The following books are usually available in the boutiques of our Centres and Ashrams.
COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF YOGA
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.
HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA
With commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda. The classic work, essential for those who wish to learn the advanced practices of Hatha Yoga from a qualified teacher.
LEARN YOGA IN A WEEKEND
An inspirational guide to this ancient discipline. The specially commissioned colour photography takes the reader through each pose in detail. Excellent background information is provided.
MEDITATION AND MANTRAS
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 - intutive wisdom. Audio book is also available.
An extensive guide to bringing ayurveda, the ancient science of healthy living, into daily life. Includes chapters on diet, massage, yoga and meditation and home remedies for common ailments.
SIVANANDA BEGINNERS GUIDE TO YOGA
The perfect introduction on how to practise yoga and increase your well-being.
A collection of letters, prefaces and open letters written by Swami Sivananda and compiled by Swami Vishnudevananda when he was the Master's personal secretary. Reprinted here in the sage's own handwriting, and accompanied by inspiring photographs of him, each letter provides, guidance, solace and peace of mind.
A pictorial celebration of the life of Swami Vishnudevananda. An inspirational life in pictures of the great yoga pioneer from his humble beginnings in south India to his recognition as a world master of hatha and raja yoga.
A collection of teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in his own words; a selection of brief summaries from notes and recordings of Swami Vishnudevananda’s informal discourses.
TEACHINGS ON YOGA LIFE
A collection of articles from YogaLife Magazine, published between 1970 and 2012. The articles have been written by Swami Vishnudevananda or transcribed from his talks.
THE NEW BOOK OF YOGA
The complete step-by-step guide contains, clear, comprehensive, easy-to- follow instructions plus authoritative teaching on diet, meditation and relaxation. Includes full colour photographs and diagrams. It has now been reformatted with a modern design and full colour pictures throughout. The book has sold over 800,000 copies and it is considered the most beautiful book of Yoga worldwide.
THE SIVANANDA BOOK OF MEDITATION
This recently published book offers a twelve-step guide to the practice of meditation and shows you how to make it a part of your everyday routine. It is geared to both beginners and those already established in the practice, and has already gained a reputation as a superb overview of the theory and practice of meditation.
THE SIVANANDA YOGA TRAINING MANUAL
A comprehensive booklet outlining the five points of yoga. With clear diagrams illustrating how to do the 12 basic postures as well as bringing attention to commonly made mistakes. An excellent guide for beginners and more advanced students alike.
THE YOGA COOK BOOK
Vegetarian Food for Body and Mind. The first authentic cookbook for the millions who use yoga's fivefold path to peace: exercise, relaxation, breathing, diet and meditation. Full of recipes as well as advice on fasting, The Yoga Cookbook is for all who care about healthy eating.
THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATHANJALI
By Swami Durgananda. The Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Maharishi is a complete manual for the exploration and control of one's own thoughts. It is a classical scripture of yoga and a holistic guideline for the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of meditation as well as a precious source for the study of the spiritual psychology of yoga. Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe, and one of the most senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda.
Extracts taken from talks of Swami Vishnudevananda on topics that encompass the teachings of the science of yoga. Each reading is faced by a full-page photograph of the yoga master.
YOGA MIND & BODY
This is a well-illustrated introduction to yoga. Beautiful step-by-step photographic sequences take the reader through both basic and more advanced postures, with chapters on diet, positive thinking, meditation and relaxation. It includes exceptionally detailed instructions with full explanation of the benefits of the asanas and breathing techniques.
YOGA, YOUR HOME PRACTICE COMPANION
This highly illustrated and well-presented volume published by Dorling Kindersley offers a complete lifestyle guide to gaining a supple, healthy body and contented mind.
101 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON YOGA
Using step-by-step colour photographs, this handy pocket volume brings expert advice breaking down hatha yoga techniques in to 101 easy-to-follow steps.