnudevananda.
Swamiji gave many hundreds of talks to students throughout the world.
He was an inspiring teacher who used humour, anecdote and stories to make some of the more complex aspects of Yoga accessible to the general public.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika – with commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda
A classical guide for the advanced practice of Hatha Yoga. Swami Vishnudevananda, the author of the long-time bestselling The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and Meditation and Mantras, is recognized worldwide as a Master of Hatha and Raja Yoga. His commentary on this classical treatise is an invaluable aid to all serious practitioners of Hatha Yoga and shed light on the many aspects of the practice.
Meditation and Mantras – Swami Vishnu-devananda
The most complete source on mantras, meditation and other techniques of self-inquiry readily available. It contains all the techniques for understanding and controlling the mind. Raja, hatha, karma, kundalini, jnana and mantra yoga are all discussed in detail along with the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The book contains the key to the most priceless treasure a man can own – intuitive wisdom.
The Yoga Cook Book – The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
Vegetarian food for body and mind, with easy-to -follow wholesome recipes that increase vitality, energy, health and joy. Attractive and simple to use, the Yoga Cookbook is the classic guide to a healthy, healing diet. The book contains chapters on proteins, grains, vegetables, soups, sweets and yogic feasts. It also contains a guide to fasting, wheat free recipes and guidance for vegans. The book also offers advice on basic food combining.
Bhagavad Gita – Commentary by Swami Sivananda
A beautiful book with Sanskrit translation and commentary. The Gita or “Celestial Song” contains the essence of all spiritual teachings and motivates us to act with courage.
It describes God in a unique manner and has been an inspiration for seekers since time immemorial.
Bliss Divine by Swami Sivananda
A book of spiritual essays on the lofty purpose of human existence and the means to its achievement. This book provides a wonderful overview on all aspects of Yoga and spirituality from A to Z.
Conquest of Mind by Swami Sivananda
Swami Sivananda describes the yogic psychology to conquer the mind, and to attain peace and self-knowledge. A masterpiece on the function of the mind and the techniques for self mastery.